Lightfoot: Pot Sales Banned In Downtown ChicagoMayor Lightfoot has divided the city into seven zones for recreational marijuana sales. She said seven dispensaries should be allowed in each zone, but the central business district, including the Mag Mile, should be off limits.
Support In 14th Ward For Ald. Ed Burke Continues Despite Corruption AllegationsSigns of support for Burke and his February campaign victory remain around the 14th Ward despite allegations against the alderman.
Lightfoot To Burke: Get Out NowLightfoot said what makes this indictment extraordinary is the number of instances in which Burke is allegedly using his position to line his pockets.
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.
Alderman On Lightfoot Rebuke: 'She Painted Us All In A Very Broad Stroke'"Turning and giving us all the evil eye, mean mugging us to try to make it feel like she's trying to intimidate us, was completely uncalled for."
Well Wishers Greet Mayor Lightfoot At City Hall"The fact that we now have a black, lesbian lawyer, wonderful person in this job is spectacular. It's more than a symbol. I think it's going to create a whole different environment in the city of Chicago."
Emanuel On His Time As Mayor: 'We Got Our Game Back'"I am at fault for being impatient. I take it. I'm happy about that because sometimes a political system with a lot of fixed interests needs a little impatience in it."
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.
In The Race For 33rd Ward Alderman, Sanchez Leads Mell By 19 VotesVotes are still being tallied in the 33rd ward on Chicago's North Side. That's where incumbent Ald. Deb Mell is being challenged by political newcomer Rossana Rodriguez Sanchez. According to the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners, Sanchez has a 19 vote lead over Mell.
Lightfoot: 'There Are Things A Big City Mayor Can Do To Really Transform And Improve People's Lives'"I truly love this city. I see the greatness of it in every neighorhood, every corner of it. But we need to make sure that we are providing real opportunity. I just think there are things that a big city mayor can do to really transform and improve people's lives that no other elected official can do. And I really look forward to the opportunity."
Serious City Challenges Await Mayor-Elect Lightfoot"I want to have a constructive relationship with the FOP, but I'm not going to support the things they've done which basically throw up roadblocks and obstruction toward progress."
5th Ward Race Between Incumbent Leslie Hairston And Activist William Calloway Too Close To Call In the battle between the established politician and an activist who wanted to challenge the establishment incumbent Leslie Hairston and William Calloway are neck and neck.