Gov. JB Pritzker Signs Education Reform Legislation Aimed At Improving Equity For Minority StudentsThe bill makes sweeping changes to the state's education system, from early childhood through higher education.
City Council Black Caucus Seeks Series Of CPD Reforms In Response To Wrong Raid Of Anjanette Young's HomeThe proposals from the Black Caucus would not make any changes to CPD or city policy, but would give aldermen another opportunity to publicly discuss what specific reforms the city should seek in order to stop incidents of wrong raids.
LIVE UPDATES: Aldermen Grill CPD Officials On Search Warrant Policies Amid Fallout From Wrong Raid Of Anjanette Young's HomeSeveral aldermen had invited Lightfoot to personally appear at Tuesday's hearing, but she has said she won't attend, saying "I think the aldermen have it covered."
Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Endorses Michael Madigan For Speaker, Making No Mention Of ComEd Bribery Scandal"We believe our caucus is in a more advantageous position under the leadership of Speaker Madigan to deliver on our priorities," the Legislative Black Caucus said in a statement.
City Council Black Caucus Proposes Postponing Recreational Marijuana For 6 Months Citing Zero Black OwnershipRecreational marijuana in Chicago is hitting some snags. The city's Black Caucus is proposing to delay sales for six months, saying it's not about money but about equity.
Activists Target Aldermen For Payouts After The Van Dyke Verdict"They have not held the police accountable and hundreds of millions of dollars have been paid out in police lawsuits and police misconduct."
Protesters Raise Concerns As City Council Learns Plans For Obama Presidential CenterAs plans for the Barack Obama Presidential Center are being introduced to the Chicago City Council on Wednesday, voices are being raised over the South Side project.
Black Aldermen Demand Voice On Next Police ContractAld. Roderick Sawyer (6th) said he and other African-American aldermen are willing to sit down with new FOP leadership.
Black And Latino Aldermen Back Rahm's Surprise Choice For Top CopHours before Mayor Rahm Emanuel formally announced his selection of Chicago Police Chief of Patrol Eddie Johnson as the new interim superintendent, the leaders of the City Council’s Black and Latino caucuses threw their full support behind the decision.
Black Aldermen Want To Interview Finalists For Next Police SuperintendentA group of black aldermen on Thursday threatened to withhold their votes on Chicago’s next police superintendent if Mayor Rahm Emanuel does not allow the City Council to question all three finalists for the job.
Alderman Wants Every Chicago Police Officer Armed With TaserThe Chicago Police Department would be required purchase a Taser for every one of its 12,500 sworn officers and train them on how to use it by Jan. 1, 2017, under one of several proposals made by African-American aldermen in response to the Laquan McDonald controversy, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.
McCarthy Faces Tough Questions From City Council, Gets Backing From EmanuelMayor Rahm Emanuel said he stands by Police Supt. Garry McCarthy, despite calls from members of the City Council Black Caucus that the superintendent be replaced; but the mayor said he understands the aldermen’s frustrations, and empathizes with them.
Emanuel Picks Up More Black Support, Including From Former Critic On CrimeWith less than a week until the runoff election, Mayor Rahm Emanuel picked up more endorsements from black leaders on Wednesday, including from a state lawmaker who a year ago accused the mayor of failing the city on violent crime.
City Council Approves New Ward MapThe City Council has approved a new map for Chicago’s 50 wards, as required following the 2010 Census.
Special Council Meeting Could End Ward Remap DebateSeveral Chicago communities will be closely watching a special session of the City Council Thursday, as aldermen try to map out new ward boundaries.