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Mayor Lori Lightfoot says the city will begin enforcing a curfew on the sale of liquor in order to prevent “congregate activity” that’s been seen across the city near stores that sell alcohol.

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot signs an executive order ensuring all Chicago residents have equal access to COVID-19 aid programs regardless of citizenship status on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. (Chicago Mayor’s Office / Facebook photo)

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot signed an executive order Tuesday ensuring all residents regardless of citizenship status have equal access to COVID-19 aid programs, saying the order is “statement of our values as a city and as Americans.”

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot announces the “We Are Not Playing” campaign during a press conference at Soldier Field, Monday morning, April 6, 2020, in Chicago.(Ashlee Rezin Garcia / Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Black Chicagoans make up 30% of the city’s population, but 72% of its COVID-19 deaths, according to newly released data. “Those numbers take your breath away,” Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said. “It’s unacceptable. No one should think this is OK.”

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot teams up with the city’s professional sports teams to launch a new campaign, “We Are Not Playing,” to encourage residents to stay at home. Lightfoot announced the new campaign Monday in an empty Soldier Field. (Chicago Mayor’s Office / Facebook photo)

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is joining forces with the city’s professional sports teams to encourage people to stay home amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “They’re not playing and neither are we,” Lightfoot said. 

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An image taken from a video introducing David Brown. (Courtesy City of Chicago)

Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s choice for the next superintendent of the city’s police department still has to be confirmed by the City Council and he’s got no official start date, but David Brown is “at your service,” Chicago. 

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In this June 15, 2015, file photo, Dallas Police Chief David Brown briefs the media about a shooting at Dallas Police headquarters in Dallas. (AP Photo / Tony Gutierrez, File)

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday named former Dallas police Chief David Brown to head the police force in the nation’s third largest city, touting his humility and calling him “a leader who commands respect.”

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Two police chiefs from outside Chicago with experience handling mass shootings and a Chicago native who’s risen to the rank of deputy chief are finalists in the city’s search for its next top cop. We profile each of the finalists.

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot appears on “Chicago Tonight” on location in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. (WTTW News)

A Chicago city employee has died of COVID-19, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Wednesday. “This sobering moment should remind us that the numbers we report every day are not mere statistics,” the mayor said.

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot takes a humorous approach to a serious subject: “Stay home, save lives.” (Chicago Mayor’s Office)

Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s tough love in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic has spawned a million memes. Now the mayor gets in on the joke with her own video.

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A scene along Chicago’s lakefront on Thursday, March 26, 2020. (WTTW News)

The Chicago Police Department on Wednesday issued warnings to 56 separate groups of people and made one arrest for failing to abide by the governor’s order to stay home.

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A scene along Chicago’s lakefront on Thursday, March 26, 2020. (WTTW News)

A day after Mayor Lori Lightfoot threatened to close off access to city parks if Chicagoans continued to flout social distancing rules, the city shut down the lakefront trail, beaches and adjoining parks, the Bloomingdale Trail and the Chicago Riverwalk.

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Now is not the time for a long stroll or ride along the lakefront, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said. (Eric Allix Rogers / Flickr)

Chicago’s mayor says too many people are flouting the governor’s order to stay home and maintain social distance, particularly along the lakefront and at playgrounds. “This situation is deadly serious,” she said Wednesday.

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced the closure of the citys public libraries and parks as of 5 p.m. Saturday.

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"We miss our neighbors." A simple truth shared by a restaurant in Lincoln Square. (Patty Wetli / Flickr)

Mayor Lori Lightfoot this week called on Chicagoans to remain connected even while practicing social distance.

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot addresses the city of Chicago in a televised address on Thursday, March 19, 2020. (WTTW News)

Chicago’s public schools were set to reopen by the end of the month, but students will instead remain out of class until April 21, according to Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

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(Photo by Kelly Sikkema / Unsplash)

For weeks, people have been told to stay home if they are sick. Now, Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Public Health are issuing a public health order making that a requirement.

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