A 'Face Mask Required" sign in an Argyle street store's doorway, seen on November 12, 2020. That afternoon, Mayor Lori Lightfoot issued a stay-at-home advisory starting November 17.Woojae Julia Song for Block Club Chicago/CatchLight

Illinois To Close Casinos, Slash Store Capacity, Stop Indoor Sports As Coronavirus Surges Across State

Without mitigations, daily deaths from COVID-19 could soon match the spring wave — or even go four or five times past it, Gov. JB Pritzker said.

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Coronavirus Kills 197 More Illinoisans Since Wednesday, Bringing Death Toll To 12,029

Among the most recent victims were 55 people in Cook County, including a man in his 30s.

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Chicago Could Reopen Schools In January. Here’s What They’re Telling Parents So Far

The district is laying out several different plans and time frames for an eventual return, but will rely on schools to create specific plans.

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Hundreds Of Holiday Decorations For Sale From ‘Wreaths Of LUV’ Program Teaching Workplace Skills

Twelve youths and young adults are being paid an $800 stipend for the 10-week program, where they create holiday decorations and learn workplace skills and etiquette.