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Here’s What Will Reopen First In Chicago When We Move To Phase 3

Libraries, park facilities and more will make a return when the city progresses to Phase 3 of the reopening plan, Mayor Lightfoot said.

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Coronavirus In Chicago: Phase 3 Of Reopening Will Look Different In The City

Phase 3 will signal the reopening of salons and parks and outdoor dining will be allowed for many. But that's not necessarily the case for Chicago.

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Parents Return To Work Next Week, But Day Cares And Camps Are Still Closed: ‘What Am I Gonna Do?’

Traditionally, parents rely on camps, school, day care and relatives to help with kids when they've got to work. Now many of those options are gone — and the state has provided few details on what it will do to help.

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Illinois Unemployment Skyrockets To Record High Of 16.4% With 1 Million People Out Of Work

The state's unemployment rate was 1.7 percent higher than the national unemployment rate.

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Coronavirus In Chicago: Businesses Will Soon Get Rules For Reopening Safely Amid Pandemic

Workplaces and stores will have limits on capacity and people will need to wear masks, wash their hands frequently and stay 6 feet apart, officials have said.

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Outdoor Dining, Camping, Tattoos, Haircuts And Picnics With Friends: Here’s What’s Allowed Starting May 29

The news comes as the state dipped below 4,000 COVID-19 hospitalizations for the first time since officials began tracking.

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Patio Season Is Back: Restaurants, Bars Can Offer Outdoor Seating Starting May 29, Pritzker Announces

Initially, bars and restaurants were not set to reopen until Phase 4 of the state's reopening plan.

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$1 Million Grant Program Helps South And West Side Groups Adapt To Coronavirus As They Work To Stop Violence

A drum circle in Chatham and a community garden in South Shore are among the 164 grant recipients in 21 neighborhoods that offer summer programs to keep kids engaged.

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Coronavirus In Chicago: Illinois Might Have Hit Its Peak, But Caution Still Needed, Officials Say

Coming down from the peak doesn't mean the battle is over: Officials say Illinoisans still need to wear masks and practice social distancing.