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Lightfoot to Unveil Chicago’s Reopening Plan Thursday

Lightfoot to Unveil Chicago’s Reopening Plan Thursday

NOTE: Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s 1 p.m. announcement will stream live in the player above. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is set to unveil city-specific guidelines T [...] Read full article: Lightfoot to Unveil Chicago’s Reopening ...→

Lightfoot to Unveil Chicago’s Reopening Plan Thursday

Lightfoot to Unveil Chicago’s Reopening Plan Thursday

NOTE: Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s 1 p.m. announcement will stream live in the player above. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is set to unveil city-specific guidelines T [...] Read full article: Lightfoot to Unveil Chicago’s Reopening ...→

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...→

Chicago Area Restaurants Get Ready To Reopen Under Pritzker's Updated Phase 3 Plan

Chicago Area Restaurants Get Ready To Reopen Under Pritzker's Updated Phase 3 Plan

The movement in the governor's office announced Wednesday came about following intense lobbying by the Illinois Restaurant Association, with lengthy meetings t [...] Read full article: Chicago Area Restaurants Get Ready To Re...→

Lightfoot working on plan to reopen the lakefront — but safely

Lightfoot working on plan to reopen the lakefront — but safely

The mayor said "we have to play to ... the person who’s just not gonna pay attention. What do we do to make sure we keep that person safe and minimize the risk [...] Read full article: Lightfoot working on plan to reopen the ...→

Boston-area gym owners disappointed in late reopening per Gov. Baker’s plan

Boston-area gym owners disappointed in late reopening per Gov. Baker’s plan

Owners of gyms shut down by coronavirus will need to wait until Phase 3 of Massachusetts’ reopening plan to restart their business — a decision that landed lik [...] Read full article: Boston-area gym owners disappointed in l...→

Pennsylvania group lays out reopening timeline for parks, other recreation facilities based Gov. Wolf's plan

Pennsylvania group lays out reopening timeline for parks, other recreation facilities based Gov. Wolf's plan

The Pennsylvania Parks and Recreation Society issued a chart breaking down when places like playgrounds, gyms, and beaches will likely be open depending on wha [...] Read full article: Pennsylvania group lays out reopening ti...→

How Close is Chicago to Its Next Phase of Reopening? Here’s a Look

How Close is Chicago to Its Next Phase of Reopening? Here’s a Look

Chicago is currently in phase two of a five-phased reopening plan, but with many regions in Illinois preparing to enter the next steps of reopening, residents [...] Read full article: How Close is Chicago to Its Next Phase o...→

Restaurant, bar owners pan de Blasio’s partial coronavirus reopening plan

Restaurant, bar owners pan de Blasio’s partial coronavirus reopening plan

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to reopen coronavirus-shuttered restaurants and bars under capacity restrictions is half-baked, with the potential to further starv [...] Read full article: Restaurant, bar owners pan de Blasio’s p...→

Next phase of reopening Chicago will go slowly, keep lakefront closed, Lightfoot says

Next phase of reopening Chicago will go slowly, keep lakefront closed, Lightfoot says

During a virtual speech to the Economic Club of Chicago, the mayor said, "Unfortunately at this point, we will not be ready to reopen our lakefront" because a [...] Read full article: Next phase of reopening Chicago will go ...→

Miami-Dade Preparing Plan for Reopening County Next Week

Miami-Dade Preparing Plan for Reopening County Next Week

Leaders in Miami-Dade are preparing plans for the partial reopening of the county’s economy next week from the coronavirus shutdown. City of Miami Mayor Franci [...] Read full article: Miami-Dade Preparing Plan for Reopening ...→

We won’t reopen teachers contract for Chicago Public Schools to start on time this fall, Lightfoot says

We won’t reopen teachers contract for Chicago Public Schools to start on time this fall, Lightfoot says

"First and foremost, we’ll be guided by what the public health data tells us. And hopefully, we’ll have a constructive conversation with CTU leadership," the m [...] Read full article: We won’t reopen teachers contract for Ch...→

Top Illinois Republicans Call on Pritzker to Ease Restrictions in Phased Reopening Plan

Top Illinois Republicans Call on Pritzker to Ease Restrictions in Phased Reopening Plan

Top Republican lawmakers are calling on Gov. J.B. Pritzker to make a series of changes to his administration’s phased reopening plan, arguing that “less restri [...] Read full article: Top Illinois Republicans Call on Pritzke...→

Abbott tests draw praise and scrutiny • Health care’s April job losses • Chicago's reopening plan

Abbott Lab’s antibody testing is showing strong results and the White House is using the company’s rapid COVID test daily to monitor the president and vice pre [...] Read full article: Abbott tests draw praise and scrutiny • ...→

