The COVID-19 Testing Center at Innovative Express Care in the Lincoln Park neighborhood on Monday, April 27, 2020.Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago

Nearly 2,000 Coronavirus Cases Reported In Illinois As 21 People Die

Cases are surging specifically in 11 counties in mostly central and southern Illinois, where test positivity rates are above 10 percent and even as high as 20 percent.

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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.