Wowsa! Chicago Mayor Bans even Exercise!

Feb 2020
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is warning residents not to go on long runs or bike rides in the city’s latest effort to crack down over the spread of coronavirus, even cautioning that residents could be arrested should they break the rules.

Lightfoot, during remarks Wednesday, reportedly urged residents to “stay at home” and “only go out for essentials” —rules put in place by Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker last week.

But Lightfoot took the order a step further.

“Be smart,” Lightfoot said Wednesday, as WBBM reported. “Not only will our police be deployed to shut them down if you are not abiding by these orders, we will be forced to shut down the parks and lakefront.”

Lightfoot went on to announce that spending long periods of time outside or in playgrounds is not allowed.

“You cannot go on long bike rides. Playgrounds are shut down,” she said. “You must abide by the order. Outside is for a brief respite, not for 5Ks.”

She added: “I can’t emphasize enough that we abide [by] the rules.”

The parks in Chicago are still open, according to the city, but officials warned residents to keep their distance from others.

"This is an order that’s enforceable by law," she reportedly said. "We’re going to give you an admonition. And if you don’t turn right away and head home then you’re going to get a citation. And if worse, yeah, we will take you into custody."


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Feb 2020
dfw, texas
wait till somebody reads this to assclown trump!! he will send a mean girl tweet so fast to her it will make her head spin. I am sure since her name is Lori Lightfoot he will call her Pocahontas, Jr. or something equally as stupid and biased.

damn, that's bound to affect at least a 100 people who wanted to take long bike rides!! no wonder fox decided to act like it was a big deal. otherwise, all they could talk about is trump telling fox's leading trump ass-kisser Hannity that federal aid goes to states who kiss his ass the most-

However, the state has struggled to get essential supplies including protective gear for hospital workers, and Whitmer is calling on Trump to issue a major disaster declaration for the state and the emergency support that comes with it.

Trump did not indicate if that declaration would be forthcoming. However, he said this week that federal aid will only flow to states that “treat us well.”

It’s a two-way street,” he said on Fox News on Tuesday.
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