Bonnie Smedley assembles packets of masks at the mask giveaway by the Dr. Willie Wilson Foundation at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church in Garfield Park on Saturday, May 9, 2020 in Chicago. | Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago

More Than 200,000 Coronavirus Cases Have Now Been Reported In Illinois

The state passed the grim milestone Thursday, when another 1,834 cases and 24 deaths were reported across Illinois.

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Investigators Release Video Of Police Fatally Shooting Miguel Vega In Pilsen

Police say someone in Vega's group opened fire on officers, sparking a shootout with police. The slain man's family is skeptical of his involvement.

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Beloved Father Of Five, Union Engineer Shot In Case Of Mistaken Identity In Ravenswood Manor, Family Says

Hector Alvarez Jr. was driving home when he saw someone following him — then the shooting began. Family and friends say he was mistaken for someone else in a black Jeep as gang conflicts surge on the Northwest Side.

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CTA To Roll Out Dedicated Bus Lanes Along Chicago Avenue, 79th Street

One lane of travel in each direction will temporarily be converted to 24-hour bus lanes to reduce delays and crowding during the coronavirus pandemic.