Proposal To Allow Sports Betting In Chicago Stalls, Despite Mayor Lightfoot's Support, Amid Aldermen's Worries About Impact On Future Casino"I really think we’re moving entirely too fast, and the upside is very minimal,” Ald. Greg Mitchell (7th) said after aldermen were told allowing sportsbooks in Chicago would create only about $500,000 in annual tax revenue for the city.
Alderman Moves To Give City Council Authority Over Any Decisions To Remove Public MonumentsAld. Brendan Reilly (42nd) says decisions on whether to remove public monuments in Chicago should not be left solely in the hands of an appointed city official.
City Council Votes To Ban Sale Of Flavored Vaping Products In ChicagoThe measure, approved by a 46-4 vote on Wednesday, would ban the sale of all flavored vaping products in Chicago stores, except those that taste or smell like tobacco.
Plan To Replaced Abandoned Spire Site With Two Apartment Buildings Advances In Zoning CommitteeDevelopers will soon be able to move forward with a $1 billion project to build two high-rise apartment towers on the site of the never-built Chicago Spire in Streeterville.
City Council Approves Plan For Tribune Tower East, 102-Story Skyscraper That Would Be Chicago's 2nd Tallest BuildingThe building would include a 200-room hotel, 564 condos and apartments, a 687-stall parking garage, and 14 loading docks on Lower Michigan Avenue and Lower Illinois Street.
Aldermen Advance Ban On Horse-Drawn Carriages, After Years Of Wrangling With Industry They Say 'Refuses To Comply With The Law'The License Committee on Wednesday voted to approve an ordinance to phase out all 10 of the city's existing horse-drawn carriage licenses by Jan. 1, 2021.
Alderman Rips Developers Seeking Tax Break For Not Having Numbers On Minority Participation On Building Rehab; 'Stop Playing Games'Several aldermen threatened to block a $20 million property tax break for a project to convert a historic downtown office building into a new hotel, when the developers could not answer questions about minority participation in the $137 million project.
City Council Public Safety Committee Backs Huge Fines, Jail Time For Impersonating Rideshare DriversChicago Police Lt. John Cannon said criminals have been exploiting the rise of services like Uber and Lyft in order to prey on unwitting victims.
City Council Committee Approves Ordinance To Delay Chicago Recreational Marijuana Sales Until JulyA City Council committee on Tuesday approved an ordinance that would delay recreational marijuana sales in Chicago until July.
Aldermen Fend Off Effort To Kill Mayor Lori Lightfoot's $40 Million Rideshare Tax, Approve 2020 Revenue Package“We have seen actually four different proposals from Uber, all of which have been extremely questionable,” Business Affairs and Consumer Protection Commissioner Rosa Escareno said.
Trump Jr. Visits City Hall To Discuss Unused Space At Trump TowerAld. Brendan Reilly (42nd) said he and Donald Trump Jr. discussed possible tenants for 65,000 square feet of vacant space in Trump Tower.
Aldermen Approve $5.5 Million Tax Subsidy For Presence HealthAldermen voted 31-18 to approve $5.5 million in tax increment financing to help Presence Health open or redevelop facilities in Belmont-Cragin, Avondale, Calumet Heights, and West Town.
River East: City Hall Concerned About Use Of Metal Panels On BuildingCity Hall is sending engineers to examine River East’s flammable panels. CBS 2's Jim Williams gets reaction from elected officials.
City Council OK's Controls On Valet Parking Lots, AppsNew measures would further crack down on valet parking lots and make sure parking lot services like Spot Hero are paying city taxes.
Downtown Alderman Ready To Work With Macy’s On Flagship Store