Dr. Allison Arwady answers reporters questions, as Mayor Lori Lightfoot looks on. [Heather Cherone/The Daily Line]

An angry Mayor Lori Lightfoot closed the entire Lakefront Trail, the Riverwalk and The 606 trail on Thursday, hours after stir-crazy Chicagoans defied a statewide stay-at-home order designed to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Chicago Police blocked access to all of the parks east of Lake Shore Drive and warned that those who did not turn around and head home could face $500 fines or even arrest.

“Dear God, stay home, save lives,” Lightfoot said. “We can’t mess around with this one second longer.”

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