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot To Receive Honorary Degree For Northwestern University

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot To Receive Honorary Degree For Northwestern University

From dancing on TikTok to PSA videos and tweets, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has tried to use a little humor to get people to hear her message: Stay home, sav [...] Read full article: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot To Receive ...→

Mayor Lightfoot Asks Chicago Residents to Fill Out Survey on Reopening

Mayor Lightfoot Asks Chicago Residents to Fill Out Survey on Reopening

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Friday asked residents to take a survey to help the city gauge public opinion regarding stay-at-home orders and plans for reope [...] Read full article: Mayor Lightfoot Asks Chicago Residents t...→

Phase 3: The Changes Announced Wednesday to Illinois’ Reopening Plan

Phase 3: The Changes Announced Wednesday to Illinois’ Reopening Plan

As Illinois moves closer to the end of May, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced a series of revisions to the state’s phased reopening plan. The biggest changes will i [...] Read full article: Phase 3: The Changes Announced Wednesday...→

Church leaders outline plan for holding services again in Chicago

Church leaders outline plan for holding services again in Chicago

The plan includes: handing out hand sanitizer, gloves and masks; following social distancing guidelines; and temperature checks before each service. Read full article: Church leaders outline plan for holding ...→

Mayor Lori Lightfoot says Chicago restaurants may reopen in June, sees hope for outdoor music and theater

Mayor Lori Lightfoot says Chicago restaurants may reopen in June, sees hope for outdoor music and theater

Chicago restaurants might be able to reopen in June and residents may be allowed to sit outside enjoying music, theater, and other outdoor activities, Mayor Lo [...] Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot says Chicago restau...→

Fact check: Altered video shared online falsely suggests Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot supports ‘New World Order’ conspiracy

Fact check: Altered video shared online falsely suggests Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot supports ‘New World Order’ conspiracy

Social media users are taking a comment Lightfoot made in a 2019 video out of context to suggest she is part of a global scheme to overthrow U.S. democracy and [...] Read full article: Fact check: Altered video shared online ...→

Chicago, Rockford, Joliet dioceses: State OKs plan to start reopening churches as soon as May 23

Chicago, Rockford, Joliet dioceses: State OKs plan to start reopening churches as soon as May 23

Citing an agreement with the governor's office, Cardinal Blase Cupich of the Archdiocese of Chicago on Wednesday announced a plan for the gradual reopening of [...] Read full article: Chicago, Rockford, Joliet dioceses: Stat...→

Column: Suburban officials urge Pritzker to separate collar counties from Cook in reopening plan

Column: Suburban officials urge Pritzker to separate collar counties from Cook in reopening plan

Mayors of New Lenox and Lockport are among south suburban elected leaders joining a growing chorus calling on Gov. J.B. Pritzker to revise his plan for reopeni [...] Read full article: Column: Suburban officials urge Pritzker...→

Coronavirus: Riverside County Adopts Local Plan For Faster Reopening

Coronavirus: Riverside County Adopts Local Plan For Faster Reopening

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved a comprehensive plan to remove regulatory hurdles connected to the statewide coronavirus emergency, [...] Read full article: Coronavirus: Riverside County Adopts Loc...→

Elmhurst Mayor Asks Pritzker to Reconsider Reopening Plan, Health Care Region Grouping

Elmhurst Mayor Asks Pritzker to Reconsider Reopening Plan, Health Care Region Grouping

The mayor of suburban Elmhurst has asked Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker to reconsider portions of his plan to reopen Illinois, particularly including the city and [...] Read full article: Elmhurst Mayor Asks Pritzker to Reconsid...→

Hotel group takes aim at Pritzker's reopening plan

The Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association says the governor needs to "offer some hope" to a huge and reeling industry. Read full article: Hotel group takes aim at Pritzker's reop...→

Boris Johnson announces phased reopening plan for England

Boris Johnson announces phased reopening plan for England

The prime minister will keep strict lockdown measures in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Read full article: Boris Johnson announces phased reopening...→

Chicago mayor sets five-phase plan for reopening city

Chicago mayor sets five-phase plan for reopening city

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has released the city's five-step path toward re-opening, which has some stricter standards than the state plan released earlier t [...] Read full article: Chicago mayor sets five-phase plan for r...→

Here’s how Mayor Lori Lightfoot hopes to reopen Chicago

Here’s how Mayor Lori Lightfoot hopes to reopen Chicago

Like Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s plan, the mayor’s version has five phases — with Chicago stuck in Phase 2. But Lightfoot plans to reevaluate whether to move to the n [...] Read full article: Here’s how Mayor Lori Lightfoot hopes to...→

