Aldermen Take Up Debate On Removing CPD Officers From Chicago Public SchoolsA lengthy debate on the value of police officers in schools came as an ordinance to remove them has been at least temporarily bottled up in committee.
Bid To Force CPD Officers Out Of Chicago Public Schools Sent To City Council's Legislative PurgatoryMayor Lori Lightfoot has opposed entirely removing police officers from public schools, arguing it should be up to elected Local School Councils to decide if police should be stationed at individual schools.
City Council Honors Juneteenth With Hourlong Discussion Of Systemic RacismAld. Leslie Hairston (5th) said “it is time for this City Council to wake up and stop being dismissive” of progressive legislation, and urged aldermen to stop allowing progressive measures to get stuck in committee without a vote.
Vote On Civilian Police Oversight Board Delayed In Dispute Over Who Gets Final Say On CPD PolicyThe mayor's office and a group of activists are at odds whether a new civilian oversight commission or the mayor should have ultimate authority for setting CPD policy.
Public Safety Committee Chairman To Call Hearings On Police Suicides, Minority Hiring At CPD And CFDCity Council Public Safety Committee Chairman Chris Taliaferro (29th) said the Chicago Police Department can learn some lessons from Los Angeles in addressing officer suicides.
Austin Neighbors Fit To Be Tied As Burned Out Husk Of House Just Sits ThereFirst, fire gutted an Austin neighborhood home. Then, the charred remains of the house went untouched for years. Neighbors say it's dangerous.
Aldermen Want To Restore Aviation Officers' Titles, Powers As PoliceAviation Security Officer Aurelius Cole said there are serious consequences if criminal activity occurs at the airport.
Aldermen Want Public Hearing On Lead In Water At CPSA group of Chicago aldermen has called for a public hearing to learn more about what’s being done to prevent Chicago Public Schools students from drinking water that might have been contaminated with lead.