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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...→

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...→

Sources: Mask Ordinance To Be Announced Thursday For Tarrant County

Sources: Mask Ordinance To Be Announced Thursday For Tarrant County

A face mask ordinance for all of Tarrant County is expected to be announced Thursday, sources tell CBS 11 News. Read full article: Sources: Mask Ordinance To Be Announced ...→

More Chicago Streets to Close for Outdoor Dining This Weekend, Deputy Mayor Says

More Chicago Streets to Close for Outdoor Dining This Weekend, Deputy Mayor Says

More Chicago streets are expected to close this weekend to make way for outdoor seating at area restaurants, the city’s deputy mayor said Monday. Read full article: More Chicago Streets to Close for Outdoo...→

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

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

“You are eliminating one of the few tools that the city has to create middle-class incomes for black and brown folks.” Read full article: Lori Lightfoot, Mayor of Chicago, on Who...→

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

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

The artist behind a “Scooby-Doo”-themed cartoon that was derided by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot as "racist" shared his side of the story.  Read full article: Artist behind 'Scooby-Doo' parody cartoo...→

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

I will be forever grateful to dedicated teachers and administrators. But what has transpired between the mayor and the CTU over the past year is reprehensible. Read full article: This foolish feud between the CTU and Ma...→

Mayor Eric Garcetti plans to announce a set of racial equity initiatives for cit [...]

Mayor Eric Garcetti plans to announce a set of racial equity initiatives for city government during a news conference Friday. The mayor’s address is scheduled [...] Read full article: Mayor Eric Garcetti plans to announce a ...→

The Los Angeles Lakers announced Thursday the hiring of UCLA African American st [...]

The Los Angeles Lakers announced Thursday the hiring of UCLA African American studies and sociology professor Karida Brown as their director of Racial Equity & [...] Read full article: The Los Angeles Lakers announced Thursda...→

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

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

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

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

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

"If that kind of tweet, which is clearly racist, had been put forward by a right-wing group, we would rightly be denouncing them, and I think our scorn should [...] Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Blasts 'Clearly Rac...→

Will Chicago Be Ready to Enter Phase 4 by July 1? Mayor Weighs In

Will Chicago Be Ready to Enter Phase 4 by July 1? Mayor Weighs In

Chicago could enter phase four as early as July 1, but will the city be ready? When asked during a press conference surrounding the reopening of the lakefront [...] Read full article: Will Chicago Be Ready to Enter Phase 4 b...→

Gov. Walz, State Officials To Announce Fall School Plans Thursday Afternoon

Gov. Walz, State Officials To Announce Fall School Plans Thursday Afternoon

State health and education officials will announce plans Thursday for how Minnesota schools will conduct classes this fall after they were shut down this sprin [...] Read full article: Gov. Walz, State Officials To Announce F...→

Chicago Restaurant Worker Pens Open Letter to Pritzker, Lightfoot Asking For Food Service Coronavirus Protections

Chicago Restaurant Worker Pens Open Letter to Pritzker, Lightfoot Asking For Food Service Coronavirus Protections

A restaurant worker employed by a popular eatery in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood published a letter Tuesday asking Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker and [...] Read full article: Chicago Restaurant Worker Pens Open Lett...→

Why Mayor Lightfoot cannot rely on Congress to fill her budget gap for now, and what Speaker Pelosi has to say about it

Why Mayor Lightfoot cannot rely on Congress to fill her budget gap for now, and what Speaker Pelosi has to say about it

Extending the $600 weekly federal jobless benefit, due to expire July 31, may be key in bringing Republicans to the table to negotiate over the HEROES Act. Read full article: Why Mayor Lightfoot cannot rely on Congr...→

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. Read full article: Mayor Lightfoot Joins Town Hall On Polic...→

From Dance Parties To Concerts, Chicago Plans Virtual Events To Celebrate On July 4

From Dance Parties To Concerts, Chicago Plans Virtual Events To Celebrate On July 4

While there will be no fireworks show in the city on July 4, Chicagoans will be able to particpate in some virtual events, including a House music festival, an [...] Read full article: From Dance Parties To Concerts, Chicago ...→

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

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

More than 40 people were shot, six fatally, on Monday June 23, 2020, in Mayor Lori Lightfoot's (D) Chicago. Read full article: Over 40 Shot, 6 Killed, Monday Alone in ...→

