Indicted Ald. Carrie Austin Resigns As Committee Chair, At Request Of Mayor Lori LightfootMayor Lori Lightfoot had said it would be "virtually impossible" for Austin or any other indicted alderman to do their job "when they have the sword of Damocles hanging over their head."
Ald. Carrie Austin And Chief Of Staff Plead Not Guilty To Federal Bribery ChargesAustin, the second-longest serving member of the City Council, is now the third sitting alderperson to face federal charges.
Largest Chicago Firehouse Opens In West Pullman; 'A Beacon Of Light For This Community'"This firehouse is beautiful, state of the art, and what the community from the Far South Side has needed for more than a couple of decades, and more importantly what it deserves," said Fire Commissioner Richard Ford II.
Hours After Morning Insiders Expose Heaps Of Trash And Debris In South Side Alley, City Crews Clean Up Huge Mess“It feels real good to say I don’t live in a trash dump anymore,” Charity Parker said.
Ald. Carrie Austin (34th) Announces She Has COVID-19Austin missed City Council meetings in May and June, and was absent last week for a meeting of the Committee on Contracting Oversight and Equity, which she chairs.
'Please Stop The Nonsense'; Tempers Flare Over Normally Routine City Council Matter Of Setting Next Meeting Date"People were watching all over the world, and I think they saw democracy in action, but I think they also saw some things that are regrettable,” Mayor Lightfoot said after the 3-hour meeting.
Ald. Carrie Austin Withdraws From Race For Democratic Committeeperson In 34th WardAustin needed 925 signatures on her nominating petitions to run for Democratic committeeman of the 34th Ward, but a challenge left her with only 516 valid signatures.
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.
How Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown Describes A Few Notable Political FiguresIn his one-one-one interview with Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown on Wednesday, CBS 2’s Brad Edwards asked Brown to offer a word or short phrase she would use to describe 11 major political figures – most, but not all of them local.
Raid Of Ald. Carrie Austin's Office Signals Federal Prosecutors' City Council Probe Far From OverAld. Carrie Austin (34th) has been scarce since the raid by FBI agents on her ward office. She even canceled a town hall meeting set for Thursday night in her ward.
Ald. Carrie Austin Speaks Only To CBS 2 A Day After Her Office Was Raided By Federal Agents: 'I Really Have Done Nothing Wrong'"I really have done nothing wrong," Austin told CBS 2's Dana Kozlov. "I'm going to try to get back to what people elected me for."
Agents Raid Alderman Carrie Austin's Ward Office; Third High-Profile City Pol Under Federal MicroscopeFBI agents executed a search warrant at Ald. Carrie Austin's 34th Ward office near 111th and Normal on Wednesday morning.
Aldermen Expands City's Sexual Harassment RulesThe City Council approved a plan to extend rules prohibiting sexual harassment to aldermen and other elected city officials.
Ald. Cochran Collapses At Budget Hearing, Colleague Performs CPRAld. Willie Cochran (20th) collapsed during city budget hearings, prompting colleagues to rush to his side and call for paramedics.
Alderman Blasts Lightfoot For Criticism Of Police Reform HearingsOne of the Chicago aldermen leading public hearings on efforts to overhaul the Police Department lashed out Thursday at critics who have called their hearings a “sham.”