Thousands are applying for unemployment benefits in Illinois after being laid off due to COVID-19.Sam Cholke/DNAinfo

Illinois Extends Unemployment Benefits By 20 Weeks As Workers Struggle During Pandemic

People who have already gone through the typical 26 weeks of unemployment benefits can get the extension.

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For Parents Of Children With Disabilities, Remote Learning Feels Like Another Full-Time Job

Chicago Public Schools has pledged this year will be better for students in special education. But it’s still unclear how the district will provide some services virtually.

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Developers Break Ground On 26-Story, 11-Story Apartment Towers In West Loop

The project will bring 500 new apartments to West Randolph Street near Union Park.

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Francis Parker School Says It Won’t Buy More Neighborhood Property — For Now

Representatives from the private school said they have no immediate plans to buy more property, but they will hold onto their units in another condo building for "long-term planning."