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Lightfoot's casino plan gains new life in Springfield

A proposal to clear the way for a Chicago casino abruptly resurfaced this afternoon in Springfield, adding another twist to what already has been one of the mo [...]

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Decision on Lollapalooza to Be Announced Next Week, Lightfoot Says

Decision on Lollapalooza to Be Announced Next Week, Lightfoot Says

A decision on whether or not Lollapalooza will be held this summer will likely be announced next week, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Friday.

Read full article: Decision on Lollapalooza to Be Announced...→
Proposing a 5th star on Chicago’s flag: pep talk, or curse?

Proposing a 5th star on Chicago’s flag: pep talk, or curse?

You’d think what happened after Ed Burke pushed for a fifth star would give Lori Lightfoot pause before doing the same.

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot Plans To Fine Churches That Defied Stay-At-Home Order Rules To Hold Sunday Services

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Plans To Fine Churches That Defied Stay-At-Home Order Rules To Hold Sunday Services

“Certainly there were some churches that congregated in excess of the allowable number, and we will be taking action as to those individuals and those churches [...]

Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Plans To Fine Churc...→
Mayor Lori Lightfoot says Chicago restaurants may reopen in June, sees hope for outdoor music and theater

Mayor Lori Lightfoot says Chicago restaurants may reopen in June, sees hope for outdoor music and theater

Chicago restaurants might be able to reopen in June and residents may be allowed to sit outside enjoying music, theater, and other outdoor activities, Mayor Lo [...]

Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot says Chicago restau...→
Mayor Lori Lightfoot made clear Wednesday that Chicago’s lakefront won’t reopen  [...]

Mayor Lori Lightfoot made clear Wednesday that Chicago’s lakefront won’t reopen [...]

Mayor Lori Lightfoot made clear Wednesday that Chicago’s lakefront won’t reopen anytime soon, even while offering hope that some businesses could expand in the [...]

Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot made clear Wednesda...→
Lightfoot acknowledges differences with Pritzker during pandemic

Lightfoot acknowledges differences with Pritzker during pandemic

"We haven’t always agreed on every issue. But we try to do that privately," the mayor said Wednesday. "...I hope that what we’ve done is strengthen each other. [...]

Read full article: Lightfoot acknowledges differences with ...→
Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Food Delivery Changes, Reopening Push

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Food Delivery Changes, Reopening Push

(NOTE: Daily press conferences from Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot will be streamed live in the player above. Check back for updates.) Wit [...]

Read full article: Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Food Deliv...→
Mayor Lightfoot, Chicago Teachers Union at Odds Over Plan to Reopen Schools

Mayor Lightfoot, Chicago Teachers Union at Odds Over Plan to Reopen Schools

An adamant Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot stated Monday that the city isn’t reopening the collective bargaining agreement it forged last fall with the Chicago Te [...]

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot To Receive Honorary Degree For Northwestern University

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot To Receive Honorary Degree For Northwestern University

From dancing on TikTok to PSA videos and tweets, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has tried to use a little humor to get people to hear her message: Stay home, sav [...]

Read full article: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot To Receive ...→
Chicago mayor sets five-phase plan for reopening city

Chicago mayor sets five-phase plan for reopening city

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has released the city's five-step path toward re-opening, which has some stricter standards than the state plan released earlier t [...]

Read full article: Chicago mayor sets five-phase plan for r...→
Mayor Lightfoot Asks Chicago Residents to Fill Out Survey on Reopening

Mayor Lightfoot Asks Chicago Residents to Fill Out Survey on Reopening

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Friday asked residents to take a survey to help the city gauge public opinion regarding stay-at-home orders and plans for reope [...]

Read full article: Mayor Lightfoot Asks Chicago Residents t...→
Here’s how Mayor Lori Lightfoot hopes to reopen Chicago

Here’s how Mayor Lori Lightfoot hopes to reopen Chicago

Like Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s plan, the mayor’s version has five phases — with Chicago stuck in Phase 2. But Lightfoot plans to reevaluate whether to move to the n [...]

Read full article: Here’s how Mayor Lori Lightfoot hopes to...→
Read Mayor Lightfoot’s Plan for Reopening Chicago

Read Mayor Lightfoot’s Plan for Reopening Chicago

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Friday unveiled city-specific guidelines for reopening during the coronavirus pandemic. Lightfoot’s plan includes five phases, [...]

Read full article: Read Mayor Lightfoot’s Plan for Reopenin...→
Here’s which Chicago businesses and places will be able to start reopening next month

Here’s which Chicago businesses and places will be able to start reopening next month

Mayor Lori Lightfoot started to lay out approximately when some businesses can open back up with strict social distancing, limits on capacity and other precaut [...]

Read full article: Here’s which Chicago businesses and plac...→
Protesters Fight Against Illegal Evictions, Want Pritzker To Do More To Protect Tenants

Protesters Fight Against Illegal Evictions, Want Pritzker To Do More To Protect Tenants

The group said it wants atlas to uphold the "housing solidarity pledge" it signed with Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot vacating evictions filed during the pandemi [...]

