A sheriff has said he would not send personnel to Chicago unless an officer is under "direct duress" because of the "slanted agenda" of the city's politics.
In a Friday statement, Mayor Lori Lightfoot accused the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7 of "engaging in, supporting and encouraging a work stoppage or strike."
On Friday, the mayor filed a complaint against John Catanzara after he asked police officers to not follow Chicago's vaccine reporting mandate.
The mayor said the police union leader "is encouraging an unlawful strike and work stoppage which carries the potential to undermine public safety."
Officers were encouraged to file for exemptions to receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.
The mandate in Chicago requires that all people two and older, regardless of vaccination status, wear masks indoors in public settings.
Chicago's Civilian Office of Police Accountability is investigating a struggle captured on video after a city police officer approached Nikkita Brown.
About 30 officers reportedly gave Lightfoot the cold shoulder when she approached them in a hospital hours after the shooting.
There were already concerns that the large music festival (attended by more than 100,000 people per day) would act as a COVID superspreader in Chicago.
A formal announcement could come next week, according to Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Allison Arwady.
"The Lolla folks have a good, solid plan," Mayor Lori Lightfoot said."We're obviously going to hold them accountable to make sure that the plan is enforced,"
Chicago has recently seen a sharp spike in gun violence. But Mayor Lori Lightfoot says officials need to make community investments to address the problem.
NYC mayoral candidate Eric Adams and other local officials are expected to meet at the White House.
This weekend's figures break the previous record over the June 4 to June 6 weekend, where 58 people were shot over the 54-hour period.
Lori Lightfoot won a historic victory after a mayoral campaign that focused on police accountability and reform. Critics say she has failed to live up to her promises.
The disturbing clip of a man and woman being shot in Chicago was viewed more than 570,000 times on Twitter.
James Gibson, who spent almost 30 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit, has told Newsweek that the administration of Mayor Lori Lightfoot is "playing games" as he seeks compensation.
The Chicago mayor is being sued over her decision to limit solo interviews to reporters of color.
"Our leaders must condemn all racism, including anti-white," the former Democratic congresswoman wrote.
Two men face felony charges over the incident last weekend, in which the girl was shot while sitting in a car.
Lightfoot challenged media outlets and the press in Chicago to "hire reporters of color—and specifically women of color—to cover Chicago politics and City Hall in particular."
"The reforms to CPD's search warrant policy follow a detailed, comprehensive and above all transparent process which build upon our ongoing efforts to ensure Chicago's values of accountability and fundamental human dignity are respected and preserved," Lightfoot said on Wednesday.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom has expressed frustration at teachers' unwillingness to return to classrooms.
John Catanzara, the president of Chicago's largest police union, claimed there was no violence among pro-Trump rioters.
Police repeatedly told the 50-year-old Black social worker to relax as officers raided her home while she stood there naked and sobbing.
James England, a candidate for the Gaston County Board of Education in North Carolina, made the comment about Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said on Tuesday that 60 percent of the illegal guns confiscated in Chicago come from out of state.
A viral video claims to show people caught on a Chicago bridge as it was unexpectedly raised, but the city said the people climbed the bridge as trespassers.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Tuesday suggested that the "lax gun laws" in states such as Mississippi and Indiana is causing the increase in violence in the city.
Regardless of an individual's life circumstances, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said it is "never justifiable to take what is not yours."