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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 ...→

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 ...→

Union Workers Warn Nancy Pelosi's Coronavirus Plan Guts Pensions

Union Workers Warn Nancy Pelosi's Coronavirus Plan Guts Pensions

American union workers are warning against Nancy Pelosi's coronavirus relief package over worries that it will gut employees' pension plans.  Read full article: Union Workers Warn Nancy Pelosi's Corona...→

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 ...→

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...→

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...→

Trump congratulates new Chicago police union president in tweet

Trump congratulates new Chicago police union president in tweet

The president said that John Catanzara, who won a runoff election against incumbent Kevin Graham this week, "always ‘Gets the Job Done.’" Read full article: Trump congratulates new Chicago police u...→

Remote learning engagement ‘uneven’ across Chicago, union says

Remote learning engagement ‘uneven’ across Chicago, union says

Chicago Public Schools, unlike other large districts around the country, has not yet released data to show how many students have or have not been reached by t [...] Read full article: Remote learning engagement ‘uneven’ acro...→

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 is in Phase 2 of Its Reopening Plan. Here’s What’s Needed to Get to Phase 3

Chicago is in Phase 2 of Its Reopening Plan. Here’s What’s Needed to Get to Phase 3

Chicago, much like the state of Illinois, is in its second phase of reopening, but what will it take to get to its next phase? Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on [...] Read full article: Chicago is in Phase 2 of Its Reopening P...→

Here's Lightfoot's plan for reopening Chicago

Much is still in the works. Even at the final phase, events and activities will be limited. Read full article: Here's Lightfoot's plan for reopening Ch...→

United backs off plan to cut 15,000 workers’ hours to part-time after union files lawsuit

United backs off plan to cut 15,000 workers’ hours to part-time after union files lawsuit

United Airlines backtracked on a plan to reduce 15,000 employees' hours to part time after the union representing the workers filed a lawsuit asking a judge to [...] Read full article: United backs off plan to cut 15,000 work...→

Chance the Rapper to surprise Chicago teachers with cash gifts during new awards show

Chance the Rapper to surprise Chicago teachers with cash gifts during new awards show

Chance the Rapper will give out $300,000 to schools and teachers during his new "Twilight Awards" on Instagram Live. Read full article: Chance the Rapper to surprise Chicago te...→

Chicago reaches 1,000 COVID-19 deaths, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says

Chicago reaches 1,000 COVID-19 deaths, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says

The city of Chicago reached 1,000 COVID-19 deaths on Sunday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot told reporters on a conference call. Read full article: Chicago reaches 1,000 COVID-19 deaths, C...→

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 ...→

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Plans To Fine Churches That Defied Stay-At-Home Order Rules To Hold Sunday Services

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Plans To Fine Churches That Defied Stay-At-Home Order Rules To Hold Sunday Services

“Certainly there were some churches that congregated in excess of the allowable number, and we will be taking action as to those individuals and those churches [...] Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Plans To Fine Churc...→

Chicago Restaurants Could Reopen in June: Mayor Lighfoot

Chicago Restaurants Could Reopen in June: Mayor Lighfoot

Restaurants throughout the city of Chicago could reopen in June, but with notable changes, Mayor Lori Lightfoot told the Chicago Tribune Friday. One potential [...] Read full article: Chicago Restaurants Could Reopen in June...→

Reopen schools without older teachers: Trump and teachers’ union on same page

Reopen schools without older teachers: Trump and teachers’ union on same page

President Trump said Friday that schools should reopen in the fall but without teachers who are older or otherwise at high risk from the deadly coronavirus. Read full article: Reopen schools without older teachers: T...→

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 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...→

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...→

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 ...→

Will CPS Schools Return in the Fall? Mayor Lightfoot Says That Is the Goal

Will CPS Schools Return in the Fall? Mayor Lightfoot Says That Is the Goal

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she hopes city schools will be back in session in the fall – even if thing may look a little different than the school studen [...] Read full article: Will CPS Schools Return in the Fall? May...→

How Chicago Will Know When it Can Move to Next Phase of Lightfoot’s Reopening Plan

How Chicago Will Know When it Can Move to Next Phase of Lightfoot’s Reopening Plan

Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s new plan to reopen Chicago amid the coronavirus pandemic details five phases of reopening based on guidance from epidemiologists determi [...] Read full article: How Chicago Will Know When it Can Move t...→

Woodland 50, teachers union agree to one-year contract extension

Woodland 50, teachers union agree to one-year contract extension

Owing to the uncertainty introduced by the global pandemic, the Woodland Elementary School District 50 board of education and the district's teachers union agr [...] Read full article: Woodland 50, teachers union agree to one...→

United backs off plan to cut union workers' hours

After getting sued, the Chicago-based carrier offers a voluntary program that calls for reducing some employees' hours from 40 to 30 while keeping their full-t [...] Read full article: United backs off plan to cut union worke...→

Lightfoot rules out public safety cuts, but worried about state shortfall’s impact on state aid to Chicago

Lightfoot rules out public safety cuts, but worried about state shortfall’s impact on state aid to Chicago

A die-hard baseball fan and Sox season ticket holder, Lightfoot said Chicago is "probably in, like the 4th-inning" of its fight against the coronavirus "in a v [...] Read full article: Lightfoot rules out public safety cuts, ...→

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 ...→

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 ...→

Dozens of churchgoers defy Illinois' coronavirus stay-at-home order, Chicago mayor to issue citations

Dozens of churchgoers defy Illinois' coronavirus stay-at-home order, Chicago mayor to issue citations

Churchgoers in Chicago could face citations pending a review for attending in-person services, according to the mayor's office. Read full article: Dozens of churchgoers defy Illinois' cor...→

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...→

Summer in the city: Mayor de Blasio announces COVID-19 heat wave plan - amNewYork

The heat is coming and Mayor Bill de Blasio finally released a plan Friday on how to help New Yorkers stay cool during the city's notoriously sweltering Read full article: Summer in the city: Mayor de Blasio anno...→

Mayor Lori Lightfoot made clear Wednesday that Chicago’s lakefront won’t reopen  [...]

Mayor Lori Lightfoot made clear Wednesday that Chicago’s lakefront won’t reopen [...]

Mayor Lori Lightfoot made clear Wednesday that Chicago’s lakefront won’t reopen anytime soon, even while offering hope that some businesses could expand in the [...] Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot made clear Wednesda...→

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 ...→

AP source: MLB owners approve giving players’ union plan to start season around [...]

AP source: MLB owners approve giving players’ union plan to start season around Fourth of July in ballparks without fans... Danny Valencia has always been grou [...] Read full article: AP source: MLB owners approve giving pla...→

Chicago police union gets a new leader

Chicago police union gets a new leader

Rank-and-file Chicago police officers have chosen a new leader for their union, John Catanzara, a veteran street cop known for being outspoken against Police D [...] Read full article: Chicago police union gets a new leader...→

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...→

Read Mayor Lightfoot’s Plan for Reopening Chicago

Read Mayor Lightfoot’s Plan for Reopening Chicago

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Friday unveiled city-specific guidelines for reopening during the coronavirus pandemic. Lightfoot’s plan includes five phases, [...] Read full article: Read Mayor Lightfoot’s Plan for Reopenin...→

Mayor Lightfoot: Nursing Home Employees Can Isolate At Chicago Hotels

Mayor Lightfoot: Nursing Home Employees Can Isolate At Chicago Hotels

“Chicago’s nursing home workers have been at the forefront of this unprecedented public health crisis as they continue to serve our most vulnerable residents a [...] Read full article: Mayor Lightfoot: Nursing Home Employees ...→

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 ...→

Mayor Hancock Offers No New Date or Plan for Restaurant Reopenings

Mayor Hancock Offers No New Date or Plan for Restaurant Reopenings

A lack of dates and guidance from city and state leaders leaves the restaurant industry guessing. Read full article: Mayor Hancock Offers No New Date or Plan...→

Chicago Reaches ‘Painful Milestone’ of 1,000 Coronavirus Deaths: Lightfoot

Chicago Reaches ‘Painful Milestone’ of 1,000 Coronavirus Deaths: Lightfoot

The city of Chicago has reached a bleak milestone of 1,000 coronavirus-related deaths, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced on social media Monday. “These are more t [...] Read full article: Chicago Reaches ‘Painful Milestone’ of 1...→

