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Holidays, COVID-19 put high demand on food pantries

At the Lakeview Pantry which has been around for 50 years on the North Side, demand is 200 percent over what it is during a normal November, according to Kathryn Lyons, Chief Development Director.
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Aerospace factory makes COVID-killing robots

Xenex Disinfecting Services Inc. and Astronics Corporation are joining forces to build a fleet of LightStrike Coronavirus-Killing Robots. They are being assembled in Astronics’ Waukegan plant, which employs about 300 people.
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Chicago suburb considering ban on beer pong, other drinking games

Evanston is considering a ban on drinking games like beer pong on private property, but first is asking Northwestern University to intervene.
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Alleged price-gouger sold $5 masks for $19.95: Feds

The owner of a Skokie-based medical supply company is accused of price-gouging as he sold face masks to people during the pandemic. WBBM Newsradio’s Steve Miller reports.
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No joke: Legendary improv theater The Second City is up for sale

The legendary comedy brand and its theaters in Chicago and Toronto have launched countless careers, including those of John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray and Tina Fey, and is known partly for being a pipeline to “Saturday Night Live.”
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'Doc, Thank You for Not Giving Up on Me': COVID Patient Gets Double Lung Transplant

It is believed to be the first double-lung transplant in the United States involving a patient with COVID-19, and doctors at Northwestern say they are hopeful the recipient will make a full recovery. Read more now.
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Taste Of Chicago, Lollapalooza and More Canceled Due to COVID-19

Taste Of Chicago, Lollapalooza & More Canceled Due To COVID… The new events include at-home dance parties, drive-in movies, and virtual concerts.
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30,000 Gather for Chicago Justice Rally and March: 'All Lives Cannot Matter Until Black Lives Matter'

Several thousand protesters gathered in Union Park on Chicago’s Near West Side before taking to the streets in a march that stretched for blocks.
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Chicago Mayor Imposes Overnight Curfew After Protest Violence

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Saturday there will be an overnight curfew, from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday, following George Floyd protests that devolved into violence and looting.
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George Floyd Protests Fill Downtown Chicago Streets, Turn Violent Amid Looting, Property Damage, Police Confrontations

Thousands of protesters returned downtown for a second day of protests to express outrage over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, looting and damaging some downtown businesses.
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