CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Mayor Lightfoot released Thursday the advisory report aimed at guiding the city’s recovery from COVID-19 moving forward.
The report was compiled by the COVID-19 Recovery Task Force, which was established in April and was co-chaired by Mayor Lightfoot and former White House Chief of Staff Samuel Skinner and involved a group of more than 200 industry experts, regional government leaders, community-based partners, and policymakers.
Read the full advisory report below:
Over the past 10 weeks, the Task Force members assembled a change study and an advisory report to provide critical insights to help Mayor Lightfoot as her administration works to "balance a robust health response with a strategic economic and social response that addresses the unique challenges presented by COVID-19 – many of which underscore the challenges the city faces in the form of structural inequities," the city said in a release.
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“Thanks to the efforts of many people within many units of local and state government, non-for-profit organizations, organized labor and small and large business organizations we have an outstanding plan of action for the recovery and growth of Chicago and the greater Chicagoland region,” said Samuel Skinner. “It is now time for all of us to work together to implement this plan of action with upmost speed. Chicago, the city of big shoulders, has successfully faced great challenges before, and we will do so again.”
The Task Force, which was comprised of five working groups, also developed policy recommendations and specific plans for the Lightfoot administration. In recognition of the fact that Chicago’s economy is interconnected with that of the region, as well as the state, these subgroups also included participants representing the Chicagoland regional economy.
The working group co-chairs are below, and a list of all Task Force members can be found here.