Oslin, ‘80s Ladies’ singer and songwriter, dies at 78, Doritos new 3D Crunch flavors: Spicy Ranch and Chili Cheese Nacho arriving Dec. 28, Holiday dinner: Chicago-area restaurants offer Christmas, NYE, New Year’s Day at-home options. Excited to share the news… our Lakefront Trail will be reopening on June 22 for exercise and transit!To ensure we continue the progress we've made flattening the curve, Social Distancing Ambassadors will be along the route to ensure a safe experience for Chicagoans. Mar 26, 2020 7:38AM CDT Downtown June 18, 2020 06/18/2020 6:30 … 39 shot, 6 fatally, in Chicago this weekend. City of Chicago Announces Dates for Bars and Lakefront to Reopen Bars and breweries to open outside only service on Wednesday, June 17; Lakefront to open for “moving” only on Monday, June 22 Mayor's Press Office 312.744.3334 Already subscribe? Those are the times when that type of through-traffic uses is pretty common,” Hipp said. Timed entry, Smith acknowledged, “has lots of issues in terms of equity. Six people were wounded in a single shooting early Saturday at a party on the South Side. … There’s just one condition. Seattle is already doing just that, calling it: “Keep Moving.”. “We’d have signage and different types of tools to kind of show people, `What is six feet? Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Monday announced plans to reopen the city's lakefront and area bars, but with some changes and new restrictions in … “I go back to what led me to close it. Chicagoans are getting their beloved lakefront trail back, with the reopening of the 18-mile path set for June 22. Lightfoot working on plan to reopen the lakefront — but safely, Top Chicago lawyer resigns over Anjanette Young raid. Harry Osterman told residents the lakefront would be closed, along with nearby parks, to prevent the spread of coronavirus. No one who lives near the lakefront can guarantee that they can social distance with six feet apart all the time.”. Mayor Lori Lightfoot made the announcement Monday, saying in a tweet the trail will be reopened for “exercise and transit.” The trail will be open 6 a.m.-7 p.m. and people will not be allowed to stop or gather along the path. Chicago reopened its Lakefront Trail and the 606 Trail Monday as the city and state prepared to ease coronavirus restrictions further later this week. Block Club is an independent, 501(c)(3), journalist-run newsroom. The Lakefront Trail will reopen. “The times after that is when people traditionally come out to the lakefront to gather, which is what the city doesn’t want everyone to do yet. You’d have to make sure that everyone had easy access. Chicago says 606 to reopen Monday, as billionaire Ken Griffin gives $5 million to help repair damaged Lakefront Trail 2h Cream of Wheat chef … Their records should be expunged automatically, she said. Chicago is making its comeback yet! The mayor said “we have to play to ... the person who’s just not gonna pay attention. The trail has been closed since late March due to the coronavirus pandemic. The barriers will be removed and the Lakefront will reopen beginning at 6 a.m., though the beaches and parks east of Lakeshore Drive will remain closed. In an interview with the Sun-Times, Foxx said for people in some areas of the city, drug dealing "was the only economy that they had." We follow the stories and update you as they develop. The vehicle they were in crashed into a telephone pole. The city’s Lakefront Trail and 606 Trail reopened. However, beaches and parks will still remain closed. We had a lot of education around social gathering, the danger of clustering in too large a group. You’ve got to “keep it moving,” people. Runners, walkers and bikers itching to put the pavement of the Lakefront Trail under their feet can circle June 22 on their calendars. “We are excited to share plans to reopen the trail, encourage active living and provide guidance on how people can begin … Millennium Park just reopened on Monday. Thanks a lot. Chicago has again loosened restrictions created during the coronavirus pandemic, … Lakefront Trail, Parks Near Lake Closed Indefinitely After Warm Day Led To Big Crowds Ald. It's just a first step toward helping people get back to work - on bikes. Lavon Area Chamber of Commerce P.O. But a few days later, she told the Economic Club of Chicago: “Unfortunately at this point, we will not be ready to reopen our lakefront” because a “resurgence in cases is more than a risk. The city's beaches remain closed, though. David Brown ordered the officers be taken off the street as the Civilian Office of Police Accountability continues its inquiry. Every dime we make funds reporting from Chicago’s neighborhoods. pic.twitter.com/zWVlQBW4K9. After being closed in late March due to overcrowding, the Lakefront Trail will reopen on Monday, June 22, allowing daily access from 6am to 7pm. Actress Ali Landry, who appeared in a 1998 Super Bowl commercial, will be partnering with Doritos to launch a nationwide challenge that pays homage to the original Laundromat commercial. Highlights of new COVID relief deal: Congress to vote on $300 jobless benefit, $600 direct payment and more PPP. You could get your free passes to the lakefront.”, Yet another option is to designate different parts of the lakefront trail for walking, running and cycling and imposing what Smith called a “requirement at the beginning that the only thing you can do on the lakefront is move.”