SD County Approved to Advance Further Into Stage 2 of State Reopening Plan

SD County Approved to Advance Further Into Stage 2 of State Reopening Plan

California has approved San Diego County to move further into stage 2 of the state’s reopening plan, allowing for in-store retail shopping, in-restaurant dinin [...] Read full article: SD County Approved to Advance Further In...→

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Introduces Plan To Give Tenants More Notice When Leases Won't Be Renewed

The measure would require landlords to provide 90 days notice to tenants who have lived in their units for more than 6 months before terminating or deciding no [...] Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Introduces Plan To ...→

Palatine, Arlington Heights and Hoffman Estates go on record seeking change in state's reopening plan

Palatine, Arlington Heights and Hoffman Estates go on record seeking change in state's reopening plan

Palatine, Arlington Heights and Hoffman Estates passed resolutions Monday calling on Gov. J.B. Pritzker to alter the Restore Illinois plan in an effort to help [...] Read full article: Palatine, Arlington Heights and Hoffman ...→

Lightfoot: Chicago staring down another $1 billion budget hole

A year into office, the mayor faces a budget gap similar to what she started with, and there are fewer options to fill it. Without federal aid, "we are going t [...] Read full article: Lightfoot: Chicago staring down another ...→

Catholic churches outline plan for gradual reopening (LIVE UPDATES)

Catholic churches outline plan for gradual reopening (LIVE UPDATES)

According to the statements released by Chicago’s Cardinal Blase Cupich, Rockford’s Bishop David Malloy and Joliet’s Apostolic Administrator Richard Pates, the [...] Read full article: Catholic churches outline plan for gradu...→

Chicago Archdiocese Releases Reopening Plan; Churches Could Reopen For Some Activities May 23

Chicago Archdiocese Releases Reopening Plan; Churches Could Reopen For Some Activities May 23

The Chicago Archdiocese on Wednesday released a multi-phase plan to reopen Roman Catholic churches amid the coronavirus pandemic. Read full article: Chicago Archdiocese Releases Reopening P...→

Massachusetts businesses closed over coronavirus seek ‘clarity’ on Charlie Baker’s four-phase reopening plan

Massachusetts businesses closed over coronavirus seek ‘clarity’ on Charlie Baker’s four-phase reopening plan

Some businesses could get the green light to open as early as next week if the state’s coronavirus statistics keep trending down, but Gov. Charlie Baker left b [...] Read full article: Massachusetts businesses closed over cor...→

Mayor Lightfoot, Chicago Teachers Union at Odds Over Plan to Reopen Schools

Mayor Lightfoot, Chicago Teachers Union at Odds Over Plan to Reopen Schools

An adamant Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot stated Monday that the city isn’t reopening the collective bargaining agreement it forged last fall with the Chicago Te [...] Read full article: Mayor Lightfoot, Chicago Teachers Union ...→

Leaders in Northern Virginia Urge Governor to Reconsider Reopening Plan

Leaders in Northern Virginia Urge Governor to Reconsider Reopening Plan

City officials in multiple jurisdictions in Northern Virginia issued a letter Sunday to Gov. Ralph Northam that they do not believe their region is ready to re [...] Read full article: Leaders in Northern Virginia Urge Govern...→

Illinois Restaurant Association Opposes Governors Reopening Plan, Wants Faster Timeline

Illinois Restaurant Association Opposes Governors Reopening Plan, Wants Faster Timeline

The Illinois Restaurant Association has called for Gov. J.B. Pritzker to speed up the timeline for opening the state’s restaurants and bars, saying the delay i [...] Read full article: Illinois Restaurant Association Opposes ...→

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...→

SD County Approved to Advance Further Into Stage 2 of State Reopening Plan

SD County Approved to Advance Further Into Stage 2 of State Reopening Plan

California has approved San Diego County to move further into stage 2 of the state’s reopening plan, allowing for in-store retail shopping, in-restaurant dinin [...] Read full article: SD County Approved to Advance Further In...→

Phase 3: The Changes Announced Wednesday to Illinois’ Reopening Plan

Phase 3: The Changes Announced Wednesday to Illinois’ Reopening Plan

As Illinois moves closer to the end of May, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced a series of revisions to the state’s phased reopening plan. The biggest changes will i [...] Read full article: Phase 3: The Changes Announced Wednesday...→

Boston-area gym owners disappointed in late reopening per Gov. Baker’s plan

Boston-area gym owners disappointed in late reopening per Gov. Baker’s plan

Owners of gyms shut down by coronavirus will need to wait until Phase 3 of Massachusetts’ reopening plan to restart their business — a decision that landed lik [...] Read full article: Boston-area gym owners disappointed in l...→

