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Mayor Lori Lightfoot says Lake Michigan’s ‘The Playpen’ not opening this summer

Mayor Lori Lightfoot says Lake Michigan’s ‘The Playpen’ not opening this summer

Chicago’s infamous Lake Michigan party spot “The Playpen” will not be opening this summer, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said. Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot says Lake Michigan’...→

Mayor Lori Lightfoot says Lake Michigan’s ‘The Playpen’ not opening this summer

Mayor Lori Lightfoot says Lake Michigan’s ‘The Playpen’ not opening this summer

Chicago’s infamous Lake Michigan party spot “The Playpen” will not be opening this summer, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said. Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot says Lake Michigan’...→

Off-Duty Chicago Detective Rescues Capsized Jet Skiers On Lake Michigan

Off-Duty Chicago Detective Rescues Capsized Jet Skiers On Lake Michigan

An off duty Chicago police sergeant jumped on his jet ski to save other jet skiers who capsized on Lake Michigan.  Read full article: Off-Duty Chicago Detective Rescues Capsi...→

Michigan mayor resigns over race comment during City Council vote

Michigan mayor resigns over race comment during City Council vote

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chicago 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 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...→

‘Here We Go:' NYC Mayor Confirms Phase II Start Monday, Opening Al Fresco, Playgrounds & More

Mayor Bill de Blasio clarified the confusion surrounding New York City’s move to Phase II, saying in no uncertain terms Thursday that it will happen on Monday: [...] Read full article: ‘Here We Go:' NYC Mayor Confirms Phase I...→

Mayor Lightfoot Joins Town Hall On Police Reform, Racial Justice With 3 Other Black Women Mayors

Mayor Lightfoot Joins Town Hall On Police Reform, Racial Justice With 3 Other Black Women Mayors

Mayor Lori Lightfoot took part in a special town hall on CNN Sunday night for an in-depth discussion on police reform and racial justice. Read full article: Mayor Lightfoot Joins Town Hall On Polic...→

Chicago Mayor Lightfoot calls video of police relaxing, popping popcorn near riots an 'embarrassment'

Chicago Mayor Lightfoot calls video of police relaxing, popping popcorn near riots an 'embarrassment'

After video surfaced allegedly showing a group of Chicago police officers “lounging” in a congressman’s office as looters ransacked nearby businesses, Mayor Lo [...] Read full article: Chicago Mayor Lightfoot calls video of p...→

Mayor De Blasio Says There Will Be A 'Conversation' Soon About Possibly Opening NYC Pools

Mayor De Blasio Says There Will Be A 'Conversation' Soon About Possibly Opening NYC Pools

Mayor Bill de Blasio is offering a glimmer of hope that beaches and pools may open for swimming this summer. That's if the city's COVID-19 numbers stay low. Read full article: Mayor De Blasio Says There Will Be A 'Co...→

Chicago Mayor Lightfoot: 'Way Too Many Guns on Our Streets'

Chicago Mayor Lightfoot: 'Way Too Many Guns on Our Streets'

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Wednesday she and other mayor have been working on police reform, but at the same time, people are dying in record numbers be [...] Read full article: Chicago Mayor Lightfoot: 'Way Too Many G...→

New pop-up coronavirus testing site opening in Boston, Mayor Walsh urges protesters to get tested

New pop-up coronavirus testing site opening in Boston, Mayor Walsh urges protesters to get tested

BOSTON (WHDH) - A new pop-up coronavirus testing site is opening in Boston this week as Mayor Martin J. Walsh urges protesters involved in the... Read full article: New pop-up coronavirus testing site open...→

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Projects $700 Million Budget Deficit This Year Due To COVID-19

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Projects $700 Million Budget Deficit This Year Due To COVID-19

“That’s a sobering number, and it presents a sobering challenge any way you look at it,” Lightfoot said Tuesday afternoon at City Hall. Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Projects $700 Milli...→

Lake Michigan big fish: A season of chasing history for big coho and big Chinook in Illinois waters

Lake Michigan big fish: A season of chasing history for big coho and big Chinook in Illinois waters

Once again it looks like a season on southern Lake Michigan where Illinois’ seemingly unassailable records for coho and Chinook may be within reach. Read full article: Lake Michigan big fish: A season of chas...→

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...→

'Floating island' in Michigan lake created by erosion, high water

A sizeable chunk shoreline was spotted by boaters this week in Michigan's Muskegon Lake that could be the result of record water levels and erosion. Read full article: 'Floating island' in Michigan lake creat...→

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

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

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

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...→

‘Intentions Don't Matter': Oakland Mayor on Ropes Found Hanging at Lake Merritt

‘Intentions Don't Matter': Oakland Mayor on Ropes Found Hanging at Lake Merritt

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said ropes found hanging from trees Tuesday at Lake Merritt were nooses that will be investigated as a hate crime, but others argue [...] Read full article: ‘Intentions Don't Matter': Oakland Mayor...→

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to introduce coronavirus tenant protection ordinance

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to introduce coronavirus tenant protection ordinance

Mayor Lori Lightfoot plans to introduce a package next week designed to give renters who’ve lost income due to the coronavirus pandemic a measure of protection [...] Read full article: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to introduc...→

Mayor Lightfoot, Rep. Rush Condemn Officers For 'Lounging' In Rush's Office During Unrest

Mayor Lightfoot, Rep. Rush Condemn Officers For 'Lounging' In Rush's Office During Unrest

CHICAGO (CBS) —   Visibly angry and holding back tears, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the officers seen lounging, napping, making coffee and popping popcor [...] Read full article: Mayor Lightfoot, Rep. Rush Condemn Offic...→

"We've got to be bold": Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on reforming the police in the wake of George Floyd's death

"This is our moment to make sure that state legislators and local officials really rise to the occasion — not just with record rhetoric, but with actions," Lig [...] Read full article: "We've got to be bold": Chicago Mayor Lo...→

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Lashes Out At Alderman For 'Illegally' Recording Call, Leaking Profane Argument Over Looting

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Lashes Out At Alderman For 'Illegally' Recording Call, Leaking Profane Argument Over Looting

“There were a lot of incredible emotions that were shared in that call by fellow aldermen, now all of whom don’t feel secure or safe coming together with their [...] Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Lashes Out At Alder...→

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Announces $5 Million Fund To Provide Cash Assistance To Chicagoans Excluded From Stimulus Checks

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Announces $5 Million Fund To Provide Cash Assistance To Chicagoans Excluded From Stimulus Checks

“We know $1,000 may not go a long way, but it certainly will help in these troubling times, so that families can stay in their home, put food on the table, and [...] Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Announces $5 Millio...→

Mayor Lori Lightfoot: Defunding Police To Pay For More Social Services Doesn't Need To Be 'Either/Or Proposition'

Mayor Lori Lightfoot: Defunding Police To Pay For More Social Services Doesn't Need To Be 'Either/Or Proposition'

"The investments that we are committed to making in violence reduction, in mental health, in affordable housing and workforce development; we need to make thos [...] Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot: Defunding Police T...→

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot In Expletive-Filled Fight with Alderman over Black Lives Matter Riots

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot In Expletive-Filled Fight with Alderman over Black Lives Matter Riots

Ald. Raymond Lopez attacked Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, accusing her of protecting downtown and the Northside when his district was looted. Read full article: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot In Expletiv...→

Body recovered from Lake Michigan after wave hits swimmer

Body recovered from Lake Michigan after wave hits swimmer

The body of a swimmer who went missing in the waters of Lake Michigan has been recovered Read full article: Body recovered from Lake Michigan after ...→

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...→

Michigan mayor says he’d be ‘crucified’ for voting against black official

Michigan mayor says he’d be ‘crucified’ for voting against black official

Ypsilanti Mayor Beth Bashert is under fire for saying she’d be “crucified” for not backing the reappointment of a black city official, prompting calls for her [...] Read full article: Michigan mayor says he’d be ‘crucified’ ...→

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan for coronavirus eviction protections advances despite concerns

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan for coronavirus eviction protections advances despite concerns

Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan to protect tenants from eviction who’ve lost income due to the coronavirus pandemic advanced Monday, though several aldermen compla [...] Read full article: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan for ...→

Rep. Rush, Mayor Lightfoot mend fences after  release of shocking video of Chicago police lounging in his burglarized campaign office

Rep. Rush, Mayor Lightfoot mend fences after release of shocking video of Chicago police lounging in his burglarized campaign office

