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Chicago Bars And Breweries Have Green Light To Reopen For Outdoor Service Wednesday, But Many Aren't Going To Right Away

Chicago Bars And Breweries Have Green Light To Reopen For Outdoor Service Wednesday, But Many Aren't Going To Right Away

After weeks of back and forth, Mayor Lori Lightfoot cleared Chicago's bars and breweries to open on Wednesday for outdoor service.

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Little Village dust storm leads to proposed new demolition rules

Little Village dust storm leads to proposed new demolition rules

Mayor Lori Lightfoot promised to review city law on such demolitions after the destruction of an almost 400-foot smokestack blanketed the community in dust Eas [...]

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Bars, breweries can reopen Wednesday in Chicago

Bars, breweries can reopen Wednesday in Chicago

Under fire for treating bars and breweries differently than restaurants, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Monday announced “bars, lounges, taverns and breweries [...]

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Major League Baseball

The Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Cubs reacted with hesitancy to Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s comments Monday on a potential return to the diamond this summer. T [...]

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Chicago sues Trump administration over refusal to allow Obamacare special enrollment period amid pandemic

Chicago sues Trump administration over refusal to allow Obamacare special enrollment period amid pandemic

Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s administration accused President Donald Trump in a federal lawsuit filed Monday of playing politics with Americans’ health by refusing t [...]

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Here’s When Chicago Bars Will Reopen

Here’s When Chicago Bars Will Reopen

Bars and breweries across the city of Chicago will be allowed to start reopening beginning Wednesday, but only for outdoor service, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announ [...]

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Chicago Bars To Reopen For Outdoor Service Wednesday, Lakefront Trail On Monday, June 22

Chicago Bars To Reopen For Outdoor Service Wednesday, Lakefront Trail On Monday, June 22

Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Monday that the City of Chicago will allow bars and breweries to reopen for outdoor service this coming Wednesday, June 17, and [...]

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Lightfoot, Chicago Police to Unveil New Working Group to Review Use of Force Policies

Lightfoot, Chicago Police to Unveil New Working Group to Review Use of Force Policies

Note: Mayor Lightfoot’s news conference can be viewed live in the video player above beginning at around 9:15 a.m. CST. Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago police [...]

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Activists protest during virtual graduation to call for police to be removed from public schools

Activists protest during virtual graduation to call for police to be removed from public schools

Group gathers outside a South Side high school for a protest to send a message to Mayor Lori Lightfoot: Defund police, withdraw officers from public schools an [...]

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to introduce coronavirus tenant protection ordinance

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to introduce coronavirus tenant protection ordinance

Mayor Lori Lightfoot plans to introduce a package next week designed to give renters who’ve lost income due to the coronavirus pandemic a measure of protection [...]

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Drama over Obama presidential center in Chicago as protesters call for more affordable housing

Drama over Obama presidential center in Chicago as protesters call for more affordable housing

Chicago protesters warned Mayor Lori Lightfoot this week that residents could be displaced should the city allow the Obama Presidential Center to arrive withou [...]

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Chicago-Area Protests: Rev. Jackson to Lead March, Investigation Opened Into Cops at Rush’s Office

Chicago-Area Protests: Rev. Jackson to Lead March, Investigation Opened Into Cops at Rush’s Office

Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. and Chicago faith leaders plan to lead a march on the city's West Side Friday... The march comes as fallout continues after Mayor Lori L [...]

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Rep. Rush, Mayor Lightfoot mend fences after  release of shocking video of Chicago police lounging in his burglarized campaign office

Rep. Rush, Mayor Lightfoot mend fences after release of shocking video of Chicago police lounging in his burglarized campaign office

Said Rush: "Some two years ago, I did not give this mayor the benefit of the doubt," he said. Now, he said, there is no doubt. "This is the era of Lori Lightfo [...]

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Chicago Mayor Lightfoot calls video of police relaxing, popping popcorn near riots an 'embarrassment'

Chicago Mayor Lightfoot calls video of police relaxing, popping popcorn near riots an 'embarrassment'

After video surfaced allegedly showing a group of Chicago police officers “lounging” in a congressman’s office as looters ransacked nearby businesses, Mayor Lo [...]

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McCormick Place, Park District fieldhouses could be alternative sites for CPS classes, alderman says

McCormick Place, Park District fieldhouses could be alternative sites for CPS classes, alderman says

Mayor Lori Lightfoot is determined to reopen Chicago Public Schools on time this fall but do it safely, perhaps by using staggered schedules to maintain social [...]

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Read Rush’s Account of Video Showing Chicago Police Officers ‘Lounging’ in His Office

Read Rush’s Account of Video Showing Chicago Police Officers ‘Lounging’ in His Office

U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush on Thursday said videotape he acquired shows more than a dozen police officers “lounging” in his South Side Chicago campaign office while [...]

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Timeline: Officers Were in Rush’s Office for 5 Hours During Looting, Mayor Says

Timeline: Officers Were in Rush’s Office for 5 Hours During Looting, Mayor Says

Officers were captured on video “lounging” in U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush’s Chicago campaign office during looting in the city for at least five hours earlier this mo [...]

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Power play? Pols push for Chicago to serve as ‘hub city’ for NHL return from coronavirus shutdown

Power play? Pols push for Chicago to serve as ‘hub city’ for NHL return from coronavirus shutdown

Mayor Lori Lightfoot and state Rep. Mike Zalewski say the city would be the perfect host as the league eyes a return to action after three months.

