Lesfic authors host #lesficforthepandemic Facebook party

CHICAGO — More than two dozen leading authors of lesbian fiction are participating in the #lesficforthepandemic party on Facebook March 22 (this Sunday), including Midwest-based authors Elizabeth Andre (Chicago), Anne Hagan (Ohio), CL Cattano (Kansas City, MO), and Jea Hawkins (Nebraska).

Illinois records first COVID-19 death

CHICAGO — The state of Illinois announced the first death from COVID-19 in the state during the daily press conference.

The person who died is a woman in her 60s in the Chicago area who had been in contact with someone else who had coronavirus, according to Dr. Ngozi Ezike, director of the Illinois Department of Public Health.