Mayor Lori Lightfoot says Chicago restaurants may reopen in June, sees hope for outdoor music and theater

Mayor Lori Lightfoot says Chicago restaurants may reopen in June, sees hope for outdoor music and theater

Chicago restaurants might be able to reopen in June and residents may be allowed to sit outside enjoying music, theater, and other outdoor activities, Mayor Lo [...] Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot says Chicago restau...→

Pennsylvania group lays out reopening timeline for parks, other recreation facilities based Gov. Wolf's plan

Pennsylvania group lays out reopening timeline for parks, other recreation facilities based Gov. Wolf's plan

The Pennsylvania Parks and Recreation Society issued a chart breaking down when places like playgrounds, gyms, and beaches will likely be open depending on wha [...] Read full article: Pennsylvania group lays out reopening ti...→

Fact check: Altered video shared online falsely suggests Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot supports ‘New World Order’ conspiracy

Fact check: Altered video shared online falsely suggests Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot supports ‘New World Order’ conspiracy

Social media users are taking a comment Lightfoot made in a 2019 video out of context to suggest she is part of a global scheme to overthrow U.S. democracy and [...] Read full article: Fact check: Altered video shared online ...→

Restaurant, bar owners pan de Blasio’s partial coronavirus reopening plan

Restaurant, bar owners pan de Blasio’s partial coronavirus reopening plan

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to reopen coronavirus-shuttered restaurants and bars under capacity restrictions is half-baked, with the potential to further starv [...] Read full article: Restaurant, bar owners pan de Blasio’s p...→

Chicago Archdiocese Releases Reopening Plan; Churches Could Reopen For Some Activities May 23

Chicago Archdiocese Releases Reopening Plan; Churches Could Reopen For Some Activities May 23

The Chicago Archdiocese on Wednesday released a multi-phase plan to reopen Roman Catholic churches amid the coronavirus pandemic. Read full article: Chicago Archdiocese Releases Reopening P...→

Column: Suburban officials urge Pritzker to separate collar counties from Cook in reopening plan

Column: Suburban officials urge Pritzker to separate collar counties from Cook in reopening plan

Mayors of New Lenox and Lockport are among south suburban elected leaders joining a growing chorus calling on Gov. J.B. Pritzker to revise his plan for reopeni [...] Read full article: Column: Suburban officials urge Pritzker...→

Miami-Dade Preparing Plan for Reopening County Next Week

Miami-Dade Preparing Plan for Reopening County Next Week

Leaders in Miami-Dade are preparing plans for the partial reopening of the county’s economy next week from the coronavirus shutdown. City of Miami Mayor Franci [...] Read full article: Miami-Dade Preparing Plan for Reopening ...→

Massachusetts businesses closed over coronavirus seek ‘clarity’ on Charlie Baker’s four-phase reopening plan

Massachusetts businesses closed over coronavirus seek ‘clarity’ on Charlie Baker’s four-phase reopening plan

Some businesses could get the green light to open as early as next week if the state’s coronavirus statistics keep trending down, but Gov. Charlie Baker left b [...] Read full article: Massachusetts businesses closed over cor...→

Elmhurst Mayor Asks Pritzker to Reconsider Reopening Plan, Health Care Region Grouping

Elmhurst Mayor Asks Pritzker to Reconsider Reopening Plan, Health Care Region Grouping

The mayor of suburban Elmhurst has asked Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker to reconsider portions of his plan to reopen Illinois, particularly including the city and [...] Read full article: Elmhurst Mayor Asks Pritzker to Reconsid...→

Top Illinois Republicans Call on Pritzker to Ease Restrictions in Phased Reopening Plan

Top Illinois Republicans Call on Pritzker to Ease Restrictions in Phased Reopening Plan

Top Republican lawmakers are calling on Gov. J.B. Pritzker to make a series of changes to his administration’s phased reopening plan, arguing that “less restri [...] Read full article: Top Illinois Republicans Call on Pritzke...→

Boris Johnson announces phased reopening plan for England

Boris Johnson announces phased reopening plan for England

The prime minister will keep strict lockdown measures in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Read full article: Boris Johnson announces phased reopening...→

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot To Receive Honorary Degree For Northwestern University

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot To Receive Honorary Degree For Northwestern University

From dancing on TikTok to PSA videos and tweets, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has tried to use a little humor to get people to hear her message: Stay home, sav [...] Read full article: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot To Receive ...→

Illinois Restaurant Association Opposes Governors Reopening Plan, Wants Faster Timeline

Illinois Restaurant Association Opposes Governors Reopening Plan, Wants Faster Timeline

The Illinois Restaurant Association has called for Gov. J.B. Pritzker to speed up the timeline for opening the state’s restaurants and bars, saying the delay i [...] Read full article: Illinois Restaurant Association Opposes ...→

