Mayor Lori Lightfoot unveils details on how to reopen Chicago as the state surpasses 70,000 reported COVID-19 cases and tops 3,000 deaths. Lightfoot's blueprint followed Gov. J.B. Pritzker's “Restore Illinois” plan, which got major pushback from business owners and GOP lawmakers.
Chicago’s Latino community has been hit especially hard by the new coronavirus. A nurses strike at 64 Illinois long-term care facilities is averted. Meanwhile, the city strikes a deal to allow nursing home workers to self-isolate at three Chicago hotels as nursing homes now account for 44% of coronavirus-related deaths.
The state’s unemployment system is overhauled and will add 100 more workers Monday to handle the deluge of more than a million people trying to file for benefits.
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