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Walking the fine, hard line in fighting COVID-19

Looking out my 16th-floor window at Michigan and Randolph, I can see a few people strolling around Millennium Park. As usual, the Bean seems to be the center o [...]

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If it’s OK to protest, how can you ban funerals?

If it’s OK to protest, how can you ban funerals?

This week, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot had big news — the city is opening up its iconic Lakefront Trail after months of closing it off as part of a COVID-19 l [...]

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan for coronavirus eviction protections advances despite concerns

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan for coronavirus eviction protections advances despite concerns

Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan to protect tenants from eviction who’ve lost income due to the coronavirus pandemic advanced Monday, though several aldermen compla [...]

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While Chicago’s popular Lakefront Trail is set to reopen Monday, June 22, beache [...]

While Chicago’s popular Lakefront Trail is set to reopen Monday, June 22, beache [...]

While Chicago’s popular Lakefront Trail is set to reopen Monday, June 22, beaches, several other spots along the lakefront and many amenities will remain close [...]

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Here’s When Chicago’s Lakefront Trail Will Reopen

Here’s When Chicago’s Lakefront Trail Will Reopen

Chicago’s popular Lakefront Trail will reopen Monday, June 22 following a more than two-month closure imposed during the coronavirus pandemic, Mayor Lori Light [...]

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Lakefront Trail to reopen June 22

Lakefront Trail to reopen June 22

Mayor Lori Lightfoot made the announcement on her official Facebook page.

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Mayor Lightfoot Joins Town Hall On Police Reform, Racial Justice With 3 Other Black Women Mayors

Mayor Lightfoot Joins Town Hall On Police Reform, Racial Justice With 3 Other Black Women Mayors

Mayor Lori Lightfoot took part in a special town hall on CNN Sunday night for an in-depth discussion on police reform and racial justice.

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Chicago Has Nearly Tripled Police Spending Per Capita Since 1964

Chicago Has Nearly Tripled Police Spending Per Capita Since 1964

For activists and city leaders calling on Mayor Lori Lightfoot to cut the police budget, it’s clear that the money could be better spent elsewhere.

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City of Chicago Creates Memorial Page to Honor Lives Lost to Coronavirus

City of Chicago Creates Memorial Page to Honor Lives Lost to Coronavirus

To remember the lives of Chicagoans who lost their lives to coronavirus, the city of Chicago created a public virtual memorial page for residents to honor thei [...]

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Better Government Association Sues City Council Over Private Conference Calls, Says They Violate Open Meetings Act

Better Government Association Sues City Council Over Private Conference Calls, Says They Violate Open Meetings Act

The lawsuit comes two days after Mayor Lori Lightfoot blasted an unnamed alderman for recording and leaking a May 31 conference call in which she traded profan [...]

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Best elected official in Chicago

Best elected official in Chicago

Mayor Lori Lightfoot  Runner-Up Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa  Finalists: Alderman Matt Martin, City Clerk Anna Valencia...

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In front of backdrop of a dozen gray tents, activists warn Lightfoot of displacement around proposed Obama center without a community benefits agreement in place

In front of backdrop of a dozen gray tents, activists warn Lightfoot of displacement around proposed Obama center without a community benefits agreement in place

About 50 members of the Obama CBA Coalition and ally groups took over a vacant Woodlawn lot with a makeshift settlement of gray tents on Thursday — a symbolic [...]

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‘We Should All Be Disgusted’: Lightfoot Promises Reform After Video Surfaces of Lounging Chicago Cops

‘We Should All Be Disgusted’: Lightfoot Promises Reform After Video Surfaces of Lounging Chicago Cops

Mayor Lori Lightfoot detailed several police reform measures Thursday, including legislation to license and certify police officers, and sent a stern message a [...]

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Lightfoot Calls for Licensing, Certification for Police Officers

Lightfoot Calls for Licensing, Certification for Police Officers

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday called for a change in state law that would require licensing and certification for police officers. Lightfoot reveale [...]

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‘There Will Be a Reckoning for the FOP,’ Lightfoot Says

‘There Will Be a Reckoning for the FOP,’ Lightfoot Says

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said “there will be a reckoning” for the city’s Fraternal Order of Police when asked about the union president’s assertion that of [...]

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CTA Employee Under Investigation After Video Shows Him Body-Slamming Person In Street

CTA Employee Under Investigation After Video Shows Him Body-Slamming Person In Street

At an unrelated press conference Thursday afternoon, Mayor Lori Lightfoot called the video "incredibly disturbing."

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City officials urge protesters to get tested for COVID-19

City officials urge protesters to get tested for COVID-19

Anyone with potential "high-risk exposure" to COVID-19 can get tested, even if they haven’t displayed symptoms, according to a statement from Mayor Lori Lightf [...]

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Ministers Demand Chicago FOP Show Proof Police Officers Seen Lounging In Congressman Rush's Office Were Asked To Be There

Ministers Demand Chicago FOP Show Proof Police Officers Seen Lounging In Congressman Rush's Office Were Asked To Be There

Last week, Rush, Mayor Lori Lightfoot, and Chicago Police Supt. David Brown condemned a group of 13 officers, including three supervisors, seen lounging, nappi [...]

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3 aldermen push to kick cops out of schools, plan to introduce ordinance at council meeting this week

3 aldermen push to kick cops out of schools, plan to introduce ordinance at council meeting this week

Mayor Lori Lightfoot earlier this month was adamant against a blanket removal of officers from schools and said she wouldn’t consider ending the contract betwe [...]

