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.
Aldermen's Proposal To Call National Guard To Chicago Deferred To CommitteeA group of aldermen is calling for a special City Council meeting Friday, to address the recent looting that swept parts of Chicago.
City Council Committee Willing To Pay $500,000 To Keep Decades Of Police Misconduct Under WrapsThe city has kept decades of police misconduct records under wraps, and is now willing to pay half a million dollars of your taxpayer money to keep it that way.
City Council Joint Committee To Discuss School Resource Officers In CPSCity Council committees will meet to talk about Chicago Police School Resource Officers in public schools.
Mayor Lightfoot, Landlords Have Doubts About Alderman's Proposal To Defer RentAnother dismal unemployment report is expected on Thursday amid this coronavirus crisis.
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.