. Park security, Police Department officers and other city workers will “work in tandem … to keep the trail safe under guidance from public health officials,” the city said. Chicago's popular Lakefront Trail will reopen Monday, June 22 following a more than two-month closure imposed during the coronavirus pandemic, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Monday. “If this is the new normal, we have to make sure that the vast majority of the people are willing to comply. Walking, running and cycling will be allowed on the 18-mile trail from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. daily. Fallout over the raid that wrongfully targeted Anjanette Young has continued with the city's top lawyer resigning and officers being taken off the street until an investigation is complete. Beginning Monday, June 22, Chicago residents will gain access to the beloved 18 mile trail for commuting and exercise with the condition that users “Keep It Moving”. CHICAGO — The Lakefront Trail (but not city beaches) are set to reopen June 22. The pending measure has no direct payments for the city of Chicago, the state of Illinois and other cash-starved local governments. Greg Hipp, executive director of the 10,000-strong Chicago Area Runners Association, believes the way to begin to reopen the lakefront is to do it for “through-traffic-use only.” That is, running, walking and biking. Mayor Lori Lightfoot made the announcement Monday, saying in a tweet the trail will be reopened for “exercise and transit.” The trail will be open 6 a.m.-7 p.m. and people will not be allowed to stop or gather along the path. “What we’re really asking people to do is demonstrate that we are ready to have our lakefront and our bigger park areas reopened. After being closed for nearly three months, Chicago’s Lakefront Trail will reopen on June 22, but only during limited hours for “keep it moving” activities like exercise and transit, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Monday. Local Information. Subscribe to Block Club Chicago. J.B. Pritzker to allow restaurants to reopen to indoor diners “sooner rather later.” The lakefront and the 606 trails will be open starting Monday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily for runners, cyclists and walkers. Over $1.4 million was appropriated in by the state for the creation of the garden, but the coronavirus pandemic has put a strain on Illinois’ purse. Under pressure to loosen her iron-fisted grip, Mayor Lori Lightfoot says she’s working on a plan to reopen the lakefront in a way that protects Chicagoans oblivious to the need to maintain social distance. Block Club Chicago’s coronavirus coverage is free for all readers. Cops in Anjanette Young raid assigned to desk duty; Lightfoot selects new top city lawyer, Mom, baby stabilized after crash in South Shore, Unclear when state funding for AIDS Garden Chicago will be released, Jupiter and Saturn form rare ‘double planet’ for the first time in 400 years Monday: Here’s how to watch, K.T. These are selected by the writer and confirmed by the editor. Yesterday, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced that the city’s Lakefront Trail and bars in the area are planning to reopen with new safety guidelines and some restrictions in place. Here’s what you need to know. WBBM Newsradio 780 AM & 105.9 FM. Chicagoans must abide by a “keep it moving” strategy, and no other recreational activities will be allowed. The mayor said she would consider those ideas whenever the city meets the rigid standards she has established to graduate to Phase 3 — what her plan calls the “Cautiously Reopen” level. And as the public is able to adapt to using the trail in an appropriate way, then the city can determine how to gradually increase the hours.”. The Lakefront Trail will reopen a week from Monday on June 22. Whatever lakefront reopening plan Lightfoot chooses, people will be needed to oversee the new normal of wearing face masks and maintaining social distance. Box 356 Lavon, TX 75166 (972) 853-7092 ; Wylie Chamber of Commerce 108-A West Marble It could be a tape measure or maybe just a piece of rope we could lay out. But there will be limited access points and it will only be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Hastings stressed that his small lakefront army would act as goodwill ambassadors, not enforcers. The Lakefront trail is open for hikers, bikers and skaters. North Lakefront Ald. This post will go over more details regarding the Lakefront and what people can expect it to look like. Click here to support Block Club with a tax-deductible donation. Lightfoot said CPD Supt. There are more than 50 access points to the lakefront but only half will be open during that time. This article contains new, firsthand information uncovered by its reporter(s). The figures paint a stark picture of the ongoing drop in engagement around LSCs, the mini-democracies that are given authority over budgets and principal hiring in most Chicago schools. The Riverwalk has reopened, though with restrictions, while The 606 remains closed. It is a very real possibility we need to be prepared for.”, During the Axe Files taping, the mayor talked again about the need — “I wouldn’t say soon” — to reopen the lakefront. When Lightfoot