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Lightfoot Pitches Chicago as Potential NHL Hub City

Lightfoot Pitches Chicago as Potential NHL Hub City

In an interview over the weekend, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says that she is hopeful the NHL will choose the city as one of its two hub cities for the upcom [...]

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Beaches, Many Amenities to Stay Closed Along Lakefront Despite Trail Reopening

While Chicago’s popular Lakefront Trail is set to reopen Monday, June 22, beaches, several other spots along the lakefront and many amenities will remain close [...]

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Chicago’s popular Lakefront Trail will reopen Monday, June 22 following a more t [...]

Chicago’s popular Lakefront Trail will reopen Monday, June 22 following a more than two-month closure imposed during the coronavirus pandemic, Mayor Lori Light [...]

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Lightfoot Announces Reopening Plan for Lakefront, Bars

Lightfoot Announces Reopening Plan for Lakefront, Bars

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has announced plans to reopen the city’s lakefront and area bars, but with some changes and new restrictions in place. Beginning J [...]

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As CPS hosted star-studded graduation ceremony, hundreds marched to demand the removal of cops from schools

As CPS hosted star-studded graduation ceremony, hundreds marched to demand the removal of cops from schools

Oprah Winfrey, Common, Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Mayor Lori Lightfoot all addressed the 2020 graduating class during a virtual ceremony Sunday.

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Chicago nearly triples per capita police spending since '64

Chicago nearly triples per capita police spending since '64

CHICAGO -- Mayor Lori Lightfoot has rejected demands to defund the Chicago Police Department, arguing that neighborhoods want more police support.

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Here’s What Will be Able to Open Under Phase 4 of Chicago’s Reopening Plan

Here’s What Will be Able to Open Under Phase 4 of Chicago’s Reopening Plan

Chicago’s top health official touted progress in flattening the coronavirus curve across the city Friday as she detailed the measures city leaders are taking t [...]

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City Launching 'Chicago Remembers' Website To Share Stories Of Those Who Died From COVID-19

City Launching 'Chicago Remembers' Website To Share Stories Of Those Who Died From COVID-19

“In light of the current situation, the way we mourn and celebrate one’s life needs to be reimagined,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot said in a statement.

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Chicago Police Department

Videotape shows more than a dozen officers “lounging” in U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush’s campaign office, one even making popcorn, as protests and looting erupted in Ch [...]

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Chicago police caught on tape 'lounging,' making popcorn in congressman's office amid looting

Chicago police caught on tape 'lounging,' making popcorn in congressman's office amid looting

Around 13 officers entered the office of U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush at differing times as nearby businesses were targeted by looters, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said.

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Proposal Aims to Make it Easier for Chicago Restaurants to Get Permits for Outdoor Dining

Proposal Aims to Make it Easier for Chicago Restaurants to Get Permits for Outdoor Dining

A proposed ordinance aims to change the permitting process for outdoor dining at restaurants in Chicago as eateries across the city fight to survive during a p [...]

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CTA investigating body-slam video that appears to show bus driver throwing person to ground

The video has drawn a swift rebuke from Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who called the video "incredibly disturbing" during a Thursday press briefing.

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Chicago mayor: Police officers caught on video ‘lounging’ during protests, looting

Chicago mayor: Police officers caught on video ‘lounging’ during protests, looting

More than a dozen Chicago police officers and supervisors were captured on video “lounging” inside a congressional campaign office last month as people vandali [...]

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Chicago Bars And Breweries Have Green Light To Reopen For Outdoor Service Wednesday, But Many Aren't Going To Right Away

Chicago Bars And Breweries Have Green Light To Reopen For Outdoor Service Wednesday, But Many Aren't Going To Right Away

After weeks of back and forth, Mayor Lori Lightfoot cleared Chicago's bars and breweries to open on Wednesday for outdoor service.

Read full article: Chicago Bars And Breweries Have Green Li...→
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City officials urge protesters to get tested for COVID-19

City officials urge protesters to get tested for COVID-19

Anyone with potential "high-risk exposure" to COVID-19 can get tested, even if they haven’t displayed symptoms, according to a statement from Mayor Lori Lightf [...]

Read full article: City officials urge protesters to get te...→
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Walking the fine, hard line in fighting COVID-19

Looking out my 16th-floor window at Michigan and Randolph, I can see a few people strolling around Millennium Park. As usual, the Bean seems to be the center o [...]

Read full article: Walking the fine, hard line in fighting ...→
  • #Lori Lightfoot
Bars, breweries can reopen Wednesday in Chicago

Bars, breweries can reopen Wednesday in Chicago

Under fire for treating bars and breweries differently than restaurants, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Monday announced “bars, lounges, taverns and breweries [...]

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3 aldermen push to kick cops out of schools, plan to introduce ordinance at council meeting this week

3 aldermen push to kick cops out of schools, plan to introduce ordinance at council meeting this week

Mayor Lori Lightfoot earlier this month was adamant against a blanket removal of officers from schools and said she wouldn’t consider ending the contract betwe [...]

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan for coronavirus eviction protections advances despite concerns

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan for coronavirus eviction protections advances despite concerns

Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan to protect tenants from eviction who’ve lost income due to the coronavirus pandemic advanced Monday, though several aldermen compla [...]

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Chicago sues Trump administration over refusal to allow Obamacare special enrollment period amid pandemic

Chicago sues Trump administration over refusal to allow Obamacare special enrollment period amid pandemic

Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s administration accused President Donald Trump in a federal lawsuit filed Monday of playing politics with Americans’ health by refusing t [...]

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Beaches, Many Amenities to Stay Closed Along Lakefront Despite Trail Reopening

While Chicago’s popular Lakefront Trail is set to reopen Monday, June 22, beaches, several other spots along the lakefront and many amenities will remain close [...]

