Louisiana, Michigan and Ohio have the most residents financially hurting during the pandemic, while Nebraska, Iowa and Minnesota have the least. (The Center Square)

Chicago, June 8 (Hispanic News Agency) – Chicago begins its return to normalcy today with the lifting of the curfew, but concerned about a sudden increase in endemic gun violence.

After a day of peaceful protests for the death of George Floyd and which brought together some 20,000 people in Grant Park, the city fully opens its access to downtown and restores CTA transportation services.

At the same time, authorities reported a spike in gun violence in the city where five people were killed and another 30 injured in shootings over the weekend.

These statistics come after 18 homicides were recorded on Sunday, May 31, in the wake of the demonstrations for Floyd’s death, which became the city’s most violent day since 1961, the Suntimes investigated.

The relaxation of the restrictions opens the hopes of a recovery of businesses, which have suffered like few others due to the lack of customers due to Covid-19.

Business owners claimed that traffic restrictions make it difficult for customers to access and that the curfew limited their hours of operation at an already difficult time with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Now they hope that the community will come out to help rebuild what both the pandemic and the looters took away.

The story of Ruby Madrigal and hers K9 University of her Chicago, a canine business bitten by COVID-19 and rescued by SBDC, the small business agency of the Illinois government.

If there’s one name Ruby Madrigal doesn’t forget when discussing the history of her K9 University Chicago dog business, it’s Andrew Fogaty, an executive at the Illinois Small Business Development Centers (SBDC). .

Like many business owners across the country, COVID-19 put the businesswoman before one of the biggest challenges in her life, which was saving her 25-year-old business.

With operations closed due to the pandemic, K9 University Chicago lost the ability to pay its 35 employees and serve valuable customers amid an uncertain outlook for this company based in the East Garfield Park neighborhood, in the west of the city. .