Vote Delayed On Mayor's Proposal To Allow Marijuana Use In Tobacco ShopsA License Committee and full City Council vote has been delayed on Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s proposal to allow on-site consumption of marijuana at licensed cigar bars, hookah lounges, and other tobacco shops.
City Council To Vote On The 2020 Budget TuesdayLightfoot was able to close an $838 million budget shortfall without a major property tax hike, though some of her revenue projections remain uncertain.
City Council Approves Mayor Lori Lightfoot's Proposed Zoning Rules For Recreational Marijuana In ChicagoThe ordinance setting limits on where recreational marijuana businesses can operate in the city passed by a 40-10 vote.
City Council Black Caucus Takes Issue With Rollout Plan For Legal Recreational Marijuana In ChicagoRecreational marijuana becomes legal in Illinois next year, but on Tuesday, what seemed like a routine City Council Zoning Committee vote was suddenly blocked when the Black Caucus demanded a closed-door meeting.
City Council Designates Boystown Pylons, Legacy Walk As LandmarkThe Chicago City Council on Wednesday officially designated the rainbow pylons and Legacy Walk on the Boystown strip of North Halsted Street as a landmark.
Mayor Lighfoot Introduces Ethics Reforms, Spars With Police Union Executive At City Council MeetingIn her first city council meeting, Mayor Lori Lightfoot took on indicted Ald. Ed Burke. Wednesday she tangled with an executive of the Fraternal Order of Police.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot: Alderman Ed Burke 'Forfeited Moral Authority'In a forceful rebuke of indicted Ald. Ed Burke, Mayor Lori Lightfoot called on him to resign from his longtime position has political leader of the 14th ward.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Calls For Alderman Ed Burke To ResignHours after 14th Ward Alderman Ed Burke was indicted on charges of racketeering and attempted extortion, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot called for him to "resign immediately."
Ald. Burke Indicted On Charges Of Racketeering, ExtortionThe indictment also details a rather petty form of extortion by Burke. He allegedly threatened to oppose an admission fee hike for a Chicago museum, unless that museum hired the child of a personal friend for an internship.
A New Day At City Hall As Lightfoot Rebukes BurkeWith the bang of the gavel, Mayor Lightfoot took control of her first City Council meeting. But it was a verbal confrontation with Ald. Bruke that really showed who's boss.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot To Push For Ethics Reforms, Reduced City Fees And FinesMayor Lori Lightfoot will face the first test on Wednesday in her push for ethics reforms and plans to limit aldermanic power.
Lincoln Yards and The 78 Get The Green Light From City CouncilLincoln Yards will soak up a as much as 900 million dollars in TIF subsidies, creating 6,000 housing units over its 70 acres. And The 78, a south of the Loop district along the Chicago River, could could consume up to 700 million in TIF funds, while creating 13 million square feet of residential and commercial space.
Chicago Poised To Pay $5.25 Million In Police Torture CaseSmith spent about 20 years in prison for a 1983 slaying before his conviction was dismissed.
Ald. Joe Moreno Loses His 1st Ward Seat to Daniel La SpataThe 1st Ward alderman on the city's North Side will be Daniel La Spata.
State Rep. Melissa Conyears-Ervin Would Double Her Salary If Elected City TreasurerExtinguishing rumors of a mayoral run in the crowded field to replace Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Treasurer Kurt Summers also announced this week his decision to retire from the $133,545 salaried office to which he had been appointed by soon-to-be-retired Emanuel.