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