This week, Vice President Kamala Harris made her first journey to Chicago since taking workplace, visiting a mass vaccination site for union workers on town’s Close to West Aspect.
President Joe Biden stated all adults within the U.S. must be eligible for the coronavirus vaccine by April 19. Mayor Lori Lightfoot stated town will observe swimsuit, making the COVID-19 vaccine available to all adults this month.
Roughly 20% of Chicagoans are totally vaccinated, whereas roughly 40% have gotten their first dose of the vaccine, Dr. Allison Arwady, the commissioner of the Chicago Division of Public Well being, stated throughout a information convention Tuesday.
In different metropolis information, officers are responding to a string of shootings, together with an obvious “road-rage” incident on Lake Shore Drive by which a 21-month-old boy was shot in the head.
Lightfoot known as for a new policy on Chicago police foot pursuits after the deadly police taking pictures of 13-year-old Adam Toledo.
“Tragedies like these additionally underscore the urgency of reforming CPD’s foot pursuit coverage, not tomorrow, however as we speak,” the mayor stated Monday on the New Life Church in Little Village. “Foot pursuits current a big security concern (for) officer security, but in addition group security, for the pursued and for bystanders.”
In the meantime, Congress is gearing up for an infrastructure fight, and a brand new public official is reportedly going through federal investigation.
Our politics crew of Amanda Vinicky, Heather Cherone and Paris Schutz takes on these tales and extra on this week’s version of “Spotlight Politics.”