Read full article: Protesters Fight Against Illegal Evictio...→
Lightfoot working on plan to reopen the lakefront — but safely

Lightfoot working on plan to reopen the lakefront — but safely

The mayor said "we have to play to ... the person who’s just not gonna pay attention. What do we do to make sure we keep that person safe and minimize the risk [...]

Read full article: Lightfoot working on plan to reopen the ...→
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City looks at fines against churches that defied stay-home order

City looks at fines against churches that defied stay-home order

"There were some churches that congregated in excess of the allowable number and we will be taking action as to those individuals and those churches," Mayor Lo [...]

Read full article: City looks at fines against churches tha...→

Lightfoot: Chicago staring down another $1 billion budget hole

A year into office, the mayor faces a budget gap similar to what she started with, and there are fewer options to fill it. Without federal aid, "we are going t [...]

Read full article: Lightfoot: Chicago staring down another ...→
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How Close is Chicago to Its Next Phase of Reopening? Here’s a Look

How Close is Chicago to Its Next Phase of Reopening? Here’s a Look

Chicago is currently in phase two of a five-phased reopening plan, but with many regions in Illinois preparing to enter the next steps of reopening, residents [...]

Read full article: How Close is Chicago to Its Next Phase o...→
Lightfoot leans on community groups to curb spread of coronavirus among Latinos

Lightfoot leans on community groups to curb spread of coronavirus among Latinos

Latinos account for 42% of all positive COVID-19 cases despite making up less than a third of Chicago’s population.

Read full article: Lightfoot leans on community groups to c...→
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Lightfoot Wants Chicago’s Coronavirus Response to ‘Warrant a Fifth Star’ on City’s Flag

Lightfoot Wants Chicago’s Coronavirus Response to ‘Warrant a Fifth Star’ on City’s Flag

For nearly 90 years, Chicago’s flag has featured four red stars, but Mayor Lori Lightfoot wants the city’s response to the coronavirus pandemic to warrant addi [...]

Read full article: Lightfoot Wants Chicago’s Coronavirus Re...→
Elmhurst Balks at Joining Chicago in Comeback Effort

Elmhurst Balks at Joining Chicago in Comeback Effort

When he set up his “Restore Illinois” plan, Gov. J.B. Pritzker divided the state into four regions, so that key metrics could be monitored for reopening busine [...]

Read full article: Elmhurst Balks at Joining Chicago in Com...→
Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Blue Angels Chicago, United Airlines, Peak Changes

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Blue Angels Chicago, United Airlines, Peak Changes

(NOTE: Daily press conferences from Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot will be streamed live in the player above. Check back for updates.) Chi [...]

Read full article: Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Blue Angel...→

How COVID-19 Tore Through a Black Church Community in West Virginia

Chicago Public Schools staff and Chicago Park District workers are expected to delivery strike notices to Mayor Lori Lightfoot Tuesday.... One day after Chicag [...]

Read full article: How COVID-19 Tore Through a Black Church...→
CPS summer school will be remote this year, but whether buildings reopen in the fall remains unknown

CPS summer school will be remote this year, but whether buildings reopen in the fall remains unknown

Despite Mayor Lightfoot's stated goal of reopening schools in the fall, it's not clear yet if that will happen.

Read full article: CPS summer school will be remote this ye...→
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Lightfoot: Possible staggered start times, social distancing ushers in store for Chicago’s lakefront when it reopens

Lightfoot: Possible staggered start times, social distancing ushers in store for Chicago’s lakefront when it reopens

Mayor Lori Lightfoot raised the possibility Friday of assigning different times of the day for joggers, walkers and bikers to use Chicago’s lakefront and other [...]

Read full article: Lightfoot: Possible staggered start time...→
Will CPS Schools Return in the Fall? Mayor Lightfoot Says That Is the Goal

Will CPS Schools Return in the Fall? Mayor Lightfoot Says That Is the Goal

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she hopes city schools will be back in session in the fall – even if thing may look a little different than the school studen [...]

Read full article: Will CPS Schools Return in the Fall? May...→
Chicago is in Phase 2 of Its Reopening Plan. Here’s What’s Needed to Get to Phase 3

Chicago is in Phase 2 of Its Reopening Plan. Here’s What’s Needed to Get to Phase 3

Chicago, much like the state of Illinois, is in its second phase of reopening, but what will it take to get to its next phase? Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on [...]

Read full article: Chicago is in Phase 2 of Its Reopening P...→

Hilco seemed like a solid corporate partner for the city. Until it didn't.

Lightfoot has to balance her populist approach with picking corporate partners that can help the cash-strapped city revive blighted neighborhoods.

Read full article: Hilco seemed like a solid corporate part...→
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Mayor Lori Lightfoot Introduces Plan To Give Tenants More Notice When Leases Won't Be Renewed

The measure would require landlords to provide 90 days notice to tenants who have lived in their units for more than 6 months before terminating or deciding no [...]

Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Introduces Plan To ...→
Lightfoot Says Lakefront Could Open Soon – But With Changes

Lightfoot Says Lakefront Could Open Soon – But With Changes

While it remains unclear when exactly Chicago will enter phase three of its reopening plan, many residents are questioning when they will once again be allowed [...]

