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

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

Mayor Lori Lightfoot started to lay out approximately when some businesses can open back up with strict social distancing, limits on capacity and other precaut [...] Read full article: Here’s which Chicago businesses and plac...→

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

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

Mayor Lori Lightfoot started to lay out approximately when some businesses can open back up with strict social distancing, limits on capacity and other precaut [...] Read full article: Here’s which Chicago businesses and plac...→

San Diego Museum of Art Reopening to Public After 4-Month Pandemic Shutdown - Times of San Diego

San Diego Museum of Art Reopening to Public After 4-Month Pandemic Shutdown - Times of San Diego

The San Diego Museum of Art will reopen its doors to the general public on July 9 following a nearly four-month closure due to the global pandemic. Read full article: San Diego Museum of Art Reopening to Pub...→

Disney World workers start petition urging theme park to delay reopening

Disney World workers start petition urging theme park to delay reopening

"People are more important than making a profit," workers wrote in an online petition, as COVID-19 cases in Florida surged past 100,000. Read full article: Disney World workers start petition urgi...→

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...→

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...→

Chicago Weather: Scattered Thunderstorms Diminish Sunday But A Soggy Start To The Week Ahead

Chicago Weather: Scattered Thunderstorms Diminish Sunday But A Soggy Start To The Week Ahead

Scattered afternoon thunderstorms across the Chicago area will diminish Sunday evening, and skies will start to clear.  Read full article: Chicago Weather: Scattered Thunderstorms...→

A cut above: Here's what businesses will open Monday in Phase 2 of NYC reopening - amNewYork

Approximately two weeks after rolling into Phase 1 of reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic, New York City shifts into second gear Monday, June 22, for Read full article: A cut above: Here's what businesses will...→

Chicago restaurants given OK for limited June 26 reopening

Chicago restaurants given OK for limited June 26 reopening

Chicago's restaurants will be allowed to serve limited numbers of diners indoors beginning next week, which is earlier than expected Read full article: Chicago restaurants given OK for limited...→

Watch Live: President Trump Discusses Reopening Small Businesses with Governors

Watch Live: President Trump Discusses Reopening Small Businesses with Governors

President Donald Trump on Thursday will meet with governors to discuss the importance of reopening small businesses. Read full article: Watch Live: President Trump Discusses Re...→

Video: Trump hosts roundtable on reopening of small businesses

Video: Trump hosts roundtable on reopening of small businesses

President Donald Trump and state governors held a roundtable discussion Thursday to talk about reopening small businesses in America. Read full article: Video: Trump hosts roundtable on reopeni...→

Some businesses will not return even as city enters into Phase 2 of reopening - amNewYork

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Phase 2 reopening of many businesses after a long hiatus caused by COVID-19, but some of them may never return. Some of Read full article: Some businesses will not return even as ...→

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...→

Businesses wrestle with liability issues surrounding reopening

Businesses wrestle with liability issues surrounding reopening

Questions about liability and a lack of clear guidelines around the coronavirus pandemic are creating uncertainty for businesses as they move forward. Read full article: Businesses wrestle with liability issues...→

2-Month-Old Pygmy Hippo Graduates From Nursery In Time For San Diego Zoo Reopening

2-Month-Old Pygmy Hippo Graduates From Nursery In Time For San Diego Zoo Reopening

The 40-pound calf was named Akobi, which means first-born in the Yoruba language spoken in West Africa. Akobi moved into the larger main pygmy hippo habitat in [...] Read full article: 2-Month-Old Pygmy Hippo Graduates From N...→

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...→

Miami mayor distributes masks to businesses, residents in ZIP code with high COVID-19 infection rate

Miami mayor distributes masks to businesses, residents in ZIP code with high COVID-19 infection rate

MIAMI (WSVN) - City of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez handed out 50,000 face masks to residents and business owners in one of the ZIP codes... Read full article: Miami mayor distributes masks to busines...→

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...→

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 set for phase 4 reopening this week

The news follows the mayor's announcement last week that indoor seating in bars and restaurants would resume this week.  Read full article: Chicago set for phase 4 reopening this w...→

Reopening: Marin County To Allow More Indoor Businesses To Reopen June 29th

Reopening: Marin County To Allow More Indoor Businesses To Reopen June 29th

Marin County is preparing to allow the reopening of more indoor-based businesses effective June 29, including gyms and fitness studios, hair salons and barber [...] Read full article: Reopening: Marin County To Allow More In...→

