Lincoln Park, Old Town

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Chicago To Buy More Computers And Ramp Up Virtual Learning, With Details Coming This Week

Some Chicago educators said they are hungry for direction to continue teaching and helping students long distance.

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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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2,000 Chicagoans Will Get $1,000 In Rent Relief Under New City COVID-19 Plan, Mayor Says

Half of the grants will be awarded through a lottery and half will be distributed by nonprofit groups working in the neighborhoods, officials said.

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Hideout Bartender Launches Free Meal Service For Workers Impacted By Coronavirus Shutdown

Jessica Romanowski, a private chef by day and bartender by night, is delivering meals to people who need them. Here's how you can help her feed more people.

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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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Neighbors Say General Iron Pollution Puts Them More At Risk During Coronavirus Crisis, But Scrapper Says It’s ‘Essential’

The owner of General Iron said the scrap metal yard is an essential business. Neighbors, including Ald. Brian Hopkins (2nd), disagree.

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Coronavirus In Chicago: As People Flock Outside, Cops Vow To Enforce Stay At Home Order

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.

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Chicago School Board Approves $75 Million To Tackle COVID-19-Related School Needs

The funds would cover food aid the district already has been providing, but could also cover computers and iPads for remote learning.