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These Places Could Reopen in Chicago’s Phase 3, But Not Right Away

These Places Could Reopen in Chicago’s Phase 3, But Not Right Away

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Thursday that the city plans to move into the next phase of its reopening plan on June 3. The move, though later than th [...]

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Lightfoot : Phase 3 In Chicago Begins June 3

Lightfoot : Phase 3 In Chicago Begins June 3

CHICAGO (CBS) — Next Wednesday, the city of Chicago enters its COVID-19 Phase 3 with a gradual reopening of some businesses on June 3.... Chicago Mayor Lori Li [...]

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Chicago to allow ‘shared streets’ program for residents to walk and bike in neighborhoods

Chicago to allow ‘shared streets’ program for residents to walk and bike in neighborhoods

Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s administration is planning to create several blocks of shared streets on the North and Northwest sides to give people more room to walk [...]

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Pritzker ready to toast ‘cocktails-to-go’ — but Lightfoot wants a chaser

Pritzker ready to toast ‘cocktails-to-go’ — but Lightfoot wants a chaser

While Mayor Lori Lightfoot is supportive of the plan, city officials are exploring changes to it. The next City Council meeting is scheduled for June 17, and i [...]

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Lightfoot Announces $56 Million Funding to Increase Contact Tracing

Lightfoot Announces $56 Million Funding to Increase Contact Tracing

Chicago officials will allocate $56 million in COVID-19 relief funding to expand contact tracing throughout the city, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced in a coron [...]

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What casinos look like in a post-pandemic world (LIVE UPDATES)

What casinos look like in a post-pandemic world (LIVE UPDATES)

The Illinois Senate approved a Chicago casino Saturday night 42-14, a feat decades in the making, now bound for Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s desk. It marked a huge fea [...]

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Illinois House Passes Casino Legislation Pushed by Lightfoot

Illinois House Passes Casino Legislation Pushed by Lightfoot

The Illinois House on Saturday passed legislation pushed by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to change the tax structure for a casino in the city. The legislation [...]

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Here’s What Needs to Happen for Chicago to Enter Phase 3 of Reopening in Early June

Here’s What Needs to Happen for Chicago to Enter Phase 3 of Reopening in Early June

Chicago is slated to enter phase three of its opening plan in early June, but what exactly will it take to get to there? Several businesses will be able to reo [...]

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot says Lake Michigan’s ‘The Playpen’ not opening this summer

Mayor Lori Lightfoot says Lake Michigan’s ‘The Playpen’ not opening this summer

Chicago’s infamous Lake Michigan party spot “The Playpen” will not be opening this summer, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said.

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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.

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Here’s What Will Reopen With Limited Capacity in Chicago’s Phase 3

Here’s What Will Reopen With Limited Capacity in Chicago’s Phase 3

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Friday that certain industries can reopen with limited capacity when the city moves into the next phase of its reopening [...]

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Lightfoot says city restaurants won't be ready for outdoor dining in May

Lightfoot says city restaurants won't be ready for outdoor dining in May

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the city's restaurants won't be ready for outdoor dining this month after Gov. J.B. Pritzker eased restrictions for restauran [...]

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced plans Thursday to increase funding and ac [...]

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced plans Thursday to increase funding and access to mental health services as the city continues to battle the coronavirus [...]

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Holding Chicago homicides to 300-a-year a ‘noble’ goal, but unrealistic, new FOP president says

Holding Chicago homicides to 300-a-year a ‘noble’ goal, but unrealistic, new FOP president says

Chicago Police Supt. David Brown’s goal of holding Chicago homicides under 300 won’t happen, says John Catanzara, the new police union president, without Mayor [...]

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Illinois Preps For Phase Three Of Restaurants, Salons And Barbershops

Illinois Preps For Phase Three Of Restaurants, Salons And Barbershops

What does phase three of Gov. JB Pritzker's reopening plan look like for the City of Chicago? Mayor Lori Lightfoot has not yet said.

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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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Here’s What Will Begin Reopening in Chicago Wednesday

Here’s What Will Begin Reopening in Chicago Wednesday

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Friday that certain industries can reopen with limited capacity when the city moves into the next phase of its reopening [...]

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Chicago Mayor to Deliver Update on City’s Reopening Plan

Chicago Mayor to Deliver Update on City’s Reopening Plan

NOTE: Stream the press conference live in the player above beginning at 1 p.m. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is set to hold a press conference Thursday to updat [...]

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Don’t blame Chicago’s top cop for the gun violence of Memorial Day weekend | Letters

Don’t blame Chicago’s top cop for the gun violence of Memorial Day weekend | Letters

When Police Supt. David Brown was sworn in, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she "got her man." Are we to believe now that he’s not her man?

