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.
Ald. Carrie Austin And Chief Of Staff Plead Not Guilty To Federal Bribery ChargesAustin, the second-longest serving member of the City Council, is now the third sitting alderperson to face federal charges.
Progressive Aldermen, Activists Call On Mayor Lori Lightfoot To Spend Federal Relief Money On Social Service Programs, Not Police“We have the most police per capita per person in this city. So if that were the case, we would be the safest city if policing actually worked,” said Alycia Kamil, an activist with GoodKids MadCity.
Competing Versions Of Civilian Police Oversight Board Both Stall In Public Safety CommitteeA key City Council committee refused to consider the latest proposal offered by a coalition of grassroots organizations, and Mayor Lori Lightfoot pulled her own competing bid from consideration.
City Council Committee Advances Plan To Cut Off Retail Liquor Sales At Midnight -- Will It Make A Difference For Crime?A plan to ban retail liquor sales after midnight in Chicago got the go-ahead from a City Council committee on Thursday.
City Council Committee To Discuss Proposed Midnight Cutoff On Alcohol Sales At StoresMayor Lori Lightfoot originally proposed a 10 p.m. cutoff last month, but that plan faced immediate backlash, and she is now seeking a midnight cutoff.
Mayor Lightfoot Proposes Compromise Of Cutting Off Retail Liquor Sales In Chicago At Midnight, Rather Than Earlier Plan For 10 p.m.Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Tuesday proposed a midnight curfew on retail liquor sales, as a compromise two hours later than her earlier proposal for a 10 p.m. cutoff.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Backs Declaring Juneteenth An Official City Holiday Starting Next YearAfter previously arguing it would be too costly to do so, Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Monday announced she now supports making Juneteenth an official city holiday, a move that requires City Council approval.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Doubles Down On Her Proposal To Honor Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable Without Renaming Lake Shore DriveTwo aldermen on Wednesday threw up a roadblock on Ald. David Moore’s (17th) proposed ordinance to rename Outer Lake Shore Drive from Hollywood Avenue to 67th Street after DuSable.
City Council Agrees To Create New License For Towing Companies, In Bid To Crack Down On 'Rogue Towers'Aldermen on Wednesday approved a plan to require towing companies to obtain a city license in order to respond to car crash scenes in Chicago.
Plan To Rename Lake Shore Drive After Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable DelayedThe measure would rename the outer Drive from Hollywood Avenue to 67th Street after DuSable, the Black man credited with founding the city of Chicago.
City Council OKs Expansion Of Jefferson Park Marijuana Dispensary, After Black Aldermen Sought Delay Over Concerns About Equity In IndustryAld. Jason Ervin (28th) asked his colleagues to vote against the expansion until the Illinois General Assembly passes a new law aimed at giving Black and Brown entrepreneurs a better shot at getting into the legal marijuana industry.
Lightfoot Introduces Package Of Relief Efforts For Businesses, Protections For Consumers And Workers, 10 P.M. Cutoff For Alcohol Sales At Liquor StoresMayor Lori Lightfoot is introducing a bevy of proposals geared toward helping Chicago restaurants and other businesses as they seek to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as new protections for consumers and workers.
City Council Committee Backs Zoning Change For Thompson Center To Assist State's Efforts To Sell BuildingAld. Brendan Reilly (42nd) said Gov. JB Pritzker requested the zoning change as the state begins the process of seeking potential buyers, who might seek to replace the Thompson Center entirely, or add a skyscraper to the site.
Compromise Plan On Police Misconduct Database Stalled, As Sponsor Vows To Work With City's Top Watchdog To Find 'Middle Ground'"Frankly I’m just going to have to go back and grind it out again," Ald. Scott Waguespack (32nd) said of efforts to reach an agreement with the city's inspector general.