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State Rep. Kelly Cassidy appears on “Chicago Tonight” on Tuesday, May 5, 2020. (WTTW News)

Illinois’ 14th District includes the Rogers Park neighborhood on Chicago’s North Side. State Rep. Kelly Cassidy says the pandemic has been particularly challenging for some residents in this diverse community. 

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Rogers Park Community Response Team in action. (WTTW News)

When the coronavirus shut down much of the economy in early March, the Rogers Park Community Response Team was formed. How the group is addressing the needs of residents during the pandemic.

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Rogers Park in Chicago (WTTW News)

The community is marked by waterfront apartment buildings, Loyola University and a racially and economically diverse population. We see how the pandemic is changing daily life in Rogers Park.

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Kenwood resident Willie Horton lost his job due to Chicago's COVID-19 shutdown. “People are dropping like flies and the young folks really don’t realize it,” Horton said. "They’re the ones giving the older folks the virus. So I can understand, it’s best to be safe.”

Chicagoans across the city are preparing themselves for another month of staying indoors amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Prehistoric creatures, a costumed shopping cart race, thousands of flowers, and an environmental film festival usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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(Rowland Scherman via Wikimedia Commons)

Tributes to Martin Luther King Jr., hot jazz, theater festivals and dumplings usher in the weekend. Here are a dozen things to do in and around Chicago.

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JB Mauney rides during the second round of the 2019 Chicago PBR Unleash The Beast. (Photo by Andy Watson, BullStock Media)

Winter beers, bucking bulls, a pants-free CTA ride, vegan fare and comedy sketches usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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An open-air holiday market, musical performances, art books and screen printing usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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(Marcelo Ikeda Tchelão / Pixabay)

International artists, lucha libre wrestling, craft brews and cool jazz usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in Chicago.

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Stunt planes, Italian fare, vintage finds and hummingbirds usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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(Scott Witt / Lollapalooza 2018)

A massive Grant Park music festival, cultural celebrations, canoes and fresh produce. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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(Photo by chalk artist Anat Ronen)

Colorful sidewalks, a massive music fest, Mexican fare and a moon bash usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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Outdoor eats, hidden gardens and a retro roller skating party usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in Chicago.

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Alaaulldin Al Ibrahim, center, will attend UIC this fall on a full scholarship to study pre-med. Also pictured: Sarah Quintenz, left, and Joshua Zepeda. (Matt Masterson / WTTW News)

Alaaulldin Al Ibrahim, or “Al” to his friends, was born in Syria, moved to Jordan and eventually resettled as a refugee in Chicago. This fall he’ll attend the University of Illinois at Chicago on a full scholarship to study pre-med.

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Street fests, an unusual estate sale, wearable technology and a massive bike ride usher in the long holiday weekend. Here are a dozen things to do in and around Chicago.

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A famous Chicago pizza joint is filled with antiques, and they’re all going to be part of an unusual estate sale. We go for a look.

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