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

Illinois Residents Ordered To Stay At Home Starting 5 p.m. Saturday: ‘This Is A Make Or Break Moment’

Illinois now has 585 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and five deaths — an increase of one fatality and 163 cases since Thursday.

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‘It’s Our Duty To Protect Our Families:’ New PSA Urges Latinos To Wear Masks, Help Prevent Coronavirus Spread

Pilsen-based photographer and videographer Mateo Zapata said community members in Latino neighborhoods must continue to protect themselves from coronavirus, especially as cases spike throughout the country.

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Little Jim’s, The First And Oldest Gay Bar In Boystown, Closing For Good

Often described as the gay "Cheers," Little Jim’s opened in 1975 and was the first gay bar in Boystown and the second-oldest gay bar in Chicago.