Meg Wolf, longtime employee at Cloud Vapor Lounge, one of many small businesses located across from the rising complex.Mina Bloom/Block Club Chicago

Luxury Apartments At The Old Megamall Site Are Nearly Ready, And Local Businesses Are Hopeful … And Wary

"We are very hopeful that this is going to bring a lot of traffic in the area. … I really hope these small businesses on the strip can survive to watch that happen," one longtime employee said.

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Cops Kick Runners, Cyclists Out Of Park Near Lakefront After Chicagoans Ignore Coronavirus Closure

Mayor Lori Lightfoot ordered the lakefront and adjacent parks closed after crowds ignored social distancing guidelines last week.

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Another 42 People Die From Coronavirus In Illinois As Surge In Cases Worsens

There have now been 141 deaths in Illinois from the pandemic and 6,980 confirmed cases. The latter is a jump of 986 cases since Tuesday.