A Garfield Park student using a laptop. Pascal Sabino / Block Club Chicago

Chicago Is Bringing Free Internet Access To 100,000 CPS Students

“Reliable, high-speed internet is one of the most powerful equalizers when it comes to accessing information,” said Mayor Lori Lightfoot. “It allows families to access digital remote learning and stay connected to family near and far, especially during COVID-19."

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Man, 33, Shot On Lake Park Avenue In Hyde Park

The man was shot in the shoulder and hand near The Promontory.

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The Alley’s Lakeview Storefront Is Closing This Weekend As The Iconic Counterculture Store Pivots To Online

Owner Mark Thomas said the Alley has "actually done well" since the coronavirus pandemic hit, but it needs to pivot to the online store because "the future is the internet."

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30 More People Killed By Coronavirus In Illinois As 2,257 Cases Reported

Among the victims were seven people in Cook County. At least 8,538 people have died from COVID-19 in Illinois.