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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

June 2, 2020

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...

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...

OPINION: Anti-lockdown protesters are missing the point

Reopen Illinois protesters rally outside Thompson Center in downtown Chicago, Saturday, May 16, 2020, during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Fatima Zaidi, Staff Writer

May 18, 2020

“Reopen Ohio!” “Show us the data!”  These were among some of the several chants echoing outside Ohio’s Statehouse in Columbus, demanding facts and answers as citizens protested against the orders of social distancing.  As of May 17, there have been a total of 4,687,320 confirmed cases of...

Letter to the editor: A message from DePaul’s Office of Health Promotion & Wellness

Cases of beer stacked in a cooler at Walgreen’s.

Katie Bellamy, Substance Misuse Prevention Specialist

April 30, 2020

In response to the recent (4/25/20) article, Some DePaul Students Increase Substance Use During Pandemic, The Office of Health Promotion & Wellness would like to comment and provide resources for students who may need them. Please consider this letter to the editor. Increased substance use is a trend that i...

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