Florida businesses reconsider reopening as coronavirus cases increases

Florida businesses reconsider reopening as coronavirus cases increases

Some businesses are reevaluating decisions to reopen their doors, and some Floridians had to rethink Father’s Day brunch plans because of health concerns. Read full article: Florida businesses reconsider reopening ...→

NYC businesses prep for Phase 2 of reopening

NYC businesses prep for Phase 2 of reopening

New York City businesses are preparing to reopen as the five boroughs are expected to begin Phase Two on Monday. Read full article: NYC businesses prep for Phase 2 of reope...→

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...→

DC to Announce Whether Reopening Phase 2 Will Start Monday

DC to Announce Whether Reopening Phase 2 Will Start Monday

Washington, D.C., is on track to start phase two of reopening on Monday if trends hold, which would relax restrictions affecting many public places and private [...] Read full article: DC to Announce Whether Reopening Phase 2...→

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...→

Illinois unemployment rate dropped to 15.2% in May as businesses began reopening

Illinois unemployment rate dropped to 15.2% in May as businesses began reopening

The Illinois unemployment rate fell to 15.2% in May, down from 17.2% in April, according to the state’s Department of Employment Security. Read full article: Illinois unemployment rate dropped to 15...→

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...→

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 Businesses Set to Celebrate Juneteenth Friday

Chicago Businesses Set to Celebrate Juneteenth Friday

While it’s not a federal holiday, many in Chicago will observe Juneteenth this year, thanks to employers that say they are taking part in a fight for inclusivi [...] Read full article: Chicago Businesses Set to Celebrate June...→

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 ...→

Walker Art Center To Lay Off 33 Part-Time Workers Before Reopening Next Month

The Walker Art Center says more than 30 of its part-time workers will be laid off next month ahead of the museum’s reopening. Read full article: Walker Art Center To Lay Off 33 Part-Tim...→

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...→

Arlington and horsemen's group deal means live racing could start next month

Arlington and horsemen's group deal means live racing could start next month

After a bitter yearlong contract dispute, Arlington International Racecourse and horse owners and trainers have inked a new agreement that would allow live rac [...] Read full article: Arlington and horsemen's group deal mean...→

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 Weather: Scattered Storms To Start The Week

Chicago Weather: Scattered Storms To Start The Week

Scattered storms are expected Monday and isolated rain chances will linger for most of the week. Read full article: Chicago Weather: Scattered Storms To Sta...→

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...→

New York City Will Enter Next Phase of Reopening on Monday, Mayor Says

New York City Will Enter Next Phase of Reopening on Monday, Mayor Says

As many as 300,000 workers are expected to get back to work as outdoor dining, in-store shopping and office work resume. Read full article: New York City Will Enter Next Phase of 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 ...→

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...→

More Mixed Messages: Gov. Cuomo Says NYC On Track For Phase 2 Reopening Monday, But Mayor De Blasio Pumps The Breaks

More Mixed Messages: Gov. Cuomo Says NYC On Track For Phase 2 Reopening Monday, But Mayor De Blasio Pumps The Breaks

Many people in New York City are looking forward to Phase 2 on the road to reopening from the coronavirus pandemic. But not everyone is clear on the rules. Read full article: More Mixed Messages: Gov. Cuomo Says NYC...→

San Diego Museum of Art Reopening to Public After 4-Month Pandemic Shutdown - Times of San Diego

San Diego Museum of Art Reopening to Public After 4-Month Pandemic Shutdown - Times of San Diego

The San Diego Museum of Art will reopen its doors to the general public on July 9 following a nearly four-month closure due to the global pandemic. Read full article: San Diego Museum of Art Reopening to Pub...→

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...→

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...→

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...→

Arlington and horsemen's group deal means live racing could start next month

Arlington and horsemen's group deal means live racing could start next month

After a bitter yearlong contract dispute, Arlington International Racecourse and horse owners and trainers have inked a new agreement that would allow live rac [...] Read full article: Arlington and horsemen's group deal mean...→

Chicago set for phase 4 reopening this week

The news follows the mayor's announcement last week that indoor seating in bars and restaurants would resume this week.  Read full article: Chicago set for phase 4 reopening this w...→

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 Weather: Scattered Storms To Start The Week

Chicago Weather: Scattered Storms To Start The Week

Scattered storms are expected Monday and isolated rain chances will linger for most of the week. Read full article: Chicago Weather: Scattered Storms To Sta...→

