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These Places Could Reopen in Chicago’s Phase 3, But Not Right Away

These Places Could Reopen in Chicago’s Phase 3, But Not Right Away

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Thursday that the city plans to move into the next phase of its reopening plan on June 3. The move, though later than th [...] Read full article: These Places Could Reopen in Chicago’s P...→

These Places Could Reopen in Chicago’s Phase 3, But Not Right Away

These Places Could Reopen in Chicago’s Phase 3, But Not Right Away

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Thursday that the city plans to move into the next phase of its reopening plan on June 3. The move, though later than th [...] Read full article: These Places Could Reopen in Chicago’s P...→

Malls, movies, gyms in New York still not cleared to reopen as parts of state progress to Phase 4

Malls, movies, gyms in New York still not cleared to reopen as parts of state progress to Phase 4

Malls, movie theaters and gyms will not be cleared to reopen when areas of New York state progress to Phase 4 as early as Friday. Read full article: Malls, movies, gyms in New York still no...→

Aquarium of Niagara and Buffalo Museum of Science among places set for phase 4

Aquarium of Niagara and Buffalo Museum of Science among places set for phase 4

BUFFALO N.Y. (WIVB) – Government Leaders have made adjustments now as to which businesses can reopen when phase four begins. We now know phase four no longer i [...] Read full article: Aquarium of Niagara and Buffalo Museum o...→

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 ...→

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...→

Lightfoot: Phase 4 Starts Friday But Precautions Still Needed

Lightfoot: Phase 4 Starts Friday But Precautions Still Needed

"It's because of the shared sacrifice that we are able to announce that Chicago will be able to take the next step." Read full article: Lightfoot: Phase 4 Starts Friday But Pre...→

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...→

New York City playgrounds officially reopen in Phase 2 - amNewYork

BY DONNA DUARTE-LADD It is happening. Kids at least the younger ones can rejoice for Mayor De Blasio announced that playgrounds are re-opening this Read full article: New York City playgrounds officially reo...→

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago Moves to Phase Four Friday, Lakefront Reopens

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago Moves to Phase Four Friday, Lakefront Reopens

Chicago is ready to move into phase four of reopening on Friday alongside the rest of Illinois, city officials announced early Monday.... Meanwhile, more restr [...] Read full article: Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago Mo...→

Lights Announces Chicago On Track To Transition To Phase 4 On Friday

Lights Announces Chicago On Track To Transition To Phase 4 On Friday

Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Chicago is on track to transition into Phase 4 of reopening on Friday, June 26. Read full article: Lights Announces Chicago On Track To Tra...→

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...→

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...→

Phase 2, Part 2: Here's What Can Reopen In Massachusetts On Monday

Phase 2, Part 2: Here's What Can Reopen In Massachusetts On Monday

Gov. Charlie Baker announced that Phase 2, Part 2 of Massachusetts' reopening plan can begin on Monday, June 22. Read full article: Phase 2, Part 2: Here's What Can Reopen ...→

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...→

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...→

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...→

Chicago Set to Move Into Next Phase of Reopening, But Could Move Back at Any Point

Chicago Set to Move Into Next Phase of Reopening, But Could Move Back at Any Point

While Chicago continues to see progress in combating the coronavirus infection rate, city officials say they’re following reports of surges elsewhere closely – [...] Read full article: Chicago Set to Move Into Next Phase of R...→

More Could Reopen Later in Chicago's Phase 4 If Progress Continues, Officials Say

More Could Reopen Later in Chicago's Phase 4 If Progress Continues, Officials Say

Plenty of changes are expected as Chicago enters phase four of its reopening plan at the end of the week, but even more could be in store as the city continues [...] Read full article: More Could Reopen Later in Chicago's Pha...→

‘Closed for the Foreseeable Future:' Chicago Beaches, Playgrounds to Remain Closed in Phase Four

‘Closed for the Foreseeable Future:' Chicago Beaches, Playgrounds to Remain Closed in Phase Four

While many businesses are being allowed to reopen and with attractions like Navy Pier and the Lakefront Trail following suit, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot warn [...] Read full article: ‘Closed for the Foreseeable Future:' Chi...→

