Preparation Work Begins In Jackson Park Ahead Of Fall Groundbreaking For Obama Presidential CenterMayor Lori Lightfoot and Gov. JB Pritzker on Wednesday announced $200 million in utility, infrastructure, and park improvements in Jackson Park that will help pave the way for groundbreaking of the $500 million Obama Presidential Center later this year.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Has Seen Video Of Fatal Police Shooting Of 13-Year-Old Adam Toledo, But Won't Describe Footage Before It's Made PublicMayor Lori Lightfoot declined to describe her own reaction to the video of the shooting death of 13-year-old Adam Toledo, citing the ongoing COPA investigation.
City Council Committee Backs Plan To Protect Chicago Workers Who Take Time Off To Get COVID-19 Vaccine“This ordinance will ensure that no worker has to choose between keeping their job and getting the COVID-19 vaccine,” Business Affairs and Consumer Protection Commissioner Rosa Escareno said.
CTU House Of Delegates Votes To Keep CPS High School Staff Home Beginning Wednesday Without 'Adequate Movement' On Reopening DealCPS is planning to bring thousands of high school students back to classrooms on April 19, and has been negotiating with CTU on a safe reopening agreement, but the union has accused the district of failing to provide "reasonable accommodations" for teachers.
Chicago Opens Mass Vaccination Sites Near Wrigley Field, At Chicago State UniversityIn an effort to get even more vaccines into arms as new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are rising again in Chicago, city officials said two new mass vaccination sites will open on Monday, April 5, near Wrigley Field and at Chicago State University.
Latest Court-Ordered Report On CPD Reforms Finds City Still Missing Most Deadlines, But Making Better ProgressThe independent monitor reviewing the Chicago Police Department’s progress on court-ordered reforms offered a mixed report card on Wednesday in its latest review.
COVID-19 In Illinois: 2,592 New Coronavirus Cases, 28 More Deaths, Hospitalizations Continue To ClimbIllinois is now averaging 2,411 new cases per day over the past week, a 21% increase over one week ago.
Largest Chicago Firehouse Opens In West Pullman; 'A Beacon Of Light For This Community'"This firehouse is beautiful, state of the art, and what the community from the Far South Side has needed for more than a couple of decades, and more importantly what it deserves," said Fire Commissioner Richard Ford II.
Rising COVID-19 Cases In Chicago And Across The Country Prompt Warnings From Officials; 'We Have Got To Remain Diligent'Even as more people are getting vaccinated at places like the United Center, COVID-19 is still here, and the upward trend in cases the past couple weeks is proof of that.
Activists Ramp Up Push For Civilian Oversight Of Chicago Police DepartmentConcerned citizens, aldermen, and other leaders tackled police misconduct during a virtual town hall on Saturday.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Easing Outdoor COVID-19 Restrictions; Keeping Current Indoor LimitsBars and restaurants will be allowed to increase the maximum table size for outdoor dining to 10 people, as long as tables remain spaced six feet apart.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Calls For Independent Investigation Of Loretto Hospital Vaccine ScandalLightfoot said there must be an independent probe of Loretto to determine how every dose was allocated, and the findings of that investigation should be presented to the Chicago Department of Public Health.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Announces Proposal To Update City's Affordable Housing Ordinance With New Requirements For DevelopersSeeking to boost the number of affordable housing units available for lower-income Chicagoans, Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Wednesday proposed new requirements for developers who get city subsidies, purchase city land, or require a zoning change for their projects.
Ald. Anthony Beale Calls For City Council To Return Threshold For Speed Camera Tickets To 10 MPHBeale has introduced a proposal to end the ticketing of drivers going 6 mph to 9 mph over the limit, and to resume ticketing only drivers exceeding the speed limit by 10 mph or more.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot 'Very Concerned' About Recent Increase In COVID-19 Cases In ChicagoThe mayor echoed the worries of her Public Health Commissioner, Dr. Allison Arwady, who one day earlier said key virus metrics in Chicago are headed "in the wrong direction."