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Mayor Still Working Out Plan to Reopen Chicago Churches as Some Vow to Hold Services

Mayor Still Working Out Plan to Reopen Chicago Churches as Some Vow to Hold Services

While the city of Chicago continues to work with faith leaders to draw up a plan for reopening churches, two pastors have promised they’ll still hold services [...] Read full article: Mayor Still Working Out Plan to Reopen C...→

Mayor Still Working Out Plan to Reopen Chicago Churches as Some Vow to Hold Services

Mayor Still Working Out Plan to Reopen Chicago Churches as Some Vow to Hold Services

While the city of Chicago continues to work with faith leaders to draw up a plan for reopening churches, two pastors have promised they’ll still hold services [...] Read full article: Mayor Still Working Out Plan to Reopen C...→

Movie theaters: A select few will reopen Friday in Chicago suburbs

Movie theaters: A select few will reopen Friday in Chicago suburbs

Cinemas in Elmhurst, North Riverside, Elk Grove Village and elsewhere put restrictions on audiences coming to see old and newish films indoors. Read full article: Movie theaters: A select few will reopen...→

State releases plan for schools to reopen this fall

State releases plan for schools to reopen this fall

The number of Illinoisans dying from COVID-19 grew by 38 Tuesday while cases increased by 601, as state officials released guidelines for schools to reopen thi [...] Read full article: State releases plan for schools to reope...→

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...→

From Italy, CSO’s Riccardo Muti looks to reopen classical music scene in Chicago

From Italy, CSO’s Riccardo Muti looks to reopen classical music scene in Chicago

Muti, who has been conducting concerts this spring in Italy — with social distancing guidelines in place — suggests that concerts could be held in Chicago’s Mi [...] Read full article: From Italy, CSO’s Riccardo Muti looks to...→

At Least 100 Shot on Father's Day Weekend in Mayor Lightfoot's Chicago

At Least 100 Shot on Father's Day Weekend in Mayor Lightfoot's Chicago

At least 100 people were shot, 14 fatally, in Mayor Lori Lightfoot's (D) Chicago over Father's Day Weekend 2020. Read full article: At Least 100 Shot on Father's Day Weeken...→

Archdiocese Of Newark Churches Reopen For Sunday Mass

Archdiocese Of Newark Churches Reopen For Sunday Mass

Parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Newark reopened today for public Sunday mass. Coronavirus restrictions remain in place to follow state guidelines. Read full article: Archdiocese Of Newark Churches Reopen Fo...→

Indoor Dining Can Return in Chicago on June 26, Mayor Announces

Indoor Dining Can Return in Chicago on June 26, Mayor Announces

Indoor dining will be allowed to resume with capacity limitations in Chicago on June 26, the mayor announced Friday. The loosening of restrictions will come on [...] Read full article: Indoor Dining Can Return in Chicago on J...→

Chicago mayor slams teachers union tweet that shows her as Scooby-Doo villain: 'Clearly racist'

Chicago mayor slams teachers union tweet that shows her as Scooby-Doo villain: 'Clearly racist'

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot blasted the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) Thursday over a "clearly racist" tweet that depicted her wearing a police uniform while t [...] Read full article: Chicago mayor slams teachers union tweet...→

Chicago Mayor Lightfoot says Christoper Columbus statues shouldn't be taken down

Chicago Mayor Lightfoot says Christoper Columbus statues shouldn't be taken down

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Thursday that statues of Christopher Columbus should not be torn down in response to the death of George Floyd, because it wo [...] Read full article: Chicago Mayor Lightfoot says Christoper ...→

Will Chicago Be Ready to Enter Phase 4 by July 1? Mayor Weighs In

Will Chicago Be Ready to Enter Phase 4 by July 1? Mayor Weighs In

Chicago could enter phase four as early as July 1, but will the city be ready? When asked during a press conference surrounding the reopening of the lakefront [...] Read full article: Will Chicago Be Ready to Enter Phase 4 b...→

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 bars reopen — no food needed — after new rules begin Wednesday

Chicago bars reopen — no food needed — after new rules begin Wednesday

"It feels like opening day," said Melani Hoffman, owner of Green Lady Tavern in Lake View. "I am very fortunate in that I was able to pivot pretty quickly." Read full article: Chicago bars reopen — no food needed — a...→