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 ...→

Dozens of churchgoers defy Illinois' coronavirus stay-at-home order, Chicago mayor to issue citations

Dozens of churchgoers defy Illinois' coronavirus stay-at-home order, Chicago mayor to issue citations

Churchgoers in Chicago could face citations pending a review for attending in-person services, according to the mayor's office. Read full article: Dozens of churchgoers defy Illinois' cor...→

Chicago Restaurants Could Reopen in June: Mayor Lighfoot

Chicago Restaurants Could Reopen in June: Mayor Lighfoot

Restaurants throughout the city of Chicago could reopen in June, but with notable changes, Mayor Lori Lightfoot told the Chicago Tribune Friday. One potential [...] Read full article: Chicago Restaurants Could Reopen in June...→

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 ...→

Summer in the city: Mayor de Blasio announces COVID-19 heat wave plan - amNewYork

The heat is coming and Mayor Bill de Blasio finally released a plan Friday on how to help New Yorkers stay cool during the city's notoriously sweltering Read full article: Summer in the city: Mayor de Blasio anno...→

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...→

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 ...→

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...→

Trump congratulates new Chicago police union president in tweet

Trump congratulates new Chicago police union president in tweet

The president said that John Catanzara, who won a runoff election against incumbent Kevin Graham this week, "always ‘Gets the Job Done.’" Read full article: Trump congratulates new Chicago police u...→

Chicago police union gets a new leader

Chicago police union gets a new leader

Rank-and-file Chicago police officers have chosen a new leader for their union, John Catanzara, a veteran street cop known for being outspoken against Police D [...] Read full article: Chicago police union gets a new leader...→

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...→

How Chicago Will Know When it Can Move to Next Phase of Lightfoot’s Reopening Plan

How Chicago Will Know When it Can Move to Next Phase of Lightfoot’s Reopening Plan

Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s new plan to reopen Chicago amid the coronavirus pandemic details five phases of reopening based on guidance from epidemiologists determi [...] Read full article: How Chicago Will Know When it Can Move t...→

Here's Lightfoot's plan for reopening Chicago

Much is still in the works. Even at the final phase, events and activities will be limited. Read full article: Here's Lightfoot's plan for reopening Ch...→

Mayor Lightfoot: Nursing Home Employees Can Isolate At Chicago Hotels

Mayor Lightfoot: Nursing Home Employees Can Isolate At Chicago Hotels

“Chicago’s nursing home workers have been at the forefront of this unprecedented public health crisis as they continue to serve our most vulnerable residents a [...] Read full article: Mayor Lightfoot: Nursing Home Employees ...→

Woodland 50, teachers union agree to one-year contract extension

Woodland 50, teachers union agree to one-year contract extension

Owing to the uncertainty introduced by the global pandemic, the Woodland Elementary School District 50 board of education and the district's teachers union agr [...] Read full article: Woodland 50, teachers union agree to one...→

United backs off plan to cut 15,000 workers’ hours to part-time after union files lawsuit

United backs off plan to cut 15,000 workers’ hours to part-time after union files lawsuit

United Airlines backtracked on a plan to reduce 15,000 employees' hours to part time after the union representing the workers filed a lawsuit asking a judge to [...] Read full article: United backs off plan to cut 15,000 work...→

Mayor Hancock Offers No New Date or Plan for Restaurant Reopenings

Mayor Hancock Offers No New Date or Plan for Restaurant Reopenings

A lack of dates and guidance from city and state leaders leaves the restaurant industry guessing. Read full article: Mayor Hancock Offers No New Date or Plan...→

Lightfoot rules out public safety cuts, but worried about state shortfall’s impact on state aid to Chicago

Lightfoot rules out public safety cuts, but worried about state shortfall’s impact on state aid to Chicago

A die-hard baseball fan and Sox season ticket holder, Lightfoot said Chicago is "probably in, like the 4th-inning" of its fight against the coronavirus "in a v [...] Read full article: Lightfoot rules out public safety cuts, ...→

Chicago reaches 1,000 COVID-19 deaths, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says

Chicago reaches 1,000 COVID-19 deaths, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says

