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Chicago Mayor to Deliver Update on City’s Reopening Plan

Chicago Mayor to Deliver Update on City’s Reopening Plan

NOTE: Stream the press conference live in the player above beginning at 1 p.m. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is set to hold a press conference Thursday to updat [...] Read full article: Chicago Mayor to Deliver Update on City’...→

Chicago Mayor to Deliver Update on City’s Reopening Plan

Chicago Mayor to Deliver Update on City’s Reopening Plan

NOTE: Stream the press conference live in the player above beginning at 1 p.m. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is set to hold a press conference Thursday to updat [...] Read full article: Chicago Mayor to Deliver Update on City’...→

Chicago Teachers Union Demands More COVID-19 Protections From City

Chicago Teachers Union Demands More COVID-19 Protections From City

The Chicago Teachers Union doubled up on its demands Wednesday, calling for police out of the schools but also for more protective measures against coronavirus [...] Read full article: Chicago Teachers Union Demands More COVI...→

Disneyland cast members plan protest against reopening theme park on July 17

Disneyland cast members plan protest against reopening theme park on July 17

The Coalition of Resort Labor Unions and Unite Here Local 11 are hosting a Disney Caravan for Safety on Saturday, June 27 that will encircle the shuttered Disn [...] Read full article: Disneyland cast members plan protest aga...→

Watch: St. Louis Mayor shares an update on fight against coronavirus and other topics

Watch: St. Louis Mayor shares an update on fight against coronavirus and other topics

ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson is holding a coronavirus briefing on Facebook this afternoon. There are currently 2,319 coronavirus cases and 154 deat [...] Read full article: Watch: St. Louis Mayor shares an update ...→

Manatee County families invited to participate in school board workshop for school reopening plan

Manatee County families invited to participate in school board workshop for school reopening plan

The School District of Manatee County is inviting the community to provide feedback during a special School Board Workshop discussing back-to-school plans for [...] Read full article: Manatee County families invited to parti...→

Some Atlantic City casinos begin to unveil reopening plans

Some Atlantic City casinos begin to unveil reopening plans

Borgata, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Golden Nugget among those ready to welcome back guests Read full article: Some Atlantic City casinos begin to unve...→

Michigan Will Not Move Into Phase 5 Of Gov. Whitmer's Reopening Plan This Week

Michigan Will Not Move Into Phase 5 Of Gov. Whitmer's Reopening Plan This Week

During Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's June 17 press conference providing updates on the state's response to COVID-19, Whitmer said she hoped to move the state into Ph [...] Read full article: Michigan Will Not Move Into Phase 5 Of G...→

Illinois Reopening Plan: Pritzker to Release Guidance for Schools

Illinois Reopening Plan: Pritzker to Release Guidance for Schools

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday is expected to release long-awaited guidance for schools across the state as questions swirl over how instructions will [...] Read full article: Illinois Reopening Plan: Pritzker to Rel...→

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...→

Unusual salvo of fireworks in Chicago as city sees 700% jump in calls

Unusual salvo of fireworks in Chicago as city sees 700% jump in calls

A more than 700 percent increase in fireworks-related calls in Chicago this year appears related to a nationwide jump in fireworks sales after most local Indep [...] Read full article: Unusual salvo of fireworks in Chicago as...→

WATCH LIVE: Mayor gives update on COVID-19, fireworks in NYC

WATCH LIVE: Mayor gives update on COVID-19, fireworks in NYC

Mayor Bill de Blasio is holding a news conference where he is expected to announce a crackdown on firework suppliers in NYC. Read full article: WATCH LIVE: Mayor gives update on COVID-...→

Hillsborough School leaders announcing reopening plan and masks won't be required

Hillsborough School leaders announcing reopening plan and masks won't be required

Hillsborough County School leaders are set to announce the district's reopening plans for later this summer. Read full article: Hillsborough School leaders announcing r...→

New York City enters second phase of reopening amid pandemic

New York City enters second phase of reopening amid pandemic

Children are allowed back on playgrounds, restaurants are opening outdoor seating and barbershops are cutting hair again. Read full article: New York City enters second phase of reo...→

Illinois will enter phase 4 of its coronavirus reopening plan Friday. Here’s a guide to what’s allowed.

