Burnout And Low Turnout Of Applicants Leaving CPD With Officer Shortage; 'People Don't Want To Be The Police'CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov talked with one ex-officer about the decision to leave CPD for a smaller police department.
City Council Approves Plan To Ease Zoning Rules For Marijuana Businesses, Open Up Sales In Most Of DowntownThe changes in the ordinance are aimed at making it easier for firms owned by minorities to get in on the legal marijuana business in Illinois
Lightfoot, City Council Turn Aside Ald. Anthony Beale's Bid To Repeal Lower Threshold For Speed Camera Tickets“This has nothing to do with safety. This has everything to do with revenue, revenue, and revenue," Ald. Anthony Beale said of the city's lowering the threshold for speed camera tickets from 10 mph to 6 mph.
Aldermen Stall Plan To Ease Zoning Rules For Marijuana Businesses, Open Up Sales In Most Of DowntownAld. Anthony Beale (9th) and Ald. Raymond Lopez (15th) used a parliamentary maneuver to delay the vote until the next City Council meeting, which Lightfoot then scheduled for Monday.
Ald. Anthony Beale Calls For City Council To Return Threshold For Speed Camera Tickets To 10 MPHBeale has introduced a proposal to end the ticketing of drivers going 6 mph to 9 mph over the limit, and to resume ticketing only drivers exceeding the speed limit by 10 mph or more.
Pullman Community Center Giving Out 1,000 Vaccines To South Side Residents1,000 people signed up to get the Pfizer vaccine on Tuesday at the Pullman Community Center. The need is so great, all available slots already have been filled.
Chicago Speed Cameras To Start Issuing $35 Tickets To Drivers Going 6 MPH Over The Limit On MondayThe grace period is over for Chicago drivers. Starting on Monday, if one of the city’s speed cameras catches you going 6 mph to 9 mph over the limit, get ready for a $35 ticket.
Proposal For 'COP House' Pilot Program In Roseland Moving Forward After Compromise Between Alderman And Lightfoot AdministrationMayor Lori Lightfoot had earlier pushed back on the project, telling Ald. Anthony Beale she could not support it without more specifics on how much it would cost, who would pay for it, and how it would fit with CPD’s existing community policing strategies.
Amazon Opens New Delivery Center In Pullman, Bringing Adversaries Lightfoot And Beale Together For At Least One DayMayor Lori Lightfoot and Far South Side Ald. Anthony Beale (9th), often at odds on most issues, were all smiles on Wednesday as they celebrated the opening of a new Amazon distribution center in the Pullman neighborhood.
Aldermen's Proposal To Call National Guard To Chicago Deferred To CommitteeA group of aldermen is calling for a special City Council meeting Friday, to address the recent looting that swept parts of Chicago.
Plan For Amazon Distribution Center In Pullman Moves Forward; Ald. Anthony Beale Expects Facility To Be Open By Mid-September“This is a continuation of the renaissance that is going on in the 9th Ward,” Ald. Anthony Beale (9th) said.
Ald. Anthony Beale Plans Rush Job For Amazon Distribution Center In Pullman, But Mayor Lori Lightfoot Says He 'Got A Little Ahead Of Himself'Ald. Anthony Beale (9th) on Monday announced an “agreement in principle” with Amazon for construction of the new distribution center at a former Ryerson Steel site at 104th and Woodlawn.
Despite Criticism Her Spending Plan Is 'Smoke And Mirrors,' Mayor Lori Lightfoot's 2020 Budget Sails Through City CouncilDespite opposition from many progressive aldermen that her spending plan does not include more taxes on the wealthy, the City Council approved the mayor's $11.65 billion budget plan by a 39-11 vote on Tuesday.
Six Aldermen Pledged In 2015 To Work To Abolish Red Light Cameras, So What Have They Done? 'We Did All We Could'An activist got hundreds of candidates to sign a pledge four years ago to fight the city’s red light cameras if elected. Six of those candidates are now aldermen, so what have they done to keep their promise?
Aldermen Upset At Lack Of Contact From CPS As June 1 Closing NearsAn ordinance to send surplus TIF money to CPS whenever the district is in financial distress remained bottled up in committee.