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Chicago Board Of Education Votes To Keep CPD Officers From Chicago Public Schools

Chicago Board Of Education Votes To Keep CPD Officers From Chicago Public Schools

By a 4-3 vote, Mayor Lori Lightfoot's hand-picked board voted down a motion to terminate a $33 million contract with the Chicago Police Department to provide m [...]

Read full article: Chicago Board Of Education Votes To Keep...→
FOP president calls Lightfoot’s bluff on disciplinary changes

FOP president calls Lightfoot’s bluff on disciplinary changes

One change would allow anonymous complaints. Union president John Catanzara said it’s "a gigantic ask ... You’re gonna be willing to give up residency and the [...]

Read full article: FOP president calls Lightfoot’s bluff on...→
Chicago Pastors Demand City Not Rehire Disgraced Former Cop

Chicago Pastors Demand City Not Rehire Disgraced Former Cop

A group of South and West side pastors prayed outside Chicago City Hall on Tuesday before asking Mayor Lori Lightfoot to keep disgraced former cop Robert Rialm [...]

Read full article: Chicago Pastors Demand City Not Rehire D...→

Crain’s Daily Gist podcast: Lightfoot becomes magnet for online hate

As Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s national profile has risen, so have the online attacks and threats against her. Crain’s government reporter A.D. Quig explains why th [...]

Read full article: Crain’s Daily Gist podcast: Lightfoot be...→
Lori Lightfoot, Mayor of Chicago, on Who’s Hurt by Defunding Police

Lori Lightfoot, Mayor of Chicago, on Who’s Hurt by Defunding Police

“You are eliminating one of the few tools that the city has to create middle-class incomes for black and brown folks.”

Read full article: Lori Lightfoot, Mayor of Chicago, on Who...→
Lightfoot: Phase 4 Starts Friday But Precautions Still Needed

Lightfoot: Phase 4 Starts Friday But Precautions Still Needed

"It's because of the shared sacrifice that we are able to announce that Chicago will be able to take the next step."

Read full article: Lightfoot: Phase 4 Starts Friday But Pre...→
‘Closed for the Foreseeable Future:' Chicago Beaches, Playgrounds to Remain Closed in Phase Four

‘Closed for the Foreseeable Future:' Chicago Beaches, Playgrounds to Remain Closed in Phase Four

While many businesses are being allowed to reopen and with attractions like Navy Pier and the Lakefront Trail following suit, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot warn [...]

Read full article: ‘Closed for the Foreseeable Future:' Chi...→
Lights Announces Chicago On Track To Transition To Phase 4 On Friday

Lights Announces Chicago On Track To Transition To Phase 4 On Friday

Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Chicago is on track to transition into Phase 4 of reopening on Friday, June 26.

Read full article: Lights Announces Chicago On Track To Tra...→
Here's How Chicago's Lakefront Will Open Monday

Here's How Chicago's Lakefront Will Open Monday

Chicago’s Lakefront and popular 606 Trail are expected to open Monday with social distancing and safety guidelines in place. Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Thu [...]

Read full article: Here's How Chicago's Lakefront Will Open...→
These Are the Restrictions for Indoor Dining in Chicago

These Are the Restrictions for Indoor Dining in Chicago

Indoor dining will be allowed to resume in Chicago next week, but there will be restrictions. The loosening of restrictions will come on the same day Illinois [...]

Read full article: These Are the Restrictions for Indoor Di...→
Lightfoot Doesn't Support Removing Chicago's Columbus Statues

Lightfoot Doesn't Support Removing Chicago's Columbus Statues

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot indicated Thursday that she does not support removing the city’s statues of Christopher Columbus, saying she felt it was time inst [...]

Read full article: Lightfoot Doesn't Support Removing Chica...→
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Urges Congress To Include Mayors In Discussions Of Police Reform Legislation; 'We're On The Front Lines'

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 co [...]

Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Urges Congress To I...→
Lightfoot denounces 'Scooby-Doo' meme posted by teachers union as 'clearly racist'

Lightfoot denounces 'Scooby-Doo' meme posted by teachers union as 'clearly racist'

In the latest back and forth between two fierce political rivals, Mayor Lori Lightfoot expressed outrage Thursday over a tweet by the Chicago Teachers Union th [...]

Read full article: Lightfoot denounces 'Scooby-Doo' meme po...→
Chicago Mayor Lightfoot says Christoper Columbus statues shouldn't be taken down

Chicago Mayor Lightfoot says Christoper Columbus statues shouldn't be taken down

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Thursday that statues of Christopher Columbus should not be torn down in response to the death of George Floyd, because it wo [...]

Read full article: Chicago Mayor Lightfoot says Christoper ...→
Don’t tear down Columbus statues; use them to confront history and trigger ‘reckoning,’ Lightfoot says

Don’t tear down Columbus statues; use them to confront history and trigger ‘reckoning,’ Lightfoot says

"Let’s have honest, hard conversations about the real truths of our history. ... Let’s start healing and unifying. That’s what we need to do. Particularly when [...]