Illinois will enter phase 4 of its coronavirus reopening plan Friday. Here’s a guide to what’s allowed.

Gatherings of up to 50 people will be allowed across the state starting Friday as Illinois moves into the fourth phase of its reopening plan. Here's what you n [...] Read full article: Illinois will enter phase 4 of its coron...→

Brookfield Zoo Announces Phased Reopening Plan

Brookfield Zoo on Monday announced its phased reopening plan after a months-long closure during the coronavirus pandemic. The zoo, which has been closed to gue [...] Read full article: Brookfield Zoo Announces Phased Reopenin...→

Comprehensive Guide To Phase 2 Reopening In New York City

Comprehensive Guide To Phase 2 Reopening In New York City

New York City has entered Phase 2 reopening after shutting down due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Read full article: Comprehensive Guide To Phase 2 Reopening...→

Illinois Reopening Plan: Pritzker Releases Guidelines for Phase 4

Illinois Reopening Plan: Pritzker Releases Guidelines for Phase 4

Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Monday released new guidelines for Illinois as the state looks to move into phase four of its reopening plan on Friday. Phase four of the [...] Read full article: Illinois Reopening Plan: Pritzker Releas...→

Philadelphia Releases Guidance For Green Phase Of Coronavirus Reopening Plan

Philadelphia Releases Guidance For Green Phase Of Coronavirus Reopening Plan

Topping the safety checklist is wearing a face mask, social distancing, reducing crowds and washing hands. Read full article: Philadelphia Releases Guidance For Green...→

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, ...→

Michigan mayor resigns over race comment during City Council vote

Michigan mayor resigns over race comment during City Council vote

A Michigan mayor has resigned amid criticism for saying she’d be “crucified” if she didn’t vote to reappoint a black city official. Beth Bashert stepped down a [...] Read full article: Michigan mayor resigns over race comment...→

San Jose mayor releases extensive police reform plan to investigate officers, audit spending

San Jose mayor releases extensive police reform plan to investigate officers, audit spending

The mayor’s plan comes just one week after the city passed a budget that maintained the police department’s budget Read full article: San Jose mayor releases extensive police...→

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 ...→

NJ Outlines Reopening Plan for Amusement, Water Parks Ahead of 4th of July

NJ Outlines Reopening Plan for Amusement, Water Parks Ahead of 4th of July

The quintessential Jersey Shore boardwalk is closer to normalcy, as Gov. Phil Murphy announced Tuesday that amusement and water parks across the state will reo [...] Read full article: NJ Outlines Reopening Plan for Amusement...→

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...→

Chicago Launches 4 New Coronavirus Testing Sites as City Prepares for Phase 4

Chicago Launches 4 New Coronavirus Testing Sites as City Prepares for Phase 4

The city of Chicago is launching four mobile coronavirus testing sites starting Tuesday in a new pilot program, according to the mayor’s office. Read full article: Chicago Launches 4 New Coronavirus Testi...→

Chicago Reportedly Still in Running for NHL Hub City Duties

Chicago Reportedly Still in Running for NHL Hub City Duties

The NHL is expected to announce which cities will serve as hubs for its upcoming postseason later this summer, and according to a report, Chicago remains in th [...] Read full article: Chicago Reportedly Still in Running for ...→

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

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

While Chicago continues to see progress in combating the coronavirus infection rate, city officials say they’re following reports of surges elsewhere closely – [...] Read full article: Chicago Set to Move Into Next Phase of R...→

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...→

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

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

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

Mayor prepares to layoff 22,000 city employee during pandemic budget crisis - amNewYork

Mayor prepares to layoff 22,000 city employee during pandemic budget crisis - amNewYork

Mayor Bill de Blasio projects that up to 22,000 city employees could be laid off or furloughed to save $1 billion in agency spending for fiscal year Read full article: Mayor prepares to layoff 22,000 city emp...→