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 ...→

After COVID-19 Closures, Chicago Gyms Reopen With Caution

"I believe in science data and I am nervous. And if we find it isn't safe, then we will stop doing it. Opening at our business will not come at the cost of peo [...] Read full article: After COVID-19 Closures, Chicago Gyms Re...→

More Chicago Streets to Close for Outdoor Dining This Weekend, Deputy Mayor Says

More Chicago Streets to Close for Outdoor Dining This Weekend, Deputy Mayor Says

More Chicago streets are expected to close this weekend to make way for outdoor seating at area restaurants, the city’s deputy mayor said Monday. Read full article: More Chicago Streets to Close for Outdoo...→

Republicans Propose $1.3B Plan To Help K-12 Schools Reopen

Republicans Propose $1.3B Plan To Help K-12 Schools Reopen

Republicans who control the Michigan Legislature will propose a $1.3 billion one-time funding boost to help K-12 schools reopen during the coronavirus pandemic [...] Read full article: Republicans Propose $1.3B Plan To Help K...→

50K Visited Navy Pier in First 10 Days Since Reopening: Chicago Deputy Mayor

50K Visited Navy Pier in First 10 Days Since Reopening: Chicago Deputy Mayor

Approximately 50,000 people visited Chicago’s popular Navy Pier in the first 10 days following its reopening, city officials announced Monday. At a news confer [...] Read full article: 50K Visited Navy Pier in First 10 Days S...→

A Look at What Will Reopen in Phase 4 in Chicago

A Look at What Will Reopen in Phase 4 in Chicago

NOTE: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and city health officials are set to hold a press conference to discuss the changes at 1 p.m. Watch live in the player above [...] Read full article: A Look at What Will Reopen in Phase 4 in...→

Here’s when Disneyland and other Southern California theme parks plan to reopen

Here’s when Disneyland and other Southern California theme parks plan to reopen

California theme parks have rolled out detailed COVID-19 health and safety plans ahead proposed reopening dates in July that still need to be approved by state [...] Read full article: Here’s when Disneyland and other Souther...→

Chicago To Reopen Indoor Dining With Rest Of State June 26, With Limits Due To COVID-19

Chicago To Reopen Indoor Dining With Rest Of State June 26, With Limits Due To COVID-19

Chicago restaurants will be open for indoor dining with limitations, along with the rest of the state of Illinois, during Stage 4 of the COVID-19 reopening pla [...] Read full article: Chicago To Reopen Indoor Dining With Res...→

Massachusetts State University Plan To Reopen For Fall Semester

Massachusetts State University Plan To Reopen For Fall Semester

More than 50,000 students will return to campus when Massachusetts State Universities open the system's nine campuses in September. Read full article: Massachusetts State University Plan To R...→

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 bars reopen (LIVE UPDATES)

Chicago bars reopen (LIVE UPDATES)

Chatting with a bartender about the virtues of home field advantage in the NFL, Christian Trezvant sat at the window of the The Green Lady tavern in Lake View [...] Read full article: Chicago bars reopen (LIVE UPDATES)...→

Chicago approves cocktails-to-go, expanded patios as city's bars reopen

City Council has officially approved the sale of cocktails to go and the expansion of outdoor patio space at bars and restaurants in time for taverns and bars [...] Read full article: Chicago approves cocktails-to-go, expand...→

NJ Reveals Plan to Reopen Colleges, Universities Amid Coronavirus

NJ Reveals Plan to Reopen Colleges, Universities Amid Coronavirus

New Jersey is focusing on 10 key areas for universities and colleges that will give them framework to reopen for summer sessions and the fall semester as stude [...] Read full article: NJ Reveals Plan to Reopen Colleges, Univ...→

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago Bars Reopen, Riot Fest Canceled

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago Bars Reopen, Riot Fest Canceled

Chicago is slowly loosening even more restrictions, allowing bars and breweries to reopen for outdoor service only Wednesday.... At the same time, another majo [...] Read full article: Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago Ba...→