Read full article: Lightfoot Says Lakefront Could Open Soon...→
Chicago Restaurants Could Reopen in June: Mayor Lighfoot

Chicago Restaurants Could Reopen in June: Mayor Lighfoot

Restaurants throughout the city of Chicago could reopen in June, but with notable changes, Mayor Lori Lightfoot told the Chicago Tribune Friday. One potential [...]

Read full article: Chicago Restaurants Could Reopen in June...→
Protesters Turn Out In Little Village As Crawford Power Plant Demolition Continues

Protesters Turn Out In Little Village As Crawford Power Plant Demolition Continues

Chicago Police were guarding Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s home in Logan Square Thursday night, after protesters took to the street in Little Village.

Read full article: Protesters Turn Out In Little Village As...→
Fact check: Altered video shared online falsely suggests Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot supports ‘New World Order’ conspiracy

Fact check: Altered video shared online falsely suggests Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot supports ‘New World Order’ conspiracy

Social media users are taking a comment Lightfoot made in a 2019 video out of context to suggest she is part of a global scheme to overthrow U.S. democracy and [...]

Read full article: Fact check: Altered video shared online ...→
Lightfoot Details What Can Reopen in Phase 3, But the Lakefront Isn’t Included

Lightfoot Details What Can Reopen in Phase 3, But the Lakefront Isn’t Included

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Wednesday gave new details on what will be allowed to reopen in the next phase of the city’s plan, but the lakefront didn’t mak [...]

Read full article: Lightfoot Details What Can Reopen in Pha...→
Next phase of reopening Chicago will go slowly, keep lakefront closed, Lightfoot says

Next phase of reopening Chicago will go slowly, keep lakefront closed, Lightfoot says

During a virtual speech to the Economic Club of Chicago, the mayor said, "Unfortunately at this point, we will not be ready to reopen our lakefront" because a [...]

Read full article: Next phase of reopening Chicago will go ...→
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City to require restaurant delivery services to come clean about fees

City to require restaurant delivery services to come clean about fees

"If a delivery service is taking what some have alleged is an inordinate amount of the fee ... the average consumer wants to know that," Mayor Lori Lightfoot s [...]

Read full article: City to require restaurant delivery serv...→
We won’t reopen teachers contract for Chicago Public Schools to start on time this fall, Lightfoot says

We won’t reopen teachers contract for Chicago Public Schools to start on time this fall, Lightfoot says

"First and foremost, we’ll be guided by what the public health data tells us. And hopefully, we’ll have a constructive conversation with CTU leadership," the m [...]

Read full article: We won’t reopen teachers contract for Ch...→
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Illinois Coronavirus Updates: State Reports More Nursing Home Deaths

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: State Reports More Nursing Home Deaths

More than 1,500 people have died in Illinois nursing homes since the coronavirus pandemic began, officials say. The deaths account for 48 percent of the total [...]

Read full article: Illinois Coronavirus Updates: State Repo...→
Lightfoot administration says expired hand sanitizer it distributed is still effective in fighting coronavirus despite its past-due date

Lightfoot administration says expired hand sanitizer it distributed is still effective in fighting coronavirus despite its past-due date

Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s administration is defending its distribution of expired hand sanitizer for Chicago aldermen to pass out to residents around the city, sa [...]

Read full article: Lightfoot administration says expired ha...→
Lightfoot eyeing ‘range of revenue-generating options’ to recover money lost to coronavirus

Lightfoot eyeing ‘range of revenue-generating options’ to recover money lost to coronavirus

"I don’t think there’s any city budget across the country that is not gonna have to look at one-time measures to put yourself back on track," the mayor said.

Read full article: Lightfoot eyeing ‘range of revenue-gener...→
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How Chicago Will Know When it Can Move to Next Phase of Lightfoot’s Reopening Plan

How Chicago Will Know When it Can Move to Next Phase of Lightfoot’s Reopening Plan

Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s new plan to reopen Chicago amid the coronavirus pandemic details five phases of reopening based on guidance from epidemiologists determi [...]

Read full article: How Chicago Will Know When it Can Move t...→

Lightfoot's casino plan gains new life in Springfield

A proposal to clear the way for a Chicago casino abruptly resurfaced this afternoon in Springfield, adding another twist to what already has been one of the mo [...]

Read full article: Lightfoot's casino plan gains new life i...→
  • #Lightfoot

Hilco seemed like a solid corporate partner for the city. Until it didn't.

Lightfoot has to balance her populist approach with picking corporate partners that can help the cash-strapped city revive blighted neighborhoods.

Read full article: Hilco seemed like a solid corporate part...→
  • #Lightfoot
Protesters Fight Against Illegal Evictions, Want Pritzker To Do More To Protect Tenants

Protesters Fight Against Illegal Evictions, Want Pritzker To Do More To Protect Tenants

The group said it wants atlas to uphold the "housing solidarity pledge" it signed with Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot vacating evictions filed during the pandemi [...]

Read full article: Protesters Fight Against Illegal Evictio...→
Lightfoot Says Lakefront Could Open Soon – But With Changes

Lightfoot Says Lakefront Could Open Soon – But With Changes

While it remains unclear when exactly Chicago will enter phase three of its reopening plan, many residents are questioning when they will once again be allowed [...]

