Mayor Lori Lightfoot Rules Out Help From Congress As She Grapples With $1.2 Billion Budget Shortfall For 2021Two weeks before she unveils her 2021 budget plan, Mayor Lori Lightfoot still isn’t willing to say if she’ll be able to avoid a property tax hike or massive layoffs to help plug a $1.2 billion shortfall.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Confident Her Air Pollution Plan Will Pass City Council, Despite DelayThe mayor's proposal would require industrial developers to clear additional regulatory hurdles before opening facilities near residential neighborhoods.
City Council Pays Tribute To Late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Gov. Jim Thompson, And Rev. Leon Finney“It’s not just those who experienced her long career or her long life that she’s impacted, but it’s young people like my daughter here who’s been inspired by her work,” Ald. Michael Rodriguez (22nd) said of Ginsburg.
After Mother Of Murder Victim Laments Lack Of Info From CPD, Mayor Lori Lightfoot Vows To HelpDuring the public comment period at the start of today's City Council meeting, Catalina Andrade said her son was slain on July 18 near 24th and Washtenaw in Little Village, but to date "no one is giving me answers" on his case.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot To Present 2021 Budget Plan On Oct. 21, One Week Later Than Originally ScheduledThe city is facing a projected shortfall of $1.2 billion in 2021, including more than $780 million in tax revenue lost to the pandemic.
City Council To Hold More Frequent Budget Hearings In 2021 And 2022Aldermen will begin holding quarterly budget meetings next year, and starting next month will hold an annual meeting on the Chicago Police Department budget outside of the City Council’s annual budget hearings in October and November.
Aldermen Approve Ordinance To Protect Affordable Housing Near Obama Presidential Center In WoodlawnThe measure is designed to protect Woodlawn residents from being forced out of their homes when the Obama Presidential Center is built in Jackson Park.
Alderman Moves To Require City To Establish Public Database Of CPD Misconduct Files Going Back DecadesAld. Scott Waguespack (32nd) introduced the proposal to require the Inspector General’s office to create “a user friendly, publicly accessible and searchable digital repository” of CPD’s closed misconduct complaints.
City Council Votes To Ban Sale Of Flavored Vaping Products In ChicagoThe measure, approved by a 46-4 vote on Wednesday, would ban the sale of all flavored vaping products in Chicago stores, except those that taste or smell like tobacco.
City Council Health Committee Backs Proposed Ban On Flavored Vaping ProductsAld. Matt O’Shea (19th), the chief sponsor, originally wanted to ban any kind of flavored tobacco, including cigarettes, cigars, and chewing tobacco.
City Council Finance Committee To Consider $6.65 Million Of Settlements In Lawsuits Against Chicago PoliceAldermen will be asked to approve settlements in two fatal police shootings, an incident of officers raiding the wrong home, and a retaliation lawsuit filed by a former officer.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Announces $800 Million Budget Gap For 2020, $1.2 Billion For 2021 As Pandemic Ravages City FinancesThe mayor said COVID-19 has caused the city to lose approximately $780 million in revenue, accounting for the vast majority of next year's budget gap.
Aldermen To Ban Single-Night Home-Sharing Rentals In Effort To Crack Down On Illegal PartiesHome-sharing hosts also could face fines of up to $10,000 if they allow guests to throw illegal parties, under a crackdown endorsed by the City Council License Committee on Tuesday.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot To Give First Look At 2021 Budget Forecast Next WeekAlready facing a $700 million projected budget shortfall this year alone, Mayor Lori Lightfoot next week will offer the first glimpse of how big of a financial hole Chicago is facing in 2021.
Aldermen's Call For Special Meeting To Discuss State Of Emergency In Chicago Shut DownThey wanted a state of emergency declared in Chicago, but instead four aldermen who called for a special city council meeting to discuss that and bringing in the National Guard were shut down.