Broward Public Schools Working of Reopening Plan for Upcoming School Year

Broward Public Schools Working of Reopening Plan for Upcoming School Year

The Broward County School Board is holding a workshop Tuesday to discuss options for reopening campuses for the 2020-2021 school year. Board members and School [...] Read full article: Broward Public Schools Working of Reopen...→

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gun Laws Fail to Prevent 100 People Shot in Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago

Gun Laws Fail to Prevent 100 People Shot in Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago

Stringent gun controls failed to prevent 100 people from being shot over Father's Day weekend in Mayor Lori Lightfoot's (D) Chicago.  Read full article: Gun Laws Fail to Prevent 100 People Shot...→

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

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

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

Chicago Ready to Move to Phase 4 on Friday, Mayor Says

Chicago Ready to Move to Phase 4 on Friday, Mayor Says

Chicago will be ready to enter phase four with the rest of Illinois on Friday, five days earlier than health experts had initially planned, the mayor announced [...] Read full article: Chicago Ready to Move to Phase 4 on Frid...→

Disneyland workers push back against plan to reopen next month

Disneyland workers push back against plan to reopen next month

Some Disney employees say reopening on July 17 could put them at risk, citing rising coronavirus cases in California. Read full article: Disneyland workers push back against pla...→

Chicago Harbors To Reopen Next Week But With COVID-19 Restrictions

Chicago Harbors To Reopen Next Week But With COVID-19 Restrictions

Next week harbors will be bustling, but COVID-19 brings a lot of changes and sinking revenue not only for boaters who make a living on the water but also for t [...] Read full article: Chicago Harbors To Reopen Next Week But ...→

When Will Chicago Beaches Reopen?

When Will Chicago Beaches Reopen?

Chicago’s beaches aren’t reopening with Lakefront Trail next week. The city’s mayor said the decision to keep beaches closed was aimed at preventing crowds fro [...] Read full article: When Will Chicago Beaches Reopen?...→

Mayor De Blasio Says Playgrounds For Younger Kids Can Reopen Monday

Mayor De Blasio Says Playgrounds For Younger Kids Can Reopen Monday

The announcement followed days of complaints from elected officials and community leaders. Some even broke playground locks in defiance of the order. Read full article: Mayor De Blasio Says Playgrounds For You...→

Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Chicago Park District will rely on ‘social distancing ambassadors’ when Lakefront Trail and the 606 reopen next week

Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Chicago Park District will rely on ‘social distancing ambassadors’ when Lakefront Trail and the 606 reopen next week

The 606 Bloomingdale Trail, a popular bike and pedestrian path on the Northwest Side, will reopen Monday months after it was closed because of the pandemic. Th [...] Read full article: Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Chicago...→

As Daycares Plan To Reopen, Some Say Relaxed Guidelines Are Dangerous

As Daycares Plan To Reopen, Some Say Relaxed Guidelines Are Dangerous

Nearly 700 daycare providers and parents have signed a letter to Gov. Charlie Baker in opposition to relaxing guidelines for daycare. Read full article: As Daycares Plan To Reopen, Some Say Rel...→

Activists push for plan that would give community panel the power to fire Chicago cops

Activists push for plan that would give community panel the power to fire Chicago cops

A group of activists with the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression led a caravan from the near South Side to the Thompson Center across fro [...] Read full article: Activists push for plan that would give ...→

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

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

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

State releases plan for schools to reopen this fall

State releases plan for schools to reopen this fall

The number of Illinoisans dying from COVID-19 grew by 38 Tuesday while cases increased by 601, as state officials released guidelines for schools to reopen thi [...] Read full article: State releases plan for schools to reope...→

Gun Laws Fail to Prevent 100 People Shot in Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago

Gun Laws Fail to Prevent 100 People Shot in Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago

Stringent gun controls failed to prevent 100 people from being shot over Father's Day weekend in Mayor Lori Lightfoot's (D) Chicago.  Read full article: Gun Laws Fail to Prevent 100 People Shot...→

Republicans Propose $1.3B Plan To Help K-12 Schools Reopen

Republicans Propose $1.3B Plan To Help K-12 Schools Reopen

Republicans who control the Michigan Legislature will propose a $1.3 billion one-time funding boost to help K-12 schools reopen during the coronavirus pandemic [...] Read full article: Republicans Propose $1.3B Plan To Help K...→

