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Chicago Man Stuck In Peru For Weeks Amid COVID-19 PandemicA business owner and father of two, Rios, has been trying to get back home for weeks. The COVID-19 outbreak has made the two hour ride to the airport and flight to Chicago a difficult journey.
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Skokie Police Shoot Armed Man Shot Outside 7-ElevenPolice shot a man they said was armed outside of a 7-Eleven in Skokie Monday night.
Greater Chicago Food Depository Storing Food At United Center Amid Coronavirus OutbreakAs the United Center transforms into a logistics hub to help government officials respond to the coronavirus pandemic, the West Side stadium has begun storing food for the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
Highland Park Mayor Posts Social Distancing WarningMayor Rotering posted the warning on Facebook saying Highland Park continues to lead Lake County in COVID-19 cases. She said this is "not a proud moment."
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