Lightfoot determined to open CPS schools this fall

Lightfoot determined to open CPS schools this fall Mayor Lori Lightfoot says she’s determined to reopen Chicago Public Schools this fall. | Sun-Times file Declaring “students need their teachers,” Lightfoot said she’s looking at a range of options to limit the numbers of students and...

Lightfoot announces grant program for microbusinesses

Lightfoot announces grant program for microbusinesses Mayor Lori Lightfoot | Getty Officials pledge to swiftly award $5,000 to each recipient chosen by lottery. Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced a program Tuesday backed by private donations to provide $5,000 grants to microbusinesses affected by the coronavirus. Plans...

City Council approves emergency powers ordinance

City Council approves emergency powers ordinance Mayor Lori Lightfoot | Sun-Times file The proposal to give Mayor Lori Lightfoot extraordinary spending and contracting authority to respond to the coronavirus pandemic was approved by a 29-to-21 vote. By a roll call vote reminiscent of Council Wars,...