Said Rush: "Some two years ago, I did not give this mayor the benefit of the doubt," he said. Now, he said, there is no doubt. "This is the era of Lori Lightfo [...] Read full article: Rep. Rush, Mayor Lightfoot mend fences a...→

LIVE: Mayor Lightfoot to Make Announcement With Chicago Police, Rep. Bobby Rush

LIVE: Mayor Lightfoot to Make Announcement With Chicago Police, Rep. Bobby Rush

NOTE: The 1 p.m. press conference will be streamed live in the player above. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is scheduled to make an announcement Thursday alongsi [...] Read full article: LIVE: Mayor Lightfoot to Make Announceme...→

Missing Rogers Park Man Found Dead in Lake Michigan

The person found dead in Belmont Harbor Sunday on the North Side has been identified as a man who went missing while canoeing in Lake Michigan several days ear [...] Read full article: Missing Rogers Park Man Found Dead in La...→

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s $1.1 billion coronavirus spending plan advances, despite concerns

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s $1.1 billion coronavirus spending plan advances, despite concerns

Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan for $1.1 billion in federal CARES Act spending to help Chicago deal with mounting costs and community need due to the coronavirus p [...] Read full article: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s $1.1 bill...→

Officials emphasize safety after 2 drown in Lake Michigan

Officials emphasize safety after 2 drown in Lake Michigan

The drownings of a 6-year-old boy and a teenager in Lake Michigan over the weekend underscore the importance of water safety as warm weather draws more beachgo [...] Read full article: Officials emphasize safety after 2 drown...→

Some Aldermen Still Resentful A Week After Looting, Criticize Mayor Lightfoot

Some Aldermen Still Resentful A Week After Looting, Criticize Mayor Lightfoot

A week after looting decimated part of the city, resentment was still simmering in many Chicago neighborhoods. Read full article: Some Aldermen Still Resentful A Week Aft...→

Off-Duty Chicago Detective Rescues Capsized Jet Skiers On Lake Michigan

Off-Duty Chicago Detective Rescues Capsized Jet Skiers On Lake Michigan

An off duty Chicago police sergeant jumped on his jet ski to save other jet skiers who capsized on Lake Michigan.  Read full article: Off-Duty Chicago Detective Rescues Capsi...→

Lake Michigan big fish: A season of chasing history for big coho and big Chinook in Illinois waters

Lake Michigan big fish: A season of chasing history for big coho and big Chinook in Illinois waters

Once again it looks like a season on southern Lake Michigan where Illinois’ seemingly unassailable records for coho and Chinook may be within reach. Read full article: Lake Michigan big fish: A season of chas...→

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

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

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

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

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

'Floating island' in Michigan lake created by erosion, high water

A sizeable chunk shoreline was spotted by boaters this week in Michigan's Muskegon Lake that could be the result of record water levels and erosion. Read full article: 'Floating island' in Michigan lake creat...→

Michigan mayor says he’d be ‘crucified’ for voting against black official

Michigan mayor says he’d be ‘crucified’ for voting against black official

Ypsilanti Mayor Beth Bashert is under fire for saying she’d be “crucified” for not backing the reappointment of a black city official, prompting calls for her [...] Read full article: Michigan mayor says he’d be ‘crucified’ ...→

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan for coronavirus eviction protections advances despite concerns

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan for coronavirus eviction protections advances despite concerns

Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan to protect tenants from eviction who’ve lost income due to the coronavirus pandemic advanced Monday, though several aldermen compla [...] Read full article: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan for ...→

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to introduce coronavirus tenant protection ordinance

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to introduce coronavirus tenant protection ordinance

Mayor Lori Lightfoot plans to introduce a package next week designed to give renters who’ve lost income due to the coronavirus pandemic a measure of protection [...] Read full article: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to introduc...→

Chicago Mayor Lightfoot calls video of police relaxing, popping popcorn near riots an 'embarrassment'

Chicago Mayor Lightfoot calls video of police relaxing, popping popcorn near riots an 'embarrassment'

After video surfaced allegedly showing a group of Chicago police officers “lounging” in a congressman’s office as looters ransacked nearby businesses, Mayor Lo [...] Read full article: Chicago Mayor Lightfoot calls video of p...→