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Here’s When Chicago’s Lakefront Trail Will Reopen

Here’s When Chicago’s Lakefront Trail Will Reopen

Chicago’s popular Lakefront Trail will reopen Monday, June 22 following a more than two-month closure imposed during the coronavirus pandemic, Mayor Lori Light [...]

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Chicago Bars To Reopen For Outdoor Service Wednesday, Lakefront Trail On Monday, June 22

Chicago Bars To Reopen For Outdoor Service Wednesday, Lakefront Trail On Monday, June 22

Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Monday that the City of Chicago will allow bars and breweries to reopen for outdoor service this coming Wednesday, June 17, and [...]

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Lightfoot Announces Reopening Plan for Lakefront, Bars

Lightfoot Announces Reopening Plan for Lakefront, Bars

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has announced plans to reopen the city’s lakefront and area bars, but with some changes and new restrictions in place. Beginning J [...]

Read full article: Lightfoot Announces Reopening Plan for L...→
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Mayor Lightfoot Joins Town Hall On Police Reform, Racial Justice With 3 Other Black Women Mayors

Mayor Lightfoot Joins Town Hall On Police Reform, Racial Justice With 3 Other Black Women Mayors

Mayor Lori Lightfoot took part in a special town hall on CNN Sunday night for an in-depth discussion on police reform and racial justice.

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Activists protest during virtual graduation to call for police to be removed from public schools

Activists protest during virtual graduation to call for police to be removed from public schools

Group gathers outside a South Side high school for a protest to send a message to Mayor Lori Lightfoot: Defund police, withdraw officers from public schools an [...]

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Chicago nearly triples per capita police spending since '64

Chicago nearly triples per capita police spending since '64

CHICAGO -- Mayor Lori Lightfoot has rejected demands to defund the Chicago Police Department, arguing that neighborhoods want more police support.

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  • #Lori Lightfoot
City of Chicago Creates Memorial Page to Honor Lives Lost to Coronavirus

City of Chicago Creates Memorial Page to Honor Lives Lost to Coronavirus

To remember the lives of Chicagoans who lost their lives to coronavirus, the city of Chicago created a public virtual memorial page for residents to honor thei [...]

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Drama over Obama presidential center in Chicago as protesters call for more affordable housing

Drama over Obama presidential center in Chicago as protesters call for more affordable housing

Chicago protesters warned Mayor Lori Lightfoot this week that residents could be displaced should the city allow the Obama Presidential Center to arrive withou [...]

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  • #Lori Lightfoot
City Launching 'Chicago Remembers' Website To Share Stories Of Those Who Died From COVID-19

City Launching 'Chicago Remembers' Website To Share Stories Of Those Who Died From COVID-19

“In light of the current situation, the way we mourn and celebrate one’s life needs to be reimagined,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot said in a statement.

Read full article: City Launching 'Chicago Remembers' Websi...→
  • #Lori Lightfoot
Best elected official in Chicago

Best elected official in Chicago

Mayor Lori Lightfoot  Runner-Up Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa  Finalists: Alderman Matt Martin, City Clerk Anna Valencia...

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Rep. Rush, Mayor Lightfoot mend fences after  release of shocking video of Chicago police lounging in his burglarized campaign office

Rep. Rush, Mayor Lightfoot mend fences after release of shocking video of Chicago police lounging in his burglarized campaign office

Said Rush: "Some two years ago, I did not give this mayor the benefit of the doubt," he said. Now, he said, there is no doubt. "This is the era of Lori Lightfo [...]

Read full article: Rep. Rush, Mayor Lightfoot mend fences a...→
Chicago police caught on tape 'lounging,' making popcorn in congressman's office amid looting

Chicago police caught on tape 'lounging,' making popcorn in congressman's office amid looting

Around 13 officers entered the office of U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush at differing times as nearby businesses were targeted by looters, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said.

Read full article: Chicago police caught on tape 'lounging,...→
‘We Should All Be Disgusted’: Lightfoot Promises Reform After Video Surfaces of Lounging Chicago Cops

‘We Should All Be Disgusted’: Lightfoot Promises Reform After Video Surfaces of Lounging Chicago Cops

Mayor Lori Lightfoot detailed several police reform measures Thursday, including legislation to license and certify police officers, and sent a stern message a [...]

Read full article: ‘We Should All Be Disgusted’: Lightfoot ...→
McCormick Place, Park District fieldhouses could be alternative sites for CPS classes, alderman says

McCormick Place, Park District fieldhouses could be alternative sites for CPS classes, alderman says

Mayor Lori Lightfoot is determined to reopen Chicago Public Schools on time this fall but do it safely, perhaps by using staggered schedules to maintain social [...]

Read full article: McCormick Place, Park District fieldhous...→

CTA investigating body-slam video that appears to show bus driver throwing person to ground

The video has drawn a swift rebuke from Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who called the video "incredibly disturbing" during a Thursday press briefing.

Read full article: CTA investigating body-slam video that a...→
  • #Lori Lightfoot
‘There Will Be a Reckoning for the FOP,’ Lightfoot Says

‘There Will Be a Reckoning for the FOP,’ Lightfoot Says

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said “there will be a reckoning” for the city’s Fraternal Order of Police when asked about the union president’s assertion that of [...]