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

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

Stringent gun controls failed to prevent 100 people from being shot over Father's Day weekend in Mayor Lori Lightfoot's (D) Chicago.  Read full article: Gun Laws Fail to Prevent 100 People Shot...→

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

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot discusses the city’s decision to move into Phase Four of the coronavirus reopening plan.... Under Phase Four guidelines in the “Re [...] Read full article: Mayor Lightfoot Discusses Chicago's Move...→

Chicago Ready to Move to Phase 4 on Friday, Mayor Says

Chicago Ready to Move to Phase 4 on Friday, Mayor Says

Chicago will be ready to enter phase four with the rest of Illinois on Friday, five days earlier than health experts had initially planned, the mayor announced [...] Read full article: Chicago Ready to Move to Phase 4 on Frid...→

Chicago Protests: Juneteenth Celebrations, Pritzker Plans to Make State Holiday

Chicago Protests: Juneteenth Celebrations, Pritzker Plans to Make State Holiday

Juneteenth celebrations and services took place across Chicago Friday, calling for an end to systemic racism on the annual day commemorating the end of the sla [...] Read full article: Chicago Protests: Juneteenth Celebration...→

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

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

Indoor dining will be allowed to resume with capacity limitations in Chicago on June 26, the mayor announced Friday. The loosening of restrictions will come on [...] Read full article: Indoor Dining Can Return in Chicago on J...→

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

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

“I think they’ve got to listen and invite us into the conversation. Mayors are on the front lines. We’ve been on the front lines through COVID-19. That work co [...] Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Urges Congress To I...→

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

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

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot blasted the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) Thursday over a "clearly racist" tweet that depicted her wearing a police uniform while t [...] Read full article: Chicago mayor slams teachers union tweet...→

New data portal announced for protest-related complaints against Chicago police

New data portal announced for protest-related complaints against Chicago police

The oversight agency that handles allegations of wrongdoing by Chicago police announced Thursday a new data portal for tracking complaints lodged against offic [...] Read full article: New data portal announced for protest-re...→

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

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

Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday denounced a cartoon the Chicago Teachers Union posted on Twitter – depicting her tied in a rope and surrounded by the characte [...] Read full article: Lightfoot Calls ‘Scooby-Doo' Meme of Her...→

Mayor Lori Lightfoot rips Chicago Teachers Union’s ‘Scooby-Doo’ tweet as ‘racist’

Mayor Lori Lightfoot rips Chicago Teachers Union’s ‘Scooby-Doo’ tweet as ‘racist’

Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday lambasted as “clearly racist” and “deeply offensive” a tweet by the Chicago Teachers Union depicting an apparent cartoon versi [...] Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot rips Chicago Teache...→

Lightfoot reaffirms opposition to removing police officers from Chicago Public Schools

Lightfoot reaffirms opposition to removing police officers from Chicago Public Schools

The mayor said she had nothing to do with sending an ordinance to terminate the contract between CPD and CPS to the Rules Committee, a traditional burial groun [...] Read full article: Lightfoot reaffirms opposition to removi...→

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 [...] Read full article: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan for ...→

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 [...] Read full article: Lightfoot, Chicago Police to Unveil New ...→

A suburban Chicago mayor has issued an executive order intended to prevent futur [...]

A suburban Chicago mayor has issued an executive order intended to prevent future deaths of suspects in police custody... Police released images Thursday of a [...] Read full article: A suburban Chicago mayor has issued an e...→

No Fourth of July fireworks in Chicago, but city plans virtual events

No Fourth of July fireworks in Chicago, but city plans virtual events

CHICAGO — The City of Chicago just announced its events for the Fourth of July, but you don’t have to be in the city to enjoy some of them. Navy Pier will be o [...] Read full article: No Fourth of July fireworks in Chicago, ...→

NYC Mayor de Blasio plans to crack down on fireworks

NYC Mayor de Blasio plans to crack down on fireworks

The city that never sleeps has been a tough place to get shuteye due to the fireworks displays. Read full article: NYC Mayor de Blasio plans to crack down ...→

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

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

The Chicago Police Board voted unanimously last fall to fire Rialmo, nearly four years after he shot and killed 19-year-old Quintonio LeGrier and an innocent b [...] Read full article: Ministers, Activists Want Mayor Lori Lig...→