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...→

Chicago set for phase 4 reopening this week

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

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

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

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

Artwork brightens Manhattan ahead of Phase 2 reopen

Artwork brightens Manhattan ahead of Phase 2 reopen

SoHo is getting ready to reopen with the rest of New York City which means the plywood will slowly come down from many businesses. Read full article: Artwork brightens Manhattan ahead of Pha...→

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...→

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...→

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

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

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

Lightfoot Optimistic Indoor Dining Can Return ‘Safely' in Chicago

Lightfoot Optimistic Indoor Dining Can Return ‘Safely' in Chicago

As Chicago and Illinois health officials discuss the possibility of moving into phase four, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she believes the city will be able to “sa [...] Read full article: Lightfoot Optimistic Indoor Dining Can R...→

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...→

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...→

Chicago Launches 4 New Coronavirus Testing Sites as City Prepares for Phase 4

Chicago Launches 4 New Coronavirus Testing Sites as City Prepares for Phase 4

The city of Chicago is launching four mobile coronavirus testing sites starting Tuesday in a new pilot program, according to the mayor’s office. Read full article: Chicago Launches 4 New Coronavirus Testi...→

Playtime begins again for NYC children as playgrounds reopen for Phase 2 - amNewYork

Phase 2 of the COVID-19 reopening in New York City finally resulted in the gates of citywide playgrounds being swung wide open for children, much to the Read full article: Playtime begins again for NYC children a...→

Gyms, Fitness Centers to Reopen Friday as Illinois Enters Phase 4 of Reopening

Gyms, Fitness Centers to Reopen Friday as Illinois Enters Phase 4 of Reopening

Gyms, fitness centers and health clubs across Illinois will be permitted to reopen Friday as the state enters phase four of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s five-step reop [...] Read full article: Gyms, Fitness Centers to Reopen Friday a...→

Chicago Phase 4 Guidelines: Here's a Look at What to Expect

Chicago Phase 4 Guidelines: Here's a Look at What to Expect

As Chicago enters phase four at the end of the week, the city will see some big changes. The transition will bring back several businesses and attractions to t [...] Read full article: Chicago Phase 4 Guidelines: Here's a Loo...→

Watch Live: Lightfoot to Unveil Details on Chicago's Phase 4 Reopening Plan at 1 P.M.

Watch Live: Lightfoot to Unveil Details on Chicago's Phase 4 Reopening Plan at 1 P.M.

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: Watch Live: Lightfoot to Unveil Details ...→

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...→

With Phase 2 a go, DC’s spy and bible museums are first to reopen | WTOP

The International Spy Museum and the Museum of the Bible in downtown D.C. are reopening on Monday, set to become two of the city’s first museums to allow visit [...] Read full article: With Phase 2 a go, DC’s spy and bible mu...→

'Here We Go:' NYC Mayor Confirms Phase II Start Monday, Reopening Outdoor Dining, Playgrounds & More

'Here We Go:' NYC Mayor Confirms Phase II Start Monday, Reopening Outdoor Dining, Playgrounds & More

Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave the final go ahead for New York City’s entry into Phase II Monday during an impassioned address on Friday, his final daily COVID briefin [...] Read full article: 'Here We Go:' NYC Mayor Confirms Phase I...→

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 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 ...→

Malls, movies, gyms in New York still not cleared to reopen as parts of state progress to Phase 4

Malls, movies, gyms in New York still not cleared to reopen as parts of state progress to Phase 4

Malls, movie theaters and gyms will not be cleared to reopen when areas of New York state progress to Phase 4 as early as Friday. Read full article: Malls, movies, gyms in New York still no...→

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 ...→

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...→

Lightfoot: Phase 4 Starts Friday But Precautions Still Needed

Lightfoot: Phase 4 Starts Friday But Precautions Still Needed

"It's because of the shared sacrifice that we are able to announce that Chicago will be able to take the next step." Read full article: Lightfoot: Phase 4 Starts Friday But Pre...→

Playtime begins again for NYC children as playgrounds reopen for Phase 2 - amNewYork

Phase 2 of the COVID-19 reopening in New York City finally resulted in the gates of citywide playgrounds being swung wide open for children, much to the Read full article: Playtime begins again for NYC children a...→

