Groups representing ride-hail and cab drivers, adjunct teachers and bike delivery say that by working they risk being exposed and transmitting coronavirus, but have no other option because they can’t access unemployment benefits.
The last Republican to lead the office was Jack O’Malley, who ousted Democrat Cecil Partee in 1990 and won re-election two years later. Before O’Malley, Republican Bernard Carey ran the office from 1972 to 1980.
“We’re seeing people worried about having to leave their house and wanting to buy more than they generally would,” a pot shop operator told the Sun-Times. “Everyone is concerned. Everyone is just fearful.”
‘What we in the funeral service have done to bring comfort to the mourners, to the families, has basically come to a screeching halt,’ — Leonard Zielinski of the Cook County Funeral Directors Association