Aldermen Take Up Debate On Removing CPD Officers From Chicago Public SchoolsA lengthy debate on the value of police officers in schools came as an ordinance to remove them has been at least temporarily bottled up in committee.
Bid To Force CPD Officers Out Of Chicago Public Schools Sent To City Council's Legislative PurgatoryMayor Lori Lightfoot has opposed entirely removing police officers from public schools, arguing it should be up to elected Local School Councils to decide if police should be stationed at individual schools.
Aldermen To Introduce Ordinance To Force Removal Of Police Officers From Chicago Public SchoolsThe "Police Free Schools Ordinance" would require CPD to terminate its $33 million contract to provide police officers as security at CPS buildings within 75 days.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Blasts 'Preening' Opponents Who Delayed City Council Vote On Emergency COVID-19 Spending Powers; 'The Ploy Of These Grandstanders Changes Nothing'The City Council will now reconvene Friday afternoon for a final vote on an ordinance giving the mayor's budget team greater spending authority during the pandemic.
Chicago Alderman Uses Old Fashioned Way To Get Information Out On COVID-19"What the newsletter said was call me office. We're here to help. To let you know where the nearest food pantry can be found and let you know how to apply for unemployment."
City Council Approves 6-Month Moratorium On Demolition Permits Near The 606 TrailMayor Lori Lightfoot is supporting the 6-month demolition moratorium, after originally opposing a longer version of the ordinance.
Aldermen Cut Back On Plan For Development Moratorium Near 606 Trail, Seek To Halt Demolitions For 6 MonthsThe aldermen want to halt the trend of people buying existing affordable multi-family homes and replacing them with luxury housing, pushing out working class and middle class families.
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.
Recent Rain Storms Turn New 'Waterfall' Canopy At Belmont Station Into Leaking WaterfallThe recent rain storms have exposed leaks in a brand new, multi-million dollar CTA stop, and it's not the only new structure with problems.
Candidates Scramble To Get On The Ballot To Replace Gutierrez"Chuy" Garcia has Luis Gutierrez's endorsement, but he's not the only candidate expected to circulate petitions for the congressman's seat.
Rep. Litesa Wallace Named New Running Mate With Daniel BissState Sen. Daniel Biss selected Chicago Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa as his running mate for governor before giving him the boot.
Aldermen Want To Reinstate "Head Tax," Use TIF Surplus To Bail Out CPSSeveral aldermen, activists, and others have pushed their own plan to bail out the cash-strapped Chicago Public Schools.
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.
Activists, Aldermen Want Property Tax Rebate For RentersSome aldermen and activists on Monday called on Mayor Rahm Emanuel to include rental properties in plans for a property tax rebate that would offer some relief from the massive tax hike approved last year.
Alderman Slams Rauner For Calling For Halt In Syrian Refugees To IllinoisA Northwest Side alderman has accused Gov. Bruce Rauner of “fear-mongering,” after the governor proclaimed Illinois will temporarily stop accepting Syrian refugees in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks.