'Chicago Remembers': City Unveils Virtual Memorial To Celebrates Lives Lost To COVID-19

WBBM Newsradio Staff
June 12, 2020 - 10:29 am

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- The City of Chicago unveiled Friday a web-based, virtual memorial to remember and honor thousands of Chicagoans who have lost their lives to COVID-19.

The virtual memorial will host submitted stories and photos of residents that will be publicly available for all to see.

“In light of the current situation, the way we mourn and celebrate one’s life needs to be reimagined,” said Mayor Lori Lightfoot, in a statement. “The Virtual Memorial is just one way to help Chicagoans cope with the sudden loss of their loved one to COVID-19, but also to celebrate their lives and memories.”

Residents are encouraged to share stories about their family, friends and neighbors through an online form that can be accessed at www.chicago.gov/covid19.