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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Art West Freedom Fest Begins Sunday, Showcasing West Side Talent

The festival will feature artists, performers and entrepreneurs to showcase creative opportunities on the West Side.

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As Chicago Makes Headway On School Council Transparency, Some Say It Doesn’t Go Far Enough

CPS pledged to centrally track basic meeting information on cops in schools votes, but they aren't collecting meeting times or links to virtual meetings that are essential to public participation.