Read full article: Lightfoot Says Lakefront Could Open Soon...→
City looks at fines against churches that defied stay-home order

City looks at fines against churches that defied stay-home order

"There were some churches that congregated in excess of the allowable number and we will be taking action as to those individuals and those churches," Mayor Lo [...]

Read full article: City looks at fines against churches tha...→
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Plans To Fine Churches That Defied Stay-At-Home Order Rules To Hold Sunday Services

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Plans To Fine Churches That Defied Stay-At-Home Order Rules To Hold Sunday Services

“Certainly there were some churches that congregated in excess of the allowable number, and we will be taking action as to those individuals and those churches [...]

Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Plans To Fine Churc...→
Chicago Restaurants Could Reopen in June: Mayor Lighfoot

Chicago Restaurants Could Reopen in June: Mayor Lighfoot

Restaurants throughout the city of Chicago could reopen in June, but with notable changes, Mayor Lori Lightfoot told the Chicago Tribune Friday. One potential [...]

Read full article: Chicago Restaurants Could Reopen in June...→

Lightfoot: Chicago staring down another $1 billion budget hole

A year into office, the mayor faces a budget gap similar to what she started with, and there are fewer options to fill it. Without federal aid, "we are going t [...]

Read full article: Lightfoot: Chicago staring down another ...→
  • #Lightfoot
Fact check: Altered video shared online falsely suggests Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot supports ‘New World Order’ conspiracy

Fact check: Altered video shared online falsely suggests Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot supports ‘New World Order’ conspiracy

Social media users are taking a comment Lightfoot made in a 2019 video out of context to suggest she is part of a global scheme to overthrow U.S. democracy and [...]

Read full article: Fact check: Altered video shared online ...→
Lightfoot leans on community groups to curb spread of coronavirus among Latinos

Lightfoot leans on community groups to curb spread of coronavirus among Latinos

Latinos account for 42% of all positive COVID-19 cases despite making up less than a third of Chicago’s population.

Read full article: Lightfoot leans on community groups to c...→
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Lightfoot acknowledges differences with Pritzker during pandemic

Lightfoot acknowledges differences with Pritzker during pandemic

"We haven’t always agreed on every issue. But we try to do that privately," the mayor said Wednesday. "...I hope that what we’ve done is strengthen each other. [...]

Read full article: Lightfoot acknowledges differences with ...→
Next phase of reopening Chicago will go slowly, keep lakefront closed, Lightfoot says

Next phase of reopening Chicago will go slowly, keep lakefront closed, Lightfoot says

During a virtual speech to the Economic Club of Chicago, the mayor said, "Unfortunately at this point, we will not be ready to reopen our lakefront" because a [...]

Read full article: Next phase of reopening Chicago will go ...→
  • #Lightfoot
Elmhurst Balks at Joining Chicago in Comeback Effort

Elmhurst Balks at Joining Chicago in Comeback Effort

When he set up his “Restore Illinois” plan, Gov. J.B. Pritzker divided the state into four regions, so that key metrics could be monitored for reopening busine [...]

Read full article: Elmhurst Balks at Joining Chicago in Com...→
We won’t reopen teachers contract for Chicago Public Schools to start on time this fall, Lightfoot says

We won’t reopen teachers contract for Chicago Public Schools to start on time this fall, Lightfoot says

"First and foremost, we’ll be guided by what the public health data tells us. And hopefully, we’ll have a constructive conversation with CTU leadership," the m [...]

Read full article: We won’t reopen teachers contract for Ch...→
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How COVID-19 Tore Through a Black Church Community in West Virginia

Chicago Public Schools staff and Chicago Park District workers are expected to delivery strike notices to Mayor Lori Lightfoot Tuesday.... One day after Chicag [...]

Read full article: How COVID-19 Tore Through a Black Church...→
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot To Receive Honorary Degree For Northwestern University

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot To Receive Honorary Degree For Northwestern University

From dancing on TikTok to PSA videos and tweets, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has tried to use a little humor to get people to hear her message: Stay home, sav [...]

Read full article: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot To Receive ...→
Lightfoot: Possible staggered start times, social distancing ushers in store for Chicago’s lakefront when it reopens

Lightfoot: Possible staggered start times, social distancing ushers in store for Chicago’s lakefront when it reopens

Mayor Lori Lightfoot raised the possibility Friday of assigning different times of the day for joggers, walkers and bikers to use Chicago’s lakefront and other [...]

Read full article: Lightfoot: Possible staggered start time...→
Mayor Lightfoot Asks Chicago Residents to Fill Out Survey on Reopening

Mayor Lightfoot Asks Chicago Residents to Fill Out Survey on Reopening

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Friday asked residents to take a survey to help the city gauge public opinion regarding stay-at-home orders and plans for reope [...]

Read full article: Mayor Lightfoot Asks Chicago Residents t...→
Lightfoot eyeing ‘range of revenue-generating options’ to recover money lost to coronavirus

Lightfoot eyeing ‘range of revenue-generating options’ to recover money lost to coronavirus

"I don’t think there’s any city budget across the country that is not gonna have to look at one-time measures to put yourself back on track," the mayor said.

