8 Aldermen Ask Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady To Require Proof Of Vaccination In Public Indoor SettingsEight aldermen who sit on the Committee on Health want the city to begin requiring proof of vaccination to enter indoor public settings like restaurants, theaters, and gyms.
Indicted Ald. Carrie Austin Resigns As Committee Chair, At Request Of Mayor Lori LightfootMayor Lori Lightfoot had said it would be "virtually impossible" for Austin or any other indicted alderman to do their job "when they have the sword of Damocles hanging over their head."
After Finding Out City's $33 Million Contract With ShotSpotter Was Quietly Renewed, Some Aldermen Want To Make Sure Nothing Like It Happens Again Without ReviewThe ShotSpotter system is supposed to help police track gunshots around the city, and our investigators spent months asking if the multimillion-dollar contract for the system would be renewed. Last week, we learned the contract with ShotSpotter already had been renewed – and almost no one knew it.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Announces $733 Million City Budget Shortfall For 2022Citing "the lasting and continuing impacts that the COVID-19 pandemic," Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Wednesday announced the city is facing a $733 million budget shortfall in 2022.
Aldermen Urge Passage Of 'Anjanette Young Ordinance' Seeking Sweeping Changes To CPD Search Warrant Procedures; 'We Have An Obligation To Change Policy'“What we all saw happen to Ms. Anjanette Young, we’re trying to prevent this from happening again,” Ald. Maria Hadden (49th) said.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Confirms Tentative Agreement On New 8-Year Police Contract With Chicago FOPThe eight-year deal would provide officers with a 20% pay raise over the life of the contract, while also requiring a number of police accountability reforms.
City Council Approves Plan For New Civilian Panel To Oversee CPD; Critics Say 'Police Are Going To Lose'Aldermen voted 36-13 to create a new seven-member Community Commission for Public Safety and Accountability, the result of months of on-and-off negotiations between Mayor Lori Lightfoot, aldermen, and a coalition of grassroots police reform groups.
Former Michael Reese Hospital Campus To Be Transformed Under $3.8 Billion 'Bronzeville Lakefront' Redevelopment PlanThe $3.8 billion “Bronzeville Lakefront” plan for the site would include nearly 6,800 units of new housing, and nearly 8 million square feet of mixed-use space.
Lightfoot, Aldermen Honor Late Holocaust Survivor Fritzie Fritszshall As 'Lifelong Crusader For Social Justice'Ald. Debra Silverstein (50th) said “our city lost a major voice in the fight against bigotry and hatred” with Fritzshall’s passing.
Public Safety Committee Backs Compromise Plan To Create Civilian Police Oversight Panel“What produces a better police Department is better policies, and now we’re getting our civilians, our communities, our residents an opportunity to have a voice in those policies,” Ald. Chris Taliaferro (29th) said.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Grassroots Coalition Announce Deal To Create Civilian Police Oversight CommissionMayor Lori Lightfoot and police reform advocates on Monday announced they have reached an agreement to establish a new civilian oversight agency for the Chicago Police Department, setting up a City Council vote this week after years of often heated debate.
$3.8 Billion Redevelopment Plan For Old Michael Reese Hospital Site Moves A Step Closer To Reality
Civilian Police Oversight Efforts Stall Again, But Alderman Say Compromise With Mayor Lori Lightfoot Is 'Extremely Close'“We are working tirelessly at getting this done, and I believe that we are extremely close,” Ald. Roderick Sawyer (6th) said.
City Council Finance Committee To Vote On $1.9 Million In Settlements In Lawsuits Accusing Police Of MisconductThe city’s Law Department is seeking a $300,000 settlement with a woman who sued the city and former Officer William Whitley, who is now serving a 25-year prison sentence for paying underage girls for sex.
City Council Panel Endorses Plan For Boys & Girls Club On West Side Campus Of $95 Million Police And Fire AcademyThe $8 million youth development center will be the first new Boys & Girls Club in Chicago in more than a generation.