Mayor Lori Lightfoot at a press conference announcing a statewide stay-in-place order Friday, March 20. Colin Boyle/ Block Club Chicago

‘I Allow Myself To Cry’: Lightfoot Urges Chicagoans To Take Care Of Their Mental Health During Pandemic

The mayor announced initiatives for mental health to help people during and after the coronavirus crisis.

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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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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."