Read full article: Lightfoot eyeing ‘range of revenue-gener...→
  • #Lightfoot
Chicago is in Phase 2 of Its Reopening Plan. Here’s What’s Needed to Get to Phase 3

Chicago is in Phase 2 of Its Reopening Plan. Here’s What’s Needed to Get to Phase 3

Chicago, much like the state of Illinois, is in its second phase of reopening, but what will it take to get to its next phase? Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on [...]

Read full article: Chicago is in Phase 2 of Its Reopening P...→
Read Mayor Lightfoot’s Plan for Reopening Chicago

Read Mayor Lightfoot’s Plan for Reopening Chicago

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Friday unveiled city-specific guidelines for reopening during the coronavirus pandemic. Lightfoot’s plan includes five phases, [...]

Read full article: Read Mayor Lightfoot’s Plan for Reopenin...→
Here’s which Chicago businesses and places will be able to start reopening next month

Here’s which Chicago businesses and places will be able to start reopening next month

Mayor Lori Lightfoot started to lay out approximately when some businesses can open back up with strict social distancing, limits on capacity and other precaut [...]

Read full article: Here’s which Chicago businesses and plac...→
Decision on Lollapalooza to Be Announced Next Week, Lightfoot Says

Decision on Lollapalooza to Be Announced Next Week, Lightfoot Says

A decision on whether or not Lollapalooza will be held this summer will likely be announced next week, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Friday.

Read full article: Decision on Lollapalooza to Be Announced...→

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Introduces Plan To Give Tenants More Notice When Leases Won't Be Renewed

The measure would require landlords to provide 90 days notice to tenants who have lived in their units for more than 6 months before terminating or deciding no [...]

Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Introduces Plan To ...→
Lightfoot working on plan to reopen the lakefront — but safely

Lightfoot working on plan to reopen the lakefront — but safely

The mayor said "we have to play to ... the person who’s just not gonna pay attention. What do we do to make sure we keep that person safe and minimize the risk [...]

Read full article: Lightfoot working on plan to reopen the ...→
  • #Lightfoot
Proposing a 5th star on Chicago’s flag: pep talk, or curse?

Proposing a 5th star on Chicago’s flag: pep talk, or curse?

You’d think what happened after Ed Burke pushed for a fifth star would give Lori Lightfoot pause before doing the same.

Read full article: Proposing a 5th star on Chicago’s flag: ...→
Mayor Lori Lightfoot says Chicago restaurants may reopen in June, sees hope for outdoor music and theater

Mayor Lori Lightfoot says Chicago restaurants may reopen in June, sees hope for outdoor music and theater

Chicago restaurants might be able to reopen in June and residents may be allowed to sit outside enjoying music, theater, and other outdoor activities, Mayor Lo [...]

Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot says Chicago restau...→
Protesters Turn Out In Little Village As Crawford Power Plant Demolition Continues

Protesters Turn Out In Little Village As Crawford Power Plant Demolition Continues

Chicago Police were guarding Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s home in Logan Square Thursday night, after protesters took to the street in Little Village.

Read full article: Protesters Turn Out In Little Village As...→
How Close is Chicago to Its Next Phase of Reopening? Here’s a Look

How Close is Chicago to Its Next Phase of Reopening? Here’s a Look

Chicago is currently in phase two of a five-phased reopening plan, but with many regions in Illinois preparing to enter the next steps of reopening, residents [...]

Read full article: How Close is Chicago to Its Next Phase o...→
Mayor Lori Lightfoot made clear Wednesday that Chicago’s lakefront won’t reopen  [...]

Mayor Lori Lightfoot made clear Wednesday that Chicago’s lakefront won’t reopen [...]

Mayor Lori Lightfoot made clear Wednesday that Chicago’s lakefront won’t reopen anytime soon, even while offering hope that some businesses could expand in the [...]

Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot made clear Wednesda...→
Lightfoot Details What Can Reopen in Phase 3, But the Lakefront Isn’t Included

Lightfoot Details What Can Reopen in Phase 3, But the Lakefront Isn’t Included

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Wednesday gave new details on what will be allowed to reopen in the next phase of the city’s plan, but the lakefront didn’t mak [...]

Read full article: Lightfoot Details What Can Reopen in Pha...→
Lightfoot Wants Chicago’s Coronavirus Response to ‘Warrant a Fifth Star’ on City’s Flag

Lightfoot Wants Chicago’s Coronavirus Response to ‘Warrant a Fifth Star’ on City’s Flag

For nearly 90 years, Chicago’s flag has featured four red stars, but Mayor Lori Lightfoot wants the city’s response to the coronavirus pandemic to warrant addi [...]

Read full article: Lightfoot Wants Chicago’s Coronavirus Re...→
Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Food Delivery Changes, Reopening Push

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Food Delivery Changes, Reopening Push

(NOTE: Daily press conferences from Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot will be streamed live in the player above. Check back for updates.) Wit [...]

Read full article: Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Food Deliv...→
City to require restaurant delivery services to come clean about fees

City to require restaurant delivery services to come clean about fees

"If a delivery service is taking what some have alleged is an inordinate amount of the fee ... the average consumer wants to know that," Mayor Lori Lightfoot s [...]

