Blue Cross Blue Shield Replacing Shuttered Morgan Park Target, Bringing 500 New JobsThe new facility will feature office space for Blue Cross employees and a community health center.
Aldermen Back Property Tax Break For Spouses Of Fallen Police Officers, Firefighters, ParamedicsThe ordinance would exempt the spouses of fallen police officers, firefighters, and paramedics from paying the city's portion of their property tax bills -- usually 20% to 25% of the total due.
Two Wrong Raids By Chicago Police Result In Nearly $500,000 Bill For TaxpayersIn both cases, city attorneys conceded that officers had no legitimate reason to break into the victims’ homes.
Aldermen Sign Off On Changes To City Fines And Fees To Help Low-Income MotoristsMayor Lori Lightfoot noted Cook County leads the nation in Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings, with many of those cases tied to unpaid debt to the city.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot's Zoning Plan For Legal Marijuana Would Ban Pot Sales In Most Of Downtown ChicagoThe city also would prohibit marijuana sales within any designated residential zoning district, any building with a residential unit, or within 500 feet of a school.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot To Seek Total Ban On Flavored E-Cigarettes In ChicagoMayor Lori Lightfoot says the city of Chicago is stepping up efforts to prevent kids from vaping, amid a growing number of deaths and serious illnesses nationwide connected to electronic cigarette use.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Calls FOP Vice President Pat Murray A 'Clown' At City Council Meeting; 'I’m Sorry That I Said It Out Loud'“Oh, back again,” Lightfoot whispered from her seat on the dais in the City Council chamber. “This is this FOP clown.”
Raid Of Ald. Carrie Austin's Office Signals Federal Prosecutors' City Council Probe Far From OverAld. Carrie Austin (34th) has been scarce since the raid by FBI agents on her ward office. She even canceled a town hall meeting set for Thursday night in her ward.
Chicago Council Approves $3.7M For Victims Of 2014 CrashChicago's City Council approved a $3.7 million legal settlement to three people injured in a 2014 car crash.
Mayor Lightfoot To Introduce New Ethics Changes For City HallMayor Lori Lightfoot says more reform is coming to City Hall, and she’s trying to tighten the reins on aldermen with new changes for the City Council.
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.