NYC may fire 22,000 city workers to make up for massive revenue shortfall: Mayor de Blasio

NYC may fire 22,000 city workers to make up for massive revenue shortfall: Mayor de Blasio

The move would save the city $1 billion amid ongoing effects of the coronavirus outbreak, Hizzoner said Wednesday. Read full article: NYC may fire 22,000 city workers to make...→

New Yorkers Will Be Able To Cool Off At City Beaches Starting July 1, Mayor Says

New Yorkers Will Be Able To Cool Off At City Beaches Starting July 1, Mayor Says

The city normally opens its beaches on Memorial Day weekend. This year, the mayor kept them closed to avoid large crowds. Read full article: New Yorkers Will Be Able To Cool Off At ...→

Whitmer says state won't go into phase 5 of reopening plan this week as anticipated

Whitmer says state won't go into phase 5 of reopening plan this week as anticipated

(WXYZ) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in an interview with WWJ Tuesday said that the state won't be moving into phase 5 of the reopening plan as she had hoped.... Whi [...] Read full article: Whitmer says state won't go into phase 5...→

Chicago Pastors Demand City Not Rehire Disgraced Former Cop

Chicago Pastors Demand City Not Rehire Disgraced Former Cop

A group of South and West side pastors prayed outside Chicago City Hall on Tuesday before asking Mayor Lori Lightfoot to keep disgraced former cop Robert Rialm [...] Read full article: Chicago Pastors Demand City Not Rehire D...→

Pritzker lays out school reopening plan for fall

The governor announces guidelines allowing Illinois grade and high schools and colleges and universities to reopen for in-person education. Read full article: Pritzker lays out school reopening plan ...→

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...→

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: New Chicago Testing Sites, Pritzker to Deliver Update

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: New Chicago Testing Sites, Pritzker to Deliver Update

The city of Chicago is launching four new free coronavirus testing sites starting Tuesday as the city and state prepare to enter phase four of reopening at the [...] Read full article: Illinois Coronavirus Updates: New Chicag...→

Seattle mayor announces city will reclaim police-free autonomous zone taken over by demonstrators

Seattle mayor announces city will reclaim police-free autonomous zone taken over by demonstrators

(CNN) — Seattle’s mayor told protesters Monday “it’s time for people to go home” and leave the Capitol Hill neighborhood they have established as an autonomous [...] Read full article: Seattle mayor announces city will reclai...→

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...→

Top mayoral aides flesh out details of Friday move into Phase 4 of reopening plan

Top mayoral aides flesh out details of Friday move into Phase 4 of reopening plan

Theaters can open to audiences of up to 50, but all but the smallest theaters will likely stay closed because production costs will far exceed the gate. Standi [...] Read full article: Top mayoral aides flesh out details of F...→

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...→

New York City Reaches Phase 2 Reopening For Outdoor Dining, In-Store Retail, Offices, Salons And More

New York City Reaches Phase 2 Reopening For Outdoor Dining, In-Store Retail, Offices, Salons And More

Mayor Bill de Blasio said nearly 3,200 restaurants applied to reopen with seating in existing outdoor areas, sidewalks or curb lanes. Read full article: New York City Reaches Phase 2 Reopening ...→

Chicago Teachers Union Demands More COVID-19 Protections From City

Chicago Teachers Union Demands More COVID-19 Protections From City

The Chicago Teachers Union doubled up on its demands Wednesday, calling for police out of the schools but also for more protective measures against coronavirus [...] Read full article: Chicago Teachers Union Demands More COVI...→

Mayor prepares to layoff 22,000 city employee during pandemic budget crisis - amNewYork

Mayor prepares to layoff 22,000 city employee during pandemic budget crisis - amNewYork

Mayor Bill de Blasio projects that up to 22,000 city employees could be laid off or furloughed to save $1 billion in agency spending for fiscal year Read full article: Mayor prepares to layoff 22,000 city emp...→

Philadelphia Releases Guidance For Green Phase Of Coronavirus Reopening Plan

Philadelphia Releases Guidance For Green Phase Of Coronavirus Reopening Plan

Topping the safety checklist is wearing a face mask, social distancing, reducing crowds and washing hands. Read full article: Philadelphia Releases Guidance For Green...→