Read full article: City to require restaurant delivery serv...→
Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Blue Angels Chicago, United Airlines, Peak Changes

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Blue Angels Chicago, United Airlines, Peak Changes

(NOTE: Daily press conferences from Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot will be streamed live in the player above. Check back for updates.) Chi [...]

Read full article: Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Blue Angel...→
Mayor Lightfoot, Chicago Teachers Union at Odds Over Plan to Reopen Schools

Mayor Lightfoot, Chicago Teachers Union at Odds Over Plan to Reopen Schools

An adamant Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot stated Monday that the city isn’t reopening the collective bargaining agreement it forged last fall with the Chicago Te [...]

Read full article: Mayor Lightfoot, Chicago Teachers Union ...→
Illinois Coronavirus Updates: State Reports More Nursing Home Deaths

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: State Reports More Nursing Home Deaths

More than 1,500 people have died in Illinois nursing homes since the coronavirus pandemic began, officials say. The deaths account for 48 percent of the total [...]

Read full article: Illinois Coronavirus Updates: State Repo...→
CPS summer school will be remote this year, but whether buildings reopen in the fall remains unknown

CPS summer school will be remote this year, but whether buildings reopen in the fall remains unknown

Despite Mayor Lightfoot's stated goal of reopening schools in the fall, it's not clear yet if that will happen.

Read full article: CPS summer school will be remote this ye...→
  • #Lightfoot
Chicago mayor sets five-phase plan for reopening city

Chicago mayor sets five-phase plan for reopening city

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has released the city's five-step path toward re-opening, which has some stricter standards than the state plan released earlier t [...]

Read full article: Chicago mayor sets five-phase plan for r...→
Lightfoot administration says expired hand sanitizer it distributed is still effective in fighting coronavirus despite its past-due date

Lightfoot administration says expired hand sanitizer it distributed is still effective in fighting coronavirus despite its past-due date

Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s administration is defending its distribution of expired hand sanitizer for Chicago aldermen to pass out to residents around the city, sa [...]

Read full article: Lightfoot administration says expired ha...→
Will CPS Schools Return in the Fall? Mayor Lightfoot Says That Is the Goal

Will CPS Schools Return in the Fall? Mayor Lightfoot Says That Is the Goal

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she hopes city schools will be back in session in the fall – even if thing may look a little different than the school studen [...]

Read full article: Will CPS Schools Return in the Fall? May...→
Here’s how Mayor Lori Lightfoot hopes to reopen Chicago

Here’s how Mayor Lori Lightfoot hopes to reopen Chicago

Like Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s plan, the mayor’s version has five phases — with Chicago stuck in Phase 2. But Lightfoot plans to reevaluate whether to move to the n [...]

Read full article: Here’s how Mayor Lori Lightfoot hopes to...→
How Chicago Will Know When it Can Move to Next Phase of Lightfoot’s Reopening Plan

How Chicago Will Know When it Can Move to Next Phase of Lightfoot’s Reopening Plan

Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s new plan to reopen Chicago amid the coronavirus pandemic details five phases of reopening based on guidance from epidemiologists determi [...]

Read full article: How Chicago Will Know When it Can Move t...→

Lightfoot's casino plan gains new life in Springfield

A proposal to clear the way for a Chicago casino abruptly resurfaced this afternoon in Springfield, adding another twist to what already has been one of the mo [...]

Read full article: Lightfoot's casino plan gains new life i...→
  • #Lightfoot
Here’s which Chicago businesses and places will be able to start reopening next month

Here’s which Chicago businesses and places will be able to start reopening next month

Mayor Lori Lightfoot started to lay out approximately when some businesses can open back up with strict social distancing, limits on capacity and other precaut [...]

Read full article: Here’s which Chicago businesses and plac...→

Hilco seemed like a solid corporate partner for the city. Until it didn't.

Lightfoot has to balance her populist approach with picking corporate partners that can help the cash-strapped city revive blighted neighborhoods.

Read full article: Hilco seemed like a solid corporate part...→
  • #Lightfoot
Decision on Lollapalooza to Be Announced Next Week, Lightfoot Says

Decision on Lollapalooza to Be Announced Next Week, Lightfoot Says

A decision on whether or not Lollapalooza will be held this summer will likely be announced next week, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Friday.

Read full article: Decision on Lollapalooza to Be Announced...→
Protesters Fight Against Illegal Evictions, Want Pritzker To Do More To Protect Tenants

Protesters Fight Against Illegal Evictions, Want Pritzker To Do More To Protect Tenants

The group said it wants atlas to uphold the "housing solidarity pledge" it signed with Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot vacating evictions filed during the pandemi [...]

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot Introduces Plan To Give Tenants More Notice When Leases Won't Be Renewed

The measure would require landlords to provide 90 days notice to tenants who have lived in their units for more than 6 months before terminating or deciding no [...]

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Lightfoot working on plan to reopen the lakefront — but safely

Lightfoot working on plan to reopen the lakefront — but safely

The mayor said "we have to play to ... the person who’s just not gonna pay attention. What do we do to make sure we keep that person safe and minimize the risk [...]

