A coronavirus-themed canape offended some on social media this week. Days later, the restaurant was closed after a staffer tested positive for COVID-19. Provided/Instagram

Alinea Pop-Up Closed After Staffer Tests Positive For Coronavirus — Days After COVID-19 Canapé Backlash

Alinea in Residence co-owner Nick Kokonas said "there is no irony in anyone getting sick or the timing of this" and that the infected staffer has mild symptoms.

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Illinois Sees Most Coronavirus Deaths In The Nation This Week With Nearly 1,000 Dead

Another 148 Illinoisans have been killed by coronavirus in the past day. At least 12,974 people have died from COVID-19 in Illinois, and another 808 deaths are considered to be probably related.

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In 2020, Cook County Voters Cast Ballots For Judges In Historic Numbers

Voters kicked out one judge up for retention and brought four others to the brink, marking the second election in a row that a Cook County judge lost a retention bid.

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Coronavirus Outbreak At West Side Shelter Reveals Risks To People Who Are Homeless

"Until we are able to find a viable housing solution, it will be very hard to come up with any public health solutions," said Richard Ducatenzeiler, executive director of Franciscan Outreach.