Lakeview, Boystown, Wrigleyville
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At least one alderman — Ray Lopez (15th) — thinks the plans mean students will be out of class the rest of the school year.
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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.
Half of the grants will be awarded through a lottery and half will be distributed by nonprofit groups working in the neighborhoods, officials said.
The company is moving its tours online with daily 20-minute programs.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Chicago could expect upwards of 40,000 hospitalizations in coming weeks. "That number will break our health care system."
So far, there have been 1,865 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Illinois, with more than half of those cases in Chicago. Nineteen people have died.
The funds would cover food aid the district already has been providing, but could also cover computers and iPads for remote learning.
Ald. Harry Osterman told residents the lakefront would be closed, along with nearby parks, to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Parks, Lakefront Could Be Closed And People Arrested If They Don’t Start Staying At Home, Officials Warn
People could get fined up to $500 if they don't stop crowding each other at parks and beaches or if they don't practice social distancing.
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