Chicago mayor sets five-phase plan for reopening city

Chicago mayor sets five-phase plan for reopening city

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has released the city's five-step path toward re-opening, which has some stricter standards than the state plan released earlier t [...] Read full article: Chicago mayor sets five-phase plan for r...→

Mayor Lightfoot Asks Chicago Residents to Fill Out Survey on Reopening

Mayor Lightfoot Asks Chicago Residents to Fill Out Survey on Reopening

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Friday asked residents to take a survey to help the city gauge public opinion regarding stay-at-home orders and plans for reope [...] Read full article: Mayor Lightfoot Asks Chicago Residents t...→

Chicago Area Restaurants Get Ready To Reopen Under Pritzker's Updated Phase 3 Plan

Chicago Area Restaurants Get Ready To Reopen Under Pritzker's Updated Phase 3 Plan

The movement in the governor's office announced Wednesday came about following intense lobbying by the Illinois Restaurant Association, with lengthy meetings t [...] Read full article: Chicago Area Restaurants Get Ready To Re...→

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Introduces Plan To Give Tenants More Notice When Leases Won't Be Renewed

The measure would require landlords to provide 90 days notice to tenants who have lived in their units for more than 6 months before terminating or deciding no [...] Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Introduces Plan To ...→

Lightfoot working on plan to reopen the lakefront — but safely

Lightfoot working on plan to reopen the lakefront — but safely

The mayor said "we have to play to ... the person who’s just not gonna pay attention. What do we do to make sure we keep that person safe and minimize the risk [...] Read full article: Lightfoot working on plan to reopen the ...→

Palatine, Arlington Heights and Hoffman Estates go on record seeking change in state's reopening plan

Palatine, Arlington Heights and Hoffman Estates go on record seeking change in state's reopening plan

Palatine, Arlington Heights and Hoffman Estates passed resolutions Monday calling on Gov. J.B. Pritzker to alter the Restore Illinois plan in an effort to help [...] Read full article: Palatine, Arlington Heights and Hoffman ...→

Church leaders outline plan for holding services again in Chicago

Church leaders outline plan for holding services again in Chicago

The plan includes: handing out hand sanitizer, gloves and masks; following social distancing guidelines; and temperature checks before each service. Read full article: Church leaders outline plan for holding ...→

Lightfoot: Chicago staring down another $1 billion budget hole

A year into office, the mayor faces a budget gap similar to what she started with, and there are fewer options to fill it. Without federal aid, "we are going t [...] Read full article: Lightfoot: Chicago staring down another ...→

How Close is Chicago to Its Next Phase of Reopening? Here’s a Look

How Close is Chicago to Its Next Phase of Reopening? Here’s a Look

Chicago is currently in phase two of a five-phased reopening plan, but with many regions in Illinois preparing to enter the next steps of reopening, residents [...] Read full article: How Close is Chicago to Its Next Phase o...→

Catholic churches outline plan for gradual reopening (LIVE UPDATES)

Catholic churches outline plan for gradual reopening (LIVE UPDATES)

According to the statements released by Chicago’s Cardinal Blase Cupich, Rockford’s Bishop David Malloy and Joliet’s Apostolic Administrator Richard Pates, the [...] Read full article: Catholic churches outline plan for gradu...→

Chicago, Rockford, Joliet dioceses: State OKs plan to start reopening churches as soon as May 23

Chicago, Rockford, Joliet dioceses: State OKs plan to start reopening churches as soon as May 23

Citing an agreement with the governor's office, Cardinal Blase Cupich of the Archdiocese of Chicago on Wednesday announced a plan for the gradual reopening of [...] Read full article: Chicago, Rockford, Joliet dioceses: Stat...→

Next phase of reopening Chicago will go slowly, keep lakefront closed, Lightfoot says

Next phase of reopening Chicago will go slowly, keep lakefront closed, Lightfoot says

During a virtual speech to the Economic Club of Chicago, the mayor said, "Unfortunately at this point, we will not be ready to reopen our lakefront" because a [...] Read full article: Next phase of reopening Chicago will go ...→

Coronavirus: Riverside County Adopts Local Plan For Faster Reopening

Coronavirus: Riverside County Adopts Local Plan For Faster Reopening

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved a comprehensive plan to remove regulatory hurdles connected to the statewide coronavirus emergency, [...] Read full article: Coronavirus: Riverside County Adopts Loc...→

We won’t reopen teachers contract for Chicago Public Schools to start on time this fall, Lightfoot says

We won’t reopen teachers contract for Chicago Public Schools to start on time this fall, Lightfoot says

