Mayor Lightfoot, CPD Superintendent Brown To Discuss What 'Didn't Work' To Curb Weekend ViolenceFor perspective, New York has three times the people of Chicago. It had 10 shootings and five homicides this weekend. Los Angeles saw three shootings and one homicide. Chicago had 49 shootings and 10 homicides.
Chicago To Spend $56 Million Hiring Hundreds Of COVID-19 Contact TracersDr. Arwady and the mayor said contact tracers will make $20 an hour, supervisors $24 an hour. No prior experience is required. And all who take part will be trained not only in the skills needed to contact trace, but the attitude as well.
'A Fail' How Mayor Lightfoot Called Plans To Curb Weekend Violence"We can't do this alone solely with the resources of the Chicago Police Department and I have said this many times. What we experience every day with gun violence is a public health crisis and we have to treat it as such."
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."
Chicago's COVID-19 Phase 3 To Start In Early June"I am pleased to announce that we are preparing for Chicago to take the first step in early June, all the sectors that we are announcing today, need to be prepared to open."
Lightfoot: COVID-19 Phase 3 Starts In Early June; Restaurants, Salons, Can Open With Restrictions
Lightfoot: Chicago Restaurants Won't Be Able To Open Next Week"You cannot believe how many phone calls I got between Wednesday and this morning from people making reservations."
Lightfoot: $1.2 Million For COVID-19 Mental Health Project, No Date To Reopen Lakefront"I'm very worried about a spike and a surge in cases when we do open back up. And so we're going to work to try to mitigate against that."
Mayor Lightfoot: COVID-19 'Testing Network' Opens In Chicago This WeekTwo sites will open this week Salcedo Elementary School in Little Village and Dr. Jorge Prieto Math and Science Academy in the Belmont Craigen neighborhood. A site where the White Sox play, Guaranteed Rate Field, will be for first responsers.
Mayor Lightfoot: 'Protecting Chicago Framework' 5 Phase Gradual Reopening"Based on the numbers we are seeing, if these businesses don't open soon, many will be forced to close their doors entirely. I want you to know we are doing everything we can to keep that from happening."
Mayor Lightfoot: Nursing Home Employees Can Isolate At Chicago Hotels“Chicago’s nursing home workers have been at the forefront of this unprecedented public health crisis as they continue to serve our most vulnerable residents and individuals suffering from COVID-19."
COVID-19 To Peak In Chicago In May, Cases On The Rise In City's Latinx Community"We are not yet coming down. We expect to see that peak in May."
Lightfoot: 2 New Police Operational Centers Open, Total Of 5 In Chicago“These two new areas are a testament to our 'all-hands-on-deck' strategy to maximize resources and expand services to touch every community and resident across Chicago."
Lightfoot: New COVID-19 App Will Provide Info, Preregister Residents For Future Vaccine"It's really the first app of its kind. And it will advise residents what to do if they experience symptoms, where to seek medical care, how to connect to testing."
Lightfoot Launches COVID-19 Economic Recovery Task Force For Chicago, Suburbs"We are also looking ahead to the next phase of this challenge to develop ways Chicago can emerge from the unprecedented event stronger than before."