The city of Chicago reached 1,000 COVID-19 deaths on Sunday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot told reporters on a conference call. Read full article: Chicago reaches 1,000 COVID-19 deaths, C...→

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...→

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 Plans To Fine Churches That Defied Stay-At-Home Order Rules To Hold Sunday Services

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Plans To Fine Churches That Defied Stay-At-Home Order Rules To Hold Sunday Services

“Certainly there were some churches that congregated in excess of the allowable number, and we will be taking action as to those individuals and those churches [...] Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Plans To Fine Churc...→

Union Workers Warn Nancy Pelosi's Coronavirus Plan Guts Pensions

Union Workers Warn Nancy Pelosi's Coronavirus Plan Guts Pensions

American union workers are warning against Nancy Pelosi's coronavirus relief package over worries that it will gut employees' pension plans.  Read full article: Union Workers Warn Nancy Pelosi's Corona...→

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...→

Reopen schools without older teachers: Trump and teachers’ union on same page

Reopen schools without older teachers: Trump and teachers’ union on same page

President Trump said Friday that schools should reopen in the fall but without teachers who are older or otherwise at high risk from the deadly coronavirus. Read full article: Reopen schools without older teachers: T...→

Mayor Lori Lightfoot made clear Wednesday that Chicago’s lakefront won’t reopen  [...]

Mayor Lori Lightfoot made clear Wednesday that Chicago’s lakefront won’t reopen [...]

Mayor Lori Lightfoot made clear Wednesday that Chicago’s lakefront won’t reopen anytime soon, even while offering hope that some businesses could expand in the [...] Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot made clear Wednesda...→

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...→

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...→

AP source: MLB owners approve giving players’ union plan to start season around [...]

AP source: MLB owners approve giving players’ union plan to start season around Fourth of July in ballparks without fans... Danny Valencia has always been grou [...] Read full article: AP source: MLB owners approve giving pla...→

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 ...→

Remote learning engagement ‘uneven’ across Chicago, union says

Remote learning engagement ‘uneven’ across Chicago, union says

Chicago Public Schools, unlike other large districts around the country, has not yet released data to show how many students have or have not been reached by t [...] Read full article: Remote learning engagement ‘uneven’ acro...→

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...→

Will CPS Schools Return in the Fall? Mayor Lightfoot Says That Is the Goal

Will CPS Schools Return in the Fall? Mayor Lightfoot Says That Is the Goal

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she hopes city schools will be back in session in the fall – even if thing may look a little different than the school studen [...] Read full article: Will CPS Schools Return in the Fall? May...→

Chicago is in Phase 2 of Its Reopening Plan. Here’s What’s Needed to Get to Phase 3

Chicago is in Phase 2 of Its Reopening Plan. Here’s What’s Needed to Get to Phase 3

Chicago, much like the state of Illinois, is in its second phase of reopening, but what will it take to get to its next phase? Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on [...] Read full article: Chicago is in Phase 2 of Its Reopening P...→

Read Mayor Lightfoot’s Plan for Reopening Chicago

Read Mayor Lightfoot’s Plan for Reopening Chicago

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Friday unveiled city-specific guidelines for reopening during the coronavirus pandemic. Lightfoot’s plan includes five phases, [...] Read full article: Read Mayor Lightfoot’s Plan for Reopenin...→

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 ...→

United backs off plan to cut union workers' hours

After getting sued, the Chicago-based carrier offers a voluntary program that calls for reducing some employees' hours from 40 to 30 while keeping their full-t [...] Read full article: United backs off plan to cut union worke...→

Chance the Rapper to surprise Chicago teachers with cash gifts during new awards show

Chance the Rapper to surprise Chicago teachers with cash gifts during new awards show

Chance the Rapper will give out $300,000 to schools and teachers during his new "Twilight Awards" on Instagram Live. Read full article: Chance the Rapper to surprise Chicago te...→

Chicago Reaches ‘Painful Milestone’ of 1,000 Coronavirus Deaths: Lightfoot

Chicago Reaches ‘Painful Milestone’ of 1,000 Coronavirus Deaths: Lightfoot

The city of Chicago has reached a bleak milestone of 1,000 coronavirus-related deaths, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced on social media Monday. “These are more t [...] Read full article: Chicago Reaches ‘Painful Milestone’ of 1...→