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

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

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

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

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

A Look at What Will Reopen in Phase 4 in Chicago

A Look at What Will Reopen in Phase 4 in Chicago

NOTE: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and city health officials are set to hold a press conference to discuss the changes at 1 p.m. Watch live in the player above [...] Read full article: A Look at What Will Reopen in Phase 4 in...→

At Least 100 Shot on Father's Day Weekend in Mayor Lightfoot's Chicago

At Least 100 Shot on Father's Day Weekend in Mayor Lightfoot's Chicago

At least 100 people were shot, 14 fatally, in Mayor Lori Lightfoot's (D) Chicago over Father's Day Weekend 2020. Read full article: At Least 100 Shot on Father's Day Weeken...→

Indoor Dining Can Return in Chicago on June 26, Mayor Announces

Indoor Dining Can Return in Chicago on June 26, Mayor Announces

Indoor dining will be allowed to resume with capacity limitations in Chicago on June 26, the mayor announced Friday. The loosening of restrictions will come on [...] Read full article: Indoor Dining Can Return in Chicago on J...→

Massachusetts State University Plan To Reopen For Fall Semester

Massachusetts State University Plan To Reopen For Fall Semester

More than 50,000 students will return to campus when Massachusetts State Universities open the system's nine campuses in September. Read full article: Massachusetts State University Plan To R...→

Chicago Mayor Lightfoot says Christoper Columbus statues shouldn't be taken down

Chicago Mayor Lightfoot says Christoper Columbus statues shouldn't be taken down

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Thursday that statues of Christopher Columbus should not be torn down in response to the death of George Floyd, because it wo [...] Read full article: Chicago Mayor Lightfoot says Christoper ...→

When Will Chicago Beaches Reopen?

When Will Chicago Beaches Reopen?

Chicago’s beaches aren’t reopening with Lakefront Trail next week. The city’s mayor said the decision to keep beaches closed was aimed at preventing crowds fro [...] Read full article: When Will Chicago Beaches Reopen?...→

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...→

Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Chicago Park District will rely on ‘social distancing ambassadors’ when Lakefront Trail and the 606 reopen next week

Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Chicago Park District will rely on ‘social distancing ambassadors’ when Lakefront Trail and the 606 reopen next week

The 606 Bloomingdale Trail, a popular bike and pedestrian path on the Northwest Side, will reopen Monday months after it was closed because of the pandemic. Th [...] Read full article: Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Chicago...→

Chicago approves cocktails-to-go, expanded patios as city's bars reopen

City Council has officially approved the sale of cocktails to go and the expansion of outdoor patio space at bars and restaurants in time for taverns and bars [...] Read full article: Chicago approves cocktails-to-go, expand...→

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 ...→

Activists push for plan that would give community panel the power to fire Chicago cops

Activists push for plan that would give community panel the power to fire Chicago cops

A group of activists with the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression led a caravan from the near South Side to the Thompson Center across fro [...] Read full article: Activists push for plan that would give ...→

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago Bars Reopen, Riot Fest Canceled

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago Bars Reopen, Riot Fest Canceled

Chicago is slowly loosening even more restrictions, allowing bars and breweries to reopen for outdoor service only Wednesday.... At the same time, another majo [...] Read full article: Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago Ba...→

After COVID-19 Closures, Chicago Gyms Reopen With Caution

"I believe in science data and I am nervous. And if we find it isn't safe, then we will stop doing it. Opening at our business will not come at the cost of peo [...] Read full article: After COVID-19 Closures, Chicago Gyms Re...→

Movie theaters: A select few will reopen Friday in Chicago suburbs

Movie theaters: A select few will reopen Friday in Chicago suburbs

Cinemas in Elmhurst, North Riverside, Elk Grove Village and elsewhere put restrictions on audiences coming to see old and newish films indoors. Read full article: Movie theaters: A select few will reopen...→

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

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

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

More Chicago Streets to Close for Outdoor Dining This Weekend, Deputy Mayor Says

More Chicago Streets to Close for Outdoor Dining This Weekend, Deputy Mayor Says

More Chicago streets are expected to close this weekend to make way for outdoor seating at area restaurants, the city’s deputy mayor said Monday. Read full article: More Chicago Streets to Close for Outdoo...→

