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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Movies In The Park 2020 Is Happening — With Masks, Social Distancing And Capacity Limits

The series, which shows free movies in parks across the city, will run from Monday through September 11 with 45 free outdoor screenings playing every weekday — with a maximum of 100 people allowed at each park.

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New Roots Handmade Pizza Opens in Printers Row

The new location is Roots' fourth restaurant in the city.

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Protesters Decry ICE, Condemn New Rules Targeting International Students: ‘I Just Don’t Think It’s Fair To Them’

A new immigration rule could affect tens of thousands of international students in Chicago alone, potentially forcing them to transfer schools or leave the country.