50K Visited Navy Pier in First 10 Days Since Reopening: Chicago Deputy Mayor

50K Visited Navy Pier in First 10 Days Since Reopening: Chicago Deputy Mayor

Approximately 50,000 people visited Chicago’s popular Navy Pier in the first 10 days following its reopening, city officials announced Monday. At a news confer [...] Read full article: 50K Visited Navy Pier in First 10 Days S...→

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

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

At least 100 people were shot, 14 fatally, in Mayor Lori Lightfoot's (D) Chicago over Father's Day Weekend 2020. Read full article: At Least 100 Shot on Father's Day Weeken...→

LA Mayor Establishes Office Of Racial Equity, Plans To 'Give Preference To Minority-Owned Businesses'

LA Mayor Establishes Office Of Racial Equity, Plans To 'Give Preference To Minority-Owned Businesses'

An executive order signed Friday by Mayor Eric Garcetti requires Los Angeles city departments to prepare for the reinstatement of affirmative action in Califor [...] Read full article: LA Mayor Establishes Office Of Racial Eq...→

3 killed, 18 wounded in Chicago shootings Thursday

3 killed, 18 wounded in Chicago shootings Thursday

A 5-year-old boy and 19-year-old man were wounded in a shooting in Back of the Yards. Read full article: 3 killed, 18 wounded in Chicago shooting...→

Lightfoot Optimistic Indoor Dining Can Return ‘Safely' in Chicago

Lightfoot Optimistic Indoor Dining Can Return ‘Safely' in Chicago

As Chicago and Illinois health officials discuss the possibility of moving into phase four, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she believes the city will be able to “sa [...] Read full article: Lightfoot Optimistic Indoor Dining Can R...→

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

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

“I do think that we can open up indoor dining, and do it safely, and I think sooner rather than later," Lightfoot said. Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Says 'It's Way Past...→

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot chokes up upon hearing U.S. Supreme Court blocked Trump attempt to end DACA: ‘It’s a great day'

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot chokes up upon hearing U.S. Supreme Court blocked Trump attempt to end DACA: ‘It’s a great day'

Mayor Lori Lightfoot choked up and became emotional Thursday morning when told that the U.S. Supreme Court blocked President Donald Trump from ending an Obama- [...] Read full article: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot chokes up u...→

Aldermen Approve Mayor Lori Lightfoot's Plan For Spending $1.13 Billion In COVID-19 Stimulus Funds

Aldermen Approve Mayor Lori Lightfoot's Plan For Spending $1.13 Billion In COVID-19 Stimulus Funds

A group of aldermen this week sent Lightfoot a letter demanding a promise not to spend any of those funds on policing, but the mayor's office has made no such [...] Read full article: Aldermen Approve Mayor Lori Lightfoot's ...→

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...→

Lightfoot To Announce Plans To Review And Revise CPD Use Of Force Policies

Chicago Police Department policies are under review as new waves of protests across the country call for police reform. Read full article: Lightfoot To Announce Plans To Review An...→

Sources: Mask Ordinance To Be Announced Thursday For Tarrant County

Sources: Mask Ordinance To Be Announced Thursday For Tarrant County

A face mask ordinance for all of Tarrant County is expected to be announced Thursday, sources tell CBS 11 News. Read full article: Sources: Mask Ordinance To Be Announced ...→

No Fourth of July fireworks in Chicago, but city plans virtual events

No Fourth of July fireworks in Chicago, but city plans virtual events

CHICAGO — The City of Chicago just announced its events for the Fourth of July, but you don’t have to be in the city to enjoy some of them. Navy Pier will be o [...] Read full article: No Fourth of July fireworks in Chicago, ...→

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

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

More than 40 people were shot, six fatally, on Monday June 23, 2020, in Mayor Lori Lightfoot's (D) Chicago. Read full article: Over 40 Shot, 6 Killed, Monday Alone in ...→

More Chicago Streets to Close for Outdoor Dining This Weekend, Deputy Mayor Says

More Chicago Streets to Close for Outdoor Dining This Weekend, Deputy Mayor Says

More Chicago streets are expected to close this weekend to make way for outdoor seating at area restaurants, the city’s deputy mayor said Monday. Read full article: More Chicago Streets to Close for Outdoo...→

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

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

The Chicago Police Board voted unanimously last fall to fire Rialmo, nearly four years after he shot and killed 19-year-old Quintonio LeGrier and an innocent b [...] Read full article: Ministers, Activists Want Mayor Lori Lig...→

