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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Art West Freedom Fest Begins Sunday, Showcasing West Side Talent

The festival will feature artists, performers and entrepreneurs to showcase creative opportunities on the West Side.

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As Chicago Makes Headway On School Council Transparency, Some Say It Doesn’t Go Far Enough

CPS pledged to centrally track basic meeting information on cops in schools votes, but they aren't collecting meeting times or links to virtual meetings that are essential to public participation.