Coronavirus anxieties for many Chicago parents have been heightened as they’re conscripted into the ranks of home-school teachers. Unlike many suburban school districts, Chicago Public Schools has not offered standard e-learning curriculum after the decision to shut down schools this week because not all students have internet access at home.
Patricia Frieson’s death was a huge loss for a large South Side family in which she played a central role — a family that has journeyed through the stark reality of a loved one dying in COVID-19 quarantine.
The mayor announced the unprecedented hiatus during a conference call with reporters where she also disclosed that an employee in the city’s Department of Procurement Services has tested positive for the coronavirus.
State Rep. Aaron Ortiz was nearly 400 votes ahead of 14th Ward Ald. Edward Burke in a three-way race for committeeperson. It’s a job Burke has held since his father’s death in 1968. His dad held it for years before that.