Chicago Poised To Reopen By Fourth of July

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot
Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks to reporters in Chicago, on Jan. 11, 2021. On Tuesday, she announced a goal for the city to be fully reopen by July 4. Ashlee Rezin Garcia / Chicago Sun-Times via AP, Pool
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot
Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks to reporters in Chicago, on Jan. 11, 2021. On Tuesday, she announced a goal for the city to be fully reopen by July 4. Ashlee Rezin Garcia / Chicago Sun-Times via AP, Pool

Chicago Poised To Reopen By Fourth of July

About one-third of Chicago’s population is now fully vaccinated against the novel coronavirus. Mayor Lightfoot is looking to fully reopen the city for the summer, anticipating more vaccinations and less COVID deaths. WBEZ’s Becky Vevea breaks down the city’s reopening plans.

GUEST: Becky Vevea, WBEZ city politics reporter