Read full article: Don’t tear down Columbus statues; use th...→
When Will Chicago Beaches Reopen?

When Will Chicago Beaches Reopen?

Chicago’s beaches aren’t reopening with Lakefront Trail next week. The city’s mayor said the decision to keep beaches closed was aimed at preventing crowds fro [...]

Read full article: When Will Chicago Beaches Reopen?...→

With a Jab at Trump, Pelosi Unveils New ‘Obamacare' Bill

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is taking a jab at President Donald Trump as she unveils a plan to expand the Obama-era health law... Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced [...]

Read full article: With a Jab at Trump, Pelosi Unveils New ...→
5 More Chicago Streets Will Close for Outdoor Dining This Weekend

5 More Chicago Streets Will Close for Outdoor Dining This Weekend

Five more Chicago streets are expected to close this weekend to make way for outdoor seating at area restaurants, Mayor Lori Lightfoot's office said Tuesday ni [...]

Read full article: 5 More Chicago Streets Will Close for Ou...→
Over 40 Shot, 6 Killed, Monday Alone in Mayor Lightfoot's Chicago

Over 40 Shot, 6 Killed, Monday Alone in Mayor Lightfoot's Chicago

More than 40 people were shot, six fatally, on Monday June 23, 2020, in Mayor Lori Lightfoot's (D) Chicago.

Read full article: Over 40 Shot, 6 Killed, Monday Alone in ...→
Gun Laws Fail to Prevent 100 People Shot in Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago

Gun Laws Fail to Prevent 100 People Shot in Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago

Stringent gun controls failed to prevent 100 people from being shot over Father's Day weekend in Mayor Lori Lightfoot's (D) Chicago. 

Read full article: Gun Laws Fail to Prevent 100 People Shot...→
Chicago Set to Move Into Next Phase of Reopening, But Could Move Back at Any Point

Chicago Set to Move Into Next Phase of Reopening, But Could Move Back at Any Point

While Chicago continues to see progress in combating the coronavirus infection rate, city officials say they’re following reports of surges elsewhere closely – [...]

Read full article: Chicago Set to Move Into Next Phase of R...→
Lightfoot Hopes to See Fans Return to Sports Venues Later This Year

Lightfoot Hopes to See Fans Return to Sports Venues Later This Year

Under Phase Four guidelines in the “Restore Illinois” plan, sporting events can have fans fill up to 20 percent of the venue’s capacity, but don’t expect fans [...]

Read full article: Lightfoot Hopes to See Fans Return to Sp...→
Watch Live: Lightfoot to Unveil Details on Chicago's Phase 4 Reopening Plan at 1 P.M.

Watch Live: Lightfoot to Unveil Details on Chicago's Phase 4 Reopening Plan at 1 P.M.

NOTE: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and city health officials are set to hold a press conference to discuss the changes at 1 p.m. Watch live in the player above [...]

Read full article: Watch Live: Lightfoot to Unveil Details ...→
At Least 100 Shot on Father's Day Weekend in Mayor Lightfoot's Chicago

At Least 100 Shot on Father's Day Weekend in Mayor Lightfoot's Chicago

At least 100 people were shot, 14 fatally, in Mayor Lori Lightfoot's (D) Chicago over Father's Day Weekend 2020.

Read full article: At Least 100 Shot on Father's Day Weeken...→
Illinois Coronavirus Updates: New Social Distancing Ambassadors, More People at Beaches

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: New Social Distancing Ambassadors, More People at Beaches

With the lakefront opening Monday, Chicagoans can expect to see Social Distancing Ambassadors in uniform along the trails, according to Mayor Lori Lightfoot... [...]

Read full article: Illinois Coronavirus Updates: New Social...→

Lightfoot becomes a target as she gains national prominence in COVID era

Though many public officials are facing trolls, as a black woman in politics, the mayor is likely facing the worst of it.

Read full article: Lightfoot becomes a target as she gains ...→
Lightfoot Calls ‘Scooby-Doo' Meme of Her Posted by Chicago Teachers Union ‘Clearly Racist'

Lightfoot Calls ‘Scooby-Doo' Meme of Her Posted by Chicago Teachers Union ‘Clearly Racist'

Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday denounced a cartoon the Chicago Teachers Union posted on Twitter – depicting her tied in a rope and surrounded by the characte [...]

Read full article: Lightfoot Calls ‘Scooby-Doo' Meme of Her...→

Lightfoot promises no more secret City Council meetings

Emails signal the city has "discontinued" unannounced internet sessions that a watchdog group says violated the open-meetings law.

Read full article: Lightfoot promises no more secret City C...→
Activists say mayor’s police reform promises ring hollow

Activists say mayor’s police reform promises ring hollow

Lori Lightfoot has hampered the process of installing a police oversight council, activists say, despite making it a major part of her public safety platform d [...]

Read full article: Activists say mayor’s police reform prom...→
‘It’s a nice hashtag’: Chicago’s Lightfoot pushes police reform, not defunding

‘It’s a nice hashtag’: Chicago’s Lightfoot pushes police reform, not defunding

The mayor says the status quo for law enforcement has failed but argues defunding the police would hurt diversity on the force.

Read full article: ‘It’s a nice hashtag’: Chicago’s Lightfo...→
Ministers, Activists Want Mayor Lori Lightfoot To Ban Former CPD Officer Robert Rialmo From Future City Employment

Ministers, Activists Want Mayor Lori Lightfoot To Ban Former CPD Officer Robert Rialmo From Future City Employment

The Chicago Police Board voted unanimously last fall to fire Rialmo, nearly four years after he shot and killed 19-year-old Quintonio LeGrier and an innocent b [...]

Read full article: Ministers, Activists Want Mayor Lori Lig...→

Mayor Lightfoot Discusses Chicago's Move Into Phase Four of Reopening Plan

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot discusses the city’s decision to move into Phase Four of the coronavirus reopening plan.... Under Phase Four guidelines in the “Re [...]

Read full article: Mayor Lightfoot Discusses Chicago's Move...→
Artist behind 'Scooby-Doo' parody cartoon criticized as 'racist' by Chicago mayor speaks out

Artist behind 'Scooby-Doo' parody cartoon criticized as 'racist' by Chicago mayor speaks out

The artist behind a “Scooby-Doo”-themed cartoon that was derided by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot as "racist" shared his side of the story. 

Read full article: Artist behind 'Scooby-Doo' parody cartoo...→
A Look at What Will Reopen in Phase 4 in Chicago

A Look at What Will Reopen in Phase 4 in Chicago

NOTE: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and city health officials are set to hold a press conference to discuss the changes at 1 p.m. Watch live in the player above [...]

Read full article: A Look at What Will Reopen in Phase 4 in...→

This foolish feud between the CTU and Mayor Lightfoot is doing school kids like me no good | Letters

I will be forever grateful to dedicated teachers and administrators. But what has transpired between the mayor and the CTU over the past year is reprehensible.

Read full article: This foolish feud between the CTU and Ma...→
Here's What Social Distancing Ambassadors Look Like in Chicago

Here's What Social Distancing Ambassadors Look Like in Chicago

With more popular Chicago areas reopening to the public Monday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced the city will place Social Distancing Ambassadors along the site [...]

Read full article: Here's What Social Distancing Ambassador...→
Indoor Dining Can Return in Chicago on June 26, Mayor Announces

Indoor Dining Can Return in Chicago on June 26, Mayor Announces

Indoor dining will be allowed to resume with capacity limitations in Chicago on June 26, the mayor announced Friday. The loosening of restrictions will come on [...]

Read full article: Indoor Dining Can Return in Chicago on J...→

Members of the National Guard have been called to Chicago as the city braces for [...]

Members of the National Guard have been called to Chicago as the city braces for additional protests following a night of destruction despite a citywide curfew [...]

Read full article: Members of the National Guard have been ...→
Chicago mayor slams teachers union tweet that shows her as Scooby-Doo villain: 'Clearly racist'

Chicago mayor slams teachers union tweet that shows her as Scooby-Doo villain: 'Clearly racist'

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot blasted the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) Thursday over a "clearly racist" tweet that depicted her wearing a police uniform while t [...]

Read full article: Chicago mayor slams teachers union tweet...→
Lightfoot Optimistic Indoor Dining Can Return ‘Safely' in Chicago

Lightfoot Optimistic Indoor Dining Can Return ‘Safely' in Chicago

As Chicago and Illinois health officials discuss the possibility of moving into phase four, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she believes the city will be able to “sa [...]

Read full article: Lightfoot Optimistic Indoor Dining Can R...→
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Blasts 'Clearly Racist' Tweet By Chicago Teachers Union Showing Her As Scooby-Doo Villain

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 [...]

Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Blasts 'Clearly Rac...→
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Says 'It's Way Past Time' To Allow Indoor Dining At Restaurants

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.

Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Says 'It's Way Past...→
Chicago Board Of Education Votes To Keep CPD Officers From Chicago Public Schools

Chicago Board Of Education Votes To Keep CPD Officers From Chicago Public Schools

By a 4-3 vote, Mayor Lori Lightfoot's hand-picked board voted down a motion to terminate a $33 million contract with the Chicago Police Department to provide m [...]

Read full article: Chicago Board Of Education Votes To Keep...→
Activists say mayor’s police reform promises ring hollow

Activists say mayor’s police reform promises ring hollow

Lori Lightfoot has hampered the process of installing a police oversight council, activists say, despite making it a major part of her public safety platform d [...]

Read full article: Activists say mayor’s police reform prom...→
5 More Chicago Streets Will Close for Outdoor Dining This Weekend

5 More Chicago Streets Will Close for Outdoor Dining This Weekend

Five more Chicago streets are expected to close this weekend to make way for outdoor seating at area restaurants, Mayor Lori Lightfoot's office said Tuesday ni [...]

