- The Chicago City Council Latino Caucus elected Ald. Gilbert Villegas (36) chair of its 2021-23 Executive Committee in a unanimous vote, replacing Ald. Roberto Maldonado (26). Ald. Silvana Tabares (23) will be vice chair, Ald. Andre Vasquez (40) will be treasurer and Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35) will be secretary. Additionally, Ald. Michael Rodriguez (22) will serve as the next chair of the Chicago City Council Latino Caucus Foundation. In a statement, Villegas thanked Maldonado for his leadership and said the caucus would continue “developing avenues to empower the Latino community throughout Chicago.” Villegas also chaired the Latino Caucus between 2017 and 2019.
- The Chicago Park District will reopen 22 beaches on Friday, city officials announced Wednesday. "As the weather warms up and our city begins to safely return to a sense of normalcy, reopening our beloved lakefront beaches is the perfect way to turn the page on spring and get back to our favorite outdoor activities," Mayor Lori Lightfoot wrote in a statement. The beaches have been closed since September 2019.
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