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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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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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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.

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Lakefront Trail, Parks Near Lake Closed Indefinitely After Warm Day Led To Big Crowds

Ald. Harry Osterman told residents the lakefront would be closed, along with nearby parks, to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

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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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Sick? Broke? Want To Help? Here’s A Massive List Of Coronavirus Resources In Chicago

Here's a roundup of our guides on what to do if you need financial assistance, if you're sick, if you're stressed out and more.