Karen Williams, 57, rides a CTA bus next to a sign instructing riders to “Please Practice Social Distancing" in April. Williams takes two buses from her home in Englewood each day to care for two elderly clients, work the state has deemed essential during coronavirus. Madison Hopkins/BGA

Black And Brown Essential Workers Had To Keep Taking Buses And Trains Despite Coronavirus Risks, Research Shows

Black and Latino communities have been hit the hardest by coronavirus — and they are also the communities where most essential workers live.

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Albany Park Group Offering Thanksgiving Care Baskets To Families Mourning Relatives Lost To Violence, Coronavirus

The baskets will include food items, knickknacks and sympathy cards. “There’s a lot of need for this in Albany Park,” said Dalia Aragon, Israel’s Gifts of Hope's co-founder.

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$94 Million Property Tax Hike Is Coming After Divided Council Votes Yes

Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s 2021 pandemic budget and tax hike were approved Tuesday in the closest budget vote since the 1980s.