made the announcement about the reopening of bars and breweries, she also said that the Lakefront Trail would reopen to the public on June 22. Lightfoot’s faced criticism for closing the lakefront, but she’s said the measure was needed to protect people from COVID-19. We’re not gonna be in any position to force anyone to do anything or reprimand anyone. “If someone does tell you they don’t want to do it, then our response would be, `We’d like you to consider it. The 18-mile Lakefront Trail, which Lightfoot ordered closed earlier this year amid the coronavirus pandemic, will be reopened on June 22. Catch a glimpse of this phenomenon if you can: the next super-close pairing of the two planets won’t be until March 15, 2080. The most recent victims included 70 people from Cook County, including one man in his 30s and two men in their 40s. On the day she unveiled her five-step plan to gradually re-open the Chicago economy, Lightfoot said people had been sending her “really interesting suggestions” about ways to reopen the lakefront by doing it in phases and having segmented hours for particular activities. Lakefront beaches and parks east of Lake Shore Drive will remain closed, as will sports courts and workout equipment along the path. It’s all about encouragement.” Hastings said. In 2018 the trail separation project was completed, dividing the former 18-mile combined use trail into an 18-mile Bike Trail and 18.5-mile Pedestrian Trail, alleviating congestion and providing a better overall park experience along Chicago’s lakefront. Hooray! The way to do that is for everyone to wear a face mask when they’re out in public. We could do things like put tape on the ground to make sure there’s a visual they can see,” Hastings said. Michele Smith (43rd) said there are a number of possibilities to control the number of people on the lakefront at any given time. Chicagoans must abide by a “keep it moving” strategy where only walking, running, biking, and rollerblading will be allowed. The way you’d buy a lottery ticket. Greg Hipp, executive director of the 10,000-strong Chicago Area Runners Association, believes the way to begin to reopen the lakefront is to do it for “through-traffic-use only.” That is, running, walking and biking. A daily dose of neighborhood news delivered to your inbox every morning. As she celebrated the planned reopening of the lakefront trail and the 606, Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday called on Gov. As a news piece, this article cites verifiable, third-party sources which have all been thoroughly fact-checked and deemed credible by the Newsroom in accordance with the Civil Constitution. Lakefront Trail to reopen June 22. Proposing a 5th star on Chicago’s flag: pep talk, or curse? We talked over and over and over again and people just flat-out ignored the guidance,” the mayor told interviewer David Axelrod during a taping of his CNN podcast, “The Axe Files.”, “What I want to do is, when we re-open the lakefront — and we will — we do it in a way that’s smart. The 606 trail is now open as well. The plan calls for everyone using the trail to be continuously moving forward, and not gathering in groups. The Lakefront Trail Separation Project along with current trail repairs are made possible, in part, by the generosity of Ken Griffin. “We’ll get there. newsletter, Stay home. What do we do to make sure we keep that person safe and minimize the risk they’re gonna pose to other people?”. Mark Flessner, who served as corporation counsel for the city, sent an email to the law department Sunday announcing his resignation. Chicago sets dates to reopen Lakefront Trail, bars and breweries. Seattle is already doing just that, calling it: “Keep Moving.” Photo Credit: Uno Instagram Kim Foxx’s vision: Automatically erase more serious convictions for weed dealing, expunge cocaine or heroin arrests. … Unfortunately ... we have to play to the lowest common denominator: the person who’s just not gonna pay attention. But plenty of Chicago-area restaurants are offering take-home/delivered dinners. RELATED: Chicago Lakefront Trail, 606 Trail reopen for exercise with COVID-19 restrictions. The organization, which normally operates sports leagues along the lakefront for 1,000 adults, is offering to provide 20 lakefront monitors per day. Once picnicking is allowed, the Park District could designate spots far enough away from each other and require reservations. There’s “nothing more calming” or “cathartic” than heading down Lake Shore Drive and “finding that little secret spot” to “watch the water and the waves.”. People will be required to keep moving -- by walking, bicycling or jogging -- and the trail will be open 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. “Social Distancing Ambassadors” will be on hand to remind people to keep their distance. The plan also calls for gathering size limitations that align with Illinois phased reopening plan. What does that look like?’ It could be a ruler. The reopening of the Lakefront Trail is an obvious first step in accommodating people’s movements. To keep track of how many people are using the trail, the city will only open about half of the path’s access points. Sign up for the CHICAGO — The Lakefront Trail will reopen June 22 — though the city’s beaches remain closed. 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