Wilmer Catalán Ramírez family members protest against his detention by ICE. Catalán Ramírez was included without proof on the Chicago Police gang database. Courtesy OCAD

Mayor Lightfoot Boosts Protection For Immigrants, But Collaboration Between Chicago Police And ICE Continues In Criminal Cases

LENS ON LIGHTFOOT: Chicago’s Welcoming City Ordinance includes four exceptions, which allow authorities to collaborate with ICE agents when dealing with criminal cases.

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City Employee Dies From Coronavirus, Mayor Lightfoot Says

"This sobering moment should remind us that the numbers we report every day are not mere statistics," Lightfoot said.

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With Rent Strike Looming, Mac Properties Offers Options To Struggling Tenants But Won’t Forgive Rent

The major Hyde Park landlord said tenants can enter a payment plan, transfer to a cheaper apartment or pursue "a path to lease termination."

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Out Of Work Artist? Pritzker, Lightfoot Announce $4 Million Artist Relief Fund

The new fund will award $1,500 grants to artists, production staff and entertainment workers struggling through the coronavirus outbreak.