Mayor Lori Lightfoot Shuts Down Ald. Ed Burke At First City Council MeetingPresiding over her first City Council meeting, Mayor Lori Lightfoot let everyone know she is no push-over by slapping down the oldest and most feared Alderman, Ed Burke.
LIVE UPDATES: Lori Lightfoot Takes Office As Mayor; New City Clerk, Treasurer, Aldermen Also Sworn InLori Lightfoot will be sworn in as Chicago’s 56th mayor this morning, becoming the first black woman and openly gay person to take the reins at City Hall.
Deb Mell Concedes In 33rd Ward; Democratic Socialist Rossana Rodriguez-Sanchez To Join City CouncilMore than a week after the results of the city’s runoff elections were declared official, Ald. Deb Mell (33rd) has ended her bid for a recount and conceded to challenger Rossana Rodriguez-Sanchez.
Lawsuit Says $1.3 Billion Lincoln Yards Tax Subsidy Benefits Mostly-White AreasTaxpayer funding for the Lincoln Yards project has already been approved by the Chicago City Council with a nod from Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot.
With Lightfoot's Backing, City Council OKs TIF Money For Lincoln Yards And The 78; Developers Vow More Contracts For Women, MinoritiesAfter asking for a delay in the approval process earlier this week, Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot has given her blessing to two massive development projects, having secured agreements from the developers to increase the amount of construction work that will go to women- and minority-owned firms.
At Lightfoot's Request, Emanuel Seeks To Delay Vote On Tax Subsidies For Lincoln Yards, The 78Bowing to the wishes of Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday said he wants to call off a planned City Council Finance Committee vote on $1.6 billion in tax increment financing for two massive development projects, Lincoln Yards and The 78.
Lightfoot Asks Finance Committee For More Transparency Before TIF Vote On Lincoln Yards, The 78Mayor-Elect Lori Lightfoot is calling for more transparency into two massive redevelopment projects, ahead of key votes on taxpayer financing for Lincoln Yards and The 78.
At Least Eight New Alderman Elected To Chicago City Council, Including Four Democratic SocialistsChicago's historic election brings change not only to the mayor's office but also to the city council. At least eight new members take office next month, including four democratic socialists. 
Socialists Surge To Victories In Chicago City CouncilA total of five democratic socialists, and possibly a sixth, won races for alderman either in February or in Tuesday's runoff elections.
Lightfoot Celebrates Blowout Victory In Mayor's Race; Sees 'Broad Mandate For Change' At City Hall“People across the city wanted a break from that broken political past, and I’m excited about the prospects,” Mayor-Elect Lori Lightfoot said.
South Side Ald. Willie Cochran Pleads Guilty To Federal Fraud ChargeSouth Side Ald. Willie Cochran pleaded guilty Thursday to a felony charge of wire fraud for misusing his campaign funds for gambling and other personal expenses, including tuition for his daughter.