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March 27, 2020

March 27, 2020
March 27, 2020

Need Help Getting Food? You Can Now Apply For SNAP Online

Secretary Grace Hou is encouraging people to apply online so they don't have to go outside and put themselves — or state employees — at risk.

Downtown

38 Detainees, 6 Cook County Jail Staffers Test Positive For Coronavirus

Prison reform groups want all detainees who have been assigned bond freed. But Sheriff Tom Dart said that's not possible: About 70-75 percent of detainees "are in on a violent charge."

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Have An Essential Job And An At-Risk Person At Home? Here’s How Nurses Disinfect To Protect Their Families

The most important things everyone can do? Wash your hands and stay at home, nurses say.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

8 More COVID-19 Deaths In Illinois In Deadliest Day Yet For State

There are now 3,026 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Illinois and 34 deaths.

Downtown

State Shutdown Will Last ‘Deep Into April,’ Lightfoot Predicts — And She Doesn’t Want Trump’s Advice

"We cannot afford in Chicago to be guided by anything that President Trump says. We just can't," Lightfoot said. "It's not reliable. It's not based on data or science."

Downtown

2,000 Chicagoans Will Get $1,000 In Rent Relief Under New City COVID-19 Plan, Mayor Says

Half of the grants will be awarded through a lottery and half will be distributed by nonprofit groups working in the neighborhoods, officials said.

Downtown

Have Masks, Gloves, Medical Supplies? Donate Them Sunday At The United Center

The Project C.U.R.E. supply drive, from noon-4 p.m. Sunday, aims to help hospitals facing personal protective equipment shortages because of coronavirus.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

6 Immigrant Groups Protecting Vulnerable From Coronavirus — Here’s How You Can Help

As COVID-19 continues to spread, immigrant groups across the city are in need of help and donations.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Sophy Hyde Park Hotel Offers 90 Rooms For Medical Workers To ‘Rest And Restore’ Between Shifts

The rooms will be available until at least April 17, at which point hotel and University of Chicago officials will consider an extension based on "what the world looks like at that point," a hotel spokesperson said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Stay Home Or Else: ‘Where’s Lightfoot’ Instagram Account Adds Levity To Stressful Coronavirus Crackdown

Mayor Lori Lightfoot laid down the law Thursday ... and Chicagoans heard her text loud and clear.

Downtown

Hideout Bartender Launches Free Meal Service For Workers Impacted By Coronavirus Shutdown

Jessica Romanowski, a private chef by day and bartender by night, is delivering meals to people who need them. Here's how you can help her feed more people.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

UChicago Medicine Brings Furloughed Workers Back, Requires All Employees To Wear Masks

The university furloughed asymptomatic workers who were exposed to the disease or recently traveled to a country with "high infection rates."

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Rosa’s Lounge Offering Livestreamed Music Lessons For Kids, Adults During Coronavirus Shutdown

The longtime Logan Square blues club is looking for ways to support its staff and musicians during the coronavirus crisis.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Want To Tour Chicago From Your Couch? Chicago Detours Launches Free Online Happy Hour Tours

The company is moving its tours online with daily 20-minute programs.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Need Help In Logan Square? Volunteers Launch Neighborhood Network To Connect People In Need

The Logan Square Mutual Aid Network is a hyperlocal version of a citywide program. "It might help people to feel more motivated to act if it feels a little more personal," one of the organizers said.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Hot Dog Station Owner Launches Fundraiser To Help Pay Bills: ‘Maybe We Can Make It Through This’

The state's dine-in ban has turned the family-run joint across from the Kimball Brown Line depot into a carry-out and delivery operation.

Albany Park

Coronavirus In Chicago: City Becoming A ‘Hot Spot’ As Cases Hit 1,489, White House Warns

Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Chicago could expect upwards of 40,000 hospitalizations in coming weeks. "That number will break our health care system."

Downtown

Misericordia Opening West Ridge Cafe, Providing Jobs For People With Developmental Disabilities

The cafe, which will sell Misericordia's famous cookies and other treats, could open in fall 2021.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park