"First and foremost, we’ll be guided by what the public health data tells us. And hopefully, we’ll have a constructive conversation with CTU leadership," the m [...] Read full article: We won’t reopen teachers contract for Ch...→

Mayor Lightfoot, Chicago Teachers Union at Odds Over Plan to Reopen Schools

Mayor Lightfoot, Chicago Teachers Union at Odds Over Plan to Reopen Schools

An adamant Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot stated Monday that the city isn’t reopening the collective bargaining agreement it forged last fall with the Chicago Te [...] Read full article: Mayor Lightfoot, Chicago Teachers Union ...→

Hotel group takes aim at Pritzker's reopening plan

The Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association says the governor needs to "offer some hope" to a huge and reeling industry. Read full article: Hotel group takes aim at Pritzker's reop...→

Abbott tests draw praise and scrutiny • Health care’s April job losses • Chicago's reopening plan

Abbott Lab’s antibody testing is showing strong results and the White House is using the company’s rapid COVID test daily to monitor the president and vice pre [...] Read full article: Abbott tests draw praise and scrutiny • ...→

Leaders in Northern Virginia Urge Governor to Reconsider Reopening Plan

Leaders in Northern Virginia Urge Governor to Reconsider Reopening Plan

City officials in multiple jurisdictions in Northern Virginia issued a letter Sunday to Gov. Ralph Northam that they do not believe their region is ready to re [...] Read full article: Leaders in Northern Virginia Urge Govern...→

Here’s how Mayor Lori Lightfoot hopes to reopen Chicago

Here’s how Mayor Lori Lightfoot hopes to reopen Chicago

Like Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s plan, the mayor’s version has five phases — with Chicago stuck in Phase 2. But Lightfoot plans to reevaluate whether to move to the n [...] Read full article: Here’s how Mayor Lori Lightfoot hopes to...→

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...→

SD County Approved to Advance Further Into Stage 2 of State Reopening Plan

SD County Approved to Advance Further Into Stage 2 of State Reopening Plan

California has approved San Diego County to move further into stage 2 of the state’s reopening plan, allowing for in-store retail shopping, in-restaurant dinin [...] Read full article: SD County Approved to Advance Further In...→

Chicago Area Restaurants Get Ready To Reopen Under Pritzker's Updated Phase 3 Plan

Chicago Area Restaurants Get Ready To Reopen Under Pritzker's Updated Phase 3 Plan

The movement in the governor's office announced Wednesday came about following intense lobbying by the Illinois Restaurant Association, with lengthy meetings t [...] Read full article: Chicago Area Restaurants Get Ready To Re...→

Phase 3: The Changes Announced Wednesday to Illinois’ Reopening Plan

Phase 3: The Changes Announced Wednesday to Illinois’ Reopening Plan

As Illinois moves closer to the end of May, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced a series of revisions to the state’s phased reopening plan. The biggest changes will i [...] Read full article: Phase 3: The Changes Announced Wednesday...→

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Introduces Plan To Give Tenants More Notice When Leases Won't Be Renewed

The measure would require landlords to provide 90 days notice to tenants who have lived in their units for more than 6 months before terminating or deciding no [...] Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Introduces Plan To ...→

Lightfoot working on plan to reopen the lakefront — but safely

Lightfoot working on plan to reopen the lakefront — but safely

The mayor said "we have to play to ... the person who’s just not gonna pay attention. What do we do to make sure we keep that person safe and minimize the risk [...] Read full article: Lightfoot working on plan to reopen the ...→

Palatine, Arlington Heights and Hoffman Estates go on record seeking change in state's reopening plan

Palatine, Arlington Heights and Hoffman Estates go on record seeking change in state's reopening plan

Palatine, Arlington Heights and Hoffman Estates passed resolutions Monday calling on Gov. J.B. Pritzker to alter the Restore Illinois plan in an effort to help [...] Read full article: Palatine, Arlington Heights and Hoffman ...→

Boston-area gym owners disappointed in late reopening per Gov. Baker’s plan

Boston-area gym owners disappointed in late reopening per Gov. Baker’s plan

Owners of gyms shut down by coronavirus will need to wait until Phase 3 of Massachusetts’ reopening plan to restart their business — a decision that landed lik [...] Read full article: Boston-area gym owners disappointed in l...→

Church leaders outline plan for holding services again in Chicago

Church leaders outline plan for holding services again in Chicago

The plan includes: handing out hand sanitizer, gloves and masks; following social distancing guidelines; and temperature checks before each service. Read full article: Church leaders outline plan for holding ...→

Mayor Lori Lightfoot says Chicago restaurants may reopen in June, sees hope for outdoor music and theater

Mayor Lori Lightfoot says Chicago restaurants may reopen in June, sees hope for outdoor music and theater

