Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks at a press conference announcing a statewide stay-in-place order Friday, March 20. Gov. J.B. Pritzker speaks in the background. Colin Boyle/ Block Club Chicago

Lightfoot Trying To Stop State From Putting New Coronavirus Restrictions On Bars, Restaurants

Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the restrictions will hurt businesses that are "hanging on by a thread." But it's almost certain they'll still be imposed starting Friday.

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You Can Support The Irish Nobleman, Local Artists By Shopping West Town Bar’s Pop-Up

Sales from face masks will support a local effort to give free masks and holiday cards to 1,800 West Town seniors.

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With No Help Coming From D.C., Indie Music Venues Launch Virtual Concerts To Help Save Struggling Clubs

The weekly virtual concerts will feature local artists performing from empty Chicago venues to raise money for a new emergency relief fund.

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Volunteers Needed To Clean Up Humboldt Boulevard In Logan Square

Resident Hayley Krolik spearheaded the event, set for Dec. 5. Cleaning supplies will be provided.