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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Rocked By Shootings, Albany Park Neighbors Stage Peace March, Vigil: ‘It Seems Like Things Are Getting Worse’

Seven people were shot in Albany Park in three days last week. Before the community could gather Sunday to mourn the victims, at least two more people were shot in the area.

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New Mural Outside Bucktown-Wicker Park Library Brings A Piece Of Rural Illinois To The City

Artist and architect Sam Marts designed the mural to be an ode to the corn industry in Illinois.

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20 People Die From Coronavirus In Illinois As 2,120 New Cases Reported

Among the victims were five people in Cook County. At least 8,411 people have died from COVID-19 in Illinois.