Chicago restaurants might be able to reopen in June and residents may be allowed to sit outside enjoying music, theater, and other outdoor activities, Mayor Lo [...] Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot says Chicago restau...→

Lightfoot: Chicago staring down another $1 billion budget hole

A year into office, the mayor faces a budget gap similar to what she started with, and there are fewer options to fill it. Without federal aid, "we are going t [...] Read full article: Lightfoot: Chicago staring down another ...→

Pennsylvania group lays out reopening timeline for parks, other recreation facilities based Gov. Wolf's plan

Pennsylvania group lays out reopening timeline for parks, other recreation facilities based Gov. Wolf's plan

The Pennsylvania Parks and Recreation Society issued a chart breaking down when places like playgrounds, gyms, and beaches will likely be open depending on wha [...] Read full article: Pennsylvania group lays out reopening ti...→

How Close is Chicago to Its Next Phase of Reopening? Here’s a Look

How Close is Chicago to Its Next Phase of Reopening? Here’s a Look

Chicago is currently in phase two of a five-phased reopening plan, but with many regions in Illinois preparing to enter the next steps of reopening, residents [...] Read full article: How Close is Chicago to Its Next Phase o...→

Fact check: Altered video shared online falsely suggests Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot supports ‘New World Order’ conspiracy

Fact check: Altered video shared online falsely suggests Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot supports ‘New World Order’ conspiracy

Social media users are taking a comment Lightfoot made in a 2019 video out of context to suggest she is part of a global scheme to overthrow U.S. democracy and [...] Read full article: Fact check: Altered video shared online ...→

Catholic churches outline plan for gradual reopening (LIVE UPDATES)

Catholic churches outline plan for gradual reopening (LIVE UPDATES)

According to the statements released by Chicago’s Cardinal Blase Cupich, Rockford’s Bishop David Malloy and Joliet’s Apostolic Administrator Richard Pates, the [...] Read full article: Catholic churches outline plan for gradu...→

Restaurant, bar owners pan de Blasio’s partial coronavirus reopening plan

Restaurant, bar owners pan de Blasio’s partial coronavirus reopening plan

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to reopen coronavirus-shuttered restaurants and bars under capacity restrictions is half-baked, with the potential to further starv [...] Read full article: Restaurant, bar owners pan de Blasio’s p...→

Chicago, Rockford, Joliet dioceses: State OKs plan to start reopening churches as soon as May 23

Chicago, Rockford, Joliet dioceses: State OKs plan to start reopening churches as soon as May 23

Citing an agreement with the governor's office, Cardinal Blase Cupich of the Archdiocese of Chicago on Wednesday announced a plan for the gradual reopening of [...] Read full article: Chicago, Rockford, Joliet dioceses: Stat...→

Chicago Archdiocese Releases Reopening Plan; Churches Could Reopen For Some Activities May 23

Chicago Archdiocese Releases Reopening Plan; Churches Could Reopen For Some Activities May 23

The Chicago Archdiocese on Wednesday released a multi-phase plan to reopen Roman Catholic churches amid the coronavirus pandemic. Read full article: Chicago Archdiocese Releases Reopening P...→

Next phase of reopening Chicago will go slowly, keep lakefront closed, Lightfoot says

Next phase of reopening Chicago will go slowly, keep lakefront closed, Lightfoot says

During a virtual speech to the Economic Club of Chicago, the mayor said, "Unfortunately at this point, we will not be ready to reopen our lakefront" because a [...] Read full article: Next phase of reopening Chicago will go ...→

Column: Suburban officials urge Pritzker to separate collar counties from Cook in reopening plan

Column: Suburban officials urge Pritzker to separate collar counties from Cook in reopening plan

Mayors of New Lenox and Lockport are among south suburban elected leaders joining a growing chorus calling on Gov. J.B. Pritzker to revise his plan for reopeni [...] Read full article: Column: Suburban officials urge Pritzker...→

Miami-Dade Preparing Plan for Reopening County Next Week

Miami-Dade Preparing Plan for Reopening County Next Week

Leaders in Miami-Dade are preparing plans for the partial reopening of the county’s economy next week from the coronavirus shutdown. City of Miami Mayor Franci [...] Read full article: Miami-Dade Preparing Plan for Reopening ...→

Coronavirus: Riverside County Adopts Local Plan For Faster Reopening

Coronavirus: Riverside County Adopts Local Plan For Faster Reopening

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved a comprehensive plan to remove regulatory hurdles connected to the statewide coronavirus emergency, [...] Read full article: Coronavirus: Riverside County Adopts Loc...→

Massachusetts businesses closed over coronavirus seek ‘clarity’ on Charlie Baker’s four-phase reopening plan

