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Lori Lightfoot
Lori Lightfoot

DuSable Lake Shore Drive Name Change Official With New Signs Honoring City’s Black Founder

Chicago is "an incredible city founded by a Black man and his Indigenous wife," Mayor Lori Lightfoot said in unveiling new signs for the street.


21 Chicago Police Officers Told To Stop Working For Refusing To Report Vaccination Status

It could take days to see how many Chicago officers will ultimately be taken off the streets for defying the city's order.


More Than One-Third Of Chicago Cops Could Be Punished For Not Reporting Vaccination Status — But FOP Boss Says ‘Hold The Line’

All city workers were required to report if they were vaccinated by Friday; those that didn't would be put on a no-pay status, officials repeatedly warned.


Judge Orders Police Union Leader To Stop Encouraging Cops To Defy City’s Vaccine Mandate

The city and its largest police union have filed dueling lawsuits over Chicago's vaccine mandate.


Chicago’s Police Union Boss Is Encouraging Strike Over Vaccine Mandate, City Says While Filing Lawsuit

"I cannot and will not stand idly by while the rhetoric of conspiracy theorists threatens the health and safety of Chicago’s residents and first responders," Mayor Lightfoot said.


Police Officers, Other City Workers Could Be Fired If They Don’t Show Up For Work Over Vaccine Mandate, Officials Say

The city and its largest police union are in a standoff over a requirement that workers report their vaccination status by Friday.


Truman College Adds Hub For CPS, City Colleges Students To Bridge Racial Divide In Tech

Truman College's new technology center is bringing state-of-the-art equipment to more students and teachers.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Lightfoot, Foxx Meet Amid Feud Over West Side Shooting — And Cops Agree There Isn’t Enough For Charges, Prosecutors Say

The two officials said they're still collaborating to end violence. "We had a very productive meeting and shared perspectives towards that common goal," Lightfoot's office said.


Lightfoot Goes After State’s Attorney Office Again In Campaign Email Amid Feud With Kim Foxx

The letter is the latest stone thrown in the standoff between the two Democrats — and it comes as residents are desperate for solutions to gun violence.


Lightfoot Lied About West Side Shooting Charges, Kim Foxx Says — And She’s Tired Of Political Stunts

Lightfoot said the lack of charges from a West Side shooting could make offenders feel like they won't be held accountable, sending "this city into chaos."


Lightfoot Blames Kim Foxx’s Office For Lack Of Charges In West Side Shooting — But Evidence Wasn’t There, State’s Attorney Says

Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she's concerned by the State's Attorney's Office not filing charges in a West Side shooting, but Kim Foxx said Lightfoot's story doesn't match the facts of the case.


City Partners With Microsoft To Offer Free Tech Courses, Aiming To Give Residents A Pipeline To In-Demand Jobs

The Accelerate program will work with local workforce groups to give 300,000 residents the skills they need to access careers in growing industries.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Aldermen Are Not Subject To City Worker Vaccine Mandate — And Some Are Skipping The Shots

As unvaccinated aldermen fight the city worker vaccine mandate, other elected officials are frustrated by a lack of remote meeting options.


City Unveils Plan To Combat Sex Trafficking And Partner Violence — But Will It Be Enough To Stop More Black Women From Going Missing?

Advocates are cautiously optimistic about the $25 million initiative, but they worry it won't change the way victims are treated by cops.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Aldermen Urge Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Administration To Act Fast On Homelessness: ‘We’re In The Middle Of A Crisis’

More than $200 million in federal aid is earmarked for the city’s homeless shelters, direct financial assistance to struggling Chicagoans and programs that aid victims of gender-based and domestic violence.


Bears Reportedly Sign Purchase Agreement For Arlington Racetrack As Plan To Bolt For Suburbs Gains Steam

Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the city is still trying to keep the Bears in Soldier Field. "Our door in City Hall remains open."

South Loop

City Workers Have Until Friday To Get Vaccinated And Meet Lightfoot’s Deadline

Mayor Lori Lightfoot's vaccine mandate has proven controversial, but she's said the Oct. 15 deadline is still the plan.


Divvy Shatters Record With More Than 4 Million Rides Taken In 2021

The previous record was set in 2019, when Divvy saw 3.81 million rides taken throughout the year, according to officials.


6 Things To Know About Pedro Martinez, Chicago’s Next Schools Chief

The oldest of 10 children, Martinez grew up in Chicago, attended Benito Juarez High and has three sisters teaching in Chicago Public Schools.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

City Council Postpones Vote On Lightfoot’s Overhaul Of Weed Rules

City Council will now vote on Lightfoot's push to allow weed shops in much of Downtown at the next City Council meeting, which is set for Monday.

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