Chicago Public Schools classes resume after contentious negotiations with the district and Mayor Lori Lightfoot over a COVID-19 safety plan. A group of CPS students organize a walkout Friday, charging leaders with ignoring the voices of students.
Mayor Lightfoot contracts COVID-19, but attributes mild symptoms to having been vaccinated and boosted. The city council’s ward remap fight appears likelier than ever to go to a referendum, which may not be as expensive as some politicians warned.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker announces additional help for hospitals struggling amid the surge in coronavirus cases. Officials warn people looking for a COVID-19 test to make sure the provider is reputable, amid widespread complaints about pop-up testing sites that have proliferated.
Sources tell WTTW News that Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin plans to run in the Republican primary for governor. Additional Republican candidates emerge in the races for Attorney General, Comptroller, and Treasurer.
After a dismal season, the Bears fire head coach Matt Nagy and GM Ryan Pace.
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