LIVE: Mayor Lightfoot to Make Announcement With Chicago Police, Rep. Bobby Rush

LIVE: Mayor Lightfoot to Make Announcement With Chicago Police, Rep. Bobby Rush

NOTE: The 1 p.m. press conference will be streamed live in the player above. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is scheduled to make an announcement Thursday alongsi [...] Read full article: LIVE: Mayor Lightfoot to Make Announceme...→

"We've got to be bold": Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on reforming the police in the wake of George Floyd's death

"This is our moment to make sure that state legislators and local officials really rise to the occasion — not just with record rhetoric, but with actions," Lig [...] Read full article: "We've got to be bold": Chicago Mayor Lo...→

Mayor De Blasio Says There Will Be A 'Conversation' Soon About Possibly Opening NYC Pools

Mayor De Blasio Says There Will Be A 'Conversation' Soon About Possibly Opening NYC Pools

Mayor Bill de Blasio is offering a glimmer of hope that beaches and pools may open for swimming this summer. That's if the city's COVID-19 numbers stay low. Read full article: Mayor De Blasio Says There Will Be A 'Co...→

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s $1.1 billion coronavirus spending plan advances, despite concerns

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s $1.1 billion coronavirus spending plan advances, despite concerns

Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan for $1.1 billion in federal CARES Act spending to help Chicago deal with mounting costs and community need due to the coronavirus p [...] Read full article: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s $1.1 bill...→

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Announces $5 Million Fund To Provide Cash Assistance To Chicagoans Excluded From Stimulus Checks

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Announces $5 Million Fund To Provide Cash Assistance To Chicagoans Excluded From Stimulus Checks

“We know $1,000 may not go a long way, but it certainly will help in these troubling times, so that families can stay in their home, put food on the table, and [...] Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Announces $5 Millio...→

New pop-up coronavirus testing site opening in Boston, Mayor Walsh urges protesters to get tested

New pop-up coronavirus testing site opening in Boston, Mayor Walsh urges protesters to get tested

BOSTON (WHDH) - A new pop-up coronavirus testing site is opening in Boston this week as Mayor Martin J. Walsh urges protesters involved in the... Read full article: New pop-up coronavirus testing site open...→

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot In Expletive-Filled Fight with Alderman over Black Lives Matter Riots

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot In Expletive-Filled Fight with Alderman over Black Lives Matter Riots

Ald. Raymond Lopez attacked Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, accusing her of protecting downtown and the Northside when his district was looted. Read full article: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot In Expletiv...→

Michigan mayor resigns over race comment during City Council vote

Michigan mayor resigns over race comment during City Council vote

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

Body recovered from Lake Michigan after wave hits swimmer

Body recovered from Lake Michigan after wave hits swimmer

The body of a swimmer who went missing in the waters of Lake Michigan has been recovered Read full article: Body recovered from Lake Michigan after ...→

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...→

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘Intentions Don't Matter': Oakland Mayor on Ropes Found Hanging at Lake Merritt

‘Intentions Don't Matter': Oakland Mayor on Ropes Found Hanging at Lake Merritt

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said ropes found hanging from trees Tuesday at Lake Merritt were nooses that will be investigated as a hate crime, but others argue [...] Read full article: ‘Intentions Don't Matter': Oakland Mayor...→

‘Here We Go:' NYC Mayor Confirms Phase II Start Monday, Opening Al Fresco, Playgrounds & More

Mayor Bill de Blasio clarified the confusion surrounding New York City’s move to Phase II, saying in no uncertain terms Thursday that it will happen on Monday: [...] Read full article: ‘Here We Go:' NYC Mayor Confirms Phase I...→

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

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

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

Mayor Lightfoot Joins Town Hall On Police Reform, Racial Justice With 3 Other Black Women Mayors

Mayor Lightfoot Joins Town Hall On Police Reform, Racial Justice With 3 Other Black Women Mayors

Mayor Lori Lightfoot took part in a special town hall on CNN Sunday night for an in-depth discussion on police reform and racial justice. Read full article: Mayor Lightfoot Joins Town Hall On Polic...→

Rep. Rush, Mayor Lightfoot mend fences after  release of shocking video of Chicago police lounging in his burglarized campaign office

Rep. Rush, Mayor Lightfoot mend fences after release of shocking video of Chicago police lounging in his burglarized campaign office

