CPD: 21 Officers Not Being Paid After Defying City's COVID Vaccine MandateOf those participating, 82% are vaccinated. Those who are unvaccinated can be tested twice a week to continue working thru the end of the year.
Concerns Mount About Public Safety With CPD Officers Being Stripped Of Police Powers For Not Complying With COVID-19 Vaccine Reporting RulesThe Chicago Police Department late Monday was still tabulating how many officers have been stripped of their police powers because they did not report their COVID-19 vaccination status to the city.
More Than A Third Of CPD Staff Missed Vaccine Reporting Deadline; City Could Begin Placing Employees On 'No Pay' Status TodayFriday night was the deadline for all city workers to inform the city of their vaccination status, or face the prospect of being placed on “no pay” status.
Chicago Firefighter Fired Over Racist Social Media Posts; City Worker Reprimanded For Bringing Gun To O'HareA Chicago firefighter-EMT has been fired, after a watchdog investigation into a series of racist, offensive, and threatening posts on Facebook.
Ald. James Gardiner Removed From Democratic Party Committee Posts Over ‘Boorish, Obnoxious, Repugnant, Rude, And Vulgar Conduct’"Because this continuing course of conduct has no home in our Party, we will not stand silent in the face of such bigotry," the Cook County Democratic Party said of Ald. James Gardiner's behavior.
Chicago Police Union President Estimates More Than 3,000 Officers Defying City's Vaccine Reporting MandateThe Chicago Fraternal Order of Police has said the city's vaccine mandate is a change to employment policies that must be negotiated with the union.
Chicago Police Restrict Time Off For Officers; Unclear If Order Is Related To Battle Between City Hall, FOP Over COVID-19 Vaccine MandateChicago Police are restricting time off for officers until further notice.
Illinois Democrats Look To Increase Edge With New Congressional MapsDemocrats who control state government released their proposed congressional maps Friday, and lawmakers are scheduled to meet in Springfield to pass the new maps before the end of the month.
Chicagoans Worry Vaccine Mandate Standoff Between City Hall And FOP Will Leave Them Less Safe; 'It's Like This Big Macho Thing'“I think they want to make it about them, It ain't about, really, the people. It's like this big macho thing between both parties,” Shulonda Stamps said.
Lightfoot Not Backing Down From Vaccine Reporting Deadline For City Workers, Despite Police Union Threatening DefianceThe stare-down between the mayor and the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police is fueling concerns that Chicagoans’ safety might be put at risk.
FOP President Predicts 50% Of CPD Officers Will Stay Home If Mayor Lightfoot Doesn't Back Down From Vaccine Mandate“If you want to send officers home, and risk the safety and security of the citizens of this city, then so be it. It’s not us, it’s you. Our officers want to work,” FOP President John Catanzara said.
Park District Board Taps Former City Business Affairs Commissioner Rosa Escareno As Interim CEO In Wake Of Mike Kelly's OusterKelly resigned Saturday, just hours after Mayor Lightfoot called on the Park District Board to fire him over his handling of a sex abuse scandal involving lifeguards at the city's beaches and pools.
Chicago Park District CEO Mike Kelly Resigns After Mayor Lori Lightfoot Said He Should Be Fired Over Handling Of Lifeguard Sex Abuse Scandal"The culture of sexual abuse, harassment, and coercion that has become pervasive within the District’s Aquatics Department lifeguard program ... is unacceptable," Lightfoot said in a statement.
Preckwinkle Responds To Questions About Officer On Her Security Detail Who Fired At Would-Be Carjacker Near Her HomePreckwinkle said the incident happened in the city of Chicago, so it’s a Chicago Police matter, and she didn’t want to jeopardize the investigation.
Chicago City Workers Who Aren't Vaccinated By Oct. 15 Must Undergo Regular COVID-19 TestingCity employees who don't report their vaccination status by Oct. 15 will be placed on "no pay" status.