Aldermen Want Chicago FOP President John Catanzara To Step Down After Downplaying U.S. Capitol RiotDozens of Chicago aldermen are demanding the resignation of Chicago Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara, after he downplayed last week’s assault on the U.S. Capitol, falsely claiming there was no violence from those who stormed the building.
Aldermen Renew Bids To Create Civilian Oversight Of Chicago Police DepartmentAldermen on Tuesday revived long-stalled efforts to create a civilian oversight board for the Chicago Police Department, although it remains unclear if either of two competing proposals offered up has enough support from the City Council and Mayor Lori Lightfoot.
City To Begin Enforcing New Lower Threshold For Speed Camera Tickets On March 1, After 44-Day Grace PeriodMayor Lori Lightfoot's office said the city will begin issuing warnings to drivers caught on speed cameras going 6 to 9 mph over the limit on Jan. 15. Starting March 1, the city will start issuing $35 tickets.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Bringing In Retired Judge To Investigate Anjanette Young CaseMayor Lori Lightfoot has asked former federal judge Ann Claire Williams to launch an outside investigation of the wrong raid of Anjanette Young's home, when officers handcuffed her while she was naked, and the city's handling of the fallout.
LIVE UPDATES: Aldermen Grill CPD Officials On Search Warrant Policies Amid Fallout From Wrong Raid Of Anjanette Young's HomeSeveral aldermen had invited Lightfoot to personally appear at Tuesday's hearing, but she has said she won't attend, saying "I think the aldermen have it covered."
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Introduces Plan To Eliminate Exemptions To Chicago's Welcoming City OrdinanceMayor Lori Lightfoot followed through on a campaign promise on Wednesday by introducing a plan to eliminate exemptions in Chicago’s Welcoming City Ordinance, which allow police officers to cooperate with federal immigration agents in certain cases.
Aldermen Approve Regulatory Relief Measures For Businesses To Help Offset COVID CostsThe City Council on Wednesday approved a package of financial relief measures to help restaurants and other businesses survive the pandemic, by giving them a break on various city licenses and permits.
Finance Committee OKs Settlements In 3 More Police Misconduct LawsuitsChicago taxpayers will soon be on the hook for more than $750,000 to settle three more lawsuits accusing Chicago police officers of misconduct.
Chicago Competing With Hammond To Supply Joliet With Drinking Water From Lake MichiganWith the aquifer that supplies Joliet’s drinking water expected to dry up by 2030, the suburb is in talks with both the city of Chicago and the city of Hammond to provide water from Lake Michigan.
Finance Committee Poised To Consider Proposed Settlements In 3 Lawsuits Against CPDCity attorneys are asking aldermen to approve settlements in three more lawsuits accusing Chicago police officers of misconduct, including an officer caught on video apparently dragging a teenage girl down a set of stairs at Marshall High School last year, before the officer and his partner tased her.
License Committee Approves Package Extending Relief Measures For Restaurants, Businesses Into 2021“In order to provide as much ongoing regulatory relief as possible for the businesses that are continuing to experience closures and a lot of hurt during this pandemic, these measures need to continue,” Business Affairs Commissioner Rosa Escareno said.