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Chicago casino should be just one piece of a much larger entertainment complex, mayor says

Chicago casino should be just one piece of a much larger entertainment complex, mayor says

"Chicago is a global city. We need a world-class entertainment district, of which a casino is a part, but not the entirety," Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Tuesday.

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Lighfoot Announces $56 Million RFP For Expansion Of COVID-19 Contact Tracing

Lighfoot Announces $56 Million RFP For Expansion Of COVID-19 Contact Tracing

CHICAGO (CBS) — In the latest effort to track and trace COVID-19 cases in Chicago, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced plans for the city putting out a $56 million [...]

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Chicago Mayor Launches Police Raid to Stop Black Church’s Sunday Services

Chicago Mayor Launches Police Raid to Stop Black Church’s Sunday Services

On Sunday, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot mounted a raid on a black church for holding services in defiance of her coronavirus lockdown orders.

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Illinois House clears Chicago casino measure in waning hours of special session

Illinois House clears Chicago casino measure in waning hours of special session

There were several amendments flying around Saturday morning, but ultimately, bill sponsor state Rep. Bob Rita was able to round up enough support. The measure [...]

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Friday the city is on track to the third phase of [...]

Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Friday the city is on track to the third phase of [...]

Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Friday the city is on track to the third phase of reopening the city by early June, though she said reopening the lakefront coul [...]

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Lightfoot Blasts White House Official for Identifying Chicago Area as Coronavirus ‘Hotspot’

Lightfoot Blasts White House Official for Identifying Chicago Area as Coronavirus ‘Hotspot’

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has criticized a lead doctor with the White House’s coronavirus taskforce for classifying the Chicago area as one of the top “hots [...]

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Lightfoot: COVID-19 Phase 3 Starts In Early June; Restaurants, Salons, Can Open With Restrictions

Lightfoot: COVID-19 Phase 3 Starts In Early June; Restaurants, Salons, Can Open With Restrictions

CHICAGO (CBS) — With news that restaurants won’t be reopening next week in Chicago despite Governor Pritzker’s news that Phase 3 for the state can start on May [...]

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What to Expect When Restaurants Reopen in Chicago

What to Expect When Restaurants Reopen in Chicago

Despite Illinois allowing restaurants to reopen for outdoor seating in phase three of its reopening plan, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said city residents shou [...]

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Mayor Still Working Out Plan to Reopen Chicago Churches as Some Vow to Hold Services

Mayor Still Working Out Plan to Reopen Chicago Churches as Some Vow to Hold Services

While the city of Chicago continues to work with faith leaders to draw up a plan for reopening churches, two pastors have promised they’ll still hold services [...]

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Chicago Mayor: City Won’t See Outdoor Dining by May 29

Chicago Mayor: City Won’t See Outdoor Dining by May 29

Despite Illinois allowing restaurants to reopen for outdoor seating in phase three of its reopening plan, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said city residents shou [...]

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Lightfoot Unveils COVID-19 Mental Health Initiative

CHICAGO (CBS) — To deal with the mental health issues faced by many during the pandemic, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced a series of initiatives to hand [...]

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Chicago Police fine three churches for violating stay-at-home order; businessman Willie Wilson says he’ll pay

Chicago Police fine three churches for violating stay-at-home order; businessman Willie Wilson says he’ll pay

Following through with Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s promise to take action against churches that violate social distancing rules, the Chicago Police Department issue [...]

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City Council approves zoning for Chicago’s second-tallest building

Mayor Lori Lightfoot promised "significant consequences" if the developers fail to meet their commitments on hiring minority- and women-owned firms to help wit [...]

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot compares Minneapolis’ George Floyd case to Chicago’s Laquan McDonald slaying

Mayor Lori Lightfoot compares Minneapolis’ George Floyd case to Chicago’s Laquan McDonald slaying

Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday noted that she ran for mayor in the aftermath of the Laquan McDonald police shooting, and said watching the video of George Fl [...]

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City Set To Shut Down More Than A Dozen Miles Of City Streets For More Outdoor Space During PandemicDuring

City Set To Shut Down More Than A Dozen Miles Of City Streets For More Outdoor Space During PandemicDuring

Mayor Lori Lightfoot is at the controls of several proverbial green lights when it comes to reopening the city, including when to shut down more than a dozen m [...]

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TikTok Stars Jaden Hossler, Bryce Hall Arrested for Drug Offenses During Road Trip

A dancing Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced a special message to graduating high school seniors while simultaneously making her debut on the social media [...]

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'A Fail' How Mayor Lightfoot Called Plans To Curb Weekend Violence

'A Fail' How Mayor Lightfoot Called Plans To Curb Weekend Violence

CHICAGO (CBS) — Calling it a “fail” Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot addressed the weekend violence where more than 40 were shot and 10 were killed. It was the dea [...]

