Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks at a press conference announcing a statewide stay-in-place order Friday, March 20. Gov. J.B. Pritzker speaks in the background. Colin Boyle/ Block Club Chicago

All Chicago Parks And Libraries Closed Starting Saturday — But You Can Still Go For Walks In The Park

The announcement came as Gov. JB Pritzker announced a "stay at home order," which requires the shutdown of all "non-essential" businesses.

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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.