Read full article: ‘There Will Be a Reckoning for the FOP,’...→
Timeline: Officers Were in Rush’s Office for 5 Hours During Looting, Mayor Says

Timeline: Officers Were in Rush’s Office for 5 Hours During Looting, Mayor Says

Officers were captured on video “lounging” in U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush’s Chicago campaign office during looting in the city for at least five hours earlier this mo [...]

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Power play? Pols push for Chicago to serve as ‘hub city’ for NHL return from coronavirus shutdown

Power play? Pols push for Chicago to serve as ‘hub city’ for NHL return from coronavirus shutdown

Mayor Lori Lightfoot and state Rep. Mike Zalewski say the city would be the perfect host as the league eyes a return to action after three months.

Read full article: Power play? Pols push for Chicago to ser...→
Little Village dust storm leads to proposed new demolition rules

Little Village dust storm leads to proposed new demolition rules

Mayor Lori Lightfoot promised to review city law on such demolitions after the destruction of an almost 400-foot smokestack blanketed the community in dust Eas [...]

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Ministers Demand Chicago FOP Show Proof Police Officers Seen Lounging In Congressman Rush's Office Were Asked To Be There

Ministers Demand Chicago FOP Show Proof Police Officers Seen Lounging In Congressman Rush's Office Were Asked To Be There

Last week, Rush, Mayor Lori Lightfoot, and Chicago Police Supt. David Brown condemned a group of 13 officers, including three supervisors, seen lounging, nappi [...]

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If it’s OK to protest, how can you ban funerals?

If it’s OK to protest, how can you ban funerals?

This week, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot had big news — the city is opening up its iconic Lakefront Trail after months of closing it off as part of a COVID-19 l [...]

Read full article: If it’s OK to protest, how can you ban f...→
  • #Lori Lightfoot

Major League Baseball

The Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Cubs reacted with hesitancy to Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s comments Monday on a potential return to the diamond this summer. T [...]

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Lightfoot Pitches Chicago as Potential NHL Hub City

Lightfoot Pitches Chicago as Potential NHL Hub City

In an interview over the weekend, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says that she is hopeful the NHL will choose the city as one of its two hub cities for the upcom [...]

Read full article: Lightfoot Pitches Chicago as Potential N...→
While Chicago’s popular Lakefront Trail is set to reopen Monday, June 22, beache [...]

While Chicago’s popular Lakefront Trail is set to reopen Monday, June 22, beache [...]

While Chicago’s popular Lakefront Trail is set to reopen Monday, June 22, beaches, several other spots along the lakefront and many amenities will remain close [...]

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  • #Lori Lightfoot
Here’s When Chicago Bars Will Reopen

Here’s When Chicago Bars Will Reopen

Bars and breweries across the city of Chicago will be allowed to start reopening beginning Wednesday, but only for outdoor service, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announ [...]

Read full article: Here’s When Chicago Bars Will Reopen...→
  • #Lori Lightfoot

Chicago’s popular Lakefront Trail will reopen Monday, June 22 following a more t [...]

Chicago’s popular Lakefront Trail will reopen Monday, June 22 following a more than two-month closure imposed during the coronavirus pandemic, Mayor Lori Light [...]

Read full article: Chicago’s popular Lakefront Trail will r...→
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Lakefront Trail to reopen June 22

Lakefront Trail to reopen June 22

Mayor Lori Lightfoot made the announcement on her official Facebook page.

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Lightfoot, Chicago Police to Unveil New Working Group to Review Use of Force Policies

Lightfoot, Chicago Police to Unveil New Working Group to Review Use of Force Policies

Note: Mayor Lightfoot’s news conference can be viewed live in the video player above beginning at around 9:15 a.m. CST. Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago police [...]

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As CPS hosted star-studded graduation ceremony, hundreds marched to demand the removal of cops from schools

As CPS hosted star-studded graduation ceremony, hundreds marched to demand the removal of cops from schools

Oprah Winfrey, Common, Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Mayor Lori Lightfoot all addressed the 2020 graduating class during a virtual ceremony Sunday.

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Chicago Has Nearly Tripled Police Spending Per Capita Since 1964

Chicago Has Nearly Tripled Police Spending Per Capita Since 1964

For activists and city leaders calling on Mayor Lori Lightfoot to cut the police budget, it’s clear that the money could be better spent elsewhere.

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to introduce coronavirus tenant protection ordinance

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to introduce coronavirus tenant protection ordinance

Mayor Lori Lightfoot plans to introduce a package next week designed to give renters who’ve lost income due to the coronavirus pandemic a measure of protection [...]

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Here’s What Will be Able to Open Under Phase 4 of Chicago’s Reopening Plan

Here’s What Will be Able to Open Under Phase 4 of Chicago’s Reopening Plan

Chicago’s top health official touted progress in flattening the coronavirus curve across the city Friday as she detailed the measures city leaders are taking t [...]

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Better Government Association Sues City Council Over Private Conference Calls, Says They Violate Open Meetings Act

Better Government Association Sues City Council Over Private Conference Calls, Says They Violate Open Meetings Act

The lawsuit comes two days after Mayor Lori Lightfoot blasted an unnamed alderman for recording and leaking a May 31 conference call in which she traded profan [...]

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Chicago-Area Protests: Rev. Jackson to Lead March, Investigation Opened Into Cops at Rush’s Office

Chicago-Area Protests: Rev. Jackson to Lead March, Investigation Opened Into Cops at Rush’s Office

Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. and Chicago faith leaders plan to lead a march on the city's West Side Friday... The march comes as fallout continues after Mayor Lori L [...]

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Chicago Police Department

Videotape shows more than a dozen officers “lounging” in U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush’s campaign office, one even making popcorn, as protests and looting erupted in Ch [...]