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City Ramping Up Contact Tracing Efforts; Free Online Contact Tracing Course Available

On Tuesday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot will lay out the city's plan to ramp up contact tracing efforts for COVID-19 cases in Chicago.

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South Side Churches Praising President Trump's Call For Churches To Reopen Plan To Hold Services Sunday

Some South Side religious leaders are praising President Donald Trump's call to allow churches to reopen and say they want Gov. JB Pritzker and Mayor Lori Ligh [...]

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Lightfoot Still Holding Off On Opening Lakefront Out Of Concern Of Spread Of COVID-19

Lightfoot Still Holding Off On Opening Lakefront Out Of Concern Of Spread Of COVID-19

Mayor Lori Lightfoot is still holding off on opening the lakefront out of concern the virus will spread, but is there any evidence of that actually happening?

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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 [...]

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Lightfoot says decision on Lollapalooza music festival expected next week

Lightfoot says decision on Lollapalooza music festival expected next week

The city of Chicago will be making an announcement about the Lollapalooza music festival next week, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said.

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Chicago Set to Enter Phase 3 of Reopening in Early June, Mayor Announces

Chicago Set to Enter Phase 3 of Reopening in Early June, Mayor Announces

(NOTE: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s briefing will be streamed live in the player above at 1 p.m.) Chicago won’t be eligible to transition into phase three of [...]

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A ‘slap in the face’ or a wise decision? Restaurateurs split on Lightfoot’s move to keep patios closed

A ‘slap in the face’ or a wise decision? Restaurateurs split on Lightfoot’s move to keep patios closed

When Mayor Lori Lightfoot broke with Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Thursday and said she doesn’t think Chicago restaurants will be ready to reopen by next week, the ow [...]

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Chicago Expands Mental Health Supports During COVID-19 Crisis

Chicago Expands Mental Health Supports During COVID-19 Crisis

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced plans Thursday to increase funding and access to mental health services as the city continues to battle the coronavirus [...]

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Chicago Likely Won’t Be Ready for Phase 3 of Reopening This Month, Mayor Says

Chicago Likely Won’t Be Ready for Phase 3 of Reopening This Month, Mayor Says

Chicago likely won’t be ready to enter phase three of reopening with the rest of Illinois this month, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Thursday. “I don’t think we’re [...]

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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 proposes long-sought legalization of coach houses, granny flats

Lori Lightfoot's administration says basement, attic and coach house dwellings can help provide affordable units citywide. 

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Oprah Winfrey giving grants to ‘home’ cities — including Chicago — during pandemic

Oprah Winfrey giving grants to ‘home’ cities — including Chicago — during pandemic

After speaking with Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and other leaders, Winfrey decided to give $5 million to Live Healthy Chicago, which provides immediate suppor [...]

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These Places Could Reopen in Chicago’s Phase 3, But Not Right Away

These Places Could Reopen in Chicago’s Phase 3, But Not Right Away

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Thursday that the city plans to move into the next phase of its reopening plan on June 3. The move, though later than th [...]

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot compares Minneapolis’ George Floyd case to Chicago’s Laquan McDonald slaying

Mayor Lori Lightfoot compares Minneapolis’ George Floyd case to Chicago’s Laquan McDonald slaying

Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday noted that she ran for mayor in the aftermath of the Laquan McDonald police shooting, and said watching the video of George Fl [...]

Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot compares Minneapoli...→
Chicago Mayor to Deliver Update on City’s Reopening Plan

Chicago Mayor to Deliver Update on City’s Reopening Plan

NOTE: Stream the press conference live in the player above beginning at 1 p.m. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is set to hold a press conference Thursday to updat [...]

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Chicago to allow ‘shared streets’ program for residents to walk and bike in neighborhoods

Chicago to allow ‘shared streets’ program for residents to walk and bike in neighborhoods

Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s administration is planning to create several blocks of shared streets on the North and Northwest sides to give people more room to walk [...]

Read full article: Chicago to allow ‘shared streets’ progra...→
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TikTok Stars Jaden Hossler, Bryce Hall Arrested for Drug Offenses During Road Trip

A dancing Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced a special message to graduating high school seniors while simultaneously making her debut on the social media [...]

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Chicago casino should be just one piece of a much larger entertainment complex, mayor says

Chicago casino should be just one piece of a much larger entertainment complex, mayor says

"Chicago is a global city. We need a world-class entertainment district, of which a casino is a part, but not the entirety," Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Tuesday.