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...→

50K Visited Navy Pier in First 10 Days Since Reopening: Chicago Deputy Mayor

50K Visited Navy Pier in First 10 Days Since Reopening: Chicago Deputy Mayor

Approximately 50,000 people visited Chicago’s popular Navy Pier in the first 10 days following its reopening, city officials announced Monday. At a news confer [...] Read full article: 50K Visited Navy Pier in First 10 Days S...→

From Italy, CSO’s Riccardo Muti looks to reopen classical music scene in Chicago

From Italy, CSO’s Riccardo Muti looks to reopen classical music scene in Chicago

Muti, who has been conducting concerts this spring in Italy — with social distancing guidelines in place — suggests that concerts could be held in Chicago’s Mi [...] Read full article: From Italy, CSO’s Riccardo Muti looks to...→

Chicago Ready to Move to Phase 4 on Friday, Mayor Says

Chicago Ready to Move to Phase 4 on Friday, Mayor Says

Chicago will be ready to enter phase four with the rest of Illinois on Friday, five days earlier than health experts had initially planned, the mayor announced [...] Read full article: Chicago Ready to Move to Phase 4 on Frid...→

Here’s when Disneyland and other Southern California theme parks plan to reopen

Here’s when Disneyland and other Southern California theme parks plan to reopen

California theme parks have rolled out detailed COVID-19 health and safety plans ahead proposed reopening dates in July that still need to be approved by state [...] Read full article: Here’s when Disneyland and other Souther...→

Archdiocese Of Newark Churches Reopen For Sunday Mass

Archdiocese Of Newark Churches Reopen For Sunday Mass

Parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Newark reopened today for public Sunday mass. Coronavirus restrictions remain in place to follow state guidelines. Read full article: Archdiocese Of Newark Churches Reopen Fo...→

Disneyland workers push back against plan to reopen next month

Disneyland workers push back against plan to reopen next month

Some Disney employees say reopening on July 17 could put them at risk, citing rising coronavirus cases in California. Read full article: Disneyland workers push back against pla...→

Chicago To Reopen Indoor Dining With Rest Of State June 26, With Limits Due To COVID-19

Chicago To Reopen Indoor Dining With Rest Of State June 26, With Limits Due To COVID-19

Chicago restaurants will be open for indoor dining with limitations, along with the rest of the state of Illinois, during Stage 4 of the COVID-19 reopening pla [...] Read full article: Chicago To Reopen Indoor Dining With Res...→

Chicago mayor slams teachers union tweet that shows her as Scooby-Doo villain: 'Clearly racist'

Chicago mayor slams teachers union tweet that shows her as Scooby-Doo villain: 'Clearly racist'

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot blasted the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) Thursday over a "clearly racist" tweet that depicted her wearing a police uniform while t [...] Read full article: Chicago mayor slams teachers union tweet...→

Chicago Harbors To Reopen Next Week But With COVID-19 Restrictions

Chicago Harbors To Reopen Next Week But With COVID-19 Restrictions

Next week harbors will be bustling, but COVID-19 brings a lot of changes and sinking revenue not only for boaters who make a living on the water but also for t [...] Read full article: Chicago Harbors To Reopen Next Week But ...→

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Blasts 'Clearly Racist' Tweet By Chicago Teachers Union Showing Her As Scooby-Doo Villain

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Blasts 'Clearly Racist' Tweet By Chicago Teachers Union Showing Her As Scooby-Doo Villain

"If that kind of tweet, which is clearly racist, had been put forward by a right-wing group, we would rightly be denouncing them, and I think our scorn should [...] Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Blasts 'Clearly Rac...→

Will Chicago Be Ready to Enter Phase 4 by July 1? Mayor Weighs In

Will Chicago Be Ready to Enter Phase 4 by July 1? Mayor Weighs In

Chicago could enter phase four as early as July 1, but will the city be ready? When asked during a press conference surrounding the reopening of the lakefront [...] Read full article: Will Chicago Be Ready to Enter Phase 4 b...→

