Articles By Bob Chiarito

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Southwest Side Restaurant Week Aims To Keep Neighborhood Spots Afloat During Pandemic

By offering $5 gift cards and discounts, Southwest Side restaurants hope locals will order takeout and delivery.

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‘The Most Brutal Flu’: Chicago Actor Describes His Battle With Coronavirus

Mitchell Fain has performed at Northlight Theatre, Second City, The Factory Theater, Theater Wit and on television.

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John Prine, Legendary Singer-Songwriter, In Critical Condition With Coronavirus

Prine is a two-time winner of the Grammy Award for best contemporary folk album and received a lifetime achievement award at the Grammys last month.

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From Boat Tarps To Face Shields: Chicagoans Are Finding Creative Ways To Get Hospital Workers The Supplies They Need

One woman's quest to make face shields led a North Side boating supply company to start making hundreds of them.

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First Responders And Medical Workers Face Mile-Long Line At Coronavirus Testing Site

The state's testing site on the Northwest Side can only administer 250 tests each day right now.

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$20 Hand Sanitizer? Price Gouging On The Rise As Coronavirus Continues To Spread

The Illinois Attorney General's office has received more than 525 complaints of price gouging statewide.

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COVID-19 Crisis Put Thousands Of Independent Contractors Out Of Work — But They Can’t File For Unemployment

With no income, no paid time off and no unemployment benefits, 1099 workers in Illinois — 18 percent of the state's workforce — are "unbelievably stressed."

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Patient Accused Of Stealing Masks, Hand Sanitizer, Aspirators From UChicago Hospital

A patient is charged with stealing a large amount of hospital supplies from several locations in the hospital, including a store room and nurses station.

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Alleged Brewery Burglar Busted After Owner Spots Him Near The Scene The Same Day

Police said the 62-year-old man was charged with felony burglary for the Thursday break-in at Midwest Coast Brewery.