Mayor Lori Lightfoot's $12.8 Billion Spending Plan For 2021 Easily Clears Budget Committee, Paving Way For Full City Council ApprovalThe vote sets the stage for the full City Council to take a final vote on the mayor’s full budget plan as soon as next week. The 26 votes approving her spending plan on Thursday are the bare minimum needed for full Council approval.
Budget Committee Signs Off On Emergency Spending Powers For Mayor Lori Lightfoot During PandemicThe 23-10 vote by the Budget Committee came only after the mayor’s office agreed to scale back the ordinance, and after Tuesday’s virtual meeting was delayed for an hour so the mayor rally support.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot's 2020 Budget Plan, Including Minimum Wage Hike, Sails Through Budget CommitteeMayor Lori Lightfoot’s budget plan for 2020 cleared its first hurdle on Monday, including her plan to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2021, on a unanimous vote by the City Council Budget Committee.
Police Supt. Eddie Johnson Says He's 'Toying With' Retirement, But Won't Confirm He Will Step Down SoonCalling himself “a Chicago guy through and through,” Johnson said he’s been proud to serve as a police officer on the same streets where he grew up.
Committee Backs Mayor's Budget Plan After Tweak To Garbage Collection FeeMayor Rahm Emanuel’s $7.8 billion budget passed its first major test on Monday, as the City Council’s Budget Committee endorsed the spending plan after the mayor made a slight change to satisfy aldermen who fear his proposed garbage collection fee would be used to pay for other things.
Roach Scurries Around City Council Chamber As Pest Control Boss TestifiesA top Emanuel administration official was embarrassed Thursday when a rather large bug showed up while he was testifying at a Budget Committee hearing.
Chicago Aldermen Hold First Hearing On $8.3 Budget PlanThe City Council's Budget Committee held its first hearing Tuesday on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's $8.3 billion budget plan for next year.
Key Alderman Plans To Join Businessman's Protest Of Lack Of Black Construction JobsThe head of a powerful City Council committee was speaking out Tuesday, in support of Soft Sheen Products founder Edward Gardner, who has led a pair of protests over minority hiring for construction work.
Inspector General For City Council Says He Needs More MoneyThe Chicago City Council appointed its first internal watchdog just seven months ago, and he says he's busy, but he's out of money.
Mayor Emanuel's Budget Plan AdvancesMayor Rahm Emanuel's 2012 budget has cleared a significant hurdle on its way to an expected full City Council approval next week.