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Lightfoot Announces $56 Million Funding to Increase Contact Tracing

Lightfoot Announces $56 Million Funding to Increase Contact Tracing

Chicago officials will allocate $56 million in COVID-19 relief funding to expand contact tracing throughout the city, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced in a coron [...]

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City Ramping Up Contact Tracing Efforts; Free Online Contact Tracing Course Available

On Tuesday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot will lay out the city's plan to ramp up contact tracing efforts for COVID-19 cases in Chicago.

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Chicago Mayor Launches Police Raid to Stop Black Church’s Sunday Services

Chicago Mayor Launches Police Raid to Stop Black Church’s Sunday Services

On Sunday, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot mounted a raid on a black church for holding services in defiance of her coronavirus lockdown orders.

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Illinois House Passes Casino Legislation Pushed by Lightfoot

Illinois House Passes Casino Legislation Pushed by Lightfoot

The Illinois House on Saturday passed legislation pushed by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to change the tax structure for a casino in the city. The legislation [...]

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Lightfoot Still Holding Off On Opening Lakefront Out Of Concern Of Spread Of COVID-19

Lightfoot Still Holding Off On Opening Lakefront Out Of Concern Of Spread Of COVID-19

Mayor Lori Lightfoot is still holding off on opening the lakefront out of concern the virus will spread, but is there any evidence of that actually happening?

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Friday the city is on track to the third phase of [...]

Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Friday the city is on track to the third phase of [...]

Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Friday the city is on track to the third phase of reopening the city by early June, though she said reopening the lakefront coul [...]

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot says Lake Michigan’s ‘The Playpen’ not opening this summer

Mayor Lori Lightfoot says Lake Michigan’s ‘The Playpen’ not opening this summer

Chicago’s infamous Lake Michigan party spot “The Playpen” will not be opening this summer, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said.

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Lightfoot says decision on Lollapalooza music festival expected next week

Lightfoot says decision on Lollapalooza music festival expected next week

The city of Chicago will be making an announcement about the Lollapalooza music festival next week, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said.

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Lightfoot: COVID-19 Phase 3 Starts In Early June; Restaurants, Salons, Can Open With Restrictions

Lightfoot: COVID-19 Phase 3 Starts In Early June; Restaurants, Salons, Can Open With Restrictions

CHICAGO (CBS) — With news that restaurants won’t be reopening next week in Chicago despite Governor Pritzker’s news that Phase 3 for the state can start on May [...]

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Here’s What Will Reopen With Limited Capacity in Chicago’s Phase 3

Here’s What Will Reopen With Limited Capacity in Chicago’s Phase 3

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Friday that certain industries can reopen with limited capacity when the city moves into the next phase of its reopening [...]

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A ‘slap in the face’ or a wise decision? Restaurateurs split on Lightfoot’s move to keep patios closed

A ‘slap in the face’ or a wise decision? Restaurateurs split on Lightfoot’s move to keep patios closed

When Mayor Lori Lightfoot broke with Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Thursday and said she doesn’t think Chicago restaurants will be ready to reopen by next week, the ow [...]

Read full article: A ‘slap in the face’ or a wise decision?...→
Mayor Still Working Out Plan to Reopen Chicago Churches as Some Vow to Hold Services

Mayor Still Working Out Plan to Reopen Chicago Churches as Some Vow to Hold Services

While the city of Chicago continues to work with faith leaders to draw up a plan for reopening churches, two pastors have promised they’ll still hold services [...]

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced plans Thursday to increase funding and ac [...]

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced plans Thursday to increase funding and access to mental health services as the city continues to battle the coronavirus [...]

Read full article: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced p...→
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Chicago Likely Won’t Be Ready for Phase 3 of Reopening This Month, Mayor Says

Chicago Likely Won’t Be Ready for Phase 3 of Reopening This Month, Mayor Says

Chicago likely won’t be ready to enter phase three of reopening with the rest of Illinois this month, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Thursday. “I don’t think we’re [...]

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Lightfoot Unveils COVID-19 Mental Health Initiative

CHICAGO (CBS) — To deal with the mental health issues faced by many during the pandemic, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced a series of initiatives to hand [...]

Read full article: Lightfoot Unveils COVID-19 Mental Health...→
Illinois Preps For Phase Three Of Restaurants, Salons And Barbershops

Illinois Preps For Phase Three Of Restaurants, Salons And Barbershops

What does phase three of Gov. JB Pritzker's reopening plan look like for the City of Chicago? Mayor Lori Lightfoot has not yet said.

Read full article: Illinois Preps For Phase Three Of Restau...→

Mayor proposes long-sought legalization of coach houses, granny flats

Lori Lightfoot's administration says basement, attic and coach house dwellings can help provide affordable units citywide. 