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 ...→

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 Plans To Fine Churches That Defied Stay-At-Home Order Rules To Hold Sunday Services

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Plans To Fine Churches That Defied Stay-At-Home Order Rules To Hold Sunday Services

“Certainly there were some churches that congregated in excess of the allowable number, and we will be taking action as to those individuals and those churches [...] Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Plans To Fine Churc...→

Dozens of churchgoers defy Illinois' coronavirus stay-at-home order, Chicago mayor to issue citations

Dozens of churchgoers defy Illinois' coronavirus stay-at-home order, Chicago mayor to issue citations

Churchgoers in Chicago could face citations pending a review for attending in-person services, according to the mayor's office. Read full article: Dozens of churchgoers defy Illinois' cor...→

Union Workers Warn Nancy Pelosi's Coronavirus Plan Guts Pensions

Union Workers Warn Nancy Pelosi's Coronavirus Plan Guts Pensions

American union workers are warning against Nancy Pelosi's coronavirus relief package over worries that it will gut employees' pension plans.  Read full article: Union Workers Warn Nancy Pelosi's Corona...→

Chicago Restaurants Could Reopen in June: Mayor Lighfoot

Chicago Restaurants Could Reopen in June: Mayor Lighfoot

Restaurants throughout the city of Chicago could reopen in June, but with notable changes, Mayor Lori Lightfoot told the Chicago Tribune Friday. One potential [...] Read full article: Chicago Restaurants Could Reopen in June...→

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 ...→

Reopen schools without older teachers: Trump and teachers’ union on same page

Reopen schools without older teachers: Trump and teachers’ union on same page

President Trump said Friday that schools should reopen in the fall but without teachers who are older or otherwise at high risk from the deadly coronavirus. Read full article: Reopen schools without older teachers: T...→

Summer in the city: Mayor de Blasio announces COVID-19 heat wave plan - amNewYork

The heat is coming and Mayor Bill de Blasio finally released a plan Friday on how to help New Yorkers stay cool during the city's notoriously sweltering Read full article: Summer in the city: Mayor de Blasio anno...→

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 ...→

Mayor Lori Lightfoot made clear Wednesday that Chicago’s lakefront won’t reopen  [...]

Mayor Lori Lightfoot made clear Wednesday that Chicago’s lakefront won’t reopen [...]

Mayor Lori Lightfoot made clear Wednesday that Chicago’s lakefront won’t reopen anytime soon, even while offering hope that some businesses could expand in the [...] Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot made clear Wednesda...→

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 ...→

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...→

AP source: MLB owners approve giving players’ union plan to start season around [...]

AP source: MLB owners approve giving players’ union plan to start season around Fourth of July in ballparks without fans... Danny Valencia has always been grou [...] Read full article: AP source: MLB owners approve giving pla...→

Trump congratulates new Chicago police union president in tweet

Trump congratulates new Chicago police union president in tweet

The president said that John Catanzara, who won a runoff election against incumbent Kevin Graham this week, "always ‘Gets the Job Done.’" Read full article: Trump congratulates new Chicago police u...→

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 ...→

Chicago police union gets a new leader

Chicago police union gets a new leader

Rank-and-file Chicago police officers have chosen a new leader for their union, John Catanzara, a veteran street cop known for being outspoken against Police D [...] Read full article: Chicago police union gets a new leader...→

Remote learning engagement ‘uneven’ across Chicago, union says

Remote learning engagement ‘uneven’ across Chicago, union says

Chicago Public Schools, unlike other large districts around the country, has not yet released data to show how many students have or have not been reached by t [...] Read full article: Remote learning engagement ‘uneven’ acro...→

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...→

Will CPS Schools Return in the Fall? Mayor Lightfoot Says That Is the Goal

Will CPS Schools Return in the Fall? Mayor Lightfoot Says That Is the Goal

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she hopes city schools will be back in session in the fall – even if thing may look a little different than the school studen [...] Read full article: Will CPS Schools Return in the Fall? May...→

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...→

Chicago is in Phase 2 of Its Reopening Plan. Here’s What’s Needed to Get to Phase 3

Chicago is in Phase 2 of Its Reopening Plan. Here’s What’s Needed to Get to Phase 3