Florida businesses reconsider reopening as coronavirus cases increases

Florida businesses reconsider reopening as coronavirus cases increases

Some businesses are reevaluating decisions to reopen their doors, and some Floridians had to rethink Father’s Day brunch plans because of health concerns. Read full article: Florida businesses reconsider reopening ...→

A cut above: Here's what businesses will open Monday in Phase 2 of NYC reopening - amNewYork

Approximately two weeks after rolling into Phase 1 of reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic, New York City shifts into second gear Monday, June 22, for Read full article: A cut above: Here's what businesses will...→

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...→

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...→

Video: Trump hosts roundtable on reopening of small businesses

Video: Trump hosts roundtable on reopening of small businesses

President Donald Trump and state governors held a roundtable discussion Thursday to talk about reopening small businesses in America. Read full article: Video: Trump hosts roundtable on reopeni...→

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...→

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 Businesses Set to Celebrate Juneteenth Friday

Chicago Businesses Set to Celebrate Juneteenth Friday

While it’s not a federal holiday, many in Chicago will observe Juneteenth this year, thanks to employers that say they are taking part in a fight for inclusivi [...] Read full article: Chicago Businesses Set to Celebrate June...→

2-Month-Old Pygmy Hippo Graduates From Nursery In Time For San Diego Zoo Reopening

2-Month-Old Pygmy Hippo Graduates From Nursery In Time For San Diego Zoo Reopening

The 40-pound calf was named Akobi, which means first-born in the Yoruba language spoken in West Africa. Akobi moved into the larger main pygmy hippo habitat in [...] Read full article: 2-Month-Old Pygmy Hippo Graduates From N...→

Disney World workers start petition urging theme park to delay reopening

Disney World workers start petition urging theme park to delay reopening

"People are more important than making a profit," workers wrote in an online petition, as COVID-19 cases in Florida surged past 100,000. Read full article: Disney World workers start petition urgi...→

Walker Art Center To Lay Off 33 Part-Time Workers Before Reopening Next Month

The Walker Art Center says more than 30 of its part-time workers will be laid off next month ahead of the museum’s reopening. Read full article: Walker Art Center To Lay Off 33 Part-Tim...→

Miami mayor distributes masks to businesses, residents in ZIP code with high COVID-19 infection rate

Miami mayor distributes masks to businesses, residents in ZIP code with high COVID-19 infection rate

MIAMI (WSVN) - City of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez handed out 50,000 face masks to residents and business owners in one of the ZIP codes... Read full article: Miami mayor distributes masks to busines...→

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...→

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...→

Reopening: Marin County To Allow More Indoor Businesses To Reopen June 29th

Reopening: Marin County To Allow More Indoor Businesses To Reopen June 29th

Marin County is preparing to allow the reopening of more indoor-based businesses effective June 29, including gyms and fitness studios, hair salons and barber [...] Read full article: Reopening: Marin County To Allow More In...→

Chicago Weather: Scattered Thunderstorms Diminish Sunday But A Soggy Start To The Week Ahead

Chicago Weather: Scattered Thunderstorms Diminish Sunday But A Soggy Start To The Week Ahead

Scattered afternoon thunderstorms across the Chicago area will diminish Sunday evening, and skies will start to clear.  Read full article: Chicago Weather: Scattered Thunderstorms...→

NYC businesses prep for Phase 2 of reopening

NYC businesses prep for Phase 2 of reopening

New York City businesses are preparing to reopen as the five boroughs are expected to begin Phase Two on Monday. Read full article: NYC businesses prep for Phase 2 of reope...→

Chicago restaurants given OK for limited June 26 reopening

Chicago restaurants given OK for limited June 26 reopening

Chicago's restaurants will be allowed to serve limited numbers of diners indoors beginning next week, which is earlier than expected Read full article: Chicago restaurants given OK for limited...→

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...→

DC to Announce Whether Reopening Phase 2 Will Start Monday

DC to Announce Whether Reopening Phase 2 Will Start Monday

Washington, D.C., is on track to start phase two of reopening on Monday if trends hold, which would relax restrictions affecting many public places and private [...] Read full article: DC to Announce Whether Reopening Phase 2...→

Watch Live: President Trump Discusses Reopening Small Businesses with Governors

Watch Live: President Trump Discusses Reopening Small Businesses with Governors

President Donald Trump on Thursday will meet with governors to discuss the importance of reopening small businesses. Read full article: Watch Live: President Trump Discusses Re...→

