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Lightfoot says Chicago’s reopening to go on despite unrest

A sign along the bluff in downtown St. Joseph, Mich., encourages social distancing Tuesday, June 2, 2020, as the state slowly continues to open after being shut down for months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.(Don Campbell/The Herald-Palladium via AP)

Associated Press

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Tuesday that the city will proceed this week with its next stage of reopening after coronavirus stay-at-home orders, despite days of unrest and violence. Vandalism and violent clashes have followed peaceful protests citywide after George Floyd’s death. Numerous...

Latinx community unites to advocate for Black lives amid Chicago Protests

A man wears a Mexican flag on a motorcycle behind the Little Village Caravan

Hillary Flores, Maria Guerrero, and Richie Requena

June 1, 2020

Chants of “tu lucha es mi lucha” —  “your struggle is my struggle” — were heard coming from the Latinx community as they gathered in solidarity over the death of George Floyd on Saturday, May 30.  Waving their flags in front of the Discount Mall in Little Village, protestors made it cl...

19 killed, 63 wounded in Chicago weekend gun violence

Chicago Police officers cross the street in downtown Chicago, Wednesday, April 22, 2020.

Associated Press

June 1, 2020

Nineteen people were killed and at least 63 others were wounded by gun violence in Chicago’s most violent weekend of the year so far, the Chicago-Sun-Times reported. More than half of the weekend’s victims were shot on Sunday following violent protests Saturday night that led to hundreds of arr...

Chicago announces new efforts to boost Census participation

Chicago announces new efforts to boost Census participation

Associated Press

May 30, 2020

Chicago officials are turning to texting and a roving van providing Wi-Fi access to encourage participation in the U.S. Census. Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced the programs on Friday. The coronavirus pandemic has prevented more traditional efforts of encouraging participation, including in-person canvassing...

Victim of police brutality misnamed in message from DePaul president about remembering black lives lost

Victim of police brutality misnamed in message from DePaul president about remembering black lives lost

Cailey Gleeson and Ella Lee

May 29, 2020

DePaul University President Gabriel Esteban misnamed Eric Garner when listing victims of violence in a statement released to students via email regarding the university’s response to George Floyd’s death and subsequent protests. “From Trayvon Martin to Eric Ferguson to Ahmaud Arbery and Bre...

DePaul’s Mission & Ministry keep elderly Chicagoans from feeling lonely during lockdown

DePaul’s Mission & Ministry keep elderly Chicagoans from feeling lonely during lockdown

Marcus Robertson, Contributing Writer

May 29, 2020

When Illinois’ stay-at-home order was issued in late March, many DePaul students faced a choice: stay put, or avoid being alone and return to their families. Some Illinoisans, however, didn’t have a choice. Social distancing guidelines forced many of Chicago’s elderly residents to live in iso...

Some DePaul students voice concerns over CARES Act grant application

Some DePaul students voice concerns over CARES Act grant application

Emma Oxnevad, Opinions and Social Media Editor

May 28, 2020

After weeks of anticipation, DePaul released applications for the CARES Act Grant The $500 grant is part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was passed by Congress and signed into law in March. Students are eligible to apply for the grant if they have completed a ...

DePaul community organization launches Action Week plan in support of Chartwells employees

DePaul community organization launches Action Week plan in support of Chartwells employees

Grace Del Vecchio, Contributing Writer

May 27, 2020

After DePaul announced in March that the university would be moving to remote classes for the remainder of Spring Quarter, students and community members formed the DePaul Community Accountability Alliance in an effort to hold the university accountable to provide resources for its students, employees and...

Pritzker issues rules as Illinois prepares for reopening

In this April 13, 2020 file photo, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker gives a daily state update on the coronavirus outbreak in Chicago. Seven Midwestern governors announced Thursday, April 16, 2020 that they will coordinate on reopening their state economies amid the coronavirus pandemic, after similar pacts were made in the Northeast and on the West Coast. The latest agreement includes Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Kentucky.

Associated Press

May 26, 2020

Barbers and their customers will have to wear face masks. Restaurants will be able to serve diners outdoors only, with parties no larger than six people, spaced apart. And youth sports may hold practices and drills for 10 or fewer people, as long as the water fountains are shut off and other rules are...

Chicago sees deadliest Memorial Day weekend since 2015

Chicago sees deadliest Memorial Day weekend since 2015

Associated Press

May 26, 2020

Nine people were killed and another 27 wounded in weekend shootings in Chicago as of early Monday, already marking the deadliest Memorial Day weekend in the city since 2015. Chicago police increased patrols and community organizations deployed mediators to neighborhood “hot spots" to try to stem...

Chicago police plan more holiday, summer weekend patrols

Under Lightfoot's discretion, there has been a higher presence of CPD in CTA stations.

Associated Press

May 24, 2020

Chicago Police are increasing patrols and other agencies will help staff a new operations center beginning this weekend as the Memorial Day holiday marks a traditional summer kickoff. Police often reports spikes in violent crime during summer weekends and holidays, and Superintendent David Brown said...

Lightfoot estimates Chicago can begin reopening in June

In this April 20, 2020, file photo, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks during a news conference in Chicago. Chicago officials say the nation's third-largest city cannot begin to loosen restrictions designed to limit the spread of the coronavirus before early June. Gov. J.B. Pritzker has said all parts of the state are on track for restrictions to begin loosening on May 29. But Mayor Lightfoot said Friday, May 22, that the city is not yet hitting the metrics in her plan for gradually loosening restrictions and that she is hopeful that can happen by early June.

Associated Press

May 22, 2020

Chicago cannot begin to loosen restrictions designed to limit the spread of the coronavirus before early June, officials in the nation's third-largest city said Friday. Chicago, like the rest of Illinois, has been under a stay-at-home order since March 21. Gov. J.B. Pritzker has said all parts of the state are on track f...

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