From COVID-19 To Teachers' Strike, Lightfoot Faced Extraordinary Challenges In First Year, With More On HorizonIt had to be one of the most difficult first years in office.
New Chicago Labor Law Goes Into Effect July 1The increase to $13.50 an hour is for workers employed at businesses with four to 20 employees, and $14.00 per hour for employers with more than 20 employees.
City Of Chicago COVID-19 Spending Update -- $10 Million And CountingBetween emergency housing, personal protective equipment, and various other costs, the City of Chicago has now spent at least $10 million in its response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Daley Plaza Picasso, Art Institute Lions Wear Masks To Promote COVID-19 SafetyThe city of Chicago is still taking donations for its mask drive to help the most vulnerable. You can go to the city of Chicago's COVID-19 page online for instructions on how to make masks and where to drop them off.
Chicago's 'Chi COVID Coach' App Will Give Direct Access To City Health OfficialsA new app is Chicago's newest effort to keep the city safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
After Chicago Worker Dies Of COVID-19, Others Fear The Worst; 'No One Should Be In That Building'"They don't care about me enough to protect me. And what's going to happen to my kids? I signed on to raise these kids and if I pass, what's going to happen to them?"
Housing Groups To Hold Virtual Town Hall; Asking For A Rent Collection FreezeTenant's rights groups and public officials will hold a virtual town hall meeting as they ask for a rent collection freeze.
Chicago IG Report: Thousands Of Backlogged Complaints On Chicago Buildings, PropertiesYou might remember a CBS 2 report on one of the most blighted blocks in the city at 71st and Champlain. In at least one case, the city did write code violations to an owner, but some of the problems persisted for months.
A Year Later, No Barricades At Boat Launch Where Two Men Died"It's been a whole year, 12 months, and it's still not blocked off. It could happen to anybody."
Caterer Applied For License To Use A Taxpayer Subsidized Kitchen But City Says She Needs To Prove 15-Year-Old Ticket Payment First"I have been approved for the Hatchery," she said. "But unfortunately the wonderful City of Chicago states that I owe them tickets from 2004 totaling almost $2,000."
In Chicago, Decades-Old Parking Tickets Offer Drivers Few Options, But To Pay UpA parking ticket is frustrating--especially when you're not positive you ever did anything wrong.
Smollett Seeks To Get City's Civil Case Against Him DroppedFormer “Empire” star Jussie Smollett is fighting the City of Chicago, in hopes of getting a civil case against him dropped.
Mayor Lightfoot Identifies Five Sites For Chicago CasinoAccording to the city, an "open and thorough community engagement process to solicit meaningful feedback on preferred areas" will take place. It will start first with an online survey, then a series of neighborhood town halls to get feedback.
Adults Can Take Divvy Bike Lessons This SummerRiding a bike is a skill you typically don't forget, but biking through Chicago's busy streets is another ballgame.
Last Of Cabrini