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Lightfoot Says Lakefront Could Open Soon – But With Changes

Lightfoot Says Lakefront Could Open Soon – But With Changes

While it remains unclear when exactly Chicago will enter phase three of its reopening plan, many residents are questioning when they will once again be allowed [...]

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Proposing a 5th star on Chicago’s flag: pep talk, or curse?

Proposing a 5th star on Chicago’s flag: pep talk, or curse?

You’d think what happened after Ed Burke pushed for a fifth star would give Lori Lightfoot pause before doing the same.

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City looks at fines against churches that defied stay-home order

City looks at fines against churches that defied stay-home order

"There were some churches that congregated in excess of the allowable number and we will be taking action as to those individuals and those churches," Mayor Lo [...]

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot Plans To Fine Churches That Defied Stay-At-Home Order Rules To Hold Sunday Services

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Plans To Fine Churches That Defied Stay-At-Home Order Rules To Hold Sunday Services

“Certainly there were some churches that congregated in excess of the allowable number, and we will be taking action as to those individuals and those churches [...]

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Chicago Restaurants Could Reopen in June: Mayor Lighfoot

Chicago Restaurants Could Reopen in June: Mayor Lighfoot

Restaurants throughout the city of Chicago could reopen in June, but with notable changes, Mayor Lori Lightfoot told the Chicago Tribune Friday. One potential [...]

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot says Chicago restaurants may reopen in June, sees hope for outdoor music and theater

Mayor Lori Lightfoot says Chicago restaurants may reopen in June, sees hope for outdoor music and theater

Chicago restaurants might be able to reopen in June and residents may be allowed to sit outside enjoying music, theater, and other outdoor activities, Mayor Lo [...]

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Lightfoot: Chicago staring down another $1 billion budget hole

A year into office, the mayor faces a budget gap similar to what she started with, and there are fewer options to fill it. Without federal aid, "we are going t [...]

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Protesters Turn Out In Little Village As Crawford Power Plant Demolition Continues

Protesters Turn Out In Little Village As Crawford Power Plant Demolition Continues

Chicago Police were guarding Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s home in Logan Square Thursday night, after protesters took to the street in Little Village.

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How Close is Chicago to Its Next Phase of Reopening? Here’s a Look

How Close is Chicago to Its Next Phase of Reopening? Here’s a Look

Chicago is currently in phase two of a five-phased reopening plan, but with many regions in Illinois preparing to enter the next steps of reopening, residents [...]

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Fact check: Altered video shared online falsely suggests Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot supports ‘New World Order’ conspiracy

Fact check: Altered video shared online falsely suggests Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot supports ‘New World Order’ conspiracy

Social media users are taking a comment Lightfoot made in a 2019 video out of context to suggest she is part of a global scheme to overthrow U.S. democracy and [...]

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot made clear Wednesday that Chicago’s lakefront won’t reopen  [...]

Mayor Lori Lightfoot made clear Wednesday that Chicago’s lakefront won’t reopen [...]

Mayor Lori Lightfoot made clear Wednesday that Chicago’s lakefront won’t reopen anytime soon, even while offering hope that some businesses could expand in the [...]

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Lightfoot leans on community groups to curb spread of coronavirus among Latinos

Lightfoot leans on community groups to curb spread of coronavirus among Latinos

Latinos account for 42% of all positive COVID-19 cases despite making up less than a third of Chicago’s population.

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Lightfoot Details What Can Reopen in Phase 3, But the Lakefront Isn’t Included

Lightfoot Details What Can Reopen in Phase 3, But the Lakefront Isn’t Included

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Wednesday gave new details on what will be allowed to reopen in the next phase of the city’s plan, but the lakefront didn’t mak [...]

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Lightfoot acknowledges differences with Pritzker during pandemic

Lightfoot acknowledges differences with Pritzker during pandemic

"We haven’t always agreed on every issue. But we try to do that privately," the mayor said Wednesday. "...I hope that what we’ve done is strengthen each other. [...]

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Lightfoot Wants Chicago’s Coronavirus Response to ‘Warrant a Fifth Star’ on City’s Flag

Lightfoot Wants Chicago’s Coronavirus Response to ‘Warrant a Fifth Star’ on City’s Flag

For nearly 90 years, Chicago’s flag has featured four red stars, but Mayor Lori Lightfoot wants the city’s response to the coronavirus pandemic to warrant addi [...]

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Next phase of reopening Chicago will go slowly, keep lakefront closed, Lightfoot says

Next phase of reopening Chicago will go slowly, keep lakefront closed, Lightfoot says

During a virtual speech to the Economic Club of Chicago, the mayor said, "Unfortunately at this point, we will not be ready to reopen our lakefront" because a [...]

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Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Food Delivery Changes, Reopening Push

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Food Delivery Changes, Reopening Push

(NOTE: Daily press conferences from Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot will be streamed live in the player above. Check back for updates.) Wit [...]

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Elmhurst Balks at Joining Chicago in Comeback Effort

Elmhurst Balks at Joining Chicago in Comeback Effort

When he set up his “Restore Illinois” plan, Gov. J.B. Pritzker divided the state into four regions, so that key metrics could be monitored for reopening busine [...]