Mayor De Blasio Says Playgrounds For Younger Kids Can Reopen Monday

Mayor De Blasio Says Playgrounds For Younger Kids Can Reopen Monday

The announcement followed days of complaints from elected officials and community leaders. Some even broke playground locks in defiance of the order. Read full article: Mayor De Blasio Says Playgrounds For You...→

Chicago bars reopen (LIVE UPDATES)

Chicago bars reopen (LIVE UPDATES)

Chatting with a bartender about the virtues of home field advantage in the NFL, Christian Trezvant sat at the window of the The Green Lady tavern in Lake View [...] Read full article: Chicago bars reopen (LIVE UPDATES)...→

Chicago bars reopen — no food needed — after new rules begin Wednesday

Chicago bars reopen — no food needed — after new rules begin Wednesday

"It feels like opening day," said Melani Hoffman, owner of Green Lady Tavern in Lake View. "I am very fortunate in that I was able to pivot pretty quickly." Read full article: Chicago bars reopen — no food needed — a...→

As Daycares Plan To Reopen, Some Say Relaxed Guidelines Are Dangerous

As Daycares Plan To Reopen, Some Say Relaxed Guidelines Are Dangerous

Nearly 700 daycare providers and parents have signed a letter to Gov. Charlie Baker in opposition to relaxing guidelines for daycare. Read full article: As Daycares Plan To Reopen, Some Say Rel...→

NJ Reveals Plan to Reopen Colleges, Universities Amid Coronavirus

NJ Reveals Plan to Reopen Colleges, Universities Amid Coronavirus

New Jersey is focusing on 10 key areas for universities and colleges that will give them framework to reopen for summer sessions and the fall semester as stude [...] Read full article: NJ Reveals Plan to Reopen Colleges, Univ...→

Broward Public Schools Working of Reopening Plan for Upcoming School Year

Broward Public Schools Working of Reopening Plan for Upcoming School Year

The Broward County School Board is holding a workshop Tuesday to discuss options for reopening campuses for the 2020-2021 school year. Board members and School [...] Read full article: Broward Public Schools Working of Reopen...→

After COVID-19 Closures, Chicago Gyms Reopen With Caution

"I believe in science data and I am nervous. And if we find it isn't safe, then we will stop doing it. Opening at our business will not come at the cost of peo [...] Read full article: After COVID-19 Closures, Chicago Gyms Re...→

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

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

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

Movie theaters: A select few will reopen Friday in Chicago suburbs

Movie theaters: A select few will reopen Friday in Chicago suburbs

Cinemas in Elmhurst, North Riverside, Elk Grove Village and elsewhere put restrictions on audiences coming to see old and newish films indoors. Read full article: Movie theaters: A select few will reopen...→

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

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

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

State releases plan for schools to reopen this fall

State releases plan for schools to reopen this fall

The number of Illinoisans dying from COVID-19 grew by 38 Tuesday while cases increased by 601, as state officials released guidelines for schools to reopen thi [...] Read full article: State releases plan for schools to reope...→

More Chicago Streets to Close for Outdoor Dining This Weekend, Deputy Mayor Says

More Chicago Streets to Close for Outdoor Dining This Weekend, Deputy Mayor Says

More Chicago streets are expected to close this weekend to make way for outdoor seating at area restaurants, the city’s deputy mayor said Monday. Read full article: More Chicago Streets to Close for Outdoo...→

Gun Laws Fail to Prevent 100 People Shot in Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago

Gun Laws Fail to Prevent 100 People Shot in Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago

Stringent gun controls failed to prevent 100 people from being shot over Father's Day weekend in Mayor Lori Lightfoot's (D) Chicago.  Read full article: Gun Laws Fail to Prevent 100 People Shot...→

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

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

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

Republicans Propose $1.3B Plan To Help K-12 Schools Reopen

Republicans Propose $1.3B Plan To Help K-12 Schools Reopen

Republicans who control the Michigan Legislature will propose a $1.3 billion one-time funding boost to help K-12 schools reopen during the coronavirus pandemic [...] Read full article: Republicans Propose $1.3B Plan To Help K...→

