Five Southwest Side aldermen are joining forces to push a proposed ordinance designed to make certain that first responders who pass away from COVID-19 will be considered as fallen in the line of duty.
The aldermen are Edward M. Burke (14th), Marty Quinn
|Ald. Edward M. Burke|
“First responders are on the front lines battling an enemy that has already claimed thousands of lives,” Burke said. “As members of the City Council, we have a moral obligation to support the loved ones of these heroes who have fallen in this fight against COVID-19.”
The ordinance, drafted with input from the representatives
|Ald. Marty Quinn|
“First responders put their lives on the line every day, but the COVID-19 pandemic has added even more stress and uncertainty,” Quinn added. “This ordinance will help to honor the fallen and help the families who have lost their loved one.”
“There should be no question that if a first responder falls to
|Ald. Silvana Tabares|
Chicago Police officers who pass away in the line of duty are also entitled to a full honors funeral.
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