Read full article: Mayor proposes long-sought legalization ...→
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City Council approves zoning for Chicago’s second-tallest building

Mayor Lori Lightfoot promised "significant consequences" if the developers fail to meet their commitments on hiring minority- and women-owned firms to help wit [...]

Read full article: City Council approves zoning for Chicago...→
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Here’s What Will Begin Reopening in Chicago Wednesday

Here’s What Will Begin Reopening in Chicago Wednesday

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Friday that certain industries can reopen with limited capacity when the city moves into the next phase of its reopening [...]

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Lightfoot : Phase 3 In Chicago Begins June 3

Lightfoot : Phase 3 In Chicago Begins June 3

CHICAGO (CBS) — Next Wednesday, the city of Chicago enters its COVID-19 Phase 3 with a gradual reopening of some businesses on June 3.... Chicago Mayor Lori Li [...]

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City Set To Shut Down More Than A Dozen Miles Of City Streets For More Outdoor Space During PandemicDuring

City Set To Shut Down More Than A Dozen Miles Of City Streets For More Outdoor Space During PandemicDuring

Mayor Lori Lightfoot is at the controls of several proverbial green lights when it comes to reopening the city, including when to shut down more than a dozen m [...]

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Don’t blame Chicago’s top cop for the gun violence of Memorial Day weekend | Letters

Don’t blame Chicago’s top cop for the gun violence of Memorial Day weekend | Letters

When Police Supt. David Brown was sworn in, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she "got her man." Are we to believe now that he’s not her man?

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Pritzker ready to toast ‘cocktails-to-go’ — but Lightfoot wants a chaser

Pritzker ready to toast ‘cocktails-to-go’ — but Lightfoot wants a chaser

While Mayor Lori Lightfoot is supportive of the plan, city officials are exploring changes to it. The next City Council meeting is scheduled for June 17, and i [...]

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'A Fail' How Mayor Lightfoot Called Plans To Curb Weekend Violence

'A Fail' How Mayor Lightfoot Called Plans To Curb Weekend Violence

CHICAGO (CBS) — Calling it a “fail” Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot addressed the weekend violence where more than 40 were shot and 10 were killed. It was the dea [...]

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Lighfoot Announces $56 Million RFP For Expansion Of COVID-19 Contact Tracing

Lighfoot Announces $56 Million RFP For Expansion Of COVID-19 Contact Tracing

CHICAGO (CBS) — In the latest effort to track and trace COVID-19 cases in Chicago, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced plans for the city putting out a $56 million [...]

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What casinos look like in a post-pandemic world (LIVE UPDATES)

What casinos look like in a post-pandemic world (LIVE UPDATES)

The Illinois Senate approved a Chicago casino Saturday night 42-14, a feat decades in the making, now bound for Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s desk. It marked a huge fea [...]

Read full article: What casinos look like in a post-pandemi...→

South Side Churches Praising President Trump's Call For Churches To Reopen Plan To Hold Services Sunday

Some South Side religious leaders are praising President Donald Trump's call to allow churches to reopen and say they want Gov. JB Pritzker and Mayor Lori Ligh [...]

Read full article: South Side Churches Praising President T...→
Illinois House clears Chicago casino measure in waning hours of special session

Illinois House clears Chicago casino measure in waning hours of special session

There were several amendments flying around Saturday morning, but ultimately, bill sponsor state Rep. Bob Rita was able to round up enough support. The measure [...]

Read full article: Illinois House clears Chicago casino mea...→
Here’s What Needs to Happen for Chicago to Enter Phase 3 of Reopening in Early June

Here’s What Needs to Happen for Chicago to Enter Phase 3 of Reopening in Early June

Chicago is slated to enter phase three of its opening plan in early June, but what exactly will it take to get to there? Several businesses will be able to reo [...]

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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...→
  • #Lori Lightfoot
Lightfoot Blasts White House Official for Identifying Chicago Area as Coronavirus ‘Hotspot’

Lightfoot Blasts White House Official for Identifying Chicago Area as Coronavirus ‘Hotspot’

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has criticized a lead doctor with the White House’s coronavirus taskforce for classifying the Chicago area as one of the top “hots [...]

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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...→
Chicago Set to Enter Phase 3 of Reopening in Early June, Mayor Announces

Chicago Set to Enter Phase 3 of Reopening in Early June, Mayor Announces

(NOTE: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s briefing will be streamed live in the player above at 1 p.m.) Chicago won’t be eligible to transition into phase three of [...]

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What to Expect When Restaurants Reopen in Chicago

What to Expect When Restaurants Reopen in Chicago

Despite Illinois allowing restaurants to reopen for outdoor seating in phase three of its reopening plan, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said city residents shou [...]

