Left: Varela's Groceries in Little Village, the store Jesus Gutierrez owned. Right: Gutierrez with his great-granddaughter, Ximena. Justin Laurence/Block Club Chicago; Provided

‘Don Chuy,’ Who Ran Little Village Corner Store For 40 Years, Dies Of Coronavirus: This ‘Was His Life’

Jesus Gutierrez, owner of Varela’s Groceries, moved to Chicago in 1967 from Mexico. With his wife at his side, he built a beautiful legacy and helped his neighbors when they didn't have money for food.

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With Squad Cars Vandalized, Set On Fire, Police Use CTA Buses To Respond To Looting, Vandalism Overnight

The bus, driven by a CTA driver, contained 15 officers and a sergeant and would go from “hot spot” to “hot spot” where looting was going on but would usually only scare off the looters, police said.

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Chicago Protests Could Be ‘Super-Spreading’ Coronavirus Events — Even With Masks, Lightfoot Says

The city was set to enter Phase 3 of reopening Wednesday, but that might now happen in the midst of protests, Lightfoot said.

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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.