The Chicago Board of Education votes 4-3 along gender lines to keep Chicago police in Chicago Public Schools for now. Meanwhile, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announces a $50 million effort to bring broadband to 100,000 underserved CPS students as the governor announces that schools will start in-person learning in the fall but with a virtual backup plan.
The Chicago Fraternal Order of Police union is negotiating its contract in public, pushing Lightfoot on residency requirements as protesters and activists push to “defund” police. Meanwhile, the mayor’s new top cop, David Brown, tries to quell rumors that he’s leaving his post as Chicago’s summer gun violence explodes.
Illinois moves to phase four of reopening as COVID-19 numbers spike all over America. The Trump administration stops federal funding for 13 coronavirus testing sites, including two in Illinois. In sports, baseball is back but Cubs officials and Lightfoot spar over fans in the stands. And standout Blackhawk players, Marian Hossa and Doug Wilson, are named to the NHL Hall of Fame.
Laura Washington, Chicago Sun-Times and ABC 7 Chicago | @MediaDervish
Laurence Holmes, 670 The Score | @LaurenceWHolmes
Maria Ines Zamudio, WBEZ | @mizamudio
Nader Issa, Chicago Sun-Times | @NaderDIssa
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