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Good News: February 5, 2021

Welcome to Good News! In this space we feature positive stories of community impact and development, relevant to the areas Metropolitan serves or the programs we offer.

As COVID rages, Loretto Hospital employee scraps his own dreams to help the West Side
Chicago Tribune
As he welcomes people to a Loretto Hospital COVID testing tent on a windy, 21-degree morning, a shivering Johnathan Daniels knows one thing for certain: This was never the plan.

West Side Job Readiness Campus Will Soon Open, Giving Residents Opportunity To ‘Launch A New Beginning’
Block Club Chicago
The North Lawndale Employment Network is finishing redevelopment of its campus, which will open March 15. The center at 1111 S. Homan Ave. will provide opportunities for residents to get job training and build careers.

After pressure from advocates, Comcast boosts internet speed for low-income users
For households nationally that subscribe to the program, internet speed will double from 25 megabits per second (mbps) to 50. Costs will remain the same at $10 a month. Upload speeds will also raise from 3 mbps to 5. Experts say the upload speed can often be the limiting factor for online school, especially if there is more than one person in a household is trying to log on.