Chicago, much like the state of Illinois, is in its second phase of reopening, but what will it take to get to its next phase? Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on [...] Read full article: Chicago is in Phase 2 of Its Reopening P...→

How Chicago Will Know When it Can Move to Next Phase of Lightfoot’s Reopening Plan

How Chicago Will Know When it Can Move to Next Phase of Lightfoot’s Reopening Plan

Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s new plan to reopen Chicago amid the coronavirus pandemic details five phases of reopening based on guidance from epidemiologists determi [...] Read full article: How Chicago Will Know When it Can Move t...→

Read Mayor Lightfoot’s Plan for Reopening Chicago

Read Mayor Lightfoot’s Plan for Reopening Chicago

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Friday unveiled city-specific guidelines for reopening during the coronavirus pandemic. Lightfoot’s plan includes five phases, [...] Read full article: Read Mayor Lightfoot’s Plan for Reopenin...→

Here's Lightfoot's plan for reopening Chicago

Much is still in the works. Even at the final phase, events and activities will be limited. Read full article: Here's Lightfoot's plan for reopening Ch...→

Mayor Lightfoot: Nursing Home Employees Can Isolate At Chicago Hotels

Mayor Lightfoot: Nursing Home Employees Can Isolate At Chicago Hotels

“Chicago’s nursing home workers have been at the forefront of this unprecedented public health crisis as they continue to serve our most vulnerable residents a [...] Read full article: Mayor Lightfoot: Nursing Home Employees ...→

Woodland 50, teachers union agree to one-year contract extension

Woodland 50, teachers union agree to one-year contract extension

Owing to the uncertainty introduced by the global pandemic, the Woodland Elementary School District 50 board of education and the district's teachers union agr [...] Read full article: Woodland 50, teachers union agree to one...→

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 ...→

United backs off plan to cut 15,000 workers’ hours to part-time after union files lawsuit

United backs off plan to cut 15,000 workers’ hours to part-time after union files lawsuit

United Airlines backtracked on a plan to reduce 15,000 employees' hours to part time after the union representing the workers filed a lawsuit asking a judge to [...] Read full article: United backs off plan to cut 15,000 work...→

United backs off plan to cut union workers' hours

After getting sued, the Chicago-based carrier offers a voluntary program that calls for reducing some employees' hours from 40 to 30 while keeping their full-t [...] Read full article: United backs off plan to cut union worke...→

Mayor Hancock Offers No New Date or Plan for Restaurant Reopenings

Mayor Hancock Offers No New Date or Plan for Restaurant Reopenings

A lack of dates and guidance from city and state leaders leaves the restaurant industry guessing. Read full article: Mayor Hancock Offers No New Date or Plan...→

Chance the Rapper to surprise Chicago teachers with cash gifts during new awards show

Chance the Rapper to surprise Chicago teachers with cash gifts during new awards show

Chance the Rapper will give out $300,000 to schools and teachers during his new "Twilight Awards" on Instagram Live. Read full article: Chance the Rapper to surprise Chicago te...→

Lightfoot rules out public safety cuts, but worried about state shortfall’s impact on state aid to Chicago

Lightfoot rules out public safety cuts, but worried about state shortfall’s impact on state aid to Chicago

A die-hard baseball fan and Sox season ticket holder, Lightfoot said Chicago is "probably in, like the 4th-inning" of its fight against the coronavirus "in a v [...] Read full article: Lightfoot rules out public safety cuts, ...→

Chicago Reaches ‘Painful Milestone’ of 1,000 Coronavirus Deaths: Lightfoot

Chicago Reaches ‘Painful Milestone’ of 1,000 Coronavirus Deaths: Lightfoot

The city of Chicago has reached a bleak milestone of 1,000 coronavirus-related deaths, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced on social media Monday. “These are more t [...] Read full article: Chicago Reaches ‘Painful Milestone’ of 1...→

Chicago reaches 1,000 COVID-19 deaths, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says

Chicago reaches 1,000 COVID-19 deaths, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says

The city of Chicago reached 1,000 COVID-19 deaths on Sunday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot told reporters on a conference call. Read full article: Chicago reaches 1,000 COVID-19 deaths, C...→