CHICAGO (CBS) — Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan to prevent large group chaos and violence in the Loop, like what was seen last weekend, has hit a snag.
It turns out the mayor cannot just change the curfew by an executive order. So the City Council’s Public Safety Committee will consider the change during a meeting Friday morning.
The mayor wants to expand curfew on Fridays and Saturdays for anyone under 18 – making it illegal for them to be on the streets past 10 p.m. The curfew is usually 11 p.m. on weekends; it is already 10 p.m. from Sunday night through Thursday night.
Civil rights groups have blasted Mayor Lightfoot’s executive order as a “power grab.”
The mayhem in Millennium Park Saturday evening resulted in the murder of 16-year-oldright outside the iconic Cloud Gate sculpture, or The Bean. It later spilled into – fights were seen outside the Chase Tower, at Dearborn and Adams streets, and numerous other sites.
Mayor Lightfoot this week also announced she is– effective this coming Thursday.