Chicago Announces Guidelines For Next Phase Of Reopening Businesses In Early JuneWhile some parts of the state will begin easing COVID-19 restrictions on Friday, the mayor has said the city is not quite ready yet.
Lighfoot Announces $56 Million RFP For Expansion Of COVID-19 Contact Tracing"One of the most important weapons we have is contact tracing which is our ability to follow the path of this disease to learn where it is coming from and who is getting it and how it is spreading in our communities."
Preckwinkle 'Profoundly Disappointed' In Cook County Decision To Release Addresses Of Confirmed COVID-19 Patients To First RespondersFirst responders at suburban police departments like in Hazel Crest say the list is crucial for their safety. Meanwhile residents argue it is an invasion of their medical privacy.
City Launching New Summer Operations Center Ahead Of Memorial Day WeekendStarting with the Memorial Day weekend, the SOC will monitor activity throughout the city every weekend this summer, and deploy resources and services as needed.
Illinois Preps For Phase Three And Open Of Restaurants, Salons And BarbershopsWhat does phase three of Gov. JB Pritzker's reopening plan look like for the City of Chicago? Mayor Lori Lightfoot has not yet said.
Aldermen Approve $20M Tax Break For Downtown Project, After Two-Month Delay Due To Questions About Minority Participation“Any developer or any contractor that seeks City Council approval needs to take into account and consideration that there be some diversity and some parity when awarding some of these contracts,” Ald. Gilbert Villegas (36th) said.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Introduces Plan To Give Tenants More Notice When Leases Won't Be RenewedThe measure would require landlords to provide 90 days notice to tenants who have lived in their units for more than 6 months before terminating or deciding not to renew their lease.
Aldermen Vote For New Protections For Workers, Relief For Businesses During COVID-19 CrisisThe City Council voted to prohibit employers from firing, demoting, or otherwise retaliating against workers who stay home because they have the virus, were exposed to it, or are caring for someone who does.
City Council Approves Plan For Tribune Tower East, 102-Story Skyscraper That Would Be Chicago's 2nd Tallest BuildingThe building would include a 200-room hotel, 564 condos and apartments, a 687-stall parking garage, and 14 loading docks on Lower Michigan Avenue and Lower Illinois Street.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Sean Penn Tour New COVID-19 Testing Site In Belmont CraginLast week, the city announced it was teaming up with Penn's disaster relief charity, CORE, and biotech firm Curative-Korva to create six new testing sites in Chicago.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Plans To Fine Churches That Defied Stay-At-Home Order Rules To Hold Sunday Services“Certainly there were some churches that congregated in excess of the allowable number, and we will be taking action as to those individuals and those churches,” Lightfoot said at an unrelated event Monday morning.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Defends Plan For More Demolition Work At Little Village Power Plant, But Admits 'We Should Have Done A Better Job' Informing NeighborsThe mayor has delayed plans to demolish a turbine building at the old Crawford power plant, but said it "must come down" due to the danger it poses.
City Awards $5,000 COVID-19 Recovery Grants To 959 MicrobusinessesAccording to the mayor's office, more than two-thirds of the microbusinesses receiving the grants did not get any other emergency funding during the pandemic.
Chicago To Require Food Delivery Apps To Disclose All Fees To CustomersAccording to the mayor's office, restaurants are sometimes charged as much as 30% in commission fees to use third-party delivery services.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Prepared To Take Action If Churches Defy Stay-At-Home Order On Sunday; 'These Measures Are Not Arbitrary'“We hope that leaders of the faith community are going to be smart and sensible, and recognize obviously people are following them, and hope that they lead their congregations and their flocks in a way that is consistent with the public health guidelines," Mayor Lightfoot said.