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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Kitten Trapped In Car’s Engine Rescued By East Ukrainian Village Neighbors

A neighbor who cares for a feral cat colony alerted Animal Control and cops for help, to no avail. It took a nearby vet tech and the car's owner to save it.

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Social Distancing Is A Privilege — And More Black And Latino Chicagoans Died Because They Couldn’t, Study Says

That translated into neighborhoods with more Black and Latino residents seeing more COVID-19 deaths in the spring, according to the study.

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Free Christmas Trees Available Saturday In Englewood

The giveaway, courtesy of the Pastors of Englewood, starts noon Saturday.