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In front of backdrop of a dozen gray tents, activists warn Lightfoot of displacement around proposed Obama center without a community benefits agreement in place

In front of backdrop of a dozen gray tents, activists warn Lightfoot of displacement around proposed Obama center without a community benefits agreement in place

About 50 members of the Obama CBA Coalition and ally groups took over a vacant Woodlawn lot with a makeshift settlement of gray tents on Thursday — a symbolic [...]

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Chicago Mayor Lightfoot calls video of police relaxing, popping popcorn near riots an 'embarrassment'

Chicago Mayor Lightfoot calls video of police relaxing, popping popcorn near riots an 'embarrassment'

After video surfaced allegedly showing a group of Chicago police officers “lounging” in a congressman’s office as looters ransacked nearby businesses, Mayor Lo [...]

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Proposal Aims to Make it Easier for Chicago Restaurants to Get Permits for Outdoor Dining

Proposal Aims to Make it Easier for Chicago Restaurants to Get Permits for Outdoor Dining

A proposed ordinance aims to change the permitting process for outdoor dining at restaurants in Chicago as eateries across the city fight to survive during a p [...]

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Lightfoot Calls for Licensing, Certification for Police Officers

Lightfoot Calls for Licensing, Certification for Police Officers

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday called for a change in state law that would require licensing and certification for police officers. Lightfoot reveale [...]

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Read Rush’s Account of Video Showing Chicago Police Officers ‘Lounging’ in His Office

Read Rush’s Account of Video Showing Chicago Police Officers ‘Lounging’ in His Office

U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush on Thursday said videotape he acquired shows more than a dozen police officers “lounging” in his South Side Chicago campaign office while [...]

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Chicago mayor: Police officers caught on video ‘lounging’ during protests, looting

Chicago mayor: Police officers caught on video ‘lounging’ during protests, looting

More than a dozen Chicago police officers and supervisors were captured on video “lounging” inside a congressional campaign office last month as people vandali [...]

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CTA Employee Under Investigation After Video Shows Him Body-Slamming Person In Street

CTA Employee Under Investigation After Video Shows Him Body-Slamming Person In Street

At an unrelated press conference Thursday afternoon, Mayor Lori Lightfoot called the video "incredibly disturbing."

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Chicago Bars And Breweries Have Green Light To Reopen For Outdoor Service Wednesday, But Many Aren't Going To Right Away

Chicago Bars And Breweries Have Green Light To Reopen For Outdoor Service Wednesday, But Many Aren't Going To Right Away

After weeks of back and forth, Mayor Lori Lightfoot cleared Chicago's bars and breweries to open on Wednesday for outdoor service.

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Power play? Pols push for Chicago to serve as ‘hub city’ for NHL return from coronavirus shutdown

Power play? Pols push for Chicago to serve as ‘hub city’ for NHL return from coronavirus shutdown

Mayor Lori Lightfoot and state Rep. Mike Zalewski say the city would be the perfect host as the league eyes a return to action after three months.

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City officials urge protesters to get tested for COVID-19

City officials urge protesters to get tested for COVID-19

Anyone with potential "high-risk exposure" to COVID-19 can get tested, even if they haven’t displayed symptoms, according to a statement from Mayor Lori Lightf [...]

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Little Village dust storm leads to proposed new demolition rules

Little Village dust storm leads to proposed new demolition rules

Mayor Lori Lightfoot promised to review city law on such demolitions after the destruction of an almost 400-foot smokestack blanketed the community in dust Eas [...]

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Walking the fine, hard line in fighting COVID-19

Looking out my 16th-floor window at Michigan and Randolph, I can see a few people strolling around Millennium Park. As usual, the Bean seems to be the center o [...]

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Ministers Demand Chicago FOP Show Proof Police Officers Seen Lounging In Congressman Rush's Office Were Asked To Be There

Ministers Demand Chicago FOP Show Proof Police Officers Seen Lounging In Congressman Rush's Office Were Asked To Be There

Last week, Rush, Mayor Lori Lightfoot, and Chicago Police Supt. David Brown condemned a group of 13 officers, including three supervisors, seen lounging, nappi [...]

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Bars, breweries can reopen Wednesday in Chicago

Bars, breweries can reopen Wednesday in Chicago

Under fire for treating bars and breweries differently than restaurants, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Monday announced “bars, lounges, taverns and breweries [...]

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If it’s OK to protest, how can you ban funerals?

If it’s OK to protest, how can you ban funerals?

This week, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot had big news — the city is opening up its iconic Lakefront Trail after months of closing it off as part of a COVID-19 l [...]

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3 aldermen push to kick cops out of schools, plan to introduce ordinance at council meeting this week

3 aldermen push to kick cops out of schools, plan to introduce ordinance at council meeting this week

Mayor Lori Lightfoot earlier this month was adamant against a blanket removal of officers from schools and said she wouldn’t consider ending the contract betwe [...]

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Major League Baseball

The Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Cubs reacted with hesitancy to Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s comments Monday on a potential return to the diamond this summer. T [...]

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan for coronavirus eviction protections advances despite concerns

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan for coronavirus eviction protections advances despite concerns

Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan to protect tenants from eviction who’ve lost income due to the coronavirus pandemic advanced Monday, though several aldermen compla [...]

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Lightfoot Pitches Chicago as Potential NHL Hub City

Lightfoot Pitches Chicago as Potential NHL Hub City

In an interview over the weekend, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says that she is hopeful the NHL will choose the city as one of its two hub cities for the upcom [...]

