CHICAGOLAND: Mayor uses million$ in virus funds to fight racism

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CHICAGO Mayor Lori Lightfoot has declared racism a public health crisis – and will give $10million in Covid money to fight it.

The Democrat said on Thursday: “At almost every single point in our city’s history, racism has taken a devastating toll on the health and wellbeing of our residents of color, especially those who are black…Ladies and gentlemen, it is literally killing us.”

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Lightfoot’s declaration came after a Chicago Department of Public Health report showed a 9.2-year life expectancy gap in the city with black Chicagoans living on average 71.4 years while non-black residents live 80.6 years.

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The city will allocate $9.6 million of Covid money from the CDC to set up “healthy Chicago equity zones.”


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