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Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker tours Hall C Unit 1 of the COVID-19 alternate site at McCormick Place in Chicago on Friday.

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Pritzker ‘Frustrated’ That Not All States Have Stay-At-Home Orders

President Donald Trump says each state must make its own choice, and eight GOP governors have not issued shutdown orders.
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Coronavirus In Illinois: Cops Issue 10 Tickets, Arrest 3 For Gatherings

Chicago police have avoided writing tickets or making arrests to enforce an order by Gov. Pritzker that banned nonessential gatherings.
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These Are The Dishes Chicago Craved Most While Stuck Inside

Using its vast trove of data, the food delivery service GrubHub figured out which dishes surged in popularity among Chicagoans in March.
White House adviser Jared Kushner listens as President Trump discusses the coronavirus.

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Kushner’s Role In Coronavirus Response Draws Scrutiny, Criticism

The president's son-in-law and senior adviser has emerged as a key figure in the Trump administration's response to the outbreak.
Chateau Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in west suburban Willowbrook

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Fears Grow As Coronavirus Cases And Deaths Mount At A West Suburban Nursing Home

A total of 50 confirmed COVID-19 cases and seven deaths have relatives questioning how a Willowbrook nursing home has managed the outbreak.
Vizient, a group purchasing organization that negotiates lower prices with drug manufacturers, sent recommendations that the Food and Drug Administration expand access to drugs heavily used with ventilator patients.

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U.S. May Get More Ventilators But Run Out Of Medicine For COVID-19 Patients

There have been dramatic spikes in demand for sedatives, pain medications and other drugs that are crucial for patients who are on ventil...
Neighbors in Mt. Prospect began doing "Driveway Happy Hours" in order to keep socializing during the coronavirus pandemic — at a safe social distance.

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‘Driveway Happy Hour’ Lets Neighbors Get Together — While Apart

On one block in Mount Prospect, a new event allows people to socialize a bit – at a safe distance.
Medical personnel conduct drive-thru COVID-19 testing

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New Reports Reveal How Many ICU Beds And Ventilators Are Available In Chicago Hospitals

With a probably surge in COVID-19 patients coming, the reports obtained by WBEZ offer a glimpse into available hospital beds and ventilat...
Eileen Murphy Retired Doctor

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Illinois Hospitals Race To Increase Staff For Expected Surge Of COVID-19 Cases

Nurses were already in short supply before the pandemic began, and Illinois hospitals are competing with other states for extra workers.
Gov. Pritzker

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Gov. Pritzker And Mayor Lightfoot Open COVID-19 Facility At McCormick Place As Deaths Jump

Built in a week, the new temporary facility will house less seriously-ill COVID-19 patients. Pritzker also urges Illinoisans to wear masks.
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Professors: ‘Zoombombing’ Is The Latest Attack Against Higher Education

Many schools are using Zoom for online class during the COVID-19 closure. And like many things on the internet, racist trolls have followed.
Barbara Kemmis

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The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Changing The Way We Mourn Loved Ones

The coronavirus crisis is affecting the funeral home industry. With CDC guidelines restricting mass gatherings, services are being altered.
David Brown

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‘Tested And Ready,’ Former Dallas Chief Picked To Be Chicago’s Next Top Cop

David Brown, 59, ended up in the national spotlight in 2016 after a sniper killed five of the city’s cops in a downtown ambush attack.
Chicago Police Cadets Graduating

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A Chicago Police Officer With COVID-19 Has Died

Officer Marco Di Franco, a 21-year department veteran who worked in a citywide narcotics unit, leaves behind a wife and two kids.
Glass Hotel

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Nerdette Book Club: ‘The Glass Hotel’

The Nerdette Book Club unpacks Emily St. John Mandel’s 'The Glass Hotel,' a haunting puzzle of a novel.
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6 Tips For Navigating College Admissions Decisions During The Coronavirus Crisis

The pandemic is raising big questions for colleges and high school seniors, especially those who are first in their family to go to college.
Water Department

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Some Chicagoans May Be Facing Coronavirus Without Water At Home

The mayor declared an end to residential shut-offs last May, but the pandemic has brought new urgency to restoring service to citizens.
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A Record Number Of Unemployment Claims Were Filed In Illinois, Again

Illinois' new record joblessness claims are staggering, but likely incomplete, as people still struggle to file new claims.
Maggie Zylinska

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Trying To Pay The Rent, And Trying To Collect It, During The Coronavirus

The coronavirus crisis has pushed thousands out of work, and both tenants and landlords are worried.
South Loop singalong

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In The South Loop, Bon Jovi And Queen Bring Residents Together — From A Safe Distance

Community singalongs have been popping up around the world, but in the South Loop, they also include a nightly light show.
A series of questions in the middle of which is the phrase 'COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

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Coronavirus FAQ: Will Wearing A Mask Stop Me From Getting COVID-19?

WBEZ answers your questions about staying at home, kids, public transit, medical information and more.
Soukprida Phetmisy, a Laotian American from Logan Square, and her dog Wilbur

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Asian Americans Feel The Bite Of Prejudice During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Since the outbreak began, there have been reports nationwide of Asian Americans being verbally abused, physically attacked and spat upon.
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Schools FAQ: How Long Will The K-12 School Shutdown Last?

Also, what are “remote learning days?” Are statewide standardized tests canceled in Illinois?

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