Said Rush: "Some two years ago, I did not give this mayor the benefit of the doubt," he said. Now, he said, there is no doubt. "This is the era of Lori Lightfo [...] Read full article: Rep. Rush, Mayor Lightfoot mend fences a...→

Mayor Lightfoot, Rep. Rush Condemn Officers For 'Lounging' In Rush's Office During Unrest

Mayor Lightfoot, Rep. Rush Condemn Officers For 'Lounging' In Rush's Office During Unrest

CHICAGO (CBS) —   Visibly angry and holding back tears, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the officers seen lounging, napping, making coffee and popping popcor [...] Read full article: Mayor Lightfoot, Rep. Rush Condemn Offic...→

Missing Rogers Park Man Found Dead in Lake Michigan

The person found dead in Belmont Harbor Sunday on the North Side has been identified as a man who went missing while canoeing in Lake Michigan several days ear [...] Read full article: Missing Rogers Park Man Found Dead in La...→

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Lashes Out At Alderman For 'Illegally' Recording Call, Leaking Profane Argument Over Looting

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Lashes Out At Alderman For 'Illegally' Recording Call, Leaking Profane Argument Over Looting

“There were a lot of incredible emotions that were shared in that call by fellow aldermen, now all of whom don’t feel secure or safe coming together with their [...] Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Lashes Out At Alder...→

Chicago Mayor Lightfoot: 'Way Too Many Guns on Our Streets'

Chicago Mayor Lightfoot: 'Way Too Many Guns on Our Streets'

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Wednesday she and other mayor have been working on police reform, but at the same time, people are dying in record numbers be [...] Read full article: Chicago Mayor Lightfoot: 'Way Too Many G...→

Officials emphasize safety after 2 drown in Lake Michigan

Officials emphasize safety after 2 drown in Lake Michigan

The drownings of a 6-year-old boy and a teenager in Lake Michigan over the weekend underscore the importance of water safety as warm weather draws more beachgo [...] Read full article: Officials emphasize safety after 2 drown...→

Mayor Lori Lightfoot: Defunding Police To Pay For More Social Services Doesn't Need To Be 'Either/Or Proposition'

Mayor Lori Lightfoot: Defunding Police To Pay For More Social Services Doesn't Need To Be 'Either/Or Proposition'

"The investments that we are committed to making in violence reduction, in mental health, in affordable housing and workforce development; we need to make thos [...] Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot: Defunding Police T...→

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Projects $700 Million Budget Deficit This Year Due To COVID-19

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Projects $700 Million Budget Deficit This Year Due To COVID-19

“That’s a sobering number, and it presents a sobering challenge any way you look at it,” Lightfoot said Tuesday afternoon at City Hall. Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Projects $700 Milli...→

Some Aldermen Still Resentful A Week After Looting, Criticize Mayor Lightfoot

Some Aldermen Still Resentful A Week After Looting, Criticize Mayor Lightfoot

A week after looting decimated part of the city, resentment was still simmering in many Chicago neighborhoods. Read full article: Some Aldermen Still Resentful A Week Aft...→

Off-Duty Chicago Detective Rescues Capsized Jet Skiers On Lake Michigan

Off-Duty Chicago Detective Rescues Capsized Jet Skiers On Lake Michigan

An off duty Chicago police sergeant jumped on his jet ski to save other jet skiers who capsized on Lake Michigan.  Read full article: Off-Duty Chicago Detective Rescues Capsi...→

Michigan mayor resigns over race comment during City Council vote

Michigan mayor resigns over race comment during City Council vote

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

Lake Michigan big fish: A season of chasing history for big coho and big Chinook in Illinois waters

Lake Michigan big fish: A season of chasing history for big coho and big Chinook in Illinois waters

Once again it looks like a season on southern Lake Michigan where Illinois’ seemingly unassailable records for coho and Chinook may be within reach. Read full article: Lake Michigan big fish: A season of chas...→

Body recovered from Lake Michigan after wave hits swimmer

Body recovered from Lake Michigan after wave hits swimmer

The body of a swimmer who went missing in the waters of Lake Michigan has been recovered Read full article: Body recovered from Lake Michigan after ...→

