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Instacart Workers Going On Strike As They Demand More Safety, Pay Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Instacart allows customers to order groceries online — but it's doing little to help worker stay safe as they venture out amid the pandemic, strike organizers said.

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Want To Help Local Businesses Affected By Coronavirus From Home? ‘Shop In Place’ On New Site

The site was designed by University of Chicago students who gave up their spring break to work on the project and Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship staff.

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Stores Are Banning Reusable Bags During Coronavirus, But Chicago’s Still Collecting Its 7-Cent Bag Tax

Repealing the tax would require legislative action, said a spokesman from the Mayor's Office, but the city "continues to explore all options to mitigate the financial burdens on our residents."

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Coronavirus In Chicago: Illinois’ COVID-19 Cases Expected To Peak In April — And We Don’t Have Enough Hospital Capacity

Coronavirus cases continue to grow exponentially in Illinois — and the state’s expected peak is still weeks off.

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Chicago’s ‘We Are The Champions’ Singalong Unites Us In COVID-19 Seclusion — Including Queen’s Brian May

WATCH: Chicagoans are posting up on high-rise balconies for nightly singalongs and light shows to show support for health care workers.

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Need Help Getting Food? You Can Now Apply For SNAP Online

Secretary Grace Hou is encouraging people to apply online so they don't have to go outside and put themselves — or state employees — at risk.

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Coronavirus In Chicago: City Becoming A ‘Hot Spot’ As Cases Hit 1,489, White House Warns

Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Chicago could expect upwards of 40,000 hospitalizations in coming weeks. "That number will break our health care system."

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McCormick Place Could House Thousands Of Hospital Beds As Pandemic Surges In Chicago

Officials are in discussion about how they can turn the enormous conference center into a spot where thousands of hospital beds could be set up amid the coronavirus crisis.