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CPS Teachers Demand a Remote-Start School Year for All Students - Checkexpress

CPS Teachers Demand a Remote-Start School Year for All Students

Featured Image Source: Anthony Vazquez/Sun-Times, Protestors rally outside of City Hall on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. Autumn is only but a few short weeks away…but with the start of this new season comes a lot of new questions. While in comparison, Chicago seems to be doing better than other major cities in the U.S. with…
Chicago COVID-19 News - Checkexpress

Chicago COVID-19 News: Bars, restaurants, gyms

Featured Image Source: JOSE M. OSORIO/CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE VIA GETTY IMAGES This week’s blog features a breaking news article from ABC 7 Chicago by Diane Pathieu… CHICAGO (WLS) — As Chicago re-imposes COVID-19 restrictions on bars, restaurants and other businesses, Guthrie’s Tavern in Lakeview has announced they will close permanently. The bar announced it…
Summer in Chicago During Phase 4 - Checkexpress

Summer Fun in Chicago During Phase 4

Summer in Chicago is officially here, however this year is different from previous years. The usual hum of energy surrounding upcoming events has disappeared as annual Chicago events have been cancelled due to COVID-19. While we understand these cancellations are for the benefit of public health and safety, we must admit many of us are…
Guidelines for Illinois Phase 3 Reopening Plan - Checkexpress

Guidelines for Illinois Phase 3 Reopening Plan

Featured article “Illinois Enters Phase 3 of Reopening Plan: Here’s What’s Changing” sourced from NBC 5 Chicago. “Many businesses won’t look the same as they once did and there will still be some restrictions for residents. Most of the state is expected to enter a third phase of reopening under the Restore Illinois plan, meaning…
Lost Your Job? Resources for Our Unemployed in Illinois - Checkexpress

Lost Your Job? Resources for Our Unemployed in Illinois

Governor Pritzker stated that COVID-19 has brought on the largest number of unemployment claims that he has ever witnessed in his lifetime. The statistics are climbing for job loss and small businesses that are closing in spite of government initiatives. Pritzker’s  administration is doing everything in its power to help Illinois’ working families and businesses…
How COVID-19 Is Affecting Chicagoans - Checkexpress

How COVID-19 Is Affecting Chicagoans

Governor Pritzker has issued a statewide mandate for Illinois residents to stay at home or in their place of residence. The order requires all residents to stay home, unless traveling for essential needs or business, and requires businesses not engaged in essential activities to cease all activities except for minimum basic operations. The order took…
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