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

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot discusses the city’s decision to move into Phase Four of the coronavirus reopening plan.... Under Phase Four guidelines in the “Re [...] Read full article: Mayor Lightfoot Discusses Chicago's Move...→

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

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

The artist behind a “Scooby-Doo”-themed cartoon that was derided by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot as "racist" shared his side of the story.  Read full article: Artist behind 'Scooby-Doo' parody cartoo...→

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

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

At least 100 people were shot, 14 fatally, in Mayor Lori Lightfoot's (D) Chicago over Father's Day Weekend 2020. Read full article: At Least 100 Shot on Father's Day Weeken...→

Chicago Protests: Juneteenth Celebrations, Pritzker Plans to Make State Holiday

Chicago Protests: Juneteenth Celebrations, Pritzker Plans to Make State Holiday

Juneteenth celebrations and services took place across Chicago Friday, calling for an end to systemic racism on the annual day commemorating the end of the sla [...] Read full article: Chicago Protests: Juneteenth Celebration...→

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

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

“I think they’ve got to listen and invite us into the conversation. Mayors are on the front lines. We’ve been on the front lines through COVID-19. That work co [...] Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Urges Congress To I...→

The Los Angeles Lakers announced Thursday the hiring of UCLA African American st [...]

The Los Angeles Lakers announced Thursday the hiring of UCLA African American studies and sociology professor Karida Brown as their director of Racial Equity & [...] Read full article: The Los Angeles Lakers announced Thursda...→

Lightfoot Optimistic Indoor Dining Can Return ‘Safely' in Chicago

Lightfoot Optimistic Indoor Dining Can Return ‘Safely' in Chicago

As Chicago and Illinois health officials discuss the possibility of moving into phase four, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she believes the city will be able to “sa [...] Read full article: Lightfoot Optimistic Indoor Dining Can R...→

New data portal announced for protest-related complaints against Chicago police

New data portal announced for protest-related complaints against Chicago police

The oversight agency that handles allegations of wrongdoing by Chicago police announced Thursday a new data portal for tracking complaints lodged against offic [...] Read full article: New data portal announced for protest-re...→

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

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

"If that kind of tweet, which is clearly racist, had been put forward by a right-wing group, we would rightly be denouncing them, and I think our scorn should [...] Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Blasts 'Clearly Rac...→

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

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

“I do think that we can open up indoor dining, and do it safely, and I think sooner rather than later," Lightfoot said. Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Says 'It's Way Past...→

Mayor Lori Lightfoot rips Chicago Teachers Union’s ‘Scooby-Doo’ tweet as ‘racist’

Mayor Lori Lightfoot rips Chicago Teachers Union’s ‘Scooby-Doo’ tweet as ‘racist’

Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday lambasted as “clearly racist” and “deeply offensive” a tweet by the Chicago Teachers Union depicting an apparent cartoon versi [...] Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot rips Chicago Teache...→

Gov. Walz, State Officials To Announce Fall School Plans Thursday Afternoon

Gov. Walz, State Officials To Announce Fall School Plans Thursday Afternoon

State health and education officials will announce plans Thursday for how Minnesota schools will conduct classes this fall after they were shut down this sprin [...] Read full article: Gov. Walz, State Officials To Announce F...→

Lightfoot reaffirms opposition to removing police officers from Chicago Public Schools

Lightfoot reaffirms opposition to removing police officers from Chicago Public Schools

The mayor said she had nothing to do with sending an ordinance to terminate the contract between CPD and CPS to the Rules Committee, a traditional burial groun [...] Read full article: Lightfoot reaffirms opposition to removi...→

Why Mayor Lightfoot cannot rely on Congress to fill her budget gap for now, and what Speaker Pelosi has to say about it

Why Mayor Lightfoot cannot rely on Congress to fill her budget gap for now, and what Speaker Pelosi has to say about it

Extending the $600 weekly federal jobless benefit, due to expire July 31, may be key in bringing Republicans to the table to negotiate over the HEROES Act. Read full article: Why Mayor Lightfoot cannot rely on Congr...→

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...→

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 [...] Read full article: Lightfoot, Chicago Police to Unveil New ...→

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. Read full article: Mayor Lightfoot Joins Town Hall On Polic...→

From Dance Parties To Concerts, Chicago Plans Virtual Events To Celebrate On July 4

