- Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced three major personnel moves on Wednesday. Celia Meza, who became the city’s interim corporation counsel after the mayor asked Mark Flessner to resign last December, will move into the role on a permanent basis. Former U.S. Marshall John O’Malley Jr. will become the new deputy mayor for public safety, a role that has been vacant since Susan Lee’s departure last year. And the mayor has tapped Beniamino Capellupo, previously the executive director of of SEIU Illinois Council, as her senior adviser for labor partnerships.
- Chicago officials on Wednesday announced the city’s Protect Chicago Music series, a series of concerts open only to fully vaccinated city residents. The first concert will take place on May 22 in partnership with Hyde Park’s Silver Room, featuring DJ Ron Trent and Duane Powell. In order to attend, Chicagoans will need to have received their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine two weeks before the event date. Attendees will be asked to show their CDC vaccination card and picture identification alongside their tickets in order to be allowed into the event. Tickets will be available beginning May 11 for the vaccinated public and May 8 for those who get vaccinated during a clinic held at Apostolic Faith Church, 3823 S. Indiana Ave.
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