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Metra switching to alternate schedules on March 23 due to coronavirus

Metra announced on Thursday that commuter rail service will begin operating an alternate weekday schedule on Monday, March 23, to adjust for the reduced number of riders due to school closures, work-from-home mandates and other consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. It will operate its normal weekend schedules this weekend on lines that[Read More…]

Coping with COVID-19: March 19

Closed libraries can’t stop storytimes. Several stores offer senior shopping hours. How to participate in the Homewood Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday without being there. State launches new COVID-19 website. COVID-19 cases jump to 288 on Wednesday.

Coping with COVID: March 18

The number of cases jumps. Wiley’s Grill finds a home for food. Rabid Brewing comes up with a unique pairing, beer and TP. What should you do if you think you need to be tested for COVID-19?

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Need to vote overcomes fear of coronavirus

The turnout wasn’t great, but voters made it to the polls Tuesday in spite of the coronavirus pandemic. Joe Biden won the Democratic Party’s state presidential primary race. Unofficial results show Lori Wilcox ahead in Cook County vote for the 40th District state senate seat, but media reports suggest incumbent Patrick[Read More…]

IDPH reports first COVID-19-related death in Illinois

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced the first death of an Illinois resident who tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19).  The individual was a Chicago resident in her 60s who tested positive earlier this month and had contact with a known COVID-19 case. “I am deeply saddened[Read More…]

Coping with COVID-19: March 17

Homewood pitches in to help local restaurants survive the pandemic. The SBA offers disaster loans. Number of COVID-19 cases rises again in Illinois. Information hygiene.

Flossmoor discourages in-person services as restrictions expand

As COVID-19 continues to threaten Cook County and its reach extends into the South Suburbs, Flossmoor has expanded its contingency plan to continue its protection of village employees and the public. The village announced updates to its coronavirus response in a March 16 media advisory. As the national emergency continues,[Read More…]

Coping with COVID-19: March 16

A fun activity for housebound kids. A COVID-19 case in a neighboring village. A plea to return to more normal shopping patterns. Help for local restaurants. A site that tracks the pandemic numbers.

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