Some are calling for the removal of the Balbo Monument (left). A monument to George Washington (right) has also faced criticism since Washington owned slaves.Flickr/Chicago Crime Scenes and Chicago Park District

Should Chicago Tear Down Columbus Statues And Other Monuments? Aldermen Planning Ordinance To Do That

Two aldermen want to remove the city's two Christopher Columbus statues and the Balbo monument outside of Soldier Field, and they hope to rename Douglas Park on the West Side.

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Pritzker’s Daily Coronavirus Briefings Coming Back As Pandemic Surges In Illinois

The announcement comes as every region of Illinois is facing a spike in coronavirus cases, positivity rates and hospitalizations from the virus.

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Illinois Entering ‘New Wave’ Of Coronavirus Pandemic, With Every Region Seeing Surge, Pritzker Warns

Most parts of the state are seeing hospitalizations rising, a warning sign that deaths will begin to go up.