Lightfoot Doesn't Want To Tear Down Columbus Statues, Cites 'Too Many Divisive Moments'"We can use this moment as an opportunity to not try to erase history, but embrace it full on," the mayor said.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Won't Support Effort To Rename Columbus Day As Indigenous People's Day In ChicagoTwo ordinances were introduced to the City Council last year to remove Columbus Day as a city holiday, and replace it with Indigenous People's Day.
Chicago Workers Rally Amid White House Push For Postal ChangesWorkers rallied near a downtown Chicago post office, with signs reading "U.S. Mail, Not For Sale" and "We Belong To The People, Not Corporate America."
10 Shot, 3 Fatally, In Columbus Day Gun Violence Across ChicagoThree men were killed and at least seven other people were wounded in shootings on Columbus Day in Chicago.
Oak Park Celebrates "Indigenous People's Day" On Columbus DayOak Park has come up with an alternative to Columbus Day.
Burbank Students Attend School On Holiday In Protest Of Columbus DaySome students at a Burbank high school are in class today, in protest.
Walter's Perspective: Plenty Of Reasons To Celebrate Italian HeritageI'm a day late, but not too late, because it's never too late to celebrate Columbus Day, and add to my reasons every year for why we should stop thinking of Italians as godfather gangsters, and remember what they've given to the world.
Italians, Poles Fight CPS Plan To End Columbus, Pulaski HolidaysEnd the holiday treatment for Pulaski Day and Columbus Day at Chicago Public Schools? Polish and Italian civic leaders say the proposed change in the school calendar backed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel is “a slap in the face.”
Old Times Remembered On Columbus DayMass on Sunday, the afternoon at nana's, the family all together.
CBS 2 School: Noble JourneyWith so much negativity and resentment directed at Christopher Columbus it is amazing we still have a federal holiday today. It was a lot different back in 1892.