July 10, 2020
Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday released the advisory report compiled by the COVID-19 Recovery Task Force, was established in April to advise city government as recovery planning efforts were underway amid COVID-19. The task force developed a set of 17 recommendations and four existing initiatives to advance a targeted set of outcomes for Chicago.
The 100-plus-page report calls for long- and short-term policies to help Chicago in its recovery. However, the Chicago Tribune reported that it’s not clear how the city—which has lost hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue due to cancellations of both conventions and large-scale outdoor events such as Lollapalooza—will pay for the plan.
“It is now time for all of us to work together to implement this plan of action with utmost speed,” said former White House chief of staff Samuel Skinner, who co-chaired the taskforce with Lightfoot.
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