Mayor Lori Lightfoot Scolds Aldermen Over 'Offensive Nature' Of Debate On Study Of Possible Contract Set-Asides For LGBTQ Businesses“It’s not the questions that are the problem, it is the content of the questions, and the offensive nature of the tone and the questions and the ‘concerns,’ – in quotes – that were expressed,” she said.
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 Seek To Ban Styrofoam Containers, Single-Use Plastic Utensils At Chicago RestaurantsStarting in 2021, food establishments would not be allowed to sell or serve food in polystyrene or styrofoam containers.
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.
Chicago Board Of Election Commissioners To Buy New Touchscreen Voting Machines For $19 MillionBoard spokesman Jim Allen said the city and county haven't purchased new voting machines since getting rid of the old punchcard equipment in 2005.
Aldermen Reject Settlement With Witness To Laquan McDonald Shooting Who Said Officers Pressured Her To Change Story; 3 Other Misconduct Settlements ApprovedAlma Benitez says detectives accused her of lying about what she saw, and tried to convince her to change her account of the shooting of Laquan McDonald.
City Council Finance Committee To Weigh More Than $1 Million In Settlements For Police Misconduct LawsuitsThe largest settlement on the agenda for Monday’s meeting is a $500,000 payment to Andy Jardinas, who accused a police officer of shoving him to the ground while handcuffed, in a police lockup in 2016, causing a major head injury.
Police Aim To Stop Reckless Motorcycle Groups Before They Start Dangerous Stunt Rides; 'They Want You To Chase Them'“These individuals, the worst bad actors, they’re not stopping. In fact, they want you to chase them,” Chicago Police Cmdr. Sean Loughran said.
Bid To Allow Marijuana Use At Tobacco Shops Stalls In City Council Committee, But Vote Could Come Next WeekMayor Lori Lightfoot's plan to allow for on-site consumption of marijuana at licensed cigar bars, hookah lounges, and other tobacco shops hit a speed bump on Wednesday, as the City Council License Committee delayed a vote on the plan until at least early next week.
City Council Panel OKs Plan To Allow Hard Liquor Sales At Gallagher Way, Wrigley Field's Outdoor PlazaThe Cubs still won't be able to open Gallagher Way to people who don't have a ticket on the days of games or concerts.
Food Trucks Would Be Able To Stay In One Spot For Four Hours Under Plan Backed By License CommitteeFood truck owners have said the current two-hour time limit often leaves them without enough time to make a profit, given how long it takes to set up and break down.
Has City Council Black Caucus Been Divided After Splitting Over Marijuana Sales Delay?Angry words sharply divided the City Council Black Caucus as its members split this week over a proposal to delay sales of recreational marijuana.
Mayor Proposes Allowing Pot Use At Tobacco Shops, Cigar Bars, And Hookah LoungesCigar bars, hookah lounges, and other tobacco shops would be authorized to allow customers to smoke weed sometime next year, under a proposed ordinance Mayor Lori Lightfoot has introduced to the City Council.
City Council Rejects Black Caucus Bid To Delay Recreational Marijuana Sales By 6 MonthsFollowing a heated debate at City Hall, and multiple parliamentary votes on City Council procedures, aldermen on Wednesday voted down a bid by the Black Caucus to delay recreational marijuana sales in Chicago by six months.
City Council Approves Ban On Aldermen Lobbying Other Elected OfficialsWithout debate, aldermen approved an ordinance that would prohibit all city elected officials and employees from being paid by a private client to lobby any government body in Illinois, at either the state, county, or municipal level.