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Chicago mayor files complaint against police union for defying vaccine mandate

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The Chicago mayor, Lori Lightfoot, has filed a complaint in court against Chicago’s largest police union and its president after the union issued a directive for officers to ignore a citywide mandate to report their v...

Chicago mayor seeks to seize assets of gang members ‘wreaking havoc’

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Chicago’s mayor Lori Lightfoot has announced a new measure for the city to hold gang members accountable: by suing them and seizing their assets as a means of destabilizing them. “What we’re proposing is a tool in civ...

Chicago public school students return amid bus shortages and safety concerns

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Across the United States, schools are attempting to transition millions of students back to in-person classrooms after more than a year of virtual schooling during the Covid-19 pandemic. But the gigantic shift is stil...

‘It’s time to fix it’: can Chicago tackle its worsening racial life expectancy gap?

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Citing a widening life expectancy gap between Black Chicagoans and other groups in the city, Mayor Lori Lightfoot last week called systemic racism a “deadly” public health crisis that has exacted a “devastating toll o...

Chicago mayor sued by journalist for limiting interviews to reporters of color

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A white reporter for a rightwing media outlet founded by the Fox News host Tucker Carlson has sued Chicago’s mayor, Lori Lightfoot, over her temporary decision to grant interviews only to journalists of color. Thomas...

Cat lands unharmed after jump from fifth-floor of burning Chicago building – video

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A cat in Chicago has survived after jumping out of a fifth-floor window to escape an apartment fire. Chicago fire department personnel were taking a video of the exterior of the building as firefighters were extinguis...

Cat jumps from fifth-floor of burning Chicago building, bounces once and runs away

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A Chicago cat has survived after jumping out of a fifth-floor window to escape an apartment fire. Chicago Fire Department personnel were taking a video of the exterior of the building as firefighters were extinguishin...

Chicago mayor vowed to reform police – but many see little to no progress

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Su 20 Maggio 2019, freshly-elected Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot delivered her inauguration speech to a jubilant audience. It was imbued with promises of fundamental change – tailored care for blighted neighborhoods, solu...

Chicago braced for more protests after video of Adam Toledo shooting

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Chicago was bracing for fresh protests on Friday following the release of a police body-cam video showing an officer’s deadly shooting of a 13-year-old boy with his hands in the air. A protest rally was planned for Fr...

Chicago mayor urges calm as police release footage of Adam Toledo’s killing – video

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At a press conference before the release of footage – which appears to show a Chicago police officer fatally shooting 13-year-old Adam Toledo last month as he raises his hands to the air – the city's mayor, Lori Light...

Screen Actors Guild awards 2021: The Trial of the Chicago 7 takes top honor

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The starry cast of Aaron Sorkin’s 1960s courtroom drama The Trial of the Chicago 7 took the top prize on Sunday at a virtual Screen Actors Guild awards, where actors of color, for the first time, swept the individual ...

Chicago police shooting victim was 13-year-old boy, department says

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A 13-year-old boy has been identified as a person shot dead by Chicago police on the city’s west side in what the department called an “armed confrontation”. Adam Toledo died of a gunshot wound to his chest early on M...

Chicago suburb to become first city to provide reparations to Black residents

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A suburb of Chicago is set to become the first place in the US to provide reparations to its Black residents for housing through a tax on marijuana sales, with a plan to distribute $10m over the coming decade. Evansto...

Chicago activists end hunger strike against recycling plant but vow to ‘continue fight

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Organizers and residents opposed metal shredder from operating in a Latino neighborhood already overburdened by pollutionOn the 30th and last day of their hunger strike, activists from Chicago’s Southeast Side held a ...