More Than 1 Million COVID Vaccine Doses Given To ChicagoansSpeaking from Chicago's Back of the Yards neighborhood, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she is pleased a good percentage of the vaccine is going to Black and Brown communities.
Seniors Can Schedule COVID Vaccine Appointments At The United Center Beginning ThursdayMore than 100,000 appointments over the next three days will be available when registration opens.
Chicago Fire Department Hosts Graduation Ceremony For New FirefightersDue to COVID-19 social distancing, their families had to watch the ceremony online.
'Extremely Relieved He's Going Back': CPS Students Return To The Classroom Thursday"I know it’s so important for him to be there, because the services that he needs cannot be offered remotely."
Chicago Teachers Union House Of Delegates Sends Tentative Agreement, In-Person Learning Guidelines To Rank-And-File For VoteIf the union votes no, it could trigger a lockout and a strike.
CPS And Teachers Union Continue To Hammer Out Conditions For Instructors To Return For In Person LearningHe said working conditions aren't usually in the bullseye of a teachers union dispute. Even more rare: an employer triggering new working conditions. In this case remote instruction. Then the employer wanting staff to revert back to in-person learning.
Mayor Lightfoot Officially Welcomes Naperville Native Candace Parker To The Chicago SkyParker said she made the difficult decision to leave the LA Sparks after 13 seasons to be closer to family, as the soon-to-be 35-year old closes out her spectacular career.
CPS Teachers Work Remotely, Lightfoot Wants An Agreement Between The District And Chicago Teachers UnionAt this point, CPS students in kindergarten through eighth grade are still scheduled to go back to in person learning next Monday, February 1st.
COVID Vaccine Phase 1B Begins For Chicago Residents 65 And Older, Essential Workers; Lightfoot Urges People Of Color To Get VaccinatedThe city said the neighborhoods targeted under the Protect Chicago Plus initiative include: West Englewood, New City, Gage Park, North Lawndale, South Lawndale, Chicago Lawn, Englewood, Roseland, Archer Heights, Washington Heights, Austin, Montclare, South Deering, Belmont Cragin and Humboldt Park.
Chicago Activists Call For Mayor Lightfoot's Resignation, Claim Coverup In CPD's Botched Raid At Anjanette Young's HomeSome Chicago pastors are asking for congressional hearings about the case.
Chicago's Mayor Wants People To Remain Vigilant Despite COVID Vaccine Rollout; 'We Don't Want To Take Any Steps Back'"We've come a long way on this journey together and we cannot let up now. We got to continue through the end of the year."
Mayor Lightfoot: 'I Feel A Lot Of Pain' For Anjanette Young, Woman Handcuffed Naked By Chicago PoliceFor 20 minutes, Mayor Lightfoot vowed people involved would be held accountable, a review of every search warrant will be conducted and, most importantly, she would do what is necessary to make amends to Anjanette Young.
Chicago's 'Together We Heal' To Start Conversations, Challenge Thoughts On Race"Together We Heal" is a new citywide initiative where people all across Chicago are asked to host candid conversations, healing circles and other activities designed to challenge their thoughts on race.
New Chicago COVID Testing Site At Midway Opens Next Week, 40,000 Rapid Tests To Be Used Across The City“The best way to get tested is by calling your health care provider, but there are many other convenient and affordable ways to get tested in Chicago, including new at-home testing services. We have partnered with community health centers to ensure that people, regardless of ability to pay, insurance or immigration status, have access to both testing and primary care.”
Chicago Mayor Lightfoot Unveils Five Year Capital PlanSome key elements in the multibillion dollar plan are the repair or replacement of bridges, shoreline, inaccessible sidewalks as well as street resurfacing and lighting.