CPS Announces New School Year Will Start With All Students Learning Remotely Due To Rising COVID-19 CasesThe district originally planned a hybrid model of both remote learning and in-class instruction, but now will move to an entirely virtual plan to start the school year.
Chicago Public Schools Expected To Announce Plan For Only Remote Learning; Chicago Teachers Union Had Called For Possible Strike VoteThe district originally planned a hybrid model of both remote learning and in-class instruction, but now will move to an entirely virtual plan to start the school year.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Appoints Matthew Beaudet As Buildings Commissioner, City's First Native American Department HeadBeaudet had been serving as the acting commissioner since the retirement of Judy Frydland last month.
With Some Landlords Raising Rent, And Limited Financial Help Available, Many Tenants Fear For Their FutureCBS 2 Morning Insider Tim McNicholas learned dozens of people have had their rent increased during the pandemic, and with the state's eviction ban expiring on Aug. 22, some say the mayor's office needs to step up.
Wisconsin, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska Added To Chicago's Travel Quarantine OrderTravelers coming in from those four states will be included in the order, which requires travelers from COVID-19 hot spots to self quarantine for 14 days upon arriving in Chicago.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Said Lake Michigan Playpen Wouldn't Open This Summer, But City Can't Close It, And Coast Guard Won'tDozens of boats lined up in the Playpen on Saturday, with enforcement of social distancing rules nowhere to be found.
Mayor Lightfoot Names Head Of New Office Of Public Safety Administration; Public Library Commissioner Andrea Telli RetiringMayor Lori Lightfoot is losing a member of her cabinet, but gaining another.
Three Illinois Congressmen Demand Federal Agents Coming To Chicago Coordinate With Mayor, GovernorThe congressmen also want guarantees agents deployed to Chicago will wear uniforms and use clearly marked vehicles.
Black Lives Matter Chicago Files Federal Lawsuit, Seeking To Block Federal Agents From Policing ProtestsBlack Lives Matter is seeking an injunction prohibiting federal agents from “interfering in or otherwise policing lawful and peaceful assemblies and protests.”
Bid To Settle Lawsuit Seeking Decades Of Police Misconduct Records Stalls; Aldermen Seek To Create Database For Complaint RecordsAld. Scott Waguespack (32nd) said he has shared a proposed ordinance for the creation of a public database of police misconduct complaints with his colleagues on the City Council.
Lightfoot, Woodlawn Aldermen, Activists Reach Compromise To Protect Affordable Housing Near Obama Center“This ordinance will go a long way in maintaining and developing a wide range of housing options for renters, homeowners and investors for our South Side neighborhoods,” said Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th).
City Council Overhauls Vehicle Impoundment Rules, Settles Class Action Lawsuit Over Failure To Return Seized Cars To Innocent OwnersThe ordinance rolls back impoundment fines and fees that were doubled by Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 2011, and caps the storage fees charged to motorists whose cars have been seized at $1,000,
Zoning Committee Signs Off On Mayor Lori Lightfoot's Proposed New Implosion Permit RulesAs part of the proposed ordinance, applicants seeking an implosion permit would have to notify people living within 1,000 feet of the demolition site, and hold a public hearing carrying out the demolition work.
'Not On Our Watch': U.S. Rep. Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia Slams Trump Plan To Send Federal Agents To ChicagoCongressman Chuy Garcia claims the White House plan to deploy 175 federal agents in Chicago poses a threat to our democracy, and the safety of Chicago communities.
In Letter, Mayor Lightfoot Urges President Trump Not To Send Federal Agents To Chicago, Saying It 'Would Spell Disaster'“We don’t need federal agents, without any insignia, taking people off the street and holding them, I think, unlawfully. That’s not what we need,” Mayor Lightfoot said.