Watch: St. Louis Mayor shares an update on fight against coronavirus and other topics

Watch: St. Louis Mayor shares an update on fight against coronavirus and other topics

ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson is holding a coronavirus briefing on Facebook this afternoon. There are currently 2,319 coronavirus cases and 154 deat [...] Read full article: Watch: St. Louis Mayor shares an update ...→

Michigan mayor resigns over race comment during City Council vote

Michigan mayor resigns over race comment during City Council vote

A Michigan mayor has resigned amid criticism for saying she’d be “crucified” if she didn’t vote to reappoint a black city official. Beth Bashert stepped down a [...] Read full article: Michigan mayor resigns over race comment...→

Whitmer says state won't go into phase 5 of reopening plan this week as anticipated

Whitmer says state won't go into phase 5 of reopening plan this week as anticipated

(WXYZ) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in an interview with WWJ Tuesday said that the state won't be moving into phase 5 of the reopening plan as she had hoped.... Whi [...] Read full article: Whitmer says state won't go into phase 5...→

Michigan Will Not Move Into Phase 5 Of Gov. Whitmer's Reopening Plan This Week

Michigan Will Not Move Into Phase 5 Of Gov. Whitmer's Reopening Plan This Week

During Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's June 17 press conference providing updates on the state's response to COVID-19, Whitmer said she hoped to move the state into Ph [...] Read full article: Michigan Will Not Move Into Phase 5 Of G...→

Pritzker lays out school reopening plan for fall

The governor announces guidelines allowing Illinois grade and high schools and colleges and universities to reopen for in-person education. Read full article: Pritzker lays out school reopening plan ...→

NJ Outlines Reopening Plan for Amusement, Water Parks Ahead of 4th of July

NJ Outlines Reopening Plan for Amusement, Water Parks Ahead of 4th of July

The quintessential Jersey Shore boardwalk is closer to normalcy, as Gov. Phil Murphy announced Tuesday that amusement and water parks across the state will reo [...] Read full article: NJ Outlines Reopening Plan for Amusement...→

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...→

WATCH LIVE: Mayor gives update on COVID-19, fireworks in NYC

WATCH LIVE: Mayor gives update on COVID-19, fireworks in NYC

Mayor Bill de Blasio is holding a news conference where he is expected to announce a crackdown on firework suppliers in NYC. Read full article: WATCH LIVE: Mayor gives update on COVID-...→

Seattle mayor announces city will reclaim police-free autonomous zone taken over by demonstrators

Seattle mayor announces city will reclaim police-free autonomous zone taken over by demonstrators

(CNN) — Seattle’s mayor told protesters Monday “it’s time for people to go home” and leave the Capitol Hill neighborhood they have established as an autonomous [...] Read full article: Seattle mayor announces city will reclai...→

Chicago Reportedly Still in Running for NHL Hub City Duties

Chicago Reportedly Still in Running for NHL Hub City Duties

The NHL is expected to announce which cities will serve as hubs for its upcoming postseason later this summer, and according to a report, Chicago remains in th [...] Read full article: Chicago Reportedly Still in Running for ...→

New York City enters second phase of reopening amid pandemic

New York City enters second phase of reopening amid pandemic

Children are allowed back on playgrounds, restaurants are opening outdoor seating and barbershops are cutting hair again. Read full article: New York City enters second phase of reo...→

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...→

Brookfield Zoo Announces Phased Reopening Plan

Brookfield Zoo on Monday announced its phased reopening plan after a months-long closure during the coronavirus pandemic. The zoo, which has been closed to gue [...] Read full article: Brookfield Zoo Announces Phased Reopenin...→

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

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

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

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

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

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

Illinois Reopening Plan: Pritzker Releases Guidelines for Phase 4

Illinois Reopening Plan: Pritzker Releases Guidelines for Phase 4

Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Monday released new guidelines for Illinois as the state looks to move into phase four of its reopening plan on Friday. Phase four of the [...] Read full article: Illinois Reopening Plan: Pritzker Releas...→

