A volunteer of Lakeview Pantry listens to Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot speak at a news conference in front of Wrigley Field in Chicago, Thursday, April 16, 2020. The Chicago Cubs are coordinating with the pantry to utilize the field's concourse as a satellite food packing and distribution center to support COVID-19 relief efforts.
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Is Mutual Aid Now In The Mainstream?

Amidst a summer filled with rising cases of COVID-19 and political unrest, networks across Illinois sprung up to provide resources and services for those in need of them. This voluntary act of solidarity within communities has been coined as “mutual aid,” and the concept has long existed before the pandemic.

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