Articles By Maxwell Evans
"The medically prudent decision is to cancel our 73rd annual 2020 event," organizers said on Facebook.
The ceremony will be held online instead, university officials said.
More than 900 people have tested positive for coronavirus in nine South Side neighborhoods alone. "This crisis is similar to Katrina," Ald. Sophia King said.
The bags of books, activities and craft supplies "give parents and kids a little something to smile about, because there’s so much they can’t control," Burst Into Books founder Jurema Gorham said.
Mount Carmel faculty have donated 40 protective masks after hearing "horror stories" about the lack of protective gear from senior home workers.
The store closed March 13 after a review that considered "a number of factors, including financial performance as well as strategic alignment with long-term plans," a spokesperson said.
Mac is "not a mom-and-pop landlord" and can afford to forgive rent while still paying its employees, one community organizer said.
About 300 students have committed to a tuition strike if the university doesn't negotiate in good faith by April 29, according to organizers with UChicago for Fair Tuition.
Chef Jenner Tomaska, formerly of Next Restaurant in Fulton Market, is auctioning an dinner for eight to 10 guests on his Instagram page.