Gov. JB Pritzker speaks at a press conference on the updates about COVID-19 in Illinois on Friday, March 20, 2020 in Chicago.Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago

COVID-19 Cases Surge In Illinois, With 673 New Positives, 7 More Deaths Reported In Last Day

Gov. JB Pritzker told people not social distancing: "You are spitting in the face of the doctors and nurses and first responders who are risking everything so that you can survive."

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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.

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Verizon, LISC Offering $10,000 Grants To Help Small Businesses Survive Coronavirus Shutdown

Entrepreneurs of color and woman are encouraged to apply. The first round of applications are due before midnight on Saturday, April 4.