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Lightfoot says city restaurants won't be ready for outdoor dining in May

Lightfoot says city restaurants won't be ready for outdoor dining in May

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the city's restaurants won't be ready for outdoor dining this month after Gov. J.B. Pritzker eased restrictions for restauran [...]

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Chicago Expands Mental Health Supports During COVID-19 Crisis

Chicago Expands Mental Health Supports During COVID-19 Crisis

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced plans Thursday to increase funding and access to mental health services as the city continues to battle the coronavirus [...]

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Chicago Mayor: City Won’t See Outdoor Dining by May 29

Chicago Mayor: City Won’t See Outdoor Dining by May 29

Despite Illinois allowing restaurants to reopen for outdoor seating in phase three of its reopening plan, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said city residents shou [...]

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Holding Chicago homicides to 300-a-year a ‘noble’ goal, but unrealistic, new FOP president says

Holding Chicago homicides to 300-a-year a ‘noble’ goal, but unrealistic, new FOP president says

Chicago Police Supt. David Brown’s goal of holding Chicago homicides under 300 won’t happen, says John Catanzara, the new police union president, without Mayor [...]

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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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Chicago Police fine three churches for violating stay-at-home order; businessman Willie Wilson says he’ll pay

Chicago Police fine three churches for violating stay-at-home order; businessman Willie Wilson says he’ll pay

Following through with Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s promise to take action against churches that violate social distancing rules, the Chicago Police Department issue [...]

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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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Oprah Winfrey giving grants to ‘home’ cities — including Chicago — during pandemic

Oprah Winfrey giving grants to ‘home’ cities — including Chicago — during pandemic

After speaking with Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and other leaders, Winfrey decided to give $5 million to Live Healthy Chicago, which provides immediate suppor [...]

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These Places Could Reopen in Chicago’s Phase 3, But Not Right Away

These Places Could Reopen in Chicago’s Phase 3, But Not Right Away

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Thursday that the city plans to move into the next phase of its reopening plan on June 3. The move, though later than th [...]

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Here’s What Will Begin Reopening in Chicago Wednesday

Here’s What Will Begin Reopening in Chicago Wednesday

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Friday that certain industries can reopen with limited capacity when the city moves into the next phase of its reopening [...]

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot compares Minneapolis’ George Floyd case to Chicago’s Laquan McDonald slaying

Mayor Lori Lightfoot compares Minneapolis’ George Floyd case to Chicago’s Laquan McDonald slaying

Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday noted that she ran for mayor in the aftermath of the Laquan McDonald police shooting, and said watching the video of George Fl [...]

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Lightfoot : Phase 3 In Chicago Begins June 3

Lightfoot : Phase 3 In Chicago Begins June 3

CHICAGO (CBS) — Next Wednesday, the city of Chicago enters its COVID-19 Phase 3 with a gradual reopening of some businesses on June 3.... Chicago Mayor Lori Li [...]

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Chicago Mayor to Deliver Update on City’s Reopening Plan

Chicago Mayor to Deliver Update on City’s Reopening Plan

NOTE: Stream the press conference live in the player above beginning at 1 p.m. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is set to hold a press conference Thursday to updat [...]

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City Set To Shut Down More Than A Dozen Miles Of City Streets For More Outdoor Space During PandemicDuring

City Set To Shut Down More Than A Dozen Miles Of City Streets For More Outdoor Space During PandemicDuring

Mayor Lori Lightfoot is at the controls of several proverbial green lights when it comes to reopening the city, including when to shut down more than a dozen m [...]

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Chicago to allow ‘shared streets’ program for residents to walk and bike in neighborhoods

Chicago to allow ‘shared streets’ program for residents to walk and bike in neighborhoods

Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s administration is planning to create several blocks of shared streets on the North and Northwest sides to give people more room to walk [...]

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Don’t blame Chicago’s top cop for the gun violence of Memorial Day weekend | Letters

Don’t blame Chicago’s top cop for the gun violence of Memorial Day weekend | Letters

When Police Supt. David Brown was sworn in, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she "got her man." Are we to believe now that he’s not her man?

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TikTok Stars Jaden Hossler, Bryce Hall Arrested for Drug Offenses During Road Trip

A dancing Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced a special message to graduating high school seniors while simultaneously making her debut on the social media [...]

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Pritzker ready to toast ‘cocktails-to-go’ — but Lightfoot wants a chaser

Pritzker ready to toast ‘cocktails-to-go’ — but Lightfoot wants a chaser

While Mayor Lori Lightfoot is supportive of the plan, city officials are exploring changes to it. The next City Council meeting is scheduled for June 17, and i [...]

