City Council Approves Mayor Lori Lightfoot's Plan For $377 Million In Federal COVID-19 Relief FundsAldermen voted 37-10 in favor of an ordinance authorizing a package of new federal grants to go toward the public health response to the pandemic, rental assistance, and other programs.
Burnham Residents Furious After CARES Act Money Was Used For Water Bill Credits, But Only For Those With MetersCook County received a sizeable chunk of change and has doled out nearly $50 million to suburban governments in recent months. But residents in one town say they're not getting a straight answer about how the village spent its CARES cash.
Lightfoot Shrugs Off 'Dumb' Criticism Of City's Spending $281.5 Million In Federal Coronavirus Relief Funds On CPD Costs“Criticism comes with the job of mayor, but this one’s just dumb,” the mayor said Friday morning.
Aldermen, Activists Criticize Mayor Lightfoot For Spending More Than $280 Million In Pandemic Relief Funds On CPDThe group criticized the mayor for spending hundreds of millions on police payroll costs, while ignoring programs to help people struggling during the pandemic.
Man Charged With Conspiring With Postal Worker Brother To Sell Federal Stimulus Checks That Were Stolen From MailA man was indicted on federal charges this week on charges that that he conspired with his U.S. Postal worker brother to sell government stimulus checks that were stolen from the mail.
Theater Operators Hope Hospitality Grants Are 'Enough' To Reopen Next Year: 'This Has Been A Very Long 10 Months'“It’s going to allow us to get caught up."
COVID-19 Financial Assistance Available In Cook County"We will continue to work diligently to do everything we can to keep businesses operational. And resources residents need to stay in their homes. That's a promise."
Preckwinkle To Cook County Suburbs: Get Your Share Of CARES Act MoneyMoney can be used for direct pandemic needs including personal protective equipment (PPE) and payroll costs for first responders.
What Might A Second Stimulus Payment Look Like For You?A second stimulus payment grows more likely by the day, with coronavirus surging and the fate of the economy hanging in the balance.
Aldermen Approve Mayor Lori Lightfoot's Plan For Spending $1.13 Billion In COVID-19 Stimulus FundsA group of aldermen this week sent Lightfoot a letter demanding a promise not to spend any of those funds on policing, but the mayor's office has made no such promises.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Announces $5 Million Fund To Provide Cash Assistance To Chicagoans Excluded From Stimulus Checks“We know $1,000 may not go a long way, but it certainly will help in these troubling times, so that families can stay in their home, put food on the table, and pay utility bills," said Raul Raymudo, co-founder and CEO of The Resurrection Project.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Projects $700 Million Budget Deficit This Year Due To COVID-19“That’s a sobering number, and it presents a sobering challenge any way you look at it,” Lightfoot said Tuesday afternoon at City Hall.
U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth Pushes Fix For Parents Of Babies Born This Year To Get Stimulus Funds Quicker"This is something that they are entitled to anyway, just don't make them wait 18 months for it," Duckworth told CNN in an interview Friday.
Illinois To Receive Less CARES Act Funding Per Positive COVID-19 Case Than Neighboring States
Hospitals Take Huge Financial Hits Because Of COVID-19"It has an impact on the viability of the entire community."