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

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

50K Visited Navy Pier in First 10 Days Since Reopening: Chicago Deputy Mayor

50K Visited Navy Pier in First 10 Days Since Reopening: Chicago Deputy Mayor

Approximately 50,000 people visited Chicago’s popular Navy Pier in the first 10 days following its reopening, city officials announced Monday. At a news confer [...] Read full article: 50K Visited Navy Pier in First 10 Days S...→

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

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

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

From Italy, CSO’s Riccardo Muti looks to reopen classical music scene in Chicago

From Italy, CSO’s Riccardo Muti looks to reopen classical music scene in Chicago

Muti, who has been conducting concerts this spring in Italy — with social distancing guidelines in place — suggests that concerts could be held in Chicago’s Mi [...] Read full article: From Italy, CSO’s Riccardo Muti looks to...→

A Look at What Will Reopen in Phase 4 in Chicago

A Look at What Will Reopen in Phase 4 in Chicago

NOTE: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and city health officials are set to hold a press conference to discuss the changes at 1 p.m. Watch live in the player above [...] Read full article: A Look at What Will Reopen in Phase 4 in...→

Chicago Ready to Move to Phase 4 on Friday, Mayor Says

Chicago Ready to Move to Phase 4 on Friday, Mayor Says

Chicago will be ready to enter phase four with the rest of Illinois on Friday, five days earlier than health experts had initially planned, the mayor announced [...] Read full article: Chicago Ready to Move to Phase 4 on Frid...→

At Least 100 Shot on Father's Day Weekend in Mayor Lightfoot's Chicago

At Least 100 Shot on Father's Day Weekend in Mayor Lightfoot's Chicago

At least 100 people were shot, 14 fatally, in Mayor Lori Lightfoot's (D) Chicago over Father's Day Weekend 2020. Read full article: At Least 100 Shot on Father's Day Weeken...→

Here’s when Disneyland and other Southern California theme parks plan to reopen

Here’s when Disneyland and other Southern California theme parks plan to reopen

California theme parks have rolled out detailed COVID-19 health and safety plans ahead proposed reopening dates in July that still need to be approved by state [...] Read full article: Here’s when Disneyland and other Souther...→

Archdiocese Of Newark Churches Reopen For Sunday Mass

Archdiocese Of Newark Churches Reopen For Sunday Mass

Parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Newark reopened today for public Sunday mass. Coronavirus restrictions remain in place to follow state guidelines. Read full article: Archdiocese Of Newark Churches Reopen Fo...→

Disneyland workers push back against plan to reopen next month

Disneyland workers push back against plan to reopen next month

Some Disney employees say reopening on July 17 could put them at risk, citing rising coronavirus cases in California. Read full article: Disneyland workers push back against pla...→

Indoor Dining Can Return in Chicago on June 26, Mayor Announces

Indoor Dining Can Return in Chicago on June 26, Mayor Announces

Indoor dining will be allowed to resume with capacity limitations in Chicago on June 26, the mayor announced Friday. The loosening of restrictions will come on [...] Read full article: Indoor Dining Can Return in Chicago on J...→

Chicago To Reopen Indoor Dining With Rest Of State June 26, With Limits Due To COVID-19

Chicago To Reopen Indoor Dining With Rest Of State June 26, With Limits Due To COVID-19

Chicago restaurants will be open for indoor dining with limitations, along with the rest of the state of Illinois, during Stage 4 of the COVID-19 reopening pla [...] Read full article: Chicago To Reopen Indoor Dining With Res...→

Chicago mayor slams teachers union tweet that shows her as Scooby-Doo villain: 'Clearly racist'

Chicago mayor slams teachers union tweet that shows her as Scooby-Doo villain: 'Clearly racist'

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot blasted the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) Thursday over a "clearly racist" tweet that depicted her wearing a police uniform while t [...] Read full article: Chicago mayor slams teachers union tweet...→

Massachusetts State University Plan To Reopen For Fall Semester

Massachusetts State University Plan To Reopen For Fall Semester

More than 50,000 students will return to campus when Massachusetts State Universities open the system's nine campuses in September. Read full article: Massachusetts State University Plan To R...→

Chicago Harbors To Reopen Next Week But With COVID-19 Restrictions

Chicago Harbors To Reopen Next Week But With COVID-19 Restrictions

Next week harbors will be bustling, but COVID-19 brings a lot of changes and sinking revenue not only for boaters who make a living on the water but also for t [...] Read full article: Chicago Harbors To Reopen Next Week But ...→

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...→

When Will Chicago Beaches Reopen?

