Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is imposing a liquor store curfew across her city Thursday evening after late-night violence distracted police officers during the Coronavirus pandemic.
“After Tuesday night’s violence that left seven people dead and 14 injured, and the inability for some to follow the stay at home order, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has placed a 9:00 p.m. liquor purchasing curfew starting Thursday,” reports CBS Chicago.
“Effective April 9, we are placing a 9:00 pm curfew on liquor sales in Chicago. A liquor curfew will remain in place during Illinois Governor JB Pritzker’s stay-at-home order,” Lightfoot said.
“These actions place additional and unnecessary burden on our hospitals and ICU units. Violence of any kind is never acceptable but the fact that this is especially urgent now as our ability to protect all Chicagoans is being stretched to the breaking point. We cannot allow that to happen and we will not allow that to happen,” Lightfoot added.
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MIXED MESSAGES: Chicago Mayor Faces Backlash for ‘Getting Haircut’ During Shutdown, Says She’s ‘Face of the City’
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot faced a growing backlash Tuesday after getting a haircut during her city’s Coronavirus shut-down order; saying she’s the “face of the city” and the stylist “wore a mask.”
“Mayor Lori Lightfoot defended getting a haircut over the weekend even though barbers and stylists were shut down under the state’s stay-at-home order, saying she’s the face of the city and the woman who cut her hair wore a mask,” reports the Chicago Tribune.
“I think what really people want to talk about is, we’re talking about people dying here. We’re talking about significant health disparities. I think that’s what people care most about,” Lightfoot said.
Mayor Lightfoot defended getting a haircut amid the coronavirus outbreak, saying she’s the face of the city and the woman who cut her hair wore a mask. https://t.co/Tfhk959N8F
— Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) April 6, 2020
“I’m a person who, I take my personal hygiene very seriously. As I said, I felt like I needed to have a haircut,” Lightfoot said. “I’m not able to do that myself, so I got a haircut. You want to talk more about that?”
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Source: Chicago Tribune
OUTBREAK UPDATE: Chicago Mayor Warns Residents Against Long Runs, Bike Rides During Pandemic
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot warned residents to refrain from long runs and bicycle rides during the pandemic Thursday; saying those violating citywide ordinances could be prosecuted and fined.
“Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is warning residents not to go on long runs or bike rides in the city’s latest effort to crack down over the spread of coronavirus, even cautioning that residents could be arrested should they break the rules,” reports Fox News.
“Be smart,” Lightfoot said Wednesday, according to CBS Chicago. “Not only will our police be deployed to shut them down if you are not abiding by these orders, we will be forced to shut down the parks and lakefront.”
“You cannot go on long bike rides. Playgrounds are shut down,” she said. “You must abide by the order. Outside is for a brief respite, not for 5Ks.”
She added: “I can’t emphasize enough that we abide [by] the rules.”
“I hope that it doesn’t come to that, I hope that I don’t have to shut down the lake front, shut down all the parks, but I will,” said Lightfoot.
Read the full report at Fox News.