Laid-off restaurant workers pick up free meals from Big Star on March 27. Jen Sabella/Block Club Chicago

Big Star Ends Meal Giveaway Citing Staff Safety, But West Town Bakery Will Take Over Giving Free Food To Laid-Off Workers

One Off Hospitality, the group that owns Big Star, is ceasing carryout services.

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Thousands Pack Union Park Saturday For Protest And March

The protest left Union Park and headed north on Ashland Avenue.

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Police Lieutenant Says CPD Has Ditched Masks, Other Coronavirus Safety Measures Amid Protests: ‘We Have Zero Protocol Being Followed Right Now’

Packed into buses and working extra shifts, all of the COVID-19 safety measures have been thrown out the window, one lieutenant says. “They don’t want to wear it, they don’t want to be the only ones doing it and none of our bosses are doing it."