When Will Chicago Beaches Reopen?

Chicago’s beaches aren’t reopening with Lakefront Trail next week. The city’s mayor said the decision to keep beaches closed was aimed at preventing crowds fro [...] Read full article: When Will Chicago Beaches Reopen?...→

Will Chicago Be Ready to Enter Phase 4 by July 1? Mayor Weighs In

Will Chicago Be Ready to Enter Phase 4 by July 1? Mayor Weighs In

Chicago could enter phase four as early as July 1, but will the city be ready? When asked during a press conference surrounding the reopening of the lakefront [...] Read full article: Will Chicago Be Ready to Enter Phase 4 b...→

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

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

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

Mayor De Blasio Says Playgrounds For Younger Kids Can Reopen Monday

Mayor De Blasio Says Playgrounds For Younger Kids Can Reopen Monday

The announcement followed days of complaints from elected officials and community leaders. Some even broke playground locks in defiance of the order. Read full article: Mayor De Blasio Says Playgrounds For You...→

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 bars reopen (LIVE UPDATES)

Chicago bars reopen (LIVE UPDATES)

Chatting with a bartender about the virtues of home field advantage in the NFL, Christian Trezvant sat at the window of the The Green Lady tavern in Lake View [...] Read full article: Chicago bars reopen (LIVE UPDATES)...→

Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Chicago Park District will rely on ‘social distancing ambassadors’ when Lakefront Trail and the 606 reopen next week

Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Chicago Park District will rely on ‘social distancing ambassadors’ when Lakefront Trail and the 606 reopen next week

The 606 Bloomingdale Trail, a popular bike and pedestrian path on the Northwest Side, will reopen Monday months after it was closed because of the pandemic. Th [...] Read full article: Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Chicago...→

Chicago bars reopen — no food needed — after new rules begin Wednesday

Chicago bars reopen — no food needed — after new rules begin Wednesday

"It feels like opening day," said Melani Hoffman, owner of Green Lady Tavern in Lake View. "I am very fortunate in that I was able to pivot pretty quickly." Read full article: Chicago bars reopen — no food needed — a...→

Chicago approves cocktails-to-go, expanded patios as city's bars reopen

City Council has officially approved the sale of cocktails to go and the expansion of outdoor patio space at bars and restaurants in time for taverns and bars [...] Read full article: Chicago approves cocktails-to-go, expand...→

As Daycares Plan To Reopen, Some Say Relaxed Guidelines Are Dangerous

As Daycares Plan To Reopen, Some Say Relaxed Guidelines Are Dangerous

Nearly 700 daycare providers and parents have signed a letter to Gov. Charlie Baker in opposition to relaxing guidelines for daycare. Read full article: As Daycares Plan To Reopen, Some Say Rel...→

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 ...→

NJ Reveals Plan to Reopen Colleges, Universities Amid Coronavirus

NJ Reveals Plan to Reopen Colleges, Universities Amid Coronavirus

New Jersey is focusing on 10 key areas for universities and colleges that will give them framework to reopen for summer sessions and the fall semester as stude [...] Read full article: NJ Reveals Plan to Reopen Colleges, Univ...→

Activists push for plan that would give community panel the power to fire Chicago cops

Activists push for plan that would give community panel the power to fire Chicago cops

A group of activists with the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression led a caravan from the near South Side to the Thompson Center across fro [...] Read full article: Activists push for plan that would give ...→

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago Bars Reopen, Riot Fest Canceled

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago Bars Reopen, Riot Fest Canceled

Chicago is slowly loosening even more restrictions, allowing bars and breweries to reopen for outdoor service only Wednesday.... At the same time, another majo [...] Read full article: Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago Ba...→

Broward Public Schools Working of Reopening Plan for Upcoming School Year

Broward Public Schools Working of Reopening Plan for Upcoming School Year

The Broward County School Board is holding a workshop Tuesday to discuss options for reopening campuses for the 2020-2021 school year. Board members and School [...] Read full article: Broward Public Schools Working of Reopen...→