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Lagunitas Taproom Will Likely Stay Closed All Of 2021, Brewery Says

After closing in mid-March, the Douglas Park brewery is waiting to reopen until the coronavirus pandemic subsides, a company spokesperson said.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Free Coronavirus Tests Available At Washington Heights Jewel-Osco Thursday

No identification is required but people are urged to pre-register.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Aldermen Want More Time For Residents To Force A Ban On Weed Dispensaries In Some Neighborhoods

Two Gold Coast aldermen say it's been difficult for neighbors to gather signatures to create restricted weed zones during the state's stay at home order.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Want To Help South And West Side Families At Risk For Coronavirus? Here’s How To Volunteer

We Got Us, a collaborative of South and West side groups, needs help delivering masks and answering a community hotline.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Here’s Where To Get A Free Mask In Chicago This Weekend

LIST: Willie Wilson will hand out 5 million masks and aldermen will host mask giveaways to fight the spread of coronavirus.


Fulton Market Rush: Banned Until Now, Alderman Wants To Open Floodgates To Apartments And Condos

Ald. Walter Burnett has long said "no" to residential development. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, he's changing his mind. "These guys have been begging me for a long time."

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Pilsen’s Stations Of The Cross, Which Usually Attracts Thousands, Was Livestreamed Instead Because of Coronavirus

Seven socially distanced performers staged the 43rd annual Pilsen Via Crucis, a Good Friday tradition.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

First Responders And Medical Workers Face Mile-Long Line At Coronavirus Testing Site

The state's testing site on the Northwest Side can only administer 250 tests each day right now.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Koval Distillery Now Making Hand Sanitizer For Health Care Workers, Retirement Homes

Koval, known for its whiskey and gin, is now making hand sanitizer, which has been in short supply amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Animal Shelters Send Out Call For More Foster Families Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Shelters are worried they won't be able to care for animals if there's a quarantine and owners might need help if they become ill.