Disneyland cast members plan protest against reopening theme park on July 17

Disneyland cast members plan protest against reopening theme park on July 17

The Coalition of Resort Labor Unions and Unite Here Local 11 are hosting a Disney Caravan for Safety on Saturday, June 27 that will encircle the shuttered Disn [...] Read full article: Disneyland cast members plan protest aga...→

NYC may fire 22,000 city workers to make up for massive revenue shortfall: Mayor de Blasio

NYC may fire 22,000 city workers to make up for massive revenue shortfall: Mayor de Blasio

The move would save the city $1 billion amid ongoing effects of the coronavirus outbreak, Hizzoner said Wednesday. Read full article: NYC may fire 22,000 city workers to make...→

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, ...→

Manatee County families invited to participate in school board workshop for school reopening plan

Manatee County families invited to participate in school board workshop for school reopening plan

The School District of Manatee County is inviting the community to provide feedback during a special School Board Workshop discussing back-to-school plans for [...] Read full article: Manatee County families invited to parti...→

New Yorkers Will Be Able To Cool Off At City Beaches Starting July 1, Mayor Says

New Yorkers Will Be Able To Cool Off At City Beaches Starting July 1, Mayor Says

The city normally opens its beaches on Memorial Day weekend. This year, the mayor kept them closed to avoid large crowds. Read full article: New Yorkers Will Be Able To Cool Off At ...→

San Jose mayor releases extensive police reform plan to investigate officers, audit spending

San Jose mayor releases extensive police reform plan to investigate officers, audit spending

The mayor’s plan comes just one week after the city passed a budget that maintained the police department’s budget Read full article: San Jose mayor releases extensive police...→

Some Atlantic City casinos begin to unveil reopening plans

Some Atlantic City casinos begin to unveil reopening plans

Borgata, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Golden Nugget among those ready to welcome back guests Read full article: Some Atlantic City casinos begin to unve...→

Chicago Pastors Demand City Not Rehire Disgraced Former Cop

Chicago Pastors Demand City Not Rehire Disgraced Former Cop

A group of South and West side pastors prayed outside Chicago City Hall on Tuesday before asking Mayor Lori Lightfoot to keep disgraced former cop Robert Rialm [...] Read full article: Chicago Pastors Demand City Not Rehire D...→

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

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

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

Illinois Reopening Plan: Pritzker to Release Guidance for Schools

Illinois Reopening Plan: Pritzker to Release Guidance for Schools

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday is expected to release long-awaited guidance for schools across the state as questions swirl over how instructions will [...] Read full article: Illinois Reopening Plan: Pritzker to Rel...→

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...→

Unusual salvo of fireworks in Chicago as city sees 700% jump in calls

Unusual salvo of fireworks in Chicago as city sees 700% jump in calls

A more than 700 percent increase in fireworks-related calls in Chicago this year appears related to a nationwide jump in fireworks sales after most local Indep [...] Read full article: Unusual salvo of fireworks in Chicago as...→

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: New Chicago Testing Sites, Pritzker to Deliver Update

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: New Chicago Testing Sites, Pritzker to Deliver Update

The city of Chicago is launching four new free coronavirus testing sites starting Tuesday as the city and state prepare to enter phase four of reopening at the [...] Read full article: Illinois Coronavirus Updates: New Chicag...→

Chicago Launches 4 New Coronavirus Testing Sites as City Prepares for Phase 4

Chicago Launches 4 New Coronavirus Testing Sites as City Prepares for Phase 4

The city of Chicago is launching four mobile coronavirus testing sites starting Tuesday in a new pilot program, according to the mayor’s office. Read full article: Chicago Launches 4 New Coronavirus Testi...→

Hillsborough School leaders announcing reopening plan and masks won't be required

Hillsborough School leaders announcing reopening plan and masks won't be required

Hillsborough County School leaders are set to announce the district's reopening plans for later this summer. Read full article: Hillsborough School leaders announcing r...→

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

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

While Chicago continues to see progress in combating the coronavirus infection rate, city officials say they’re following reports of surges elsewhere closely – [...] Read full article: Chicago Set to Move Into Next Phase of R...→

Illinois will enter phase 4 of its coronavirus reopening plan Friday. Here’s a guide to what’s allowed.

