Pritzker Offers to Deploy National Guard in Case of CPD Officer Shortages Amid Vaccine Mandate Standoff
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has offered the assistance of the state’s National Guard in the event of possible Chicago police officer shortages after police union leaders urged members to defy the city’s vaccine requirement for employees. City employees face a deadline of Friday to visit a health information portal and give information on whether they’ve received the COVID-19 vaccine....
Lightfoot dismissed statements made by Catanzara that up to 50% of the city’s police officers would not comply with the mandate, leading to potential staffing issues in coming days, adding that a refusal to comply with the mandate and to provide the required information would be seen as an act of “insubordination,” and a refusal of a legal directive.