Read full article: 5 More Chicago Streets Will Close for Ou...→
Chicago Pastors Demand City Not Rehire Disgraced Former Cop

Chicago Pastors Demand City Not Rehire Disgraced Former Cop

A group of South and West side pastors prayed outside Chicago City Hall on Tuesday before asking Mayor Lori Lightfoot to keep disgraced former cop Robert Rialm [...]

Read full article: Chicago Pastors Demand City Not Rehire D...→
Gun Laws Fail to Prevent 100 People Shot in Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago

Gun Laws Fail to Prevent 100 People Shot in Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago

Stringent gun controls failed to prevent 100 people from being shot over Father's Day weekend in Mayor Lori Lightfoot's (D) Chicago. 

Read full article: Gun Laws Fail to Prevent 100 People Shot...→
Lori Lightfoot, Mayor of Chicago, on Who’s Hurt by Defunding Police

Lori Lightfoot, Mayor of Chicago, on Who’s Hurt by Defunding Police

“You are eliminating one of the few tools that the city has to create middle-class incomes for black and brown folks.”

Read full article: Lori Lightfoot, Mayor of Chicago, on Who...→
Chicago Set to Move Into Next Phase of Reopening, But Could Move Back at Any Point

Chicago Set to Move Into Next Phase of Reopening, But Could Move Back at Any Point

While Chicago continues to see progress in combating the coronavirus infection rate, city officials say they’re following reports of surges elsewhere closely – [...]

Read full article: Chicago Set to Move Into Next Phase of R...→
‘Closed for the Foreseeable Future:' Chicago Beaches, Playgrounds to Remain Closed in Phase Four

‘Closed for the Foreseeable Future:' Chicago Beaches, Playgrounds to Remain Closed in Phase Four

While many businesses are being allowed to reopen and with attractions like Navy Pier and the Lakefront Trail following suit, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot warn [...]

Read full article: ‘Closed for the Foreseeable Future:' Chi...→
Artist behind 'Scooby-Doo' parody cartoon criticized as 'racist' by Chicago mayor speaks out

Artist behind 'Scooby-Doo' parody cartoon criticized as 'racist' by Chicago mayor speaks out

The artist behind a “Scooby-Doo”-themed cartoon that was derided by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot as "racist" shared his side of the story. 

Read full article: Artist behind 'Scooby-Doo' parody cartoo...→
Watch Live: Lightfoot to Unveil Details on Chicago's Phase 4 Reopening Plan at 1 P.M.

Watch Live: Lightfoot to Unveil Details on Chicago's Phase 4 Reopening Plan at 1 P.M.

NOTE: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and city health officials are set to hold a press conference to discuss the changes at 1 p.m. Watch live in the player above [...]

Read full article: Watch Live: Lightfoot to Unveil Details ...→
Lights Announces Chicago On Track To Transition To Phase 4 On Friday

Lights Announces Chicago On Track To Transition To Phase 4 On Friday

Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Chicago is on track to transition into Phase 4 of reopening on Friday, June 26.

Read full article: Lights Announces Chicago On Track To Tra...→

This foolish feud between the CTU and Mayor Lightfoot is doing school kids like me no good | Letters

I will be forever grateful to dedicated teachers and administrators. But what has transpired between the mayor and the CTU over the past year is reprehensible.

Read full article: This foolish feud between the CTU and Ma...→
Illinois Coronavirus Updates: New Social Distancing Ambassadors, More People at Beaches

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: New Social Distancing Ambassadors, More People at Beaches

With the lakefront opening Monday, Chicagoans can expect to see Social Distancing Ambassadors in uniform along the trails, according to Mayor Lori Lightfoot... [...]

Read full article: Illinois Coronavirus Updates: New Social...→
These Are the Restrictions for Indoor Dining in Chicago

These Are the Restrictions for Indoor Dining in Chicago

Indoor dining will be allowed to resume in Chicago next week, but there will be restrictions. The loosening of restrictions will come on the same day Illinois [...]

Read full article: These Are the Restrictions for Indoor Di...→
Indoor Dining Can Return in Chicago on June 26, Mayor Announces

Indoor Dining Can Return in Chicago on June 26, Mayor Announces

Indoor dining will be allowed to resume with capacity limitations in Chicago on June 26, the mayor announced Friday. The loosening of restrictions will come on [...]

Read full article: Indoor Dining Can Return in Chicago on J...→
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Urges Congress To Include Mayors In Discussions Of Police Reform Legislation; 'We're On The Front Lines'

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 co [...]

Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Urges Congress To I...→
Chicago mayor slams teachers union tweet that shows her as Scooby-Doo villain: 'Clearly racist'

Chicago mayor slams teachers union tweet that shows her as Scooby-Doo villain: 'Clearly racist'

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot blasted the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) Thursday over a "clearly racist" tweet that depicted her wearing a police uniform while t [...]