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

'Floating island' in Michigan lake created by erosion, high water

A sizeable chunk shoreline was spotted by boaters this week in Michigan's Muskegon Lake that could be the result of record water levels and erosion. Read full article: 'Floating island' in Michigan lake creat...→

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

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

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

Michigan mayor says he’d be ‘crucified’ for voting against black official

Michigan mayor says he’d be ‘crucified’ for voting against black official

Ypsilanti Mayor Beth Bashert is under fire for saying she’d be “crucified” for not backing the reappointment of a black city official, prompting calls for her [...] Read full article: Michigan mayor says he’d be ‘crucified’ ...→

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘Intentions Don't Matter': Oakland Mayor on Ropes Found Hanging at Lake Merritt

‘Intentions Don't Matter': Oakland Mayor on Ropes Found Hanging at Lake Merritt

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said ropes found hanging from trees Tuesday at Lake Merritt were nooses that will be investigated as a hate crime, but others argue [...] Read full article: ‘Intentions Don't Matter': Oakland Mayor...→

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...→

‘Here We Go:' NYC Mayor Confirms Phase II Start Monday, Opening Al Fresco, Playgrounds & More

Mayor Bill de Blasio clarified the confusion surrounding New York City’s move to Phase II, saying in no uncertain terms Thursday that it will happen on Monday: [...] Read full article: ‘Here We Go:' NYC Mayor Confirms Phase I...→

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan for coronavirus eviction protections advances despite concerns

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan for coronavirus eviction protections advances despite concerns

Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan to protect tenants from eviction who’ve lost income due to the coronavirus pandemic advanced Monday, though several aldermen compla [...] Read full article: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan for ...→

Mayor Lightfoot Joins Town Hall On Police Reform, Racial Justice With 3 Other Black Women Mayors

Mayor Lightfoot Joins Town Hall On Police Reform, Racial Justice With 3 Other Black Women Mayors

Mayor Lori Lightfoot took part in a special town hall on CNN Sunday night for an in-depth discussion on police reform and racial justice. Read full article: Mayor Lightfoot Joins Town Hall On Polic...→

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to introduce coronavirus tenant protection ordinance

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to introduce coronavirus tenant protection ordinance

Mayor Lori Lightfoot plans to introduce a package next week designed to give renters who’ve lost income due to the coronavirus pandemic a measure of protection [...] Read full article: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to introduc...→

Rep. Rush, Mayor Lightfoot mend fences after  release of shocking video of Chicago police lounging in his burglarized campaign office

Rep. Rush, Mayor Lightfoot mend fences after release of shocking video of Chicago police lounging in his burglarized campaign office

Said Rush: "Some two years ago, I did not give this mayor the benefit of the doubt," he said. Now, he said, there is no doubt. "This is the era of Lori Lightfo [...] Read full article: Rep. Rush, Mayor Lightfoot mend fences a...→

Chicago Mayor Lightfoot calls video of police relaxing, popping popcorn near riots an 'embarrassment'

Chicago Mayor Lightfoot calls video of police relaxing, popping popcorn near riots an 'embarrassment'

After video surfaced allegedly showing a group of Chicago police officers “lounging” in a congressman’s office as looters ransacked nearby businesses, Mayor Lo [...] Read full article: Chicago Mayor Lightfoot calls video of p...→

Mayor Lightfoot, Rep. Rush Condemn Officers For 'Lounging' In Rush's Office During Unrest

Mayor Lightfoot, Rep. Rush Condemn Officers For 'Lounging' In Rush's Office During Unrest

CHICAGO (CBS) —   Visibly angry and holding back tears, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the officers seen lounging, napping, making coffee and popping popcor [...] Read full article: Mayor Lightfoot, Rep. Rush Condemn Offic...→

LIVE: Mayor Lightfoot to Make Announcement With Chicago Police, Rep. Bobby Rush

LIVE: Mayor Lightfoot to Make Announcement With Chicago Police, Rep. Bobby Rush

NOTE: The 1 p.m. press conference will be streamed live in the player above. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is scheduled to make an announcement Thursday alongsi [...] Read full article: LIVE: Mayor Lightfoot to Make Announceme...→

"We've got to be bold": Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on reforming the police in the wake of George Floyd's death

"This is our moment to make sure that state legislators and local officials really rise to the occasion — not just with record rhetoric, but with actions," Lig [...] Read full article: "We've got to be bold": Chicago Mayor Lo...→

