- As Chicago area hospitals are busy with a COVID-19 surge, some emergency departments like the one at Roseland Community Hospital, continue to seen a decline in patient visits as wary Illinoisans delay care out of concerns of contracting the virus at hospitals. At the same time, there are concerns if the hospitalization rate doesn’t trend down patients will be competing for beds.
- Pilsen residents face gentrification pressures that have intensified in the neighborhood in recent years. An ordinance to create a landmark district along a stretch of 18th Street and adjacent streets fell unanimously in the Zoning Committee. The proposal drew stiff resistance from working-class Latino residents worried the rules to protect historic buildings would make it expensive and difficult for them to perform repairs on their ag8亚集团官方网站homes.
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- Edith Rockefeller McCormick was one of the most unconventional of Chicago’s grande dames. Her father was John D. Rockefeller, the oil baron and her husband was a son of Cyrus McCormick, inventor of the mechanical reaper that transformed farming. This made her a solid member of the industrial ruling class. Edith and her husband lived an extravagant lifestyle, which put her at odds with her father who was known for his frugality. She donated large sums of money and time to social causes. Brookfield Zoo was made possible because of her donation. Upon hearing that Cook County’s Juvenile Court, the nation’s first, didn’t have the money to pay probation officers, Rockefeller McCormick cut a check and that was that. She also provided financial support to James Joyce when he was writing “Ulysses," a novel considered a landmark of literary modernism. In the early 1900s, she traveled abroad to be treated by Carl Jung for depression and then she herself became a Jungian analyst. After returning to America, she divorced her husband, claimed she was the reincarnated wife of King Tutankhamen, and lived with a man whom she never married.
- Thanksgiving Day looked different throughout Chicago with many families in quarantine and the cancelation of festivities, including the annual parade, Nov. 26, 2020,
- Black Friday, the traditional kickoff to the holiday shopping season, used to draw swarms of deal-hunting shoppers to stores. This year is going to look different.
- Students in many U.S. schools are now learning a more complex lesson that includes conflict, injustice and a new focus on the people who lived here before European settlers arrived.
- Staff members and volunteers unload donated items from a truck at Most Blessed Trinity Parish Food Pantry in Waukegan on Nov. 22, 2020.
- Children receive COVID-19 tests at a drive-thru testing location in the indoor parking lot at Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Outpatient Center on Nov. 19, 2020. Schools in Illinois often require children returning after illness to undergo a COVID-19 test, but those tests can be difficult to come by.
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