Activists say environmental racism is hurting the city’s most vulnerable communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Funeral director Spencer Leak Jr. said he stopped counting the number of COVID-19 bodies the funeral home has had since the pandemic began.
“What did we expect to happen?” said Ill. Congressman Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, adding that half of those surveyed in a poll say they have $500 or less.
Experts say structural racism is the root cause of underlying health conditions that make African Americans more vulnerable to the virus.
“The search for utopia hardly ever produces utopia,” said author and Chicago native Alex Krieger.
Social distancing is giving the Islamic holy month a different feel.
Immigrants with underlying conditions win their release from detention centers in Illinois as COVID-19 cases grow in similar facilities.
How are children being protected under Illinois’ stay-at-home order?
After Illinois officials withhold names of nursing homes tied to coronavirus deaths, WBEZ finds 76 facilities in Cook County.
WBEZ talked with Dr. Regina Benjamin, who served under former President Barack Obama, about racial health inequities and COVID-19.