Illinois will enter phase 4 of its coronavirus reopening plan Friday. Here’s a guide to what’s allowed.

Gatherings of up to 50 people will be allowed across the state starting Friday as Illinois moves into the fourth phase of its reopening plan. Here's what you n [...] Read full article: Illinois will enter phase 4 of its coron...→

Top mayoral aides flesh out details of Friday move into Phase 4 of reopening plan

Top mayoral aides flesh out details of Friday move into Phase 4 of reopening plan

Theaters can open to audiences of up to 50, but all but the smallest theaters will likely stay closed because production costs will far exceed the gate. Standi [...] Read full article: Top mayoral aides flesh out details of F...→

Comprehensive Guide To Phase 2 Reopening In New York City

Comprehensive Guide To Phase 2 Reopening In New York City

New York City has entered Phase 2 reopening after shutting down due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Read full article: Comprehensive Guide To Phase 2 Reopening...→

New York City Reaches Phase 2 Reopening For Outdoor Dining, In-Store Retail, Offices, Salons And More

New York City Reaches Phase 2 Reopening For Outdoor Dining, In-Store Retail, Offices, Salons And More

Mayor Bill de Blasio said nearly 3,200 restaurants applied to reopen with seating in existing outdoor areas, sidewalks or curb lanes. Read full article: New York City Reaches Phase 2 Reopening ...→

Chicago Teachers Union Demands More COVID-19 Protections From City

Chicago Teachers Union Demands More COVID-19 Protections From City

The Chicago Teachers Union doubled up on its demands Wednesday, calling for police out of the schools but also for more protective measures against coronavirus [...] Read full article: Chicago Teachers Union Demands More COVI...→

Mayor prepares to layoff 22,000 city employee during pandemic budget crisis - amNewYork

Mayor prepares to layoff 22,000 city employee during pandemic budget crisis - amNewYork

Mayor Bill de Blasio projects that up to 22,000 city employees could be laid off or furloughed to save $1 billion in agency spending for fiscal year Read full article: Mayor prepares to layoff 22,000 city emp...→

Disneyland cast members plan protest against reopening theme park on July 17

Disneyland cast members plan protest against reopening theme park on July 17

The Coalition of Resort Labor Unions and Unite Here Local 11 are hosting a Disney Caravan for Safety on Saturday, June 27 that will encircle the shuttered Disn [...] Read full article: Disneyland cast members plan protest aga...→

Philadelphia Releases Guidance For Green Phase Of Coronavirus Reopening Plan

Philadelphia Releases Guidance For Green Phase Of Coronavirus Reopening Plan

Topping the safety checklist is wearing a face mask, social distancing, reducing crowds and washing hands. Read full article: Philadelphia Releases Guidance For Green...→

NYC may fire 22,000 city workers to make up for massive revenue shortfall: Mayor de Blasio

NYC may fire 22,000 city workers to make up for massive revenue shortfall: Mayor de Blasio

The move would save the city $1 billion amid ongoing effects of the coronavirus outbreak, Hizzoner said Wednesday. Read full article: NYC may fire 22,000 city workers to make...→

Watch: St. Louis Mayor shares an update on fight against coronavirus and other topics

Watch: St. Louis Mayor shares an update on fight against coronavirus and other topics

ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson is holding a coronavirus briefing on Facebook this afternoon. There are currently 2,319 coronavirus cases and 154 deat [...] Read full article: Watch: St. Louis Mayor shares an update ...→

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, ...→

Manatee County families invited to participate in school board workshop for school reopening plan

Manatee County families invited to participate in school board workshop for school reopening plan

The School District of Manatee County is inviting the community to provide feedback during a special School Board Workshop discussing back-to-school plans for [...] Read full article: Manatee County families invited to parti...→

