Mayor Lori Lightfoot at City Hall in February 2020. Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago

Lightfoot Announces $100 Million Fund To Help Small Businesses Devastated By Coronavirus

The Chicago Small Business Resiliency Loan Fund will start with $100 million in low-interest loans to help "severely impacted" small businesses.

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Kitten Trapped In Car’s Engine Rescued By Ukrainian Village Neighbors

A neighbor who cares for a feral cat colony alerted Animal Control and cops for help, to no avail. It took a nearby vet tech and the car's owner to save it.

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Social Distancing Is A Privilege — And More Black And Latino Chicagoans Died Because They Couldn’t, Study Says

That translated into neighborhoods with more Black and Latino residents seeing more COVID-19 deaths in the spring, according to the study.

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Free Christmas Trees Available Saturday In Englewood

The giveaway, courtesy of the Pastors of Englewood, starts noon Saturday.