A lone customer receives a shave at ACE Home of the Barber barbershop in the Ravenswood neighborhood on November 8, 2020. Woojae Julia Song for Block Club Chicago/CatchLight

Illinois’ New Coronavirus Restrictions Kick In Friday. Here’s What’s To Expect

"Tier 3 boils down to this: If you don't need to do it, don't," Gov. JB Pritzker said. The state is urging everyone to stay home as much as possible to save lives.

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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.