More Could Reopen Later in Chicago's Phase 4 If Progress Continues, Officials Say

More Could Reopen Later in Chicago's Phase 4 If Progress Continues, Officials Say

Plenty of changes are expected as Chicago enters phase four of its reopening plan at the end of the week, but even more could be in store as the city continues [...] Read full article: More Could Reopen Later in Chicago's Pha...→

Chicago Phase 4 Guidelines: Here's a Look at What to Expect

Chicago Phase 4 Guidelines: Here's a Look at What to Expect

As Chicago enters phase four at the end of the week, the city will see some big changes. The transition will bring back several businesses and attractions to t [...] Read full article: Chicago Phase 4 Guidelines: Here's a Loo...→

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...→

New York City playgrounds officially reopen in Phase 2 - amNewYork

BY DONNA DUARTE-LADD It is happening. Kids at least the younger ones can rejoice for Mayor De Blasio announced that playgrounds are re-opening this Read full article: New York City playgrounds officially reo...→

Lights Announces Chicago On Track To Transition To Phase 4 On Friday

Lights Announces Chicago On Track To Transition To Phase 4 On Friday

Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Chicago is on track to transition into Phase 4 of reopening on Friday, June 26. Read full article: Lights Announces Chicago On Track To Tra...→

With Phase 2 a go, DC’s spy and bible museums are first to reopen | WTOP

The International Spy Museum and the Museum of the Bible in downtown D.C. are reopening on Monday, set to become two of the city’s first museums to allow visit [...] Read full article: With Phase 2 a go, DC’s spy and bible mu...→

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...→

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...→

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aquarium of Niagara and Buffalo Museum of Science among places set for phase 4

Aquarium of Niagara and Buffalo Museum of Science among places set for phase 4

BUFFALO N.Y. (WIVB) – Government Leaders have made adjustments now as to which businesses can reopen when phase four begins. We now know phase four no longer i [...] Read full article: Aquarium of Niagara and Buffalo Museum o...→

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...→

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...→

Chicago Launches 4 New Coronavirus Testing Sites as City Prepares for Phase 4

Chicago Launches 4 New Coronavirus Testing Sites as City Prepares for Phase 4

The city of Chicago is launching four mobile coronavirus testing sites starting Tuesday in a new pilot program, according to the mayor’s office. Read full article: Chicago Launches 4 New Coronavirus Testi...→

Chicago Set to Move Into Next Phase of Reopening, But Could Move Back at Any Point

Chicago Set to Move Into Next Phase of Reopening, But Could Move Back at Any Point

While Chicago continues to see progress in combating the coronavirus infection rate, city officials say they’re following reports of surges elsewhere closely – [...] Read full article: Chicago Set to Move Into Next Phase of R...→

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

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

Gyms, Fitness Centers to Reopen Friday as Illinois Enters Phase 4 of Reopening

Gyms, Fitness Centers to Reopen Friday as Illinois Enters Phase 4 of Reopening

Gyms, fitness centers and health clubs across Illinois will be permitted to reopen Friday as the state enters phase four of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s five-step reop [...] Read full article: Gyms, Fitness Centers to Reopen Friday a...→

‘Closed for the Foreseeable Future:' Chicago Beaches, Playgrounds to Remain Closed in Phase Four

‘Closed for the Foreseeable Future:' Chicago Beaches, Playgrounds to Remain Closed in Phase Four

While many businesses are being allowed to reopen and with attractions like Navy Pier and the Lakefront Trail following suit, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot warn [...] Read full article: ‘Closed for the Foreseeable Future:' Chi...→

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...→

Watch Live: Lightfoot to Unveil Details on Chicago's Phase 4 Reopening Plan at 1 P.M.

Watch Live: Lightfoot to Unveil Details on Chicago's Phase 4 Reopening Plan at 1 P.M.

