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Activists Call On Gov. Pritzker To Lift The Ban On Rent Control As Coronavirus Continues To Plague Chicago

The statewide eviction moratorium is "simply not enough" in Chicago, where illegal lockouts are on the rise, one organizer said.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

23 More People Die From Coronavirus In Illinois, 1,362 New Cases Reported

Dr. Allison Arwady of the city's public health department said it's time to "double down" on wearing masks and hand washing to stay safe through the winter and prevent further spread of the virus.


Illinois Reports 1,952 New Coronavirus Cases And 28 More Deaths

Officials said 3.8 percent of all tests came back positive over the past seven days, a slight uptick from the 3.7 percent reported a day earlier.


8,115 Lives Lost: Pritzker And Faith Leaders Honor Illinois Coronavirus Victims At Memorial

Loved ones celebrated the lives of four Illinoisans who died of coronavirus as elected officials and faith leaders gathered for a statewide memorial on the University of Chicago campus.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

With 1 Million Illinois Residents Facing Eviction, Tenants Rights Group Calls For Rent, Mortgage Relief

The expiring eviction moratorium will "let loose an avalanche of misery on… Illinoisians that can’t make the rent,” organizers said, urging Gov. JB Pritzker to extend the eviction moratorium and cancel rent and mortgage payments.


2,264 New Coronavirus Cases And 25 Deaths In Illinois

Friday's numbers led to a slight increase in the state's 7-day positivity rate, which now stands at 4.1 percent.


1,382 Coronavirus Cases Reported In Illinois As Gov. Pritzker Pushes New Mask Rule

An additional eight people died from coronavirus in the past 24 hours, officials said.


$32 Million Auburn Gresham Urban Farm Coming To Life After State Grants Last $2 Million To Project

Gov. Pritzker's announcement comes one day after the Pritzker Traubert Foundation granted $10 million to the project.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Businesses That Don’t Follow Mask Rules Could Face Fines Up To $2,500 Under Pritzker Proposal

The governor announced the proposal Friday morning, saying while Illinois has made progress in its fight against coronavirus, "the minority of people who refuse to act responsibly" are putting others at risk.


1,298 New Illinois Coronavirus Cases Reported As Positivity Rate Rises

The rate of positive coronavirus cases is now at 4 percent, up from 2.6 percent a month ago.


Wrigley Field Will Be Closed To Fans — But Rooftops Will Be Open For Baseball

Wrigley Field's rooftop clubs will be a rare place to watch live baseball during this coronavirus-shortened season.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Pritzker Touts Illinois’ Successful Path To Friday’s Reopening, But Warns New Surges Will Bring Back Restrictions

I'm not afraid to protect the people of Illinois by moving a region back if we see a surge, Gov. JB Pritzker said at an afternoon news conference.


Illinois Sees Drop In New Coronavirus Cases But 87 More People Die

There were additional 546 new confirmed cases in the past day, a decrease from Tuesday's reported gain of 623.


Kimbark Liquors Owner Asks Insurers For Quick Payouts In Appearance With Pritzker

The Hyde Park liquor store, looted on May 31, must rely on insurers to replace stolen inventory and broken store fixtures, owner Jonathan Swain said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Disaster Proclamation Issued For Cook County As Chicago Faces Looting, Vandalism

"It is difficult to put into words the damage that has happened to our communities over the weekend," Gov. JB Pritzker said.


Illinois Surpasses 5,000 Dead In Coronavirus Pandemic

An additional 160 people died in the past day. "May the memories of those who were lost be for a blessing," Gov. JB Pritzker said Wednesday.


87 More People Die From Coronavirus In Illinois

There have now been 4,607 deaths and 102,686 confirmed cases statewide. In Chicago, there have been 1,788 deaths and 38,783 confirmed cases.


Illinois Tops 100,000 Coronavirus Cases, But Hospitalizations On The Decline

The state dipped beneath 4,000 COVID-19 hospitalizations for the first time since officials began tracking that.


Illinois Could Have Peaked, Governor Says, But 146 People Die From Coronavirus In Past Day

There have now been 4,379 deaths tied to COVID-19 in the state.


City Will Shut Down General Iron Following Monday Explosion, Alderman Says

A Monday morning explosion sent a plume of smoke into the air and hazardous material response teams to the controversial metal-shredding plant.

Lincoln Park, Old Town
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