Judge Pauses Chicago Vaccine Mandate

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot got some bad news. A judge has officially sided with Chicago’s Fraternal Order of Police and issued a temporary restraining order against the city’s vaccine mandate.

Fox News reports:

Cook County Judge Raymond Mitchell issued a written decision Monday that the city can still place police officers on no-pay status for not abiding by the city’s directive to report their vaccination status by Oct. 15. The order, however, blocks the city from firing members of the FOP for not meeting a Dec. 31 deadline of vaccination until the FOP’s arguments are heard by an arbitrator.

“The City’s counsel suggested at oral argument that it might be possible to arbitrate the grievances before December 31, 2021, but that is a matter for the parties to resolve among themselves,” Mitchell wrote in the order. “So, the only remedy left to protect the unions’ right to meaningful arbitration is to stay in compliance with the December 31 vaccination requirement until such time as the arbitration is complete.”

The FOP had motioned for a restraining order to force arbitration on the matter last week.

“We’re simply asking this judge to force the city to stop their policy, put officers back to work, and force the city to go back to the bargaining table and arbitration,” FOP President John Catanzara Jr. said at the time.

There is a catch to the good news, the halt on the vaccine order only applies to members of the union, not all city workers.



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Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
8 months ago

I smell an arranged delay to save face.

Bill
7 months ago
Reply to  Gene Ralno

OMGs, I hope not, but nothing surprises me in this socialist culture. I often wonder, if these nut case politicians want socialism, why the hell don’t they go to China, Iran, Russia, somewhere other than here.

Micala
Micala
7 months ago
Reply to  Bill

The reason we in America are experiencing the “ridiculous and insane” actions from the present democrat federal govt is that the majority of Dems are JUST NOT INTELLIGENT, but ignorant of life going on around them! They truly think they are the only ones that are able to make decisions. Obviously they are not!

The reason most democrat governments fail and leave huge messes for Republicans to clean up and create order again is the unintelligent administrations of the democrats! This is because no dem is a Visionary — they cannot see HOW the actions they take today will affect the Country down the road, i.e. opening our borders to everyone without creating housing to hold the multi thousands of children crossing without parents and separating them from the adult illegals!
Then there is the fatalistic withdrawal of our Military from Afghanistan (the only thing giving that country stability by controlling the terrorist regime from hurting the Afghanis populace)! Now there are still Americans and Afghanis Support personnel STILL TRAPPED IN AFGHANISTAN THAT THE TALIBAN IS HUNTING DOWN, going door to door!

DEMONRATS (better descriptive name) have no idea of what they are doing! Their actions are NOT THOUGHT OUT but are made desperately because they just don’t have the SMARTS! THEY are very Juvenile and emotional small children in grown up clothing — and VERY VERY DANGEROUS TO ALL AMERICAN PEOPLE!

HOPEFULLY the Demonrat support base will finally “SEE” who the deluded Dems really are — self worshipping egocentric BULLIES of the World that NEVER CARE ABOUT ANYONE ELSE BUT THEMSELVES! They talk like they care, but they are blowing smoke to cover their real agenda — pushing their unresearched actions on our Nation that “benefits” them first and foremost! It has never been about helping America or Americans flourish but always about what the Dems can get out of it! Sad but true.

ourzoo10
ourzoo10
7 months ago
Reply to  Bill

I agree with that..have often wondered myself!!

P W
P W
7 months ago

So all the cops that have already decided to retire and get their pension going are costing the city of Chicago even more by having to hire new cops before they would have had to normally, train them and have the less qualified newer cops on the beat, and no one knows the cost numerically of that. So the people saying the cops are too aggressive in their policing will now have lesser skilled workers out there in the tinder box of Chicago and other cities for that matter in the same position, probably now having more policing incidents because of the lesser experienced police force. But maybe that is the unrest the liberals controlling those cities want.

tzwksq
tzwksq
7 months ago

If I say this fast backwards, will she disappear? BEETLE JUICE… BEETLE JUICE… BEETLE JUICE… LOL

maxibaby
maxibaby
7 months ago
Reply to  tzwksq

NO unfortunately, I have tried it many times! The people of Chicago are going to have to grow and spine, then use it to stand and vote that communist out of office! Their lives will become so much better and safer as well! Chicago can become a bustling, economy driven and successful city that people will want to come and visit!

