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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Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

82 More Die From Coronavirus In Illinois, But Growth Is Slowing, State’s Top Doctor Says

"But even as there may be some glimmers of hope, I say that physical distancing ... must continue to be the way we reduce the spread of this virus," Dr. Ngozi Ezike said. "Please stay home."

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57th Street’s June Art Fair Canceled Due To Coronavirus

"The medically prudent decision is to cancel our 73rd annual 2020 event," organizers said on Facebook.

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As City Fights Coronavirus, Violence Epidemic Continues With 7 Dead In One Day: ‘Enough, Enough, Enough’

In one "brutal" murder, a man was thrown in front of a Red Line train at a Downtown platform. "I've directed the Police Department to spare no expense or resource to bring the perpetrators to justice," the mayor said.