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

Chicago Now Its Own Region In Illinois’ Coronavirus Recovery Plan — And Businesses Will Close If Cases Spike, Gov Says

Every part of Illinois is seeing outbreaks of coronavirus, Gov. JB Pritzker said. They've been tied to Fourth of July parties, bars, youth sports and more.

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Chicago Park District’s Plan For New Brighton Park Headquarters Lands Endorsement From Key City Committee

Some commissioners lauded a "transformational" investment in the South Side neighborhood while others cautioned about the risk of gentrification.

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Black Chicagoans Die 9 Years Before White Residents. The City Has A New Plan To Confront Racism And Close The Gap

Chicago's life expectancy gap is rooted in systemic racism, officials said when announcing the Healthy Chicago 2025 plan Thursday.