Michigan mayor resigns over race comment during City Council vote

Michigan mayor resigns over race comment during City Council vote

A Michigan mayor has resigned amid criticism for saying she’d be “crucified” if she didn’t vote to reappoint a black city official. Beth Bashert stepped down a [...] Read full article: Michigan mayor resigns over race comment...→

New Yorkers Will Be Able To Cool Off At City Beaches Starting July 1, Mayor Says

New Yorkers Will Be Able To Cool Off At City Beaches Starting July 1, Mayor Says

The city normally opens its beaches on Memorial Day weekend. This year, the mayor kept them closed to avoid large crowds. Read full article: New Yorkers Will Be Able To Cool Off At ...→

San Jose mayor releases extensive police reform plan to investigate officers, audit spending

San Jose mayor releases extensive police reform plan to investigate officers, audit spending

The mayor’s plan comes just one week after the city passed a budget that maintained the police department’s budget Read full article: San Jose mayor releases extensive police...→

Whitmer says state won't go into phase 5 of reopening plan this week as anticipated

Whitmer says state won't go into phase 5 of reopening plan this week as anticipated

(WXYZ) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in an interview with WWJ Tuesday said that the state won't be moving into phase 5 of the reopening plan as she had hoped.... Whi [...] Read full article: Whitmer says state won't go into phase 5...→

Some Atlantic City casinos begin to unveil reopening plans

Some Atlantic City casinos begin to unveil reopening plans

Borgata, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Golden Nugget among those ready to welcome back guests Read full article: Some Atlantic City casinos begin to unve...→

Chicago Pastors Demand City Not Rehire Disgraced Former Cop

Chicago Pastors Demand City Not Rehire Disgraced Former Cop

A group of South and West side pastors prayed outside Chicago City Hall on Tuesday before asking Mayor Lori Lightfoot to keep disgraced former cop Robert Rialm [...] Read full article: Chicago Pastors Demand City Not Rehire D...→

Michigan Will Not Move Into Phase 5 Of Gov. Whitmer's Reopening Plan This Week

Michigan Will Not Move Into Phase 5 Of Gov. Whitmer's Reopening Plan This Week

During Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's June 17 press conference providing updates on the state's response to COVID-19, Whitmer said she hoped to move the state into Ph [...] Read full article: Michigan Will Not Move Into Phase 5 Of G...→

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 ...→

Pritzker lays out school reopening plan for fall

The governor announces guidelines allowing Illinois grade and high schools and colleges and universities to reopen for in-person education. Read full article: Pritzker lays out school reopening plan ...→

Illinois Reopening Plan: Pritzker to Release Guidance for Schools

Illinois Reopening Plan: Pritzker to Release Guidance for Schools

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday is expected to release long-awaited guidance for schools across the state as questions swirl over how instructions will [...] Read full article: Illinois Reopening Plan: Pritzker to Rel...→

NJ Outlines Reopening Plan for Amusement, Water Parks Ahead of 4th of July

NJ Outlines Reopening Plan for Amusement, Water Parks Ahead of 4th of July

The quintessential Jersey Shore boardwalk is closer to normalcy, as Gov. Phil Murphy announced Tuesday that amusement and water parks across the state will reo [...] Read full article: NJ Outlines Reopening Plan for Amusement...→

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...→

Unusual salvo of fireworks in Chicago as city sees 700% jump in calls

Unusual salvo of fireworks in Chicago as city sees 700% jump in calls

A more than 700 percent increase in fireworks-related calls in Chicago this year appears related to a nationwide jump in fireworks sales after most local Indep [...] Read full article: Unusual salvo of fireworks in Chicago as...→

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...→

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: New Chicago Testing Sites, Pritzker to Deliver Update

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: New Chicago Testing Sites, Pritzker to Deliver Update

The city of Chicago is launching four new free coronavirus testing sites starting Tuesday as the city and state prepare to enter phase four of reopening at the [...] Read full article: Illinois Coronavirus Updates: New Chicag...→

WATCH LIVE: Mayor gives update on COVID-19, fireworks in NYC

WATCH LIVE: Mayor gives update on COVID-19, fireworks in NYC

Mayor Bill de Blasio is holding a news conference where he is expected to announce a crackdown on firework suppliers in NYC. Read full article: WATCH LIVE: Mayor gives update on COVID-...→

