Ald. Ray Lopez explains why he wants to repeal Chicago’s vaccine mandate: ‘Right now, our officers need our support as they struggle to hold this city from tearing itself apart’

Anna Davlantes

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – OCTOBER 19: Chicago police officers patrol downtown as the city celebrates the Chicago Sky’s WNBA title on October 19, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. The city has started to place police officers on unpaid leave for refusing to comply with the city’s requirements that they report their COVID-19 vaccination status. Only about 65 percent of the city’s police have complied with the order. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

15th Ward Ald. Ray Lopez joins Anna to talk about the ongoing rift between Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the FOP regarding vaccine mandates. 15 alderman (including Ald. Lopez) have signed an ordinance to repeal the vaccine mandate and require City Council approval on future mandates that could result in a no-pay status for workers.

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Anna Davlantes is a Chicago native, a seven-time Emmy Award-winning journalist who has broken major stories, passionately told small stories and exposed corruption that has prompted major investigations and reform. (Click for more.)