Lightfoot: City Of Chicago Employee Dies Of COVID-19"This sobering moment should remind us that the numbers that we report every day are not merely statistics. They are people whose lives have been forever changed and a network of people, connected by crisis, who need us to do everything we can every day to save lives."
Beck, Lightfoot On Stay At Home Order: Citations To Be Issued, Parks Could Be Shut Down"At worst, we will take you into custody."
To Combat Spread Of Coronavirus, Chicago's City Hall Will Be Closed To General Public Starting FridayMayor Lori Lightfoot announced Thursday night that in an effort to prevent the further spread of coronavirus, City Hall will not be open to the general public effective Friday.
Coronavirus In Chicago: City Procurement Department Employee Tests Positive For COVID-19City officials do not believe the employee caught the COVID-19 virus at work, but have conducted a thorough cleaning and disinfection of the procurement office, the employee's workspace, and common areas of City Hall.
Chicago City Council Meeting Postponed Due To Coronavirus ConcernsChicago's March meetings of the city council and its committees have been postponed for the remainder of the month.
Ald. Burke Trial Date To Be Set In JuneHe's accused of using his position at City Hall to shake down developers for his own benefit.
Some Skepticism On Lightfoot's Budget Proposal"I think this is a budget that we're going to try to see what sticks after it's thrown up against the wall."
Lightfoot: Pot Sales Banned In Downtown ChicagoMayor Lightfoot has divided the city into seven zones for recreational marijuana sales. She said seven dispensaries should be allowed in each zone, but the central business district, including the Mag Mile, should be off limits.
Support In 14th Ward For Ald. Ed Burke Continues Despite Corruption AllegationsSigns of support for Burke and his February campaign victory remain around the 14th Ward despite allegations against the alderman.
Lightfoot To Burke: Get Out NowLightfoot said what makes this indictment extraordinary is the number of instances in which Burke is allegedly using his position to line his pockets.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot: Alderman Ed Burke 'Forfeited Moral Authority'In a forceful rebuke of indicted Ald. Ed Burke, Mayor Lori Lightfoot called on him to resign from his longtime position has political leader of the 14th ward.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Calls For Alderman Ed Burke To ResignHours after 14th Ward Alderman Ed Burke was indicted on charges of racketeering and attempted extortion, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot called for him to "resign immediately."
Ald. Burke Indicted On Charges Of Racketeering, ExtortionThe indictment also details a rather petty form of extortion by Burke. He allegedly threatened to oppose an admission fee hike for a Chicago museum, unless that museum hired the child of a personal friend for an internship.
A New Day At City Hall As Lightfoot Rebukes BurkeWith the bang of the gavel, Mayor Lightfoot took control of her first City Council meeting. But it was a verbal confrontation with Ald. Bruke that really showed who's boss.
Alderman On Lightfoot Rebuke: 'She Painted Us All In A Very Broad Stroke'"Turning and giving us all the evil eye, mean mugging us to try to make it feel like she's trying to intimidate us, was completely uncalled for."