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Metra Slashing Service Over COVID-19 Passenger Drop

After a massive drop in ridership due to COVID-19, Metra is slashing the number of trains running. In some cases the cut is over 50% on some lines.

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Taxpayer Activists Call For Emergency Illinois Tax Cuts

The Wuhan Flu, otherwise known as the Coronavirus COVID-19, is devastating the Illinois economy. Chicago businesses are reported reduced activity. Convention centers and hotels are empty. Even casinos, unwilling to bet against the spread of the virus, are closing their doors. The Illinois Gaming Board has told all 10 Illinois casinos to halt their operations for two weeks starting on March 15.

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