From Dance Parties To Concerts, Chicago Plans Virtual Events To Celebrate On July 4

While there will be no fireworks show in the city on July 4, Chicagoans will be able to particpate in some virtual events, including a House music festival, an [...] Read full article: From Dance Parties To Concerts, Chicago ...→

NYC Mayor de Blasio plans to crack down on fireworks

NYC Mayor de Blasio plans to crack down on fireworks

The city that never sleeps has been a tough place to get shuteye due to the fireworks displays. Read full article: NYC Mayor de Blasio plans to crack down ...→

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

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

Stringent gun controls failed to prevent 100 people from being shot over Father's Day weekend in Mayor Lori Lightfoot's (D) Chicago.  Read full article: Gun Laws Fail to Prevent 100 People Shot...→

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

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

“You are eliminating one of the few tools that the city has to create middle-class incomes for black and brown folks.” Read full article: Lori Lightfoot, Mayor of Chicago, on Who...→

50K Visited Navy Pier in First 10 Days Since Reopening: Chicago Deputy Mayor

50K Visited Navy Pier in First 10 Days Since Reopening: Chicago Deputy Mayor

Approximately 50,000 people visited Chicago’s popular Navy Pier in the first 10 days following its reopening, city officials announced Monday. At a news confer [...] Read full article: 50K Visited Navy Pier in First 10 Days S...→

Chicago Ready to Move to Phase 4 on Friday, Mayor Says

Chicago Ready to Move to Phase 4 on Friday, Mayor Says

Chicago will be ready to enter phase four with the rest of Illinois on Friday, five days earlier than health experts had initially planned, the mayor announced [...] Read full article: Chicago Ready to Move to Phase 4 on Frid...→

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

I will be forever grateful to dedicated teachers and administrators. But what has transpired between the mayor and the CTU over the past year is reprehensible. Read full article: This foolish feud between the CTU and Ma...→

LA Mayor Establishes Office Of Racial Equity, Plans To 'Give Preference To Minority-Owned Businesses'

LA Mayor Establishes Office Of Racial Equity, Plans To 'Give Preference To Minority-Owned Businesses'

An executive order signed Friday by Mayor Eric Garcetti requires Los Angeles city departments to prepare for the reinstatement of affirmative action in Califor [...] Read full article: LA Mayor Establishes Office Of Racial Eq...→

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

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

Indoor dining will be allowed to resume with capacity limitations in Chicago on June 26, the mayor announced Friday. The loosening of restrictions will come on [...] Read full article: Indoor Dining Can Return in Chicago on J...→

Mayor Eric Garcetti plans to announce a set of racial equity initiatives for cit [...]

Mayor Eric Garcetti plans to announce a set of racial equity initiatives for city government during a news conference Friday. The mayor’s address is scheduled [...] Read full article: Mayor Eric Garcetti plans to announce a ...→

3 killed, 18 wounded in Chicago shootings Thursday

3 killed, 18 wounded in Chicago shootings Thursday

A 5-year-old boy and 19-year-old man were wounded in a shooting in Back of the Yards. Read full article: 3 killed, 18 wounded in Chicago shooting...→

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

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

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot blasted the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) Thursday over a "clearly racist" tweet that depicted her wearing a police uniform while t [...] Read full article: Chicago mayor slams teachers union tweet...→

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

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

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

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

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

Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday denounced a cartoon the Chicago Teachers Union posted on Twitter – depicting her tied in a rope and surrounded by the characte [...] Read full article: Lightfoot Calls ‘Scooby-Doo' Meme of Her...→

Will Chicago Be Ready to Enter Phase 4 by July 1? Mayor Weighs In

Will Chicago Be Ready to Enter Phase 4 by July 1? Mayor Weighs In

Chicago could enter phase four as early as July 1, but will the city be ready? When asked during a press conference surrounding the reopening of the lakefront [...] Read full article: Will Chicago Be Ready to Enter Phase 4 b...→

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot chokes up upon hearing U.S. Supreme Court blocked Trump attempt to end DACA: ‘It’s a great day'

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot chokes up upon hearing U.S. Supreme Court blocked Trump attempt to end DACA: ‘It’s a great day'

Mayor Lori Lightfoot choked up and became emotional Thursday morning when told that the U.S. Supreme Court blocked President Donald Trump from ending an Obama- [...] Read full article: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot chokes up u...→