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Chicago sues Trump administration over refusal to allow Obamacare special enrollment period amid pandemic

Chicago sues Trump administration over refusal to allow Obamacare special enrollment period amid pandemic

Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s administration accused President Donald Trump in a federal lawsuit filed Monday of playing politics with Americans’ health by refusing t [...]

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While Chicago’s popular Lakefront Trail is set to reopen Monday, June 22, beache [...]

While Chicago’s popular Lakefront Trail is set to reopen Monday, June 22, beache [...]

While Chicago’s popular Lakefront Trail is set to reopen Monday, June 22, beaches, several other spots along the lakefront and many amenities will remain close [...]

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Beaches, Many Amenities to Stay Closed Along Lakefront Despite Trail Reopening

While Chicago’s popular Lakefront Trail is set to reopen Monday, June 22, beaches, several other spots along the lakefront and many amenities will remain close [...]

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Here’s When Chicago Bars Will Reopen

Here’s When Chicago Bars Will Reopen

Bars and breweries across the city of Chicago will be allowed to start reopening beginning Wednesday, but only for outdoor service, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announ [...]

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Here’s When Chicago’s Lakefront Trail Will Reopen

Here’s When Chicago’s Lakefront Trail Will Reopen

Chicago’s popular Lakefront Trail will reopen Monday, June 22 following a more than two-month closure imposed during the coronavirus pandemic, Mayor Lori Light [...]

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Chicago’s popular Lakefront Trail will reopen Monday, June 22 following a more t [...]

Chicago’s popular Lakefront Trail will reopen Monday, June 22 following a more than two-month closure imposed during the coronavirus pandemic, Mayor Lori Light [...]

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Chicago Bars To Reopen For Outdoor Service Wednesday, Lakefront Trail On Monday, June 22

Chicago Bars To Reopen For Outdoor Service Wednesday, Lakefront Trail On Monday, June 22

Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Monday that the City of Chicago will allow bars and breweries to reopen for outdoor service this coming Wednesday, June 17, and [...]

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Lakefront Trail to reopen June 22

Lakefront Trail to reopen June 22

Mayor Lori Lightfoot made the announcement on her official Facebook page.

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Lightfoot Announces Reopening Plan for Lakefront, Bars

Lightfoot Announces Reopening Plan for Lakefront, Bars

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has announced plans to reopen the city’s lakefront and area bars, but with some changes and new restrictions in place. Beginning J [...]

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Lightfoot, Chicago Police to Unveil New Working Group to Review Use of Force Policies

Lightfoot, Chicago Police to Unveil New Working Group to Review Use of Force Policies

Note: Mayor Lightfoot’s news conference can be viewed live in the video player above beginning at around 9:15 a.m. CST. Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago police [...]

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Mayor Lightfoot Joins Town Hall On Police Reform, Racial Justice With 3 Other Black Women Mayors

Mayor Lightfoot Joins Town Hall On Police Reform, Racial Justice With 3 Other Black Women Mayors

Mayor Lori Lightfoot took part in a special town hall on CNN Sunday night for an in-depth discussion on police reform and racial justice.

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As CPS hosted star-studded graduation ceremony, hundreds marched to demand the removal of cops from schools

As CPS hosted star-studded graduation ceremony, hundreds marched to demand the removal of cops from schools

Oprah Winfrey, Common, Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Mayor Lori Lightfoot all addressed the 2020 graduating class during a virtual ceremony Sunday.

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Activists protest during virtual graduation to call for police to be removed from public schools

Activists protest during virtual graduation to call for police to be removed from public schools

Group gathers outside a South Side high school for a protest to send a message to Mayor Lori Lightfoot: Defund police, withdraw officers from public schools an [...]

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Chicago Has Nearly Tripled Police Spending Per Capita Since 1964

Chicago Has Nearly Tripled Police Spending Per Capita Since 1964

For activists and city leaders calling on Mayor Lori Lightfoot to cut the police budget, it’s clear that the money could be better spent elsewhere.

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Chicago nearly triples per capita police spending since '64

Chicago nearly triples per capita police spending since '64

CHICAGO -- Mayor Lori Lightfoot has rejected demands to defund the Chicago Police Department, arguing that neighborhoods want more police support.

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to introduce coronavirus tenant protection ordinance

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to introduce coronavirus tenant protection ordinance

Mayor Lori Lightfoot plans to introduce a package next week designed to give renters who’ve lost income due to the coronavirus pandemic a measure of protection [...]

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City of Chicago Creates Memorial Page to Honor Lives Lost to Coronavirus

City of Chicago Creates Memorial Page to Honor Lives Lost to Coronavirus

To remember the lives of Chicagoans who lost their lives to coronavirus, the city of Chicago created a public virtual memorial page for residents to honor thei [...]

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Here’s What Will be Able to Open Under Phase 4 of Chicago’s Reopening Plan

Here’s What Will be Able to Open Under Phase 4 of Chicago’s Reopening Plan

Chicago’s top health official touted progress in flattening the coronavirus curve across the city Friday as she detailed the measures city leaders are taking t [...]

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Drama over Obama presidential center in Chicago as protesters call for more affordable housing

Drama over Obama presidential center in Chicago as protesters call for more affordable housing

Chicago protesters warned Mayor Lori Lightfoot this week that residents could be displaced should the city allow the Obama Presidential Center to arrive withou [...]

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Better Government Association Sues City Council Over Private Conference Calls, Says They Violate Open Meetings Act

Better Government Association Sues City Council Over Private Conference Calls, Says They Violate Open Meetings Act

The lawsuit comes two days after Mayor Lori Lightfoot blasted an unnamed alderman for recording and leaking a May 31 conference call in which she traded profan [...]

