Today’s Headlines for Thursday, March 19

  • Illinois coronavirus case spike to 288, including 46 at DuPage nursing home (Tribune)
  • Lightfoot will outline the city’s pandemic strategy in a televised address tonight at 5 PM (Politico)
  • Oak Park issues “shelter in place” order requiring residents to avoid non-essential trips (Tribune)
  • Amtrak has announced service cuts due to lower demand during the pandemic
  • CTA bus drivers demand more protection during coronavirus pandemic (CBS)
  • Active Trans will be advocating to keep bike shops open during the pandemic
  • Chicago will stop ticketing and towing for parking infractions that aren’t hazardous (Block Club)
  • Outdoor Life: Closing Illinois state lands is the wrong response to the pandemic

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