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: Watch Live: Lightfoot to Unveil Details ...→

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...→

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago Moves to Phase Four Friday, Lakefront Reopens

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago Moves to Phase Four Friday, Lakefront Reopens

Chicago is ready to move into phase four of reopening on Friday alongside the rest of Illinois, city officials announced early Monday.... Meanwhile, more restr [...] Read full article: Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago Mo...→

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 set for phase 4 reopening this week

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

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

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

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

'Here We Go:' NYC Mayor Confirms Phase II Start Monday, Reopening Outdoor Dining, Playgrounds & More

'Here We Go:' NYC Mayor Confirms Phase II Start Monday, Reopening Outdoor Dining, Playgrounds & More

Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave the final go ahead for New York City’s entry into Phase II Monday during an impassioned address on Friday, his final daily COVID briefin [...] Read full article: 'Here We Go:' NYC Mayor Confirms Phase I...→

Artwork brightens Manhattan ahead of Phase 2 reopen

Artwork brightens Manhattan ahead of Phase 2 reopen

SoHo is getting ready to reopen with the rest of New York City which means the plywood will slowly come down from many businesses. Read full article: Artwork brightens Manhattan ahead of Pha...→

Phase 2, Part 2: Here's What Can Reopen In Massachusetts On Monday

Phase 2, Part 2: Here's What Can Reopen In Massachusetts On Monday

Gov. Charlie Baker announced that Phase 2, Part 2 of Massachusetts' reopening plan can begin on Monday, June 22. Read full article: Phase 2, Part 2: Here's What Can Reopen ...→

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...→

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 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 ...→

Lightfoot Optimistic Indoor Dining Can Return ‘Safely' in Chicago

Lightfoot Optimistic Indoor Dining Can Return ‘Safely' in Chicago

As Chicago and Illinois health officials discuss the possibility of moving into phase four, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she believes the city will be able to “sa [...] Read full article: Lightfoot Optimistic Indoor Dining Can R...→

Malls, movies, gyms in New York still not cleared to reopen as parts of state progress to Phase 4

Malls, movies, gyms in New York still not cleared to reopen as parts of state progress to Phase 4

Malls, movie theaters and gyms will not be cleared to reopen when areas of New York state progress to Phase 4 as early as Friday. Read full article: Malls, movies, gyms in New York still no...→

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...→

Aquarium of Niagara and Buffalo Museum of Science among places set for phase 4

Aquarium of Niagara and Buffalo Museum of Science among places set for phase 4

BUFFALO N.Y. (WIVB) – Government Leaders have made adjustments now as to which businesses can reopen when phase four begins. We now know phase four no longer i [...] Read full article: Aquarium of Niagara and Buffalo Museum o...→

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...→

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...→

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...→

Chicago Launches 4 New Coronavirus Testing Sites as City Prepares for Phase 4

Chicago Launches 4 New Coronavirus Testing Sites as City Prepares for Phase 4

The city of Chicago is launching four mobile coronavirus testing sites starting Tuesday in a new pilot program, according to the mayor’s office. Read full article: Chicago Launches 4 New Coronavirus Testi...→

Lightfoot: Phase 4 Starts Friday But Precautions Still Needed

Lightfoot: Phase 4 Starts Friday But Precautions Still Needed

"It's because of the shared sacrifice that we are able to announce that Chicago will be able to take the next step." Read full article: Lightfoot: Phase 4 Starts Friday But Pre...→

Chicago Set to Move Into Next Phase of Reopening, But Could Move Back at Any Point

Chicago Set to Move Into Next Phase of Reopening, But Could Move Back at Any Point

While Chicago continues to see progress in combating the coronavirus infection rate, city officials say they’re following reports of surges elsewhere closely – [...] Read full article: Chicago Set to Move Into Next Phase of R...→

Playtime begins again for NYC children as playgrounds reopen for Phase 2 - amNewYork

Phase 2 of the COVID-19 reopening in New York City finally resulted in the gates of citywide playgrounds being swung wide open for children, much to the Read full article: Playtime begins again for NYC children a...→

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...→

More Could Reopen Later in Chicago's Phase 4 If Progress Continues, Officials Say

More Could Reopen Later in Chicago's Phase 4 If Progress Continues, Officials Say

Plenty of changes are expected as Chicago enters phase four of its reopening plan at the end of the week, but even more could be in store as the city continues [...] Read full article: More Could Reopen Later in Chicago's Pha...→

