Chicago businesses now have restriction guidelines for reopening in early June. In talking with reporters Wednesday, Deputy Mayor Samir Mayekar said the guidance, announced Wednesday, is a result of a collective of about 200 industry leaders.
A pair of North Side aldermen want to give their constituents more time to force a ban on cannabis dispensaries from opening in their immediate neighborhoods. They say launching petition drives during a stay-at-home order is virtually impossible.
Chicago is directing $56 million in federal money to escalate its contact tracing program, which the city hopes will serve the city in future years, well past the Covid-19 pandemic.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is expected to release details this week on special restrictions connected to a phased reopening of some industry sectors planned for early June.