Aldermen Butt Heads Over City Council's Stalled Push To Hire Their Own Legal Adviser, As Bid To Force A Vote Falls ShortChicago aldermen for years have talked about the need to hire their own attorney to advise the City Council, rather than relying on the mayor’s hand-picked Corporation Counsel for legal advice, but a bid to end the logjam hit another roadblock on Wednesday.
Ald. Carrie Austin Thanks City Council, Mayor For Support After Her Collapse At December Meeting“I wanted to thank all of my colleagues for their love and tender care,” Austin said at Wednesday's council meeting.
Anjanette Young Speaks With CBS Mornings Gayle King On The Trauma She Still Experiences Years After Wrongful Raid By CPDThe CBS 2 Investigators first documented the 2019 wrong raid by Chicago Police at the home of Anjanette Young. Young spoke with Gayle King on CBS Mornings about the trauma she still experiences.
Aldermen To Debate Mayor's Controversial Proposal To Sue Gang Members And Seek To Seize Their Assets“This is not an effort to try to take grandma’s house, as a lot of people I think expressed concerns about," Lightfoot said on Thursday.
Aldermen To Vote On $14 Million Settlement In Wrongful Conviction Case In 1989 Murder Of Retired CPD Sergeant's WifeCity attorneys are recommending a $14 million settlement with Kevin Bailey and Corey Batchelor, who spent nearly 45 combined years in prison before they were cleared of the stabbing death of Lula Mae Woods.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Names Head Of New Civilian Board To Oversee Chicago Police DepartmentMayor Lori Lightfoot has named longtime police reform advocate Adam Gross as the first executive director of a newly created civilian board tasked with overseeing the Chicago Police Department.
Ald. Pat Dowell Announces Run To Succeed Bobby Rush In Congress; Drops Out Of Race For Illinois Secretary Of StateDowell, who chairs the City Council Budget Committee, is the first candidate to announce plans to run for Rush's seat since he announced Tuesday he would not seek a 16th term in office.
Ald. Carrie Austin Back At Work After Collapsing, Being Taken To Hospital During City Council MeetingTwo days after she collapsed and was taken to the hospital during a City Council meeting, South Side Ald. Carrie Austin (34th) was back at work on Friday.
City Council Approves $2.9 Million Settlement For Anjanette Young, 'But It Will Never Give Ms. Young Back Her Dignity And Respect'“$2.9 million might seem like a lot, but it will never give Ms. Young back her dignity and respect, and the trust that she’s lost," said Ald. Jeanette Taylor (20th).
Ald. Carrie Austin Slumps Over During Chicago City Council MeetingAustin appeared to be conscious as an ambulance was called to City Hall.
City Council Lifts Ban On Sports Betting, Allows Sportsbooks At Or Near Chicago Stadiums“These are not mini-casinos in any way. They will not have slot machines, card games, roulette wheels, or table games. The sportsbooks will, however, have a large and positive impact on the city," Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts said.
Aldermen Back $2.9 Million Settlement With Anjanette Young, Innocent Social Worker Handcuffed Naked in Botched Chicago Police RaidAldermen on Monday overwhelmingly backed a $2.9 million settlement with Anjanette Young, the innocent social worker who was handcuffed naked during a wrongful police raid nearly three years ago.
City Council Committees Endorse Plan To Lift Ban On Sports Betting In ChicagoThe ordinance would allow sportsbooks to be set up at the city’s five major sports stadiums or at a permanent location within five blocks of those arenas.
Aldermen To Weigh Proposed Settlement In Anjanette Young's Lawsuit Over Botched CPD RaidThe apparent settlement comes moths after settlement talks between Young's attorneys and the city stalled.
Proposal To Allow Sports Betting In Chicago Stalls, Despite Mayor Lightfoot's Support, Amid Aldermen's Worries About Impact On Future Casino"I really think we’re moving entirely too fast, and the upside is very minimal,” Ald. Greg Mitchell (7th) said after aldermen were told allowing sportsbooks in Chicago would create only about $500,000 in annual tax revenue for the city.