Ald. Rossana Rodriguez Sanchez (33rd Ward) urges her colleagues to call for a cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza during a Chicago City Council meeting on Jan. 31, 2024. (Heather Cherone / WTTW News)

Chicago is now the largest American city to adopt a cease-fire resolution, joining Minneapolis, San Francisco, Oakland, Atlanta and Detroit.

Chicago City Hall. (Michael Izquierdo / WTTW News)

Brandon Johnson, a Democrat, is now the mayor of the biggest American city to call for a cease-fire, putting him at odds with President Joe Biden and most members of the Democratic Party.

Chicago City Hall. (Michael Izquierdo / WTTW News)

Authored by Ald. Debra Silverstein (50th Ward), the measure expands the city’s hate crime ordinance, which was last updated more than 30 years ago.

Chicago City Hall. (Michael Izquierdo / WTTW News)

Hamas’ attack, which began in the early morning hours of Saturday, has killed more than 1,300 Israeli civilians and soldiers, with the fate of more than 100 hostages, including a mother and daughter from Evanston, unclear, according to the Associated Press.

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As the delta variant spreads and COVID-19 case counts rise across the city and state, Rogers Park community leaders are focused on vaccine outreach efforts. Meanwhile, small businesses are in recovery mode and residents are preparing for new developments in the neighborhood.