New York City Will Enter Next Phase of Reopening on Monday, Mayor Says

New York City Will Enter Next Phase of Reopening on Monday, Mayor Says

As many as 300,000 workers are expected to get back to work as outdoor dining, in-store shopping and office work resume. Read full article: New York City Will Enter Next Phase of R...→

Illinois unemployment rate dropped to 15.2% in May as businesses began reopening

Illinois unemployment rate dropped to 15.2% in May as businesses began reopening

The Illinois unemployment rate fell to 15.2% in May, down from 17.2% in April, according to the state’s Department of Employment Security. Read full article: Illinois unemployment rate dropped to 15...→

Some businesses will not return even as city enters into Phase 2 of reopening - amNewYork

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Phase 2 reopening of many businesses after a long hiatus caused by COVID-19, but some of them may never return. Some of Read full article: Some businesses will not return even as ...→

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...→

Businesses wrestle with liability issues surrounding reopening

Businesses wrestle with liability issues surrounding reopening

Questions about liability and a lack of clear guidelines around the coronavirus pandemic are creating uncertainty for businesses as they move forward. Read full article: Businesses wrestle with liability issues...→

More Mixed Messages: Gov. Cuomo Says NYC On Track For Phase 2 Reopening Monday, But Mayor De Blasio Pumps The Breaks

More Mixed Messages: Gov. Cuomo Says NYC On Track For Phase 2 Reopening Monday, But Mayor De Blasio Pumps The Breaks

Many people in New York City are looking forward to Phase 2 on the road to reopening from the coronavirus pandemic. But not everyone is clear on the rules. Read full article: More Mixed Messages: Gov. Cuomo Says NYC...→

San Diego Museum of Art Reopening to Public After 4-Month Pandemic Shutdown - Times of San Diego

San Diego Museum of Art Reopening to Public After 4-Month Pandemic Shutdown - Times of San Diego

The San Diego Museum of Art will reopen its doors to the general public on July 9 following a nearly four-month closure due to the global pandemic. Read full article: San Diego Museum of Art Reopening to Pub...→

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 ...→

Disney World workers start petition urging theme park to delay reopening

Disney World workers start petition urging theme park to delay reopening

"People are more important than making a profit," workers wrote in an online petition, as COVID-19 cases in Florida surged past 100,000. Read full article: Disney World workers start petition urgi...→

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...→

Walker Art Center To Lay Off 33 Part-Time Workers Before Reopening Next Month

The Walker Art Center says more than 30 of its part-time workers will be laid off next month ahead of the museum’s reopening. Read full article: Walker Art Center To Lay Off 33 Part-Tim...→

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...→

Miami mayor distributes masks to businesses, residents in ZIP code with high COVID-19 infection rate

Miami mayor distributes masks to businesses, residents in ZIP code with high COVID-19 infection rate

MIAMI (WSVN) - City of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez handed out 50,000 face masks to residents and business owners in one of the ZIP codes... Read full article: Miami mayor distributes masks to busines...→

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 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...→

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...→

Arlington and horsemen's group deal means live racing could start next month

Arlington and horsemen's group deal means live racing could start next month

After a bitter yearlong contract dispute, Arlington International Racecourse and horse owners and trainers have inked a new agreement that would allow live rac [...] Read full article: Arlington and horsemen's group deal mean...→

Chicago set for phase 4 reopening this week

The news follows the mayor's announcement last week that indoor seating in bars and restaurants would resume this week.  Read full article: Chicago set for phase 4 reopening this w...→

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...→

Reopening: Marin County To Allow More Indoor Businesses To Reopen June 29th

Reopening: Marin County To Allow More Indoor Businesses To Reopen June 29th

Marin County is preparing to allow the reopening of more indoor-based businesses effective June 29, including gyms and fitness studios, hair salons and barber [...] Read full article: Reopening: Marin County To Allow More In...→

Chicago Weather: Scattered Storms To Start The Week

Chicago Weather: Scattered Storms To Start The Week

Scattered storms are expected Monday and isolated rain chances will linger for most of the week. Read full article: Chicago Weather: Scattered Storms To Sta...→

Chicago Weather: Scattered Thunderstorms Diminish Sunday But A Soggy Start To The Week Ahead

Chicago Weather: Scattered Thunderstorms Diminish Sunday But A Soggy Start To The Week Ahead

Scattered afternoon thunderstorms across the Chicago area will diminish Sunday evening, and skies will start to clear.  Read full article: Chicago Weather: Scattered Thunderstorms...→

