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.
'Just Cause For Evictions' Ordinance Gets New Life At City Hall; Will Get Public Hearing, But Fate UnclearChicago currently allows “no-fault” evictions, but the ordinance backed by a group of progressive aldermen seeks to put an end to that.
Chicago Police Say Peaceful Grant Park Protest Was 'Hijacked By Organized Mobs'; Mayor Lori Lightfoot Denounces 'People Who Came For A Fight, Not A Peaceful Protest'The mayor and police said organized mobs of vigilantes hijacked an otherwise peaceful protest, and pelted officers with frozen water bottles, rocks, and fireworks.
Chicago Public Schools Release Plan For Hybrid Model Of In-Person And Online Classes In FallA final decision on whether schools will reopen for in-person classes will not be made until late August, depending on how Chicago is handling the COVID-19 outbreak at the time.
Lightfoot Slams 'Litany Of Nonsense' From Trump, Stands By 'Hey Karen, Watch Your Mouth' Tweet To White House Press SecretaryThe latest flare-up came after White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany accused Lightfoot on Thursday of not doing enough to tackle gun violence in Chicago, calling her a “derelict mayor.”
Inspector General's Report: Former Supt. Eddie Johnson Drove Drunk, Swerved Erratically, And Then Lied About What Happened The Night He Was Found Slumped Over WheelA Chicago Inspector General’s Office report issued Thursday found that former police Supt. Eddie Johnson drove drunk on the night he was found slumped over the wheel of his city-issued vehicle last fall, and drove erratically through the Bridgeport neighborhood as officers followed him home.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Warns City Might Have To Move Back To Phase 3 If COVID Cases Continue To Rise; 'We Are On The Precipice'“If we continue to see this uptick in cases, we’re going to have no choice but to go back into Phase 3," the mayor said.
Aldermen Back Ordinance Requiring Landlords To Give Some Tenants' More Notice Before Ending LeasesHousing Commissioner Marisa Novara said tenants currently can be forced to move out of their homes with as little as 30 days’ notice when a landlord decides to terminate or not renew their lease, or to increase their rent.
Lightfoot: No Plans To Reopen Chicago Beaches Anytime Soon"Until we feel like we are in a good place, and we're starting to see a slight uptick in cases, the beaches conversation is one that's going to have to come down the road."
City Closes West Loop Restaurant For Violating Social Distancing Orders; No Plans To Shut Down Indoor Dining Altogether"Irresponsible actions like this put our entire city at risk and will not be tolerated," The Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection stated in a news release.
City Ordering Bars, Restaurants To Close At MidnightMayor Lori Lightfoot is ordering all bars, breweries, and restaurants that serve liquor to close at midnight, in an effort to further curb the spread of COVID-19 in Chicago.
Lightfoot Proposes Health And Safety Ratings For Restaurants In Wake Of COVID-19Now the Chicago mayor's office is proposing all businesses in Chicago get a health and safety rating you could check first in the wake of the coronavirus.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot's COVID-19 Task Force Outlines Recommendations For Economic Recovery From Pandemic: 'A Crisis Unlike Anything We've Ever Experienced'“This crisis truly does afford us a once-in-a-generation opportunity to really rethink and remake the landscape of Chicago," the mayor said.
Mayor Lightfoot Shrugs Off President Trump's Call For All Schools To Reopen In Fall; 'This Really Has To Be A Localized Decision'"I don’t put much weight into what President Trump says, particularly given his lack of leadership over the course of this pandemic, but making those kinds of decisions has to lie with the local school district," Mayor Lightfoot said.
Aldermen Take Up Debate On Removing CPD Officers From Chicago Public SchoolsA lengthy debate on the value of police officers in schools came as an ordinance to remove them has been at least temporarily bottled up in committee.