Massachusetts businesses closed over coronavirus seek ‘clarity’ on Charlie Baker’s four-phase reopening plan

Some businesses could get the green light to open as early as next week if the state’s coronavirus statistics keep trending down, but Gov. Charlie Baker left b [...] Read full article: Massachusetts businesses closed over cor...→

We won’t reopen teachers contract for Chicago Public Schools to start on time this fall, Lightfoot says

We won’t reopen teachers contract for Chicago Public Schools to start on time this fall, Lightfoot says

"First and foremost, we’ll be guided by what the public health data tells us. And hopefully, we’ll have a constructive conversation with CTU leadership," the m [...] Read full article: We won’t reopen teachers contract for Ch...→

Elmhurst Mayor Asks Pritzker to Reconsider Reopening Plan, Health Care Region Grouping

Elmhurst Mayor Asks Pritzker to Reconsider Reopening Plan, Health Care Region Grouping

The mayor of suburban Elmhurst has asked Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker to reconsider portions of his plan to reopen Illinois, particularly including the city and [...] Read full article: Elmhurst Mayor Asks Pritzker to Reconsid...→

Mayor Lightfoot, Chicago Teachers Union at Odds Over Plan to Reopen Schools

Mayor Lightfoot, Chicago Teachers Union at Odds Over Plan to Reopen Schools

An adamant Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot stated Monday that the city isn’t reopening the collective bargaining agreement it forged last fall with the Chicago Te [...] Read full article: Mayor Lightfoot, Chicago Teachers Union ...→

Top Illinois Republicans Call on Pritzker to Ease Restrictions in Phased Reopening Plan

Top Illinois Republicans Call on Pritzker to Ease Restrictions in Phased Reopening Plan

Top Republican lawmakers are calling on Gov. J.B. Pritzker to make a series of changes to his administration’s phased reopening plan, arguing that “less restri [...] Read full article: Top Illinois Republicans Call on Pritzke...→

Hotel group takes aim at Pritzker's reopening plan

The Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association says the governor needs to "offer some hope" to a huge and reeling industry. Read full article: Hotel group takes aim at Pritzker's reop...→

Abbott tests draw praise and scrutiny • Health care’s April job losses • Chicago's reopening plan

Abbott Lab’s antibody testing is showing strong results and the White House is using the company’s rapid COVID test daily to monitor the president and vice pre [...] Read full article: Abbott tests draw praise and scrutiny • ...→

Boris Johnson announces phased reopening plan for England

Boris Johnson announces phased reopening plan for England

The prime minister will keep strict lockdown measures in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Read full article: Boris Johnson announces phased reopening...→

Leaders in Northern Virginia Urge Governor to Reconsider Reopening Plan

Leaders in Northern Virginia Urge Governor to Reconsider Reopening Plan

City officials in multiple jurisdictions in Northern Virginia issued a letter Sunday to Gov. Ralph Northam that they do not believe their region is ready to re [...] Read full article: Leaders in Northern Virginia Urge Govern...→

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot To Receive Honorary Degree For Northwestern University

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot To Receive Honorary Degree For Northwestern University

From dancing on TikTok to PSA videos and tweets, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has tried to use a little humor to get people to hear her message: Stay home, sav [...] Read full article: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot To Receive ...→

Illinois Restaurant Association Opposes Governors Reopening Plan, Wants Faster Timeline

Illinois Restaurant Association Opposes Governors Reopening Plan, Wants Faster Timeline

The Illinois Restaurant Association has called for Gov. J.B. Pritzker to speed up the timeline for opening the state’s restaurants and bars, saying the delay i [...] Read full article: Illinois Restaurant Association Opposes ...→

Chicago mayor sets five-phase plan for reopening city

Chicago mayor sets five-phase plan for reopening city

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has released the city's five-step path toward re-opening, which has some stricter standards than the state plan released earlier t [...] Read full article: Chicago mayor sets five-phase plan for r...→

Mayor Lightfoot Asks Chicago Residents to Fill Out Survey on Reopening

Mayor Lightfoot Asks Chicago Residents to Fill Out Survey on Reopening

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Friday asked residents to take a survey to help the city gauge public opinion regarding stay-at-home orders and plans for reope [...] Read full article: Mayor Lightfoot Asks Chicago Residents t...→

Here’s how Mayor Lori Lightfoot hopes to reopen Chicago

Here’s how Mayor Lori Lightfoot hopes to reopen Chicago

Like Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s plan, the mayor’s version has five phases — with Chicago stuck in Phase 2. But Lightfoot plans to reevaluate whether to move to the n [...] Read full article: Here’s how Mayor Lori Lightfoot hopes to...→