Florida businesses reconsider reopening as coronavirus cases increases

Florida businesses reconsider reopening as coronavirus cases increases

Some businesses are reevaluating decisions to reopen their doors, and some Floridians had to rethink Father’s Day brunch plans because of health concerns. Read full article: Florida businesses reconsider reopening ...→

A cut above: Here's what businesses will open Monday in Phase 2 of NYC reopening - amNewYork

Approximately two weeks after rolling into Phase 1 of reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic, New York City shifts into second gear Monday, June 22, for Read full article: A cut above: Here's what businesses will...→

NYC businesses prep for Phase 2 of reopening

NYC businesses prep for Phase 2 of reopening

New York City businesses are preparing to reopen as the five boroughs are expected to begin Phase Two on Monday. Read full article: NYC businesses prep for Phase 2 of reope...→

Chicago restaurants given OK for limited June 26 reopening

Chicago restaurants given OK for limited June 26 reopening

Chicago's restaurants will be allowed to serve limited numbers of diners indoors beginning next week, which is earlier than expected Read full article: Chicago restaurants given OK for limited...→

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...→

DC to Announce Whether Reopening Phase 2 Will Start Monday

DC to Announce Whether Reopening Phase 2 Will Start Monday

Washington, D.C., is on track to start phase two of reopening on Monday if trends hold, which would relax restrictions affecting many public places and private [...] Read full article: DC to Announce Whether Reopening Phase 2...→

Watch Live: President Trump Discusses Reopening Small Businesses with Governors

Watch Live: President Trump Discusses Reopening Small Businesses with Governors

President Donald Trump on Thursday will meet with governors to discuss the importance of reopening small businesses. Read full article: Watch Live: President Trump Discusses Re...→

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 York City Will Enter Next Phase of Reopening on Monday, Mayor Says

New York City Will Enter Next Phase of Reopening on Monday, Mayor Says

As many as 300,000 workers are expected to get back to work as outdoor dining, in-store shopping and office work resume. Read full article: New York City Will Enter Next Phase of R...→

Video: Trump hosts roundtable on reopening of small businesses

Video: Trump hosts roundtable on reopening of small businesses

President Donald Trump and state governors held a roundtable discussion Thursday to talk about reopening small businesses in America. Read full article: Video: Trump hosts roundtable on reopeni...→

Illinois unemployment rate dropped to 15.2% in May as businesses began reopening

Illinois unemployment rate dropped to 15.2% in May as businesses began reopening

The Illinois unemployment rate fell to 15.2% in May, down from 17.2% in April, according to the state’s Department of Employment Security. Read full article: Illinois unemployment rate dropped to 15...→

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 ...→

Some businesses will not return even as city enters into Phase 2 of reopening - amNewYork

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Phase 2 reopening of many businesses after a long hiatus caused by COVID-19, but some of them may never return. Some of Read full article: Some businesses will not return even as ...→

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...→

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...→

Businesses wrestle with liability issues surrounding reopening

Businesses wrestle with liability issues surrounding reopening

Questions about liability and a lack of clear guidelines around the coronavirus pandemic are creating uncertainty for businesses as they move forward. Read full article: Businesses wrestle with liability issues...→

Chicago Businesses Set to Celebrate Juneteenth Friday

Chicago Businesses Set to Celebrate Juneteenth Friday

While it’s not a federal holiday, many in Chicago will observe Juneteenth this year, thanks to employers that say they are taking part in a fight for inclusivi [...] Read full article: Chicago Businesses Set to Celebrate June...→

More Mixed Messages: Gov. Cuomo Says NYC On Track For Phase 2 Reopening Monday, But Mayor De Blasio Pumps The Breaks

More Mixed Messages: Gov. Cuomo Says NYC On Track For Phase 2 Reopening Monday, But Mayor De Blasio Pumps The Breaks

Many people in New York City are looking forward to Phase 2 on the road to reopening from the coronavirus pandemic. But not everyone is clear on the rules. Read full article: More Mixed Messages: Gov. Cuomo Says NYC...→

2-Month-Old Pygmy Hippo Graduates From Nursery In Time For San Diego Zoo Reopening

2-Month-Old Pygmy Hippo Graduates From Nursery In Time For San Diego Zoo Reopening

The 40-pound calf was named Akobi, which means first-born in the Yoruba language spoken in West Africa. Akobi moved into the larger main pygmy hippo habitat in [...] Read full article: 2-Month-Old Pygmy Hippo Graduates From N...→