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Chicago casino should be just one piece of a much larger entertainment complex, mayor says

Chicago casino should be just one piece of a much larger entertainment complex, mayor says

"Chicago is a global city. We need a world-class entertainment district, of which a casino is a part, but not the entirety," Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Tuesday.

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'A Fail' How Mayor Lightfoot Called Plans To Curb Weekend Violence

'A Fail' How Mayor Lightfoot Called Plans To Curb Weekend Violence

CHICAGO (CBS) — Calling it a “fail” Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot addressed the weekend violence where more than 40 were shot and 10 were killed. It was the dea [...]

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Lightfoot Announces $56 Million Funding to Increase Contact Tracing

Lightfoot Announces $56 Million Funding to Increase Contact Tracing

Chicago officials will allocate $56 million in COVID-19 relief funding to expand contact tracing throughout the city, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced in a coron [...]

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Lighfoot Announces $56 Million RFP For Expansion Of COVID-19 Contact Tracing

Lighfoot Announces $56 Million RFP For Expansion Of COVID-19 Contact Tracing

CHICAGO (CBS) — In the latest effort to track and trace COVID-19 cases in Chicago, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced plans for the city putting out a $56 million [...]

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City Ramping Up Contact Tracing Efforts; Free Online Contact Tracing Course Available

On Tuesday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot will lay out the city's plan to ramp up contact tracing efforts for COVID-19 cases in Chicago.

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What casinos look like in a post-pandemic world (LIVE UPDATES)

What casinos look like in a post-pandemic world (LIVE UPDATES)

The Illinois Senate approved a Chicago casino Saturday night 42-14, a feat decades in the making, now bound for Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s desk. It marked a huge fea [...]

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Chicago Mayor Launches Police Raid to Stop Black Church’s Sunday Services

Chicago Mayor Launches Police Raid to Stop Black Church’s Sunday Services

On Sunday, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot mounted a raid on a black church for holding services in defiance of her coronavirus lockdown orders.

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South Side Churches Praising President Trump's Call For Churches To Reopen Plan To Hold Services Sunday

Some South Side religious leaders are praising President Donald Trump's call to allow churches to reopen and say they want Gov. JB Pritzker and Mayor Lori Ligh [...]

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Illinois House Passes Casino Legislation Pushed by Lightfoot

Illinois House Passes Casino Legislation Pushed by Lightfoot

The Illinois House on Saturday passed legislation pushed by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to change the tax structure for a casino in the city. The legislation [...]

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Illinois House clears Chicago casino measure in waning hours of special session

Illinois House clears Chicago casino measure in waning hours of special session

There were several amendments flying around Saturday morning, but ultimately, bill sponsor state Rep. Bob Rita was able to round up enough support. The measure [...]

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Lightfoot Still Holding Off On Opening Lakefront Out Of Concern Of Spread Of COVID-19

Lightfoot Still Holding Off On Opening Lakefront Out Of Concern Of Spread Of COVID-19

Mayor Lori Lightfoot is still holding off on opening the lakefront out of concern the virus will spread, but is there any evidence of that actually happening?

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Here’s What Needs to Happen for Chicago to Enter Phase 3 of Reopening in Early June

Here’s What Needs to Happen for Chicago to Enter Phase 3 of Reopening in Early June

Chicago is slated to enter phase three of its opening plan in early June, but what exactly will it take to get to there? Several businesses will be able to reo [...]

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Friday the city is on track to the third phase of [...]

Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Friday the city is on track to the third phase of [...]

Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Friday the city is on track to the third phase of reopening the city by early June, though she said reopening the lakefront coul [...]

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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 [...]

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot says Lake Michigan’s ‘The Playpen’ not opening this summer

Mayor Lori Lightfoot says Lake Michigan’s ‘The Playpen’ not opening this summer

Chicago’s infamous Lake Michigan party spot “The Playpen” will not be opening this summer, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said.

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Lightfoot Blasts White House Official for Identifying Chicago Area as Coronavirus ‘Hotspot’

Lightfoot Blasts White House Official for Identifying Chicago Area as Coronavirus ‘Hotspot’

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has criticized a lead doctor with the White House’s coronavirus taskforce for classifying the Chicago area as one of the top “hots [...]

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Lightfoot says decision on Lollapalooza music festival expected next week

Lightfoot says decision on Lollapalooza music festival expected next week

The city of Chicago will be making an announcement about the Lollapalooza music festival next week, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said.

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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.

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Lightfoot: COVID-19 Phase 3 Starts In Early June; Restaurants, Salons, Can Open With Restrictions

Lightfoot: COVID-19 Phase 3 Starts In Early June; Restaurants, Salons, Can Open With Restrictions

CHICAGO (CBS) — With news that restaurants won’t be reopening next week in Chicago despite Governor Pritzker’s news that Phase 3 for the state can start on May [...]