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City Launching 'Chicago Remembers' Website To Share Stories Of Those Who Died From COVID-19

City Launching 'Chicago Remembers' Website To Share Stories Of Those Who Died From COVID-19

“In light of the current situation, the way we mourn and celebrate one’s life needs to be reimagined,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot said in a statement.

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Chicago-Area Protests: Rev. Jackson to Lead March, Investigation Opened Into Cops at Rush’s Office

Chicago-Area Protests: Rev. Jackson to Lead March, Investigation Opened Into Cops at Rush’s Office

Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. and Chicago faith leaders plan to lead a march on the city's West Side Friday... The march comes as fallout continues after Mayor Lori L [...]

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Best elected official in Chicago

Best elected official in Chicago

Mayor Lori Lightfoot  Runner-Up Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa  Finalists: Alderman Matt Martin, City Clerk Anna Valencia...

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Chicago Police Department

Videotape shows more than a dozen officers “lounging” in U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush’s campaign office, one even making popcorn, as protests and looting erupted in Ch [...]

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Rep. Rush, Mayor Lightfoot mend fences after  release of shocking video of Chicago police lounging in his burglarized campaign office

Rep. Rush, Mayor Lightfoot mend fences after release of shocking video of Chicago police lounging in his burglarized campaign office

Said Rush: "Some two years ago, I did not give this mayor the benefit of the doubt," he said. Now, he said, there is no doubt. "This is the era of Lori Lightfo [...]

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In front of backdrop of a dozen gray tents, activists warn Lightfoot of displacement around proposed Obama center without a community benefits agreement in place

In front of backdrop of a dozen gray tents, activists warn Lightfoot of displacement around proposed Obama center without a community benefits agreement in place

About 50 members of the Obama CBA Coalition and ally groups took over a vacant Woodlawn lot with a makeshift settlement of gray tents on Thursday — a symbolic [...]

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Chicago police caught on tape 'lounging,' making popcorn in congressman's office amid looting

Chicago police caught on tape 'lounging,' making popcorn in congressman's office amid looting

Around 13 officers entered the office of U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush at differing times as nearby businesses were targeted by looters, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said.

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Chicago Mayor Lightfoot calls video of police relaxing, popping popcorn near riots an 'embarrassment'

Chicago Mayor Lightfoot calls video of police relaxing, popping popcorn near riots an 'embarrassment'

After video surfaced allegedly showing a group of Chicago police officers “lounging” in a congressman’s office as looters ransacked nearby businesses, Mayor Lo [...]

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‘We Should All Be Disgusted’: Lightfoot Promises Reform After Video Surfaces of Lounging Chicago Cops

‘We Should All Be Disgusted’: Lightfoot Promises Reform After Video Surfaces of Lounging Chicago Cops

Mayor Lori Lightfoot detailed several police reform measures Thursday, including legislation to license and certify police officers, and sent a stern message a [...]

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Proposal Aims to Make it Easier for Chicago Restaurants to Get Permits for Outdoor Dining

Proposal Aims to Make it Easier for Chicago Restaurants to Get Permits for Outdoor Dining

A proposed ordinance aims to change the permitting process for outdoor dining at restaurants in Chicago as eateries across the city fight to survive during a p [...]

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McCormick Place, Park District fieldhouses could be alternative sites for CPS classes, alderman says

McCormick Place, Park District fieldhouses could be alternative sites for CPS classes, alderman says

Mayor Lori Lightfoot is determined to reopen Chicago Public Schools on time this fall but do it safely, perhaps by using staggered schedules to maintain social [...]

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Lightfoot Calls for Licensing, Certification for Police Officers

Lightfoot Calls for Licensing, Certification for Police Officers

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday called for a change in state law that would require licensing and certification for police officers. Lightfoot reveale [...]

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CTA investigating body-slam video that appears to show bus driver throwing person to ground

The video has drawn a swift rebuke from Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who called the video "incredibly disturbing" during a Thursday press briefing.

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Read Rush’s Account of Video Showing Chicago Police Officers ‘Lounging’ in His Office

Read Rush’s Account of Video Showing Chicago Police Officers ‘Lounging’ in His Office

U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush on Thursday said videotape he acquired shows more than a dozen police officers “lounging” in his South Side Chicago campaign office while [...]

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‘There Will Be a Reckoning for the FOP,’ Lightfoot Says

‘There Will Be a Reckoning for the FOP,’ Lightfoot Says

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said “there will be a reckoning” for the city’s Fraternal Order of Police when asked about the union president’s assertion that of [...]

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Chicago mayor: Police officers caught on video ‘lounging’ during protests, looting

Chicago mayor: Police officers caught on video ‘lounging’ during protests, looting

More than a dozen Chicago police officers and supervisors were captured on video “lounging” inside a congressional campaign office last month as people vandali [...]

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Timeline: Officers Were in Rush’s Office for 5 Hours During Looting, Mayor Says

Timeline: Officers Were in Rush’s Office for 5 Hours During Looting, Mayor Says

Officers were captured on video “lounging” in U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush’s Chicago campaign office during looting in the city for at least five hours earlier this mo [...]

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CTA Employee Under Investigation After Video Shows Him Body-Slamming Person In Street

CTA Employee Under Investigation After Video Shows Him Body-Slamming Person In Street

At an unrelated press conference Thursday afternoon, Mayor Lori Lightfoot called the video "incredibly disturbing."

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