Patrick Berger on February 24 (left), and on March 24, 33 pounds lighter.Justin Laurence/Block Club Chicago

With 40-Day Beer-Only Fast Ending, Chicago Man Loses 33 Pounds, 6 Inches … And Closes 2 Restaurants

Patrick Berger, co-owner of Paddy Long’s and Kaiser Tiger, kept his Lenten fast going despite the coronavirus pandemic. He now plans to open both for delivery and takeout.

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53 More Die From Coronavirus In Illinois As Cases Surge To Nearly 9,000

There have now been 210 deaths in the state and 8,904 confirmed cases.

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Logan Square Neighborhood Association Raising Money For Families In Crisis

The neighborhood group has identified 250 families in its network that need immediate assistance, some of whom are undocumented and don't qualify for federal aid.

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Shedd Aquarium Loans High-Tech Lab Equipment To State For Use In Coronavirus Testing

The equipment can do in hours what it might take an entire day for technicians to do manually, speeding up the testing process for COVID-19 patients.