Read full article: Chicago mayor slams teachers union tweet...→
Chicago Mayor Lightfoot says Christoper Columbus statues shouldn't be taken down

Chicago Mayor Lightfoot says Christoper Columbus statues shouldn't be taken down

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Thursday that statues of Christopher Columbus should not be torn down in response to the death of George Floyd, because it wo [...]

Read full article: Chicago Mayor Lightfoot says Christoper ...→
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Blasts 'Clearly Racist' Tweet By Chicago Teachers Union Showing Her As Scooby-Doo Villain

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 [...]

Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Blasts 'Clearly Rac...→
Lightfoot Calls ‘Scooby-Doo' Meme of Her Posted by Chicago Teachers Union ‘Clearly Racist'

Lightfoot Calls ‘Scooby-Doo' Meme of Her Posted by Chicago Teachers Union ‘Clearly Racist'

Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday denounced a cartoon the Chicago Teachers Union posted on Twitter – depicting her tied in a rope and surrounded by the characte [...]

Read full article: Lightfoot Calls ‘Scooby-Doo' Meme of Her...→
When Will Chicago Beaches Reopen?

When Will Chicago Beaches Reopen?

Chicago’s beaches aren’t reopening with Lakefront Trail next week. The city’s mayor said the decision to keep beaches closed was aimed at preventing crowds fro [...]

Read full article: When Will Chicago Beaches Reopen?...→

With a Jab at Trump, Pelosi Unveils New ‘Obamacare' Bill

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is taking a jab at President Donald Trump as she unveils a plan to expand the Obama-era health law... Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced [...]

Read full article: With a Jab at Trump, Pelosi Unveils New ...→
FOP president calls Lightfoot’s bluff on disciplinary changes

FOP president calls Lightfoot’s bluff on disciplinary changes

One change would allow anonymous complaints. Union president John Catanzara said it’s "a gigantic ask ... You’re gonna be willing to give up residency and the [...]

Read full article: FOP president calls Lightfoot’s bluff on...→
‘It’s a nice hashtag’: Chicago’s Lightfoot pushes police reform, not defunding

‘It’s a nice hashtag’: Chicago’s Lightfoot pushes police reform, not defunding

The mayor says the status quo for law enforcement has failed but argues defunding the police would hurt diversity on the force.

Read full article: ‘It’s a nice hashtag’: Chicago’s Lightfo...→
Over 40 Shot, 6 Killed, Monday Alone in Mayor Lightfoot's Chicago

Over 40 Shot, 6 Killed, Monday Alone in Mayor Lightfoot's Chicago

More than 40 people were shot, six fatally, on Monday June 23, 2020, in Mayor Lori Lightfoot's (D) Chicago.

Read full article: Over 40 Shot, 6 Killed, Monday Alone in ...→

Crain’s Daily Gist podcast: Lightfoot becomes magnet for online hate

As Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s national profile has risen, so have the online attacks and threats against her. Crain’s government reporter A.D. Quig explains why th [...]

Read full article: Crain’s Daily Gist podcast: Lightfoot be...→
Ministers, Activists Want Mayor Lori Lightfoot To Ban Former CPD Officer Robert Rialmo From Future City Employment

Ministers, Activists Want Mayor Lori Lightfoot To Ban Former CPD Officer Robert Rialmo From Future City Employment

The Chicago Police Board voted unanimously last fall to fire Rialmo, nearly four years after he shot and killed 19-year-old Quintonio LeGrier and an innocent b [...]

Read full article: Ministers, Activists Want Mayor Lori Lig...→
Lightfoot: Phase 4 Starts Friday But Precautions Still Needed

Lightfoot: Phase 4 Starts Friday But Precautions Still Needed

"It's because of the shared sacrifice that we are able to announce that Chicago will be able to take the next step."

Read full article: Lightfoot: Phase 4 Starts Friday But Pre...→

Mayor Lightfoot Discusses Chicago's Move Into Phase Four of Reopening Plan

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot discusses the city’s decision to move into Phase Four of the coronavirus reopening plan.... Under Phase Four guidelines in the “Re [...]

Read full article: Mayor Lightfoot Discusses Chicago's Move...→
Lightfoot Hopes to See Fans Return to Sports Venues Later This Year

Lightfoot Hopes to See Fans Return to Sports Venues Later This Year

Under Phase Four guidelines in the “Restore Illinois” plan, sporting events can have fans fill up to 20 percent of the venue’s capacity, but don’t expect fans [...]

Read full article: Lightfoot Hopes to See Fans Return to Sp...→
A Look at What Will Reopen in Phase 4 in Chicago

A Look at What Will Reopen in Phase 4 in Chicago

NOTE: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and city health officials are set to hold a press conference to discuss the changes at 1 p.m. Watch live in the player above [...]

Read full article: A Look at What Will Reopen in Phase 4 in...→
At Least 100 Shot on Father's Day Weekend in Mayor Lightfoot's Chicago

At Least 100 Shot on Father's Day Weekend in Mayor Lightfoot's Chicago

At least 100 people were shot, 14 fatally, in Mayor Lori Lightfoot's (D) Chicago over Father's Day Weekend 2020.