Chicago Restaurant Worker Pens Open Letter to Pritzker, Lightfoot Asking For Food Service Coronavirus Protections

Chicago Restaurant Worker Pens Open Letter to Pritzker, Lightfoot Asking For Food Service Coronavirus Protections

A restaurant worker employed by a popular eatery in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood published a letter Tuesday asking Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker and [...] Read full article: Chicago Restaurant Worker Pens Open Lett...→

Aldermen Approve Mayor Lori Lightfoot's Plan For Spending $1.13 Billion In COVID-19 Stimulus Funds

Aldermen Approve Mayor Lori Lightfoot's Plan For Spending $1.13 Billion In COVID-19 Stimulus Funds

A group of aldermen this week sent Lightfoot a letter demanding a promise not to spend any of those funds on policing, but the mayor's office has made no such [...] Read full article: Aldermen Approve Mayor Lori Lightfoot's ...→

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 [...] Read full article: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan for ...→

Lightfoot To Announce Plans To Review And Revise CPD Use Of Force Policies

Chicago Police Department policies are under review as new waves of protests across the country call for police reform. Read full article: Lightfoot To Announce Plans To Review An...→

A suburban Chicago mayor has issued an executive order intended to prevent futur [...]

A suburban Chicago mayor has issued an executive order intended to prevent future deaths of suspects in police custody... Police released images Thursday of a [...] Read full article: A suburban Chicago mayor has issued an e...→

Sources: Mask Ordinance To Be Announced Thursday For Tarrant County

Sources: Mask Ordinance To Be Announced Thursday For Tarrant County

A face mask ordinance for all of Tarrant County is expected to be announced Thursday, sources tell CBS 11 News. Read full article: Sources: Mask Ordinance To Be Announced ...→

From Dance Parties To Concerts, Chicago Plans Virtual Events To Celebrate On July 4

From Dance Parties To Concerts, Chicago Plans Virtual Events To Celebrate On July 4

While there will be no fireworks show in the city on July 4, Chicagoans will be able to particpate in some virtual events, including a House music festival, an [...] Read full article: From Dance Parties To Concerts, Chicago ...→

No Fourth of July fireworks in Chicago, but city plans virtual events

No Fourth of July fireworks in Chicago, but city plans virtual events

CHICAGO — The City of Chicago just announced its events for the Fourth of July, but you don’t have to be in the city to enjoy some of them. Navy Pier will be o [...] Read full article: No Fourth of July fireworks in Chicago, ...→

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

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

More than 40 people were shot, six fatally, on Monday June 23, 2020, in Mayor Lori Lightfoot's (D) Chicago. Read full article: Over 40 Shot, 6 Killed, Monday Alone in ...→

NYC Mayor de Blasio plans to crack down on fireworks

NYC Mayor de Blasio plans to crack down on fireworks

The city that never sleeps has been a tough place to get shuteye due to the fireworks displays. Read full article: NYC Mayor de Blasio plans to crack down ...→

More Chicago Streets to Close for Outdoor Dining This Weekend, Deputy Mayor Says

More Chicago Streets to Close for Outdoor Dining This Weekend, Deputy Mayor Says

More Chicago streets are expected to close this weekend to make way for outdoor seating at area restaurants, the city’s deputy mayor said Monday. Read full article: More Chicago Streets to Close for Outdoo...→

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

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

Stringent gun controls failed to prevent 100 people from being shot over Father's Day weekend in Mayor Lori Lightfoot's (D) Chicago.  Read full article: Gun Laws Fail to Prevent 100 People Shot...→

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

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

The Chicago Police Board voted unanimously last fall to fire Rialmo, nearly four years after he shot and killed 19-year-old Quintonio LeGrier and an innocent b [...] Read full article: Ministers, Activists Want Mayor Lori Lig...→

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

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

“You are eliminating one of the few tools that the city has to create middle-class incomes for black and brown folks.” Read full article: Lori Lightfoot, Mayor of Chicago, on Who...→

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

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot discusses the city’s decision to move into Phase Four of the coronavirus reopening plan.... Under Phase Four guidelines in the “Re [...] Read full article: Mayor Lightfoot Discusses Chicago's Move...→

