Aldermen Opposed To City Worker Vaccine Mandate Seek Special City Council Meeting To Repeal ItA group of aldermen seeking to repeal Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s vaccine mandate for city workers has filed notice to hold a special City Council meeting on Friday in an effort to force a vote on their proposal.
Dozens Of Officers Rally Outside CPD Headquarters, Protesting City's Vaccine Mandate“We are willing to subject our members to daily testing before they go into roll call. Get a rapid test. If you’re positive, go home," police union boss John Catanzara said.
Gov. JB Pritzker Announces Vaccine Or Weekly Testing Mandate For Illinois Daycare WorkersGov. JB Pritzker on Friday issued a new executive order requiring all daycare center workers in Illinois to get COVID vaccine shots by early January, or else undergo weekly testing for the virus.
Dozens Of Chicago Firefighters, Water Department Workers Sue To Block City's Vaccine MandateThe lawsuit, filed in federal court on Thursday by attorney Jonathan Lubin, seeks to prevent the city from requiring workers to disclose their vaccination status or be disciplined for not being vaccinated.
Along With Chicago FOP, Alderman Wants To Repeal COVID Vaccine MandateA judge ruled on Thursday against the wishes of the police union, that both lawsuits will be heard by one judge.
Chicago's Police Union Fights City Hall Over COVID Vaccine Mandate In Court Hearings"I think both sides have legitimate positions. I really do."
City Hall, Police Union Return To Court As Fight Over Vaccine Mandate Drags OnThe Chicago Fraternal Order of Police is asking a judge assigned to the case to recuse herself over a past professional relationship with the mayor.
CPD Says 21 Officers Not Being Paid After Defying City's COVID Vaccine Mandate; Illinois FOP Castigates Mayor Lightfoot After Reports That She's Trying To Find Replacement OfficersOf those participating, 82% are vaccinated. Those who are unvaccinated can be tested twice a week to continue working thru the end of the year.
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 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.
Judge Bars Chicago Police Union President John Catanzara From Encouraging Officers To Defy City's Vaccine MandateThe standoff between Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police over the city's vaccine mandate is now in the hands of the courts, after both sides filed lawsuits against each other on Friday.
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.