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Michael Bane COVID-19 Patient


From Symptoms To Triage At The ER, What It Feels Like To Get COVID-19

Michael Bane, a 42-year-old Berwyn resident hospitalized since March 21, says his experience has been nothing short of “brutal.”
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'Challenging Times Are Ahead,' Trump Says Of Extended Social Distancing Guidelines

President Trump warned Americans to prepare for more disruption and death on Monday.
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Coronavirus In Illinois: Officials Report 461 New Cases and 8 Additional Deaths

The deaths include an inmate at Stateville Correctional Center. Twelve more incarcerated men at the prison have been hospitalized.
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Michigan And Wisconsin Tell Chicago: 'Stay At Your Homes' Until Pandemic Ends

Officials in resort towns are asking owners of vacation homes and tourists to keep their distance during the coronavirus outbreak.
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Hospitals Transfer Child Patients To Make Room For The COVID-19 Surge

Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital is taking kids from other local hospitals to free up beds for adult COVID-19 patients.
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Find One Good Thing To Do Each Day Of The COVID-19 Crisis

Shop online. Grow a garden. Write a letter. A daily digest of ways to take care of yourself and your community, from our friends at Vocalo.
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Pritzker: McCormick Place Will Be Fully Converted Into A COVID-19 Field Hospital By The End Of April

The plan puts 3,000 beds at McCormick Place and outfits facilities in Elgin and Blue Island
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In Some Communities, Less Than 60% Of Households Have Internet. CPS' New Plan Can't Change That.

Chicago Public Schools is giving 100,000 devices to its highest-need students, but that isn't enough to deal with the city's digital divide.
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One Dead And A Dozen Hospitalized With COVID-19 From Illinois’ Stateville Prison

Several of the hospitalized men are on ventilators and another 77 men at Stateville are symptomatic.
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Outdoor Activity Of The Day: Birdwatching

Without the usual bustle and car traffic, streets are quieter than ever — ideal for trying bird watching on your daily walks.
Domestic Violence Impacts 1 in 4 Women


Victims Of Domestic Violence Move From Shelters To Hotels

To remove residents from tight living quarters, 12 women’s shelters in Cook County will soon receive $10,000 each in private funding.
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PHOTOS: This Is What Chicago Looks Like Without People Everywhere

Now that the Lakefront Trail and the 606 are closed to foot traffic, these scenes will become the new normal for even more Chicagoans.
Lane Tech College Prep teacher–and ordained Dudeist minister–Jeff Solin married a couple


This Chicago High School Teacher Officiated A Wedding From His Porch In Bucktown

Ordained by the Church of the Latter Day Dude, Jeff Solin, who teaches computer science at Lane Tech, also made the rings with a 3D printer.
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Coronavirus FAQ: Can I Get Tested If I Am Uninsured?

WBEZ answers your questions about staying at home, kids, public transit, medical information and more.
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Sister Jean Lived Through The Great Depression, World War II And Now A Pandemic

Loyola Chicago's 100-year-old nun, who became a star during the Final Four in 2018, is urging people to practice social distancing.
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Forget Amazon. This Website Allows Chicagoans To Shop Local During The Shutdown.

A new website seeks to connect small neighborhood businesses with shoppers sheltering in place.
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Help Is Available For Low-Income Renters And Others Hit By COVID-19 Losses

Until federal relief arrives, Chicagoans who need emergency shelter or safeguards from evictions or late payments can apply for assistanc...
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Schools FAQ: What Are ‘Remote Learning Days?’

Also, are statewide standardized tests canceled in Illinois? Will days be added to the end of the school year because of the closure?

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