50K Visited Navy Pier in First 10 Days Since Reopening: Chicago Deputy Mayor

50K Visited Navy Pier in First 10 Days Since Reopening: Chicago Deputy Mayor

Approximately 50,000 people visited Chicago’s popular Navy Pier in the first 10 days following its reopening, city officials announced Monday. At a news confer [...] Read full article: 50K Visited Navy Pier in First 10 Days S...→

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

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

The artist behind a “Scooby-Doo”-themed cartoon that was derided by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot as "racist" shared his side of the story.  Read full article: Artist behind 'Scooby-Doo' parody cartoo...→

Chicago Ready to Move to Phase 4 on Friday, Mayor Says

Chicago Ready to Move to Phase 4 on Friday, Mayor Says

Chicago will be ready to enter phase four with the rest of Illinois on Friday, five days earlier than health experts had initially planned, the mayor announced [...] Read full article: Chicago Ready to Move to Phase 4 on Frid...→

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

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

At least 100 people were shot, 14 fatally, in Mayor Lori Lightfoot's (D) Chicago over Father's Day Weekend 2020. Read full article: At Least 100 Shot on Father's Day Weeken...→

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

I will be forever grateful to dedicated teachers and administrators. But what has transpired between the mayor and the CTU over the past year is reprehensible. Read full article: This foolish feud between the CTU and Ma...→

Chicago Protests: Juneteenth Celebrations, Pritzker Plans to Make State Holiday

Chicago Protests: Juneteenth Celebrations, Pritzker Plans to Make State Holiday

Juneteenth celebrations and services took place across Chicago Friday, calling for an end to systemic racism on the annual day commemorating the end of the sla [...] Read full article: Chicago Protests: Juneteenth Celebration...→

LA Mayor Establishes Office Of Racial Equity, Plans To 'Give Preference To Minority-Owned Businesses'

LA Mayor Establishes Office Of Racial Equity, Plans To 'Give Preference To Minority-Owned Businesses'

An executive order signed Friday by Mayor Eric Garcetti requires Los Angeles city departments to prepare for the reinstatement of affirmative action in Califor [...] Read full article: LA Mayor Establishes Office Of Racial Eq...→

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

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

Indoor dining will be allowed to resume with capacity limitations in Chicago on June 26, the mayor announced Friday. The loosening of restrictions will come on [...] Read full article: Indoor Dining Can Return in Chicago on J...→

Mayor Eric Garcetti plans to announce a set of racial equity initiatives for cit [...]

Mayor Eric Garcetti plans to announce a set of racial equity initiatives for city government during a news conference Friday. The mayor’s address is scheduled [...] Read full article: Mayor Eric Garcetti plans to announce a ...→

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

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

“I think they’ve got to listen and invite us into the conversation. Mayors are on the front lines. We’ve been on the front lines through COVID-19. That work co [...] Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Urges Congress To I...→

3 killed, 18 wounded in Chicago shootings Thursday

3 killed, 18 wounded in Chicago shootings Thursday

A 5-year-old boy and 19-year-old man were wounded in a shooting in Back of the Yards. Read full article: 3 killed, 18 wounded in Chicago shooting...→

The Los Angeles Lakers announced Thursday the hiring of UCLA African American st [...]

The Los Angeles Lakers announced Thursday the hiring of UCLA African American studies and sociology professor Karida Brown as their director of Racial Equity & [...] Read full article: The Los Angeles Lakers announced Thursda...→

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

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

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot blasted the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) Thursday over a "clearly racist" tweet that depicted her wearing a police uniform while t [...] Read full article: Chicago mayor slams teachers union tweet...→

Lightfoot Optimistic Indoor Dining Can Return ‘Safely' in Chicago

Lightfoot Optimistic Indoor Dining Can Return ‘Safely' in Chicago

As Chicago and Illinois health officials discuss the possibility of moving into phase four, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she believes the city will be able to “sa [...] Read full article: Lightfoot Optimistic Indoor Dining Can R...→

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

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

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

New data portal announced for protest-related complaints against Chicago police

New data portal announced for protest-related complaints against Chicago police

The oversight agency that handles allegations of wrongdoing by Chicago police announced Thursday a new data portal for tracking complaints lodged against offic [...] Read full article: New data portal announced for protest-re...→

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

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

"If that kind of tweet, which is clearly racist, had been put forward by a right-wing group, we would rightly be denouncing them, and I think our scorn should [...] Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Blasts 'Clearly Rac...→

