Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Has Had It With Large Parties
Some people in Chicago are going to large parties during the COVID-19 stay-at-home order, and Chicago's mayor has had enough of it.
After multiple reports of huge parties involving hundreds of people (with accompanying video evidence), Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot called a news conference over the weekend to show the depths of her displeasure.
Fox 32 Chicago:
The mayor was responding to recent reports of a huge party in Galewood last weekend. She spoke at the corner of Springfield and Adams in the West Garfield Park neighborhood on Saturday, where she said that a party was being planned.
"We will arrest you and we will take you to jail. Don't make us treat you like a criminal. If you refuse to do what is necessary to save lives, we will take you to jail. Period. We're not playing games. We mean business," Lightfoot said.
"We will be towing cars. We will arrest the homeowners. We have given enough warning. If our message is not resonating, we have to take that next level of enforcement to make sure we save lives," said CPD Superintendent David Brown.