Chicago Launches 4 New Coronavirus Testing Sites as City Prepares for Phase 4

Chicago Launches 4 New Coronavirus Testing Sites as City Prepares for Phase 4

The city of Chicago is launching four mobile coronavirus testing sites starting Tuesday in a new pilot program, according to the mayor’s office. Read full article: Chicago Launches 4 New Coronavirus Testi...→

Seattle mayor announces city will reclaim police-free autonomous zone taken over by demonstrators

Seattle mayor announces city will reclaim police-free autonomous zone taken over by demonstrators

(CNN) — Seattle’s mayor told protesters Monday “it’s time for people to go home” and leave the Capitol Hill neighborhood they have established as an autonomous [...] Read full article: Seattle mayor announces city will reclai...→

Hillsborough School leaders announcing reopening plan and masks won't be required

Hillsborough School leaders announcing reopening plan and masks won't be required

Hillsborough County School leaders are set to announce the district's reopening plans for later this summer. Read full article: Hillsborough School leaders announcing r...→

Chicago Reportedly Still in Running for NHL Hub City Duties

Chicago Reportedly Still in Running for NHL Hub City Duties

The NHL is expected to announce which cities will serve as hubs for its upcoming postseason later this summer, and according to a report, Chicago remains in th [...] Read full article: Chicago Reportedly Still in Running for ...→

New York City enters second phase of reopening amid pandemic

New York City enters second phase of reopening amid pandemic

Children are allowed back on playgrounds, restaurants are opening outdoor seating and barbershops are cutting hair again. Read full article: New York City enters second phase of reo...→

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

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

While Chicago continues to see progress in combating the coronavirus infection rate, city officials say they’re following reports of surges elsewhere closely – [...] Read full article: Chicago Set to Move Into Next Phase of R...→

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...→

Illinois will enter phase 4 of its coronavirus reopening plan Friday. Here’s a guide to what’s allowed.

Illinois will enter phase 4 of its coronavirus reopening plan Friday. Here’s a guide to what’s allowed.

Gatherings of up to 50 people will be allowed across the state starting Friday as Illinois moves into the fourth phase of its reopening plan. Here's what you n [...] Read full article: Illinois will enter phase 4 of its coron...→

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...→

Top mayoral aides flesh out details of Friday move into Phase 4 of reopening plan

Top mayoral aides flesh out details of Friday move into Phase 4 of reopening plan

Theaters can open to audiences of up to 50, but all but the smallest theaters will likely stay closed because production costs will far exceed the gate. Standi [...] Read full article: Top mayoral aides flesh out details of F...→

Brookfield Zoo Announces Phased Reopening Plan

Brookfield Zoo on Monday announced its phased reopening plan after a months-long closure during the coronavirus pandemic. The zoo, which has been closed to gue [...] Read full article: Brookfield Zoo Announces Phased Reopenin...→

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...→

Comprehensive Guide To Phase 2 Reopening In New York City

Comprehensive Guide To Phase 2 Reopening In New York City

New York City has entered Phase 2 reopening after shutting down due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Read full article: Comprehensive Guide To Phase 2 Reopening...→

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

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

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

New York City Reaches Phase 2 Reopening For Outdoor Dining, In-Store Retail, Offices, Salons And More

New York City Reaches Phase 2 Reopening For Outdoor Dining, In-Store Retail, Offices, Salons And More

Mayor Bill de Blasio said nearly 3,200 restaurants applied to reopen with seating in existing outdoor areas, sidewalks or curb lanes. Read full article: New York City Reaches Phase 2 Reopening ...→

Illinois Reopening Plan: Pritzker Releases Guidelines for Phase 4

Illinois Reopening Plan: Pritzker Releases Guidelines for Phase 4

Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Monday released new guidelines for Illinois as the state looks to move into phase four of its reopening plan on Friday. Phase four of the [...] Read full article: Illinois Reopening Plan: Pritzker Releas...→