Friday, May 22, 2020 4:36 PM EST
By KATHLEEN FOODY, AP
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago officials say the nation's third-largest city cannot begin to loosen restrictions designed to limit the spread of the coronavirus before early June. Chicago, like the rest of Illinois, has been under a stay-at-home order since March 21. Gov. J.B. Pritzker has said all parts of the state are on track for restrictions to begin loosening on May 29. But Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Friday that the city is not yet hitting the metrics in her plan for gradually loosening restrictions. Lightfoot says she is hopeful that can happen by early June.