Lightfoot earlier this week issued an executive order moving up the curfew for minors. After the ACLU complained, agendas show a new ordinance pitch is coming.
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This comes as Griffin’s favored GOP gubernatorial candidate, Richard Irvin, has hammered Gov. JB Pritzker for failing to stem violent crime.
As the number of hate crimes increases in the U.S., organizers say conversations on how to be anti-racist are more important than ever.
A new executive order directs Chicago police to “immediately increase enforcement” of the new curfew and take teens who don’t comply into custody.
The president visited the supermarket where last weekend’s deadly shooting took place, then forcefully denounced white supremacy and the racist “Replacement” theory that inspired the shooter.
In 2019, we asked Lightfoot her thoughts on everything from the environment to crime. Three years later, we took a look at her progress.
The mayor’s announcement that the citywide weekend curfew on minors would be set at 10 p.m. comes a day after she imposed a ban on unaccompanied minors in Millennium Park after 6 p.m., Thursdays through Sundays.
The approved map creates the city’s first majority-Asian ward and avoids a public referendum where voters decide boundaries.
Key races include one of Illinois’ U.S. Senate seats, governor and local judges. These are your options for voting in the June 28 election.
Demonstrations took place at Union Park, Millennium Park and in the Beverly neighborhood, as part of the national “Bans Off Our Bodies Day of Action.”