A person distributes Chicago flag-themed masks on April 30, 2020. Starting May 1, Illinois residents are required to wear face masks in public when social distancing is not an option. Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago

Chicago Designers, Stalled By Coronavirus Pandemic, Shift To Making Masks

Two local designers and two other Chicago-area companies have been contracted to make 1 million masks to boost the city's stockpile.

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CTA Resumes Some Service, But Transit Remain Shut Down In Large Swaths Of City

Trains are not running Downtown — and bus service has also been halted in the surrounding neighborhoods.

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CPS Not Giving Out Free Meals For Kids Monday

The district will temporarily stop the program Monday due to "the evolving nature of activity across the city."

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South Shore Cleanup Starts Monday Morning: ‘It Is Imperative We Do Not Decimate Our Own Communities’

Neighborhood groups have organized a cleanup along 71st Street after storefronts were looted and damaged.