Dozens In Congregation Ill At Small Chicago Church

Suburban Chicago’s Daily Herald reports:

An estimated 43 people, more than half the people who attended a service March 15 at The Life Church of Glenview, are sick and at least 10 have tested positive for COVID-19, Pastor Anthony LoCascio [photo] confirmed Thursday evening.

“A lot of people are sick,” said LoCascio, who says 11 days after starting to feel ill he still has a persistent cough. “My whole family has the same symptoms.”

LoCascio, who has been pastor at the Life Church for 11 years, said he thought about whether to hold the service. But at the time, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases was low and a stay-at-home order had not yet been imposed. Plus, he had an out-of-town speaker coming.

(Via The Friendly Atheist)