With Vaccinations Lagging And COVID Cases Rising Among Black Chicagoans, Mayor Lightfoot Says 'We Need To Send Out The Alarm'“Black Chicagoans once again are getting sicker, requiring hospital care, and dying more than any other demographic in our city, but we are not taking this life-saving vaccine like we should,” Mayor Lightfoot said.
Jaslyn Adams Shooting: CPS Chief Says 'I’m Sick Of Our Kids Not Feeling Safe' After 1st Grader Killed At McDonald's Drive-Thru In Homan SquareChicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson said she feels "like a broken record" mourning another student who lost their life to gun violence.
Protesters Marching For Justice For Adam Toledo Say Police Got Aggressive At End Of Friday Night Demonstration In Logan SquareAnthony McCullom, 20, and another man were charged with misdemeanors. McCullom and a protest organizer said the whole demonstration was peaceful.
Another Delay For Bid To Create Database For CPD Misconduct Files As Aldermen Question Cost, Frustrating City's Top WatchdogAsked by Ald. David Moore (17th) what it would cost the city not to establish the proposed police misconduct database, Inspector General Joseph Ferguson said the city’s very reputation is at stake.
Chicago City Council To Resume In-Person Meetings Next Week, But Aldermen Can Continue Attending RemotelyThe City Council has been meeting via Zoom since last spring due to the pandemic, but Mayor Lori Lightfoot's office announced Friday afternoon that in-person meetings would resume with their next meeting on Wednesday at 10 a.m.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Doesn't Support Aldermen's Plan To Create Database For Decades Of CPD Misconduct FilesMayor Lori Lightfoot threw up a potential roadblock in an effort to create a public database of closed Chicago Police Department misconduct files dating as far back as 1994, saying she doesn't support the plan advanced by two key allies on the City Council.
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.