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Chicago Set to Enter Phase 3 of Reopening in Early June, Mayor Announces

Chicago Set to Enter Phase 3 of Reopening in Early June, Mayor Announces

(NOTE: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s briefing will be streamed live in the player above at 1 p.m.) Chicago won’t be eligible to transition into phase three of [...]

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Here’s What Will Reopen With Limited Capacity in Chicago’s Phase 3

Here’s What Will Reopen With Limited Capacity in Chicago’s Phase 3

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Friday that certain industries can reopen with limited capacity when the city moves into the next phase of its reopening [...]

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What to Expect When Restaurants Reopen in Chicago

What to Expect When Restaurants Reopen in Chicago

Despite Illinois allowing restaurants to reopen for outdoor seating in phase three of its reopening plan, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said city residents shou [...]

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A ‘slap in the face’ or a wise decision? Restaurateurs split on Lightfoot’s move to keep patios closed

A ‘slap in the face’ or a wise decision? Restaurateurs split on Lightfoot’s move to keep patios closed

When Mayor Lori Lightfoot broke with Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Thursday and said she doesn’t think Chicago restaurants will be ready to reopen by next week, the ow [...]

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Lightfoot says city restaurants won't be ready for outdoor dining in May

Lightfoot says city restaurants won't be ready for outdoor dining in May

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the city's restaurants won't be ready for outdoor dining this month after Gov. J.B. Pritzker eased restrictions for restauran [...]

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Mayor Still Working Out Plan to Reopen Chicago Churches as Some Vow to Hold Services

Mayor Still Working Out Plan to Reopen Chicago Churches as Some Vow to Hold Services

While the city of Chicago continues to work with faith leaders to draw up a plan for reopening churches, two pastors have promised they’ll still hold services [...]

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Chicago Expands Mental Health Supports During COVID-19 Crisis

Chicago Expands Mental Health Supports During COVID-19 Crisis

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced plans Thursday to increase funding and access to mental health services as the city continues to battle the coronavirus [...]

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced plans Thursday to increase funding and ac [...]

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced plans Thursday to increase funding and access to mental health services as the city continues to battle the coronavirus [...]

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Chicago Mayor: City Won’t See Outdoor Dining by May 29

Chicago Mayor: City Won’t See Outdoor Dining by May 29

Despite Illinois allowing restaurants to reopen for outdoor seating in phase three of its reopening plan, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said city residents shou [...]

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Chicago Likely Won’t Be Ready for Phase 3 of Reopening This Month, Mayor Says

Chicago Likely Won’t Be Ready for Phase 3 of Reopening This Month, Mayor Says

Chicago likely won’t be ready to enter phase three of reopening with the rest of Illinois this month, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Thursday. “I don’t think we’re [...]

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Holding Chicago homicides to 300-a-year a ‘noble’ goal, but unrealistic, new FOP president says

Holding Chicago homicides to 300-a-year a ‘noble’ goal, but unrealistic, new FOP president says

Chicago Police Supt. David Brown’s goal of holding Chicago homicides under 300 won’t happen, says John Catanzara, the new police union president, without Mayor [...]

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Lightfoot Unveils COVID-19 Mental Health Initiative

CHICAGO (CBS) — To deal with the mental health issues faced by many during the pandemic, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced a series of initiatives to hand [...]

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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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Illinois Preps For Phase Three Of Restaurants, Salons And Barbershops

Illinois Preps For Phase Three Of Restaurants, Salons And Barbershops

What does phase three of Gov. JB Pritzker's reopening plan look like for the City of Chicago? Mayor Lori Lightfoot has not yet said.

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Chicago Police fine three churches for violating stay-at-home order; businessman Willie Wilson says he’ll pay

Chicago Police fine three churches for violating stay-at-home order; businessman Willie Wilson says he’ll pay

Following through with Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s promise to take action against churches that violate social distancing rules, the Chicago Police Department issue [...]

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Mayor proposes long-sought legalization of coach houses, granny flats

Lori Lightfoot's administration says basement, attic and coach house dwellings can help provide affordable units citywide. 

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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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City Council approves zoning for Chicago’s second-tallest building

Mayor Lori Lightfoot promised "significant consequences" if the developers fail to meet their commitments on hiring minority- and women-owned firms to help wit [...]

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Oprah Winfrey giving grants to ‘home’ cities — including Chicago — during pandemic

Oprah Winfrey giving grants to ‘home’ cities — including Chicago — during pandemic

After speaking with Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and other leaders, Winfrey decided to give $5 million to Live Healthy Chicago, which provides immediate suppor [...]

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