ACROSS ILLINOIS — With the ongoing new coronavirus crisis, it can seem like there's nothing but bad news out there. We created this roundup of cheerful stories from across Illinois to remind readers that there is still good news to be found, in spite of —and even because of— the coronavirus. From a women's barbershop quartet that faithfully sings on, to a photographer who is giving back to those in need, we hope these Good News, Illinois, stories put a smile on your face.
Village Vocal Chords has found a way to keep singing together, even amid the pandemic.
The Chicago White Sox MLB hall-of-famer will be at McCarthy Park on Aug. 8 for the clinic that will raise money for local families in need.
An Evanston Township High School junior wrote about gun violence in the newspaper's seventh annual contest for student essayists.
Sari Pina, of Sari P. Photography, is participating in a national single-day photo initiative amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Work on all three turrets at the 103rd and Longwood landmark has begun, with a full restoration expected to be complete by the fall.
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