Mayor Lori Lightfoot answers questions at a press conference on the updates about COVID-19 in Illinois on Friday, March 20, 2020 in Chicago. Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago

Chicago Is Not Ready For Phase 3 Next Week, Says Lightfoot, Who Doesn’t Set A Date For Reopening

Much of Illinois will begin Phase 3 and start to reopen, but the mayor said Chicago is not yet ready.

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With Squad Cars Vandalized, Set On Fire, Police Use CTA Buses To Respond To Looting, Vandalism Overnight

The bus, driven by a CTA driver, contained 15 officers and a sergeant and would go from “hot spot” to “hot spot” where looting was going on but would usually only scare off the looters, police said.

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CTA Resumes Some Service, But Transit Remain Shut Down In Large Swaths Of City

Trains are not running Downtown — and bus service has also been halted in the surrounding neighborhoods.

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CPS Not Giving Out Free Meals For Kids Monday

The district will temporarily stop the program Monday due to "the evolving nature of activity across the city."