Chicago Loosens COVID-19 Restrictions Amid Citywide Protests

Mayor Lightfoot on Tuesday announced a series of police reforms and a $10-million dollar fund to help businesses rebuild.

Protestors at Chicago Police Department Headquarters
Manuel Martinez / WBEZ
Protestors at Chicago Police Department Headquarters
Manuel Martinez / WBEZ

Chicago Loosens COVID-19 Restrictions Amid Citywide Protests

Mayor Lightfoot on Tuesday announced a series of police reforms and a $10-million dollar fund to help businesses rebuild.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot addressed the city Tuesday night in a rare prime-time speech after days of protests sparked by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Despite the unrest, the city is moving forward with plans to reopen nonessential businesses starting Wednesday. Reset checks in with WBEZ’s Becky Vevea for the details.

GUEST: Becky Vevea, WBEZ city politics reporter