Gov. JB Pritzker announces the closure of all schools in Illinois in response to the coronavirus spread.

64,000 File For Unemployment Benefits In 3 Days As Economic Fallout Of Coronavirus Looms

An executive order from Gov. J.B. Pritzker allows those claiming unemployment benefits to receive a check one week sooner than usual.

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Man, 33, Shot On Lake Park Avenue In Hyde Park

The man was shot in the shoulder and hand near The Promontory.

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The Alley’s Lakeview Storefront Is Closing This Weekend As The Iconic Counterculture Store Pivots To Online

Owner Mark Thomas said the Alley has "actually done well" since the coronavirus pandemic hit, but it needs to pivot to the online store because "the future is the internet."

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30 More People Killed By Coronavirus In Illinois As 2,257 Cases Reported

Among the victims were seven people in Cook County. At least 8,538 people have died from COVID-19 in Illinois.