The Illinois Domestic Violence Hotline has seen an uptick in calls during the coronavirus crisis.Pexels

Domestic Violence Shelters Losing Beds For Social Distancing — But Demand Is Spiking

"We're seeing an increase in abuse and the severity of the abuse" during the stay at home order, one official said.

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Art West Freedom Fest Begins Sunday, Showcasing West Side Talent

The festival will feature artists, performers and entrepreneurs to showcase creative opportunities on the West Side.

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As Chicago Makes Headway On School Council Transparency, Some Say It Doesn’t Go Far Enough

CPS pledged to centrally track basic meeting information on cops in schools votes, but they aren't collecting meeting times or links to virtual meetings that are essential to public participation.