Missing Rogers Park Man Found Dead in Lake Michigan

The person found dead in Belmont Harbor Sunday on the North Side has been identified as a man who went missing while canoeing in Lake Michigan several days ear [...] Read full article: Missing Rogers Park Man Found Dead in La...→

Mayor De Blasio Says There Will Be A 'Conversation' Soon About Possibly Opening NYC Pools

Mayor De Blasio Says There Will Be A 'Conversation' Soon About Possibly Opening NYC Pools

Mayor Bill de Blasio is offering a glimmer of hope that beaches and pools may open for swimming this summer. That's if the city's COVID-19 numbers stay low. Read full article: Mayor De Blasio Says There Will Be A 'Co...→

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Lashes Out At Alderman For 'Illegally' Recording Call, Leaking Profane Argument Over Looting

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Lashes Out At Alderman For 'Illegally' Recording Call, Leaking Profane Argument Over Looting

“There were a lot of incredible emotions that were shared in that call by fellow aldermen, now all of whom don’t feel secure or safe coming together with their [...] Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Lashes Out At Alder...→

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s $1.1 billion coronavirus spending plan advances, despite concerns

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s $1.1 billion coronavirus spending plan advances, despite concerns

Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan for $1.1 billion in federal CARES Act spending to help Chicago deal with mounting costs and community need due to the coronavirus p [...] Read full article: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s $1.1 bill...→

Chicago Mayor Lightfoot: 'Way Too Many Guns on Our Streets'

Chicago Mayor Lightfoot: 'Way Too Many Guns on Our Streets'

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Wednesday she and other mayor have been working on police reform, but at the same time, people are dying in record numbers be [...] Read full article: Chicago Mayor Lightfoot: 'Way Too Many G...→

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Announces $5 Million Fund To Provide Cash Assistance To Chicagoans Excluded From Stimulus Checks

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Announces $5 Million Fund To Provide Cash Assistance To Chicagoans Excluded From Stimulus Checks

“We know $1,000 may not go a long way, but it certainly will help in these troubling times, so that families can stay in their home, put food on the table, and [...] Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Announces $5 Millio...→

Officials emphasize safety after 2 drown in Lake Michigan

Officials emphasize safety after 2 drown in Lake Michigan

The drownings of a 6-year-old boy and a teenager in Lake Michigan over the weekend underscore the importance of water safety as warm weather draws more beachgo [...] Read full article: Officials emphasize safety after 2 drown...→

New pop-up coronavirus testing site opening in Boston, Mayor Walsh urges protesters to get tested

New pop-up coronavirus testing site opening in Boston, Mayor Walsh urges protesters to get tested

BOSTON (WHDH) - A new pop-up coronavirus testing site is opening in Boston this week as Mayor Martin J. Walsh urges protesters involved in the... Read full article: New pop-up coronavirus testing site open...→

Mayor Lori Lightfoot: Defunding Police To Pay For More Social Services Doesn't Need To Be 'Either/Or Proposition'

Mayor Lori Lightfoot: Defunding Police To Pay For More Social Services Doesn't Need To Be 'Either/Or Proposition'

"The investments that we are committed to making in violence reduction, in mental health, in affordable housing and workforce development; we need to make thos [...] Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot: Defunding Police T...→

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Projects $700 Million Budget Deficit This Year Due To COVID-19

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Projects $700 Million Budget Deficit This Year Due To COVID-19

“That’s a sobering number, and it presents a sobering challenge any way you look at it,” Lightfoot said Tuesday afternoon at City Hall. Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Projects $700 Milli...→

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot In Expletive-Filled Fight with Alderman over Black Lives Matter Riots

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot In Expletive-Filled Fight with Alderman over Black Lives Matter Riots

Ald. Raymond Lopez attacked Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, accusing her of protecting downtown and the Northside when his district was looted. Read full article: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot In Expletiv...→

Some Aldermen Still Resentful A Week After Looting, Criticize Mayor Lightfoot

Some Aldermen Still Resentful A Week After Looting, Criticize Mayor Lightfoot

A week after looting decimated part of the city, resentment was still simmering in many Chicago neighborhoods. Read full article: Some Aldermen Still Resentful A Week Aft...→