Gyms, Fitness Centers to Reopen Friday as Illinois Enters Phase 4 of Reopening

Gyms, Fitness Centers to Reopen Friday as Illinois Enters Phase 4 of Reopening

Gyms, fitness centers and health clubs across Illinois will be permitted to reopen Friday as the state enters phase four of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s five-step reop [...] Read full article: Gyms, Fitness Centers to Reopen Friday a...→

‘Closed for the Foreseeable Future:' Chicago Beaches, Playgrounds to Remain Closed in Phase Four

‘Closed for the Foreseeable Future:' Chicago Beaches, Playgrounds to Remain Closed in Phase Four

While many businesses are being allowed to reopen and with attractions like Navy Pier and the Lakefront Trail following suit, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot warn [...] Read full article: ‘Closed for the Foreseeable Future:' Chi...→

Chicago Phase 4 Guidelines: Here's a Look at What to Expect

Chicago Phase 4 Guidelines: Here's a Look at What to Expect

As Chicago enters phase four at the end of the week, the city will see some big changes. The transition will bring back several businesses and attractions to t [...] Read full article: Chicago Phase 4 Guidelines: Here's a Loo...→

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...→

Watch Live: Lightfoot to Unveil Details on Chicago's Phase 4 Reopening Plan at 1 P.M.

Watch Live: Lightfoot to Unveil Details on Chicago's Phase 4 Reopening Plan at 1 P.M.

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: Watch Live: Lightfoot to Unveil Details ...→

New York City playgrounds officially reopen in Phase 2 - amNewYork

BY DONNA DUARTE-LADD It is happening. Kids at least the younger ones can rejoice for Mayor De Blasio announced that playgrounds are re-opening this Read full article: New York City playgrounds officially reo...→

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...→

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago Moves to Phase Four Friday, Lakefront Reopens

Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago Moves to Phase Four Friday, Lakefront Reopens

Chicago is ready to move into phase four of reopening on Friday alongside the rest of Illinois, city officials announced early Monday.... Meanwhile, more restr [...] Read full article: Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Chicago Mo...→

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...→

Lights Announces Chicago On Track To Transition To Phase 4 On Friday

Lights Announces Chicago On Track To Transition To Phase 4 On Friday

Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Chicago is on track to transition into Phase 4 of reopening on Friday, June 26. Read full article: Lights Announces Chicago On Track To Tra...→

Chicago set for phase 4 reopening this week

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

With Phase 2 a go, DC’s spy and bible museums are first to reopen | WTOP

The International Spy Museum and the Museum of the Bible in downtown D.C. are reopening on Monday, set to become two of the city’s first museums to allow visit [...] Read full article: With Phase 2 a go, DC’s spy and bible mu...→

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 We Go:' NYC Mayor Confirms Phase II Start Monday, Reopening Outdoor Dining, Playgrounds & More

'Here We Go:' NYC Mayor Confirms Phase II Start Monday, Reopening Outdoor Dining, Playgrounds & More

Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave the final go ahead for New York City’s entry into Phase II Monday during an impassioned address on Friday, his final daily COVID briefin [...] Read full article: 'Here We Go:' NYC Mayor Confirms Phase I...→

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...→

Artwork brightens Manhattan ahead of Phase 2 reopen

Artwork brightens Manhattan ahead of Phase 2 reopen

SoHo is getting ready to reopen with the rest of New York City which means the plywood will slowly come down from many businesses. Read full article: Artwork brightens Manhattan ahead of Pha...→

Phase 2, Part 2: Here's What Can Reopen In Massachusetts On Monday

Phase 2, Part 2: Here's What Can Reopen In Massachusetts On Monday

Gov. Charlie Baker announced that Phase 2, Part 2 of Massachusetts' reopening plan can begin on Monday, June 22. Read full article: Phase 2, Part 2: Here's What Can Reopen ...→

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...→

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...→

Lightfoot Optimistic Indoor Dining Can Return ‘Safely' in Chicago

Lightfoot Optimistic Indoor Dining Can Return ‘Safely' in Chicago

As Chicago and Illinois health officials discuss the possibility of moving into phase four, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she believes the city will be able to “sa [...] Read full article: Lightfoot Optimistic Indoor Dining Can R...→