Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

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Hyde Park Tenants Say Mac Properties Is ‘Stonewalling’ Renters Who Need Relief, Stage Rent Strike

Mac is "not a mom-and-pop landlord" and can afford to forgive rent while still paying its employees, one community organizer said.

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Coronavirus In Chicago: Officials Preparing For Peak In Cases, Hoping To Save Lives

Illinois' peak in coronavirus cases is expected to come in mid- to late April.

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UChicago Students Want A Tuition Cut Amid Coronavirus Remote Learning, But University Says No

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.

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Despite Stimulus Bill Promising Unemployment Benefits, Independent Contractors Wait For Answers As Savings Vanish

Gig workers qualify for unemployment under the new stimulus bill — but 1099 workers are being asked to wait indefinitely as a new system is set up to serve them.

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70% Of People Dying From Coronavirus In Chicago Are Black, Report Says

30 percent of people being killed by the virus statewide are Black, state officials announced Sunday.

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What We’re Watching, Reading (And Eating) While Stuck Inside

From "Tiger King" to chicken nachos, here are some ways the Block Club team is weathering the coronavirus crisis.

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Verizon, LISC Offering $10,000 Grants To Help Small Businesses Survive Coronavirus Shutdown

Entrepreneurs of color and woman are encouraged to apply. The first round of applications are due before midnight on Saturday, April 4.

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Crime Slightly Down In Chicago During Coronavirus Pandemic, But Shootings And Murders Up Year-To-Date

The state's stay at home order has not kept gang members off the streets, Rev. Michael Pfleger said. "This other virus called violence we’ve had for years."

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Star Chef To Auction Off In-Home Dinner To Benefit Virtue Employees, Hyde Park First Responders

Chef Jenner Tomaska, formerly of Next Restaurant in Fulton Market, is auctioning an dinner for eight to 10 guests on his Instagram page.