A WBEZ investigation shows Cook County residents are avoiding hospitals, potentially adding to the pandemic’s death toll.
Workers from the South and West sides packed buses and trains while North Siders stayed at home in far greater numbers.
New data released by the state show that COVID-19 deaths at Illinois nursing homes more than doubled from last week.
New data show 286 deaths from the pandemic at nursing homes across the state.
Black residents make up only 23% of the population in Cook County, yet they account for more than half of the COVID-19 deaths.
The governor wants shoppers to leave their reusable bags at home. Meanwhile, Chicago is keeping its plastic bag tax.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the move to waive late penalties on city debts was aimed at helping low-income residents.
Due to the COVID-19 virus, election officials scrambled to find new polling locations. Find your polling location changes here.
The lawsuit comes after WBEZ-ProPublica Illinois investigation threw a spotlight on the towing program’s impact on low-come residents.
The new law will also end driver’s license suspensions for debt from other non-moving violations.