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.
Chicago City Council Could Resume In-Person Meetings As Soon As AprilAfter holding meetings exclusively by video conference for the past 11 months, the City Council could resume in-person meetings as early as April, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said at Wednesday's meeting.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Caught Uttering Profanity Into Hot Microphone During City Council MeetingLightfoot apparently didn’t realize her microphone wasn’t muted when she uttered “you got to be f*****g kidding me,” during the meeting.
Aldermen Burke, Lopez Delay City Council Vote On Mayor Lightfoot's Plan For $377 Million In Federal COVID-19 Relief FundsLightfoot said the $377 million in federal grants include $179 million for the Chicago Department of Public Health’s response to the pandemic, and $79.8 million for the Department of Housing for rental assistance programs.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot, City Council Pay Tribute To Late Former CTU President Karen Lewis; 'She Was A Fighter For The Many'“To call her a firecracker wouldn’t be enough to say. She was more of a stick of dynamite. So she was a hugely, unbelievably a true labor leader,” said Ald. Nicholas Sposato (38th).
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Signs 'Welcoming City' Ordinance, Prohibiting CPD From Cooperating With ICE“A truly welcoming city means that we have to walk the walk and protect everyone’s due process rights,” Lightfoot said before signing the update to the Welcoming City ordinance.
Finance Committee Backs $575,000 In Settlements For Two Lawsuits Accusing Police Of MisconductFollowing an unusually lengthy discussion, a key City Council committee on Monday signed off on paying a $175,000 settlement to a West Side family who were victims of police officers raiding the wrong apartment four years ago.
Chicago Aldermen Back 100-Year Deal To Supply Lake Michigan Drinking Water To JolietIn late January, the Joliet City Council approved a plan to build a 31-mile pipeline connecting to Chicago's drinking water supply from Lake Michigan, as well as upgrades to the Southwest Pumping Station next to Durkin Park in the Scottsdale neighborhood.
Aldermen, Mayor Clash Over Proposals For Civilian Oversight Of CPD, After Vote Delayed Until MarchThe City Council Public Safety had been scheduled to meet Friday to vote on two separate ordinances to create a civilian oversight agency, but the vote has been pushed back until March.
Aldermen To Consider Settlements In CPD Wrong Raid From 2017, Fatal Police Shooting In 2015The first case involves an incident on March 23, 2017, when police broke through Ashanti Franklin’s apartment door at 6 a.m., guns drawn, looking for someone who didn't live there.
Ald. Gilbert Villegas Steps Down As Mayor Lori Lightfoot's City Council Floor LeaderVillegas has been Lightfoot’s floor leader since she took office in May 2019, helping her wrangle votes for her agenda on the City Council, including two contentious budget votes.
Joliet Chooses Chicago Over Hammond To Supply Drinking Water From Lake MichiganJoliet's existing water source is expected to dry up by 2030.
City Council Black Caucus Seeks Series Of CPD Reforms In Response To Wrong Raid Of Anjanette Young's HomeThe proposals from the Black Caucus would not make any changes to CPD or city policy, but would give aldermen another opportunity to publicly discuss what specific reforms the city should seek in order to stop incidents of wrong raids.
Emmett Till House In Woodlawn Designated Chicago City LandmarkThe Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley House, at 6247 S. St. Lawrence Ave., will be protected from demolition or significant alterations as an official city landmark.
City Council Expands Protections For Immigrants, Blocks CPD From Cooperating With ICEAldermen voted 41-8 to approve a plan to eliminate exemptions in the Welcoming City Ordinance that had allowed police to cooperate with federal immigration authorities in certain limited circumstances.