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.
Walmart Vows To Reopen Chicago Stores That Were Closed Due To LootingThree Walmart Supercenters and four Walmart Neighborhood Markets -- mostly on the South and West sides -- remain closed for repairs after they were damaged by looters on the last weekend in May.
Arbitrator Allows CPD To Investigate Anonymous Complaints Against Police SupervisorsAccording to the mayor's office, prohibiting anonymous complaints against officers has discouraged people from reporting misconduct, out of fear of retaliation.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Urges Congress To Include Mayors In Discussions Of Police Reform Legislation; 'We're On The Front Lines'“I think they’ve got to listen and invite us into the conversation. Mayors are on the front lines. We’ve been on the front lines through COVID-19. That work continues. We're on the front lines when it comes to police reform and accountability,” she told CNN in a Skype interview.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Blasts 'Clearly Racist' Tweet By Chicago Teachers Union Showing Her As Scooby-Doo Villain"If that kind of tweet, which is clearly racist, had been put forward by a right-wing group, we would rightly be denouncing them, and I think our scorn should be no less because it was put out by the CTU," the mayor said.
Lightfoot Doesn't Want To Tear Down Columbus Statues, Cites 'Too Many Divisive Moments'"We can use this moment as an opportunity to not try to erase history, but embrace it full on," the mayor said.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Says 'It's Way Past Time' To Allow Indoor Dining At Restaurants“I do think that we can open up indoor dining, and do it safely, and I think sooner rather than later," Lightfoot said.
'Overjoyed' Lightfoot Hails Supreme Court Ruling Rejecting Trump's Bid To End DACA Protections For 'Dreamers'; 'They Deserve And Have The Right To Be Here'“This is an important, important ruling. I think it will go down as one of the most historic rulings in the history of the Supreme Court, and I am overjoyed that this decision has been rendered,” Lightfoot said.
Aldermen Approve Mayor Lori Lightfoot's Plan For Spending $1.13 Billion In COVID-19 Stimulus FundsA group of aldermen this week sent Lightfoot a letter demanding a promise not to spend any of those funds on policing, but the mayor's office has made no such promises.
Bid To Force CPD Officers Out Of Chicago Public Schools Sent To City Council's Legislative PurgatoryMayor Lori Lightfoot has opposed entirely removing police officers from public schools, arguing it should be up to elected Local School Councils to decide if police should be stationed at individual schools.