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

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

Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday denounced a cartoon the Chicago Teachers Union posted on Twitter – depicting her tied in a rope and surrounded by the characte [...] Read full article: Lightfoot Calls ‘Scooby-Doo' Meme of Her...→

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

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

“I do think that we can open up indoor dining, and do it safely, and I think sooner rather than later," Lightfoot said. Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Says 'It's Way Past...→

Will Chicago Be Ready to Enter Phase 4 by July 1? Mayor Weighs In

Will Chicago Be Ready to Enter Phase 4 by July 1? Mayor Weighs In

Chicago could enter phase four as early as July 1, but will the city be ready? When asked during a press conference surrounding the reopening of the lakefront [...] Read full article: Will Chicago Be Ready to Enter Phase 4 b...→

Mayor Lori Lightfoot rips Chicago Teachers Union’s ‘Scooby-Doo’ tweet as ‘racist’

Mayor Lori Lightfoot rips Chicago Teachers Union’s ‘Scooby-Doo’ tweet as ‘racist’

Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday lambasted as “clearly racist” and “deeply offensive” a tweet by the Chicago Teachers Union depicting an apparent cartoon versi [...] Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot rips Chicago Teache...→

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot chokes up upon hearing U.S. Supreme Court blocked Trump attempt to end DACA: ‘It’s a great day'

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot chokes up upon hearing U.S. Supreme Court blocked Trump attempt to end DACA: ‘It’s a great day'

Mayor Lori Lightfoot choked up and became emotional Thursday morning when told that the U.S. Supreme Court blocked President Donald Trump from ending an Obama- [...] Read full article: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot chokes up u...→

Gov. Walz, State Officials To Announce Fall School Plans Thursday Afternoon

Gov. Walz, State Officials To Announce Fall School Plans Thursday Afternoon

State health and education officials will announce plans Thursday for how Minnesota schools will conduct classes this fall after they were shut down this sprin [...] Read full article: Gov. Walz, State Officials To Announce F...→

Chicago Restaurant Worker Pens Open Letter to Pritzker, Lightfoot Asking For Food Service Coronavirus Protections

Chicago Restaurant Worker Pens Open Letter to Pritzker, Lightfoot Asking For Food Service Coronavirus Protections

A restaurant worker employed by a popular eatery in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood published a letter Tuesday asking Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker and [...] Read full article: Chicago Restaurant Worker Pens Open Lett...→

Lightfoot reaffirms opposition to removing police officers from Chicago Public Schools

Lightfoot reaffirms opposition to removing police officers from Chicago Public Schools

The mayor said she had nothing to do with sending an ordinance to terminate the contract between CPD and CPS to the Rules Committee, a traditional burial groun [...] Read full article: Lightfoot reaffirms opposition to removi...→

Aldermen Approve Mayor Lori Lightfoot's Plan For Spending $1.13 Billion In COVID-19 Stimulus Funds

Aldermen Approve Mayor Lori Lightfoot's Plan For Spending $1.13 Billion In COVID-19 Stimulus Funds

A group of aldermen this week sent Lightfoot a letter demanding a promise not to spend any of those funds on policing, but the mayor's office has made no such [...] Read full article: Aldermen Approve Mayor Lori Lightfoot's ...→

Why Mayor Lightfoot cannot rely on Congress to fill her budget gap for now, and what Speaker Pelosi has to say about it

Why Mayor Lightfoot cannot rely on Congress to fill her budget gap for now, and what Speaker Pelosi has to say about it

Extending the $600 weekly federal jobless benefit, due to expire July 31, may be key in bringing Republicans to the table to negotiate over the HEROES Act. Read full article: Why Mayor Lightfoot cannot rely on Congr...→

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 [...] Read full article: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan for ...→

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...→

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 [...] Read full article: Lightfoot, Chicago Police to Unveil New ...→

Lightfoot To Announce Plans To Review And Revise CPD Use Of Force Policies

Chicago Police Department policies are under review as new waves of protests across the country call for police reform. Read full article: Lightfoot To Announce Plans To Review An...→

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. Read full article: Mayor Lightfoot Joins Town Hall On Polic...→

A suburban Chicago mayor has issued an executive order intended to prevent futur [...]

A suburban Chicago mayor has issued an executive order intended to prevent future deaths of suspects in police custody... Police released images Thursday of a [...] Read full article: A suburban Chicago mayor has issued an e...→