Oak Park issues shelter-in-place order to slow COVID-19 spread as River Forest, Forest Park leaders urge residents to comply as well

With Oak Park announcing its first confirmed case of COVID-19, the village has issued a shelter-in-place order for its residents, which will last from March 20 through at least April 3. 

On Wednesday afternoon, the village announced one of its residents, a man in his 30s, tested positive for the coronavirus. The man was screened and tested at Rush Oak Park Hospital, but is at home recovering in isolation, officials said.

How Chicago’s Neighborhoods Got Their Names

It’s often said that “Chicago is a city of neighborhoods.” This may seem redundant—isn’t every city a city of neighborhoods?—but Chicago really is a big, wonderful amalgamation of unique enclaves. Where do the names for all these neighborhoods come from? We sought to find out.