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City to require restaurant delivery services to come clean about fees

City to require restaurant delivery services to come clean about fees

"If a delivery service is taking what some have alleged is an inordinate amount of the fee ... the average consumer wants to know that," Mayor Lori Lightfoot s [...]

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Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Blue Angels Chicago, United Airlines, Peak Changes

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Blue Angels Chicago, United Airlines, Peak Changes

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We won’t reopen teachers contract for Chicago Public Schools to start on time this fall, Lightfoot says

We won’t reopen teachers contract for Chicago Public Schools to start on time this fall, Lightfoot says

"First and foremost, we’ll be guided by what the public health data tells us. And hopefully, we’ll have a constructive conversation with CTU leadership," the m [...]

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Mayor Lightfoot, Chicago Teachers Union at Odds Over Plan to Reopen Schools

Mayor Lightfoot, Chicago Teachers Union at Odds Over Plan to Reopen Schools

An adamant Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot stated Monday that the city isn’t reopening the collective bargaining agreement it forged last fall with the Chicago Te [...]

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How COVID-19 Tore Through a Black Church Community in West Virginia

Chicago Public Schools staff and Chicago Park District workers are expected to delivery strike notices to Mayor Lori Lightfoot Tuesday.... One day after Chicag [...]

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Illinois Coronavirus Updates: State Reports More Nursing Home Deaths

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: State Reports More Nursing Home Deaths

More than 1,500 people have died in Illinois nursing homes since the coronavirus pandemic began, officials say. The deaths account for 48 percent of the total [...]

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot To Receive Honorary Degree For Northwestern University

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot To Receive Honorary Degree For Northwestern University

From dancing on TikTok to PSA videos and tweets, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has tried to use a little humor to get people to hear her message: Stay home, sav [...]

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CPS summer school will be remote this year, but whether buildings reopen in the fall remains unknown

CPS summer school will be remote this year, but whether buildings reopen in the fall remains unknown

Despite Mayor Lightfoot's stated goal of reopening schools in the fall, it's not clear yet if that will happen.

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Chicago mayor sets five-phase plan for reopening city

Chicago mayor sets five-phase plan for reopening city

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has released the city's five-step path toward re-opening, which has some stricter standards than the state plan released earlier t [...]

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Lightfoot: Possible staggered start times, social distancing ushers in store for Chicago’s lakefront when it reopens

Lightfoot: Possible staggered start times, social distancing ushers in store for Chicago’s lakefront when it reopens

Mayor Lori Lightfoot raised the possibility Friday of assigning different times of the day for joggers, walkers and bikers to use Chicago’s lakefront and other [...]

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Lightfoot administration says expired hand sanitizer it distributed is still effective in fighting coronavirus despite its past-due date

Lightfoot administration says expired hand sanitizer it distributed is still effective in fighting coronavirus despite its past-due date

Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s administration is defending its distribution of expired hand sanitizer for Chicago aldermen to pass out to residents around the city, sa [...]

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Mayor Lightfoot Asks Chicago Residents to Fill Out Survey on Reopening

Mayor Lightfoot Asks Chicago Residents to Fill Out Survey on Reopening

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Friday asked residents to take a survey to help the city gauge public opinion regarding stay-at-home orders and plans for reope [...]

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Will CPS Schools Return in the Fall? Mayor Lightfoot Says That Is the Goal

Will CPS Schools Return in the Fall? Mayor Lightfoot Says That Is the Goal

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she hopes city schools will be back in session in the fall – even if thing may look a little different than the school studen [...]

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Lightfoot eyeing ‘range of revenue-generating options’ to recover money lost to coronavirus

Lightfoot eyeing ‘range of revenue-generating options’ to recover money lost to coronavirus

"I don’t think there’s any city budget across the country that is not gonna have to look at one-time measures to put yourself back on track," the mayor said.

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Here’s how Mayor Lori Lightfoot hopes to reopen Chicago

Here’s how Mayor Lori Lightfoot hopes to reopen Chicago

Like Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s plan, the mayor’s version has five phases — with Chicago stuck in Phase 2. But Lightfoot plans to reevaluate whether to move to the n [...]

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Chicago is in Phase 2 of Its Reopening Plan. Here’s What’s Needed to Get to Phase 3

Chicago is in Phase 2 of Its Reopening Plan. Here’s What’s Needed to Get to Phase 3

Chicago, much like the state of Illinois, is in its second phase of reopening, but what will it take to get to its next phase? Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on [...]

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How Chicago Will Know When it Can Move to Next Phase of Lightfoot’s Reopening Plan

How Chicago Will Know When it Can Move to Next Phase of Lightfoot’s Reopening Plan

Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s new plan to reopen Chicago amid the coronavirus pandemic details five phases of reopening based on guidance from epidemiologists determi [...]

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Read Mayor Lightfoot’s Plan for Reopening Chicago

Read Mayor Lightfoot’s Plan for Reopening Chicago

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Friday unveiled city-specific guidelines for reopening during the coronavirus pandemic. Lightfoot’s plan includes five phases, [...]

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