Read full article: At Least 100 Shot on Father's Day Weeken...→
Here's How Chicago's Lakefront Will Open Monday

Here's How Chicago's Lakefront Will Open Monday

Chicago’s Lakefront and popular 606 Trail are expected to open Monday with social distancing and safety guidelines in place. Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Thu [...]

Read full article: Here's How Chicago's Lakefront Will Open...→
Here's What Social Distancing Ambassadors Look Like in Chicago

Here's What Social Distancing Ambassadors Look Like in Chicago

With more popular Chicago areas reopening to the public Monday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced the city will place Social Distancing Ambassadors along the site [...]

Read full article: Here's What Social Distancing Ambassador...→
Lightfoot Doesn't Support Removing Chicago's Columbus Statues

Lightfoot Doesn't Support Removing Chicago's Columbus Statues

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot indicated Thursday that she does not support removing the city’s statues of Christopher Columbus, saying she felt it was time inst [...]

Read full article: Lightfoot Doesn't Support Removing Chica...→

Members of the National Guard have been called to Chicago as the city braces for [...]

Members of the National Guard have been called to Chicago as the city braces for additional protests following a night of destruction despite a citywide curfew [...]

Read full article: Members of the National Guard have been ...→

Lightfoot becomes a target as she gains national prominence in COVID era

Though many public officials are facing trolls, as a black woman in politics, the mayor is likely facing the worst of it.

Read full article: Lightfoot becomes a target as she gains ...→
Lightfoot denounces 'Scooby-Doo' meme posted by teachers union as 'clearly racist'

Lightfoot denounces 'Scooby-Doo' meme posted by teachers union as 'clearly racist'

In the latest back and forth between two fierce political rivals, Mayor Lori Lightfoot expressed outrage Thursday over a tweet by the Chicago Teachers Union th [...]

Read full article: Lightfoot denounces 'Scooby-Doo' meme po...→
Lightfoot Optimistic Indoor Dining Can Return ‘Safely' in Chicago

Lightfoot Optimistic Indoor Dining Can Return ‘Safely' in Chicago

As Chicago and Illinois health officials discuss the possibility of moving into phase four, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she believes the city will be able to “sa [...]

Read full article: Lightfoot Optimistic Indoor Dining Can R...→
Don’t tear down Columbus statues; use them to confront history and trigger ‘reckoning,’ Lightfoot says

Don’t tear down Columbus statues; use them to confront history and trigger ‘reckoning,’ Lightfoot says

"Let’s have honest, hard conversations about the real truths of our history. ... Let’s start healing and unifying. That’s what we need to do. Particularly when [...]

Read full article: Don’t tear down Columbus statues; use th...→
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Says 'It's Way Past Time' To Allow Indoor Dining At Restaurants

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.

Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Says 'It's Way Past...→

Lightfoot promises no more secret City Council meetings

Emails signal the city has "discontinued" unannounced internet sessions that a watchdog group says violated the open-meetings law.

Read full article: Lightfoot promises no more secret City C...→
Chicago Board Of Education Votes To Keep CPD Officers From Chicago Public Schools

Chicago Board Of Education Votes To Keep CPD Officers From Chicago Public Schools

By a 4-3 vote, Mayor Lori Lightfoot's hand-picked board voted down a motion to terminate a $33 million contract with the Chicago Police Department to provide m [...]

Read full article: Chicago Board Of Education Votes To Keep...→

With a Jab at Trump, Pelosi Unveils New ‘Obamacare' Bill

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is taking a jab at President Donald Trump as she unveils a plan to expand the Obama-era health law... Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced [...]

Read full article: With a Jab at Trump, Pelosi Unveils New ...→
Activists say mayor’s police reform promises ring hollow

Activists say mayor’s police reform promises ring hollow

Lori Lightfoot has hampered the process of installing a police oversight council, activists say, despite making it a major part of her public safety platform d [...]

Read full article: Activists say mayor’s police reform prom...→
FOP president calls Lightfoot’s bluff on disciplinary changes

FOP president calls Lightfoot’s bluff on disciplinary changes

One change would allow anonymous complaints. Union president John Catanzara said it’s "a gigantic ask ... You’re gonna be willing to give up residency and the [...]

Read full article: FOP president calls Lightfoot’s bluff on...→
5 More Chicago Streets Will Close for Outdoor Dining This Weekend

5 More Chicago Streets Will Close for Outdoor Dining This Weekend

Five more Chicago streets are expected to close this weekend to make way for outdoor seating at area restaurants, Mayor Lori Lightfoot's office said Tuesday ni [...]

Read full article: 5 More Chicago Streets Will Close for Ou...→
‘It’s a nice hashtag’: Chicago’s Lightfoot pushes police reform, not defunding

‘It’s a nice hashtag’: Chicago’s Lightfoot pushes police reform, not defunding

The mayor says the status quo for law enforcement has failed but argues defunding the police would hurt diversity on the force.

