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50,000 Gig, 1099 Workers Rush To File For Unemployment After Waiting 8 Weeks

The surge in claims comes after weeks where workers were stuck in limbo, unable to receive benefits even though they were forced out of work by the stay at home order.

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Free Soul Food Restaurant On West Side Raising Money To Feed People In Need

The free restaurant feeds hundreds each day in an area that lacks healthy, affordable food.

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Saturday Is ‘Fiesta Mexicana Day,’ Honoring Uptown’s Oldest Restaurant

Peruvian immigrant Lucy Matthew opened Fiesta Mexicana on Broadway in 1979. Her daughter, Tania D'Agostino, now owns the restaurant.

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Ald. Sposato Calls Columbus Protesters ‘Savages’ At Police Budget Hearing

The Northwest Side alderman made the comment during a contentious City Council hearing about the Chicago Police budget.