Orangered
Orangered
7 months ago

I have noticed that since the DemonRATS are in control just how vindictive they really are. I also feel that they know that their control is coming to an end so they are trying to push every button to destroy mankind. Thank God some of the Courts are waking up to their stupidity

maxibaby
maxibaby
7 months ago
Reply to  Orangered

They are communists, literally, in order to “control” the people they must impose their will in a way that it strikes fear and complicity in their little people/worker bees! I am just so happy even the Dems have awoken to the nation destroying administration voted in to replace DJT because they didn’t like his personality, his love for America and her people and the C-o-n-s-t-i-t-u-t-i-o-n! And, they really hate it that DJT had the most successful administration in the history of America! He whipped their butts on jobs and the economy!
Yes, you are correct, they see their plans and dreams burning down around them so they are also angry, furious even! I can hardly believe it when I find that liberal judges are beginning to make fair, impartial and good rulings. They have a way to go but, it is so encouraging!

Joe
Joe
7 months ago

Chicago needs to remove this totally incompetent,racist,mayor, who obviously has no clue how to run the city, and deal with law enforcement, and reduce the crime, that has overrun the city since she was elected. All she has is stupid excuses, and it’s everyone else’s fault like all incompetent,dumbocraps do.

MBtB
MBtB
7 months ago

It is NOT a vaccine and it is only for emergency use and experimental. There has not been a study done and that takes about 7 years. There are treatments that are safe and this is all a lie even though people have died but not anywhere near the stats reported. BTW, why are they wearing masks still and all illegals are exempt as ell as the White House and more. Want to destroy us and this country.

Bill
7 months ago

Hot Damn, I love it.

Richard Sanders
Richard Sanders
7 months ago

EEEHHHAAAAWWW; YEP, LIGHTFOOT and her accomplices need to be put on “The Back Row”. They are the Leftist Destroyers of a FREE AMERICA. And what better sewer to start cleaning than Chicago.

Micala
Micala
7 months ago

It’s time these idiotic vaccine mandates are TRASHED! For the love of God, give people their right to use COMMON SENSE about Covid (or any other flu strain)!

AND STOP 🛑 PROMOTING THOSE PROVEN TO BE LIFE THREATENING JABS!
Too many people all over the world have
D I E D — yes read that word again because many “stupid Americans” ARE IN DENIAL OF WHAT HAS BEEN HAPPENING TO OTHER PEOPLE — and CAN HAPPEN TO THEM OR THEIR LOVED ONES!

The very same DEADLY VACCINES THAT JOE BUTTFACE IS PUSHING ON AMERICANS ARE “KILLING” AMERICANS, especially young adult males! My question for those not so bright people is:

Why would you “CHANCE” taking those vaccines (or force a loved one to get the jab)
If YOU KNEW THEY ARE POISONOUS AND CAN “KILL” YOU? Do you understand you are PLAYING RUSSIAN ROULETTE WITH YOUR LIVES??

NOW Pfizer has a vaccine (same vaccine that has KILLED THOUSANDS) that is just a smaller dose for young children from age 5 on up!!!!!!! SAME INGREDIENTS THAT HAVE “KILLED” thousands of people around the World, and now the POWER HUNGRY KABAL (ELITISTS) want to kill your innocent children! WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE! WAKE UP DRONES!

STOP THIS CRAZINESS! NO ONE HAS TO OBEY A “MANDATE”!! A Mandate is NOT A CONSTITUTIONAL LAW! YOU WILL NOT BE BREAKING THE LAW IF YOU REFUSE TO OBEY THE MANDATE! No one can arrest you — IT IS NOT A LAW!!!!

The Fake president — that DISRESPECTFULLY farts in front of other Country’s Leaders — is STEPPING OVER THE LINE BY DEMANDING HIS CLUELESS MANDATES! Joe BUTTFACE is NOT OUR AMERICAN LEADER — he is 100% Sham!

You do NOT HAVE TO OBEY AN IDIOT, so why would you obey Joe blow?

cris
cris
7 months ago
Reply to  Micala

YOU ARE SO RIGHT ON

kbhret
kbhret
7 months ago

In a way…. I WANT democrats to continue wreaking havoc unabated.
If we slow them down now…. American voters will forget next year when they vote all of the damage these morons have done.
And, sadly, for millions and millions of Americans…. it won’t matter because they will still vote for these goofs.

cris
cris
7 months ago
Reply to  kbhret

THEY WILL VOTE WITH THEIR PURSE……….WHICH SHOULD BE JUST ABOUT EMPTY AROUND ELECTION TIME…………THEY WILL REMEMBER JUST HOW GREAT DJT WAS!!

r m
r m
7 months ago

Kudos to the judge. I would care less if the n*gg*r mayor of Chicago was term limited by a good heart attack or stroke, got taken out in Chicago violence, or got run over by a drunk driver…

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