Read full article: ‘It’s a nice hashtag’: Chicago’s Lightfo...→
Chicago Pastors Demand City Not Rehire Disgraced Former Cop

Chicago Pastors Demand City Not Rehire Disgraced Former Cop

A group of South and West side pastors prayed outside Chicago City Hall on Tuesday before asking Mayor Lori Lightfoot to keep disgraced former cop Robert Rialm [...]

Read full article: Chicago Pastors Demand City Not Rehire D...→
Over 40 Shot, 6 Killed, Monday Alone in Mayor Lightfoot's Chicago

Over 40 Shot, 6 Killed, Monday Alone in Mayor Lightfoot's Chicago

More than 40 people were shot, six fatally, on Monday June 23, 2020, in Mayor Lori Lightfoot's (D) Chicago.

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Crain’s Daily Gist podcast: Lightfoot becomes magnet for online hate

As Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s national profile has risen, so have the online attacks and threats against her. Crain’s government reporter A.D. Quig explains why th [...]

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Gun Laws Fail to Prevent 100 People Shot in Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago

Gun Laws Fail to Prevent 100 People Shot in Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago

Stringent gun controls failed to prevent 100 people from being shot over Father's Day weekend in Mayor Lori Lightfoot's (D) Chicago. 

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Ministers, Activists Want Mayor Lori Lightfoot To Ban Former CPD Officer Robert Rialmo From Future City Employment

Ministers, Activists Want Mayor Lori Lightfoot To Ban Former CPD Officer Robert Rialmo From Future City Employment

The Chicago Police Board voted unanimously last fall to fire Rialmo, nearly four years after he shot and killed 19-year-old Quintonio LeGrier and an innocent b [...]

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Lori Lightfoot, Mayor of Chicago, on Who’s Hurt by Defunding Police

Lori Lightfoot, Mayor of Chicago, on Who’s Hurt by Defunding Police

“You are eliminating one of the few tools that the city has to create middle-class incomes for black and brown folks.”

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Lightfoot: Phase 4 Starts Friday But Precautions Still Needed

Lightfoot: Phase 4 Starts Friday But Precautions Still Needed

"It's because of the shared sacrifice that we are able to announce that Chicago will be able to take the next step."

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Chicago Set to Move Into Next Phase of Reopening, But Could Move Back at Any Point

Chicago Set to Move Into Next Phase of Reopening, But Could Move Back at Any Point

While Chicago continues to see progress in combating the coronavirus infection rate, city officials say they’re following reports of surges elsewhere closely – [...]

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Mayor Lightfoot Discusses Chicago's Move Into Phase Four of Reopening Plan

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot discusses the city’s decision to move into Phase Four of the coronavirus reopening plan.... Under Phase Four guidelines in the “Re [...]

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‘Closed for the Foreseeable Future:' Chicago Beaches, Playgrounds to Remain Closed in Phase Four

‘Closed for the Foreseeable Future:' Chicago Beaches, Playgrounds to Remain Closed in Phase Four

While many businesses are being allowed to reopen and with attractions like Navy Pier and the Lakefront Trail following suit, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot warn [...]

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Lightfoot Hopes to See Fans Return to Sports Venues Later This Year

Lightfoot Hopes to See Fans Return to Sports Venues Later This Year

Under Phase Four guidelines in the “Restore Illinois” plan, sporting events can have fans fill up to 20 percent of the venue’s capacity, but don’t expect fans [...]

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Artist behind 'Scooby-Doo' parody cartoon criticized as 'racist' by Chicago mayor speaks out

Artist behind 'Scooby-Doo' parody cartoon criticized as 'racist' by Chicago mayor speaks out

The artist behind a “Scooby-Doo”-themed cartoon that was derided by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot as "racist" shared his side of the story. 

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Watch Live: Lightfoot to Unveil Details on Chicago's Phase 4 Reopening Plan at 1 P.M.

Watch Live: Lightfoot to Unveil Details on Chicago's Phase 4 Reopening Plan at 1 P.M.

NOTE: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and city health officials are set to hold a press conference to discuss the changes at 1 p.m. Watch live in the player above [...]

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A Look at What Will Reopen in Phase 4 in Chicago

A Look at What Will Reopen in Phase 4 in Chicago

NOTE: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and city health officials are set to hold a press conference to discuss the changes at 1 p.m. Watch live in the player above [...]

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Lights Announces Chicago On Track To Transition To Phase 4 On Friday

Lights Announces Chicago On Track To Transition To Phase 4 On Friday

Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Chicago is on track to transition into Phase 4 of reopening on Friday, June 26.

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At Least 100 Shot on Father's Day Weekend in Mayor Lightfoot's Chicago

At Least 100 Shot on Father's Day Weekend in Mayor Lightfoot's Chicago

At least 100 people were shot, 14 fatally, in Mayor Lori Lightfoot's (D) Chicago over Father's Day Weekend 2020.

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This foolish feud between the CTU and Mayor Lightfoot is doing school kids like me no good | Letters

I will be forever grateful to dedicated teachers and administrators. But what has transpired between the mayor and the CTU over the past year is reprehensible.

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Here's How Chicago's Lakefront Will Open Monday

Here's How Chicago's Lakefront Will Open Monday

Chicago’s Lakefront and popular 606 Trail are expected to open Monday with social distancing and safety guidelines in place. Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Thu [...]

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Illinois Coronavirus Updates: New Social Distancing Ambassadors, More People at Beaches

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: New Social Distancing Ambassadors, More People at Beaches

With the lakefront opening Monday, Chicagoans can expect to see Social Distancing Ambassadors in uniform along the trails, according to Mayor Lori Lightfoot... [...]

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Here's What Social Distancing Ambassadors Look Like in Chicago

Here's What Social Distancing Ambassadors Look Like in Chicago

With more popular Chicago areas reopening to the public Monday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced the city will place Social Distancing Ambassadors along the site [...]

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These Are the Restrictions for Indoor Dining in Chicago

These Are the Restrictions for Indoor Dining in Chicago

Indoor dining will be allowed to resume in Chicago next week, but there will be restrictions. The loosening of restrictions will come on the same day Illinois [...]

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Indoor Dining Can Return in Chicago on June 26, Mayor Announces

Indoor Dining Can Return in Chicago on June 26, Mayor Announces

Indoor dining will be allowed to resume with capacity limitations in Chicago on June 26, the mayor announced Friday. The loosening of restrictions will come on [...]

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Lightfoot Doesn't Support Removing Chicago's Columbus Statues

Lightfoot Doesn't Support Removing Chicago's Columbus Statues

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot indicated Thursday that she does not support removing the city’s statues of Christopher Columbus, saying she felt it was time inst [...]

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Members of the National Guard have been called to Chicago as the city braces for [...]

Members of the National Guard have been called to Chicago as the city braces for additional protests following a night of destruction despite a citywide curfew [...]

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot Urges Congress To Include Mayors In Discussions Of Police Reform Legislation; 'We're On The Front Lines'

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 co [...]

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Lightfoot becomes a target as she gains national prominence in COVID era

Though many public officials are facing trolls, as a black woman in politics, the mayor is likely facing the worst of it.

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Chicago mayor slams teachers union tweet that shows her as Scooby-Doo villain: 'Clearly racist'

Chicago mayor slams teachers union tweet that shows her as Scooby-Doo villain: 'Clearly racist'

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot blasted the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) Thursday over a "clearly racist" tweet that depicted her wearing a police uniform while t [...]

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Lightfoot denounces 'Scooby-Doo' meme posted by teachers union as 'clearly racist'

Lightfoot denounces 'Scooby-Doo' meme posted by teachers union as 'clearly racist'

In the latest back and forth between two fierce political rivals, Mayor Lori Lightfoot expressed outrage Thursday over a tweet by the Chicago Teachers Union th [...]

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Lightfoot Optimistic Indoor Dining Can Return ‘Safely' in Chicago

Lightfoot Optimistic Indoor Dining Can Return ‘Safely' in Chicago

As Chicago and Illinois health officials discuss the possibility of moving into phase four, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she believes the city will be able to “sa [...]

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Chicago Mayor Lightfoot says Christoper Columbus statues shouldn't be taken down

Chicago Mayor Lightfoot says Christoper Columbus statues shouldn't be taken down

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Thursday that statues of Christopher Columbus should not be torn down in response to the death of George Floyd, because it wo [...]

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot Blasts 'Clearly Racist' Tweet By Chicago Teachers Union Showing Her As Scooby-Doo Villain

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 [...]

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Don’t tear down Columbus statues; use them to confront history and trigger ‘reckoning,’ Lightfoot says

Don’t tear down Columbus statues; use them to confront history and trigger ‘reckoning,’ Lightfoot says

"Let’s have honest, hard conversations about the real truths of our history. ... Let’s start healing and unifying. That’s what we need to do. Particularly when [...]

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Lightfoot Calls ‘Scooby-Doo' Meme of Her Posted by Chicago Teachers Union ‘Clearly Racist'

Lightfoot Calls ‘Scooby-Doo' Meme of Her Posted by Chicago Teachers Union ‘Clearly Racist'

Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday denounced a cartoon the Chicago Teachers Union posted on Twitter – depicting her tied in a rope and surrounded by the characte [...]

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot Says 'It's Way Past Time' To Allow Indoor Dining At Restaurants

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.

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When Will Chicago Beaches Reopen?

When Will Chicago Beaches Reopen?

Chicago’s beaches aren’t reopening with Lakefront Trail next week. The city’s mayor said the decision to keep beaches closed was aimed at preventing crowds fro [...]

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Lightfoot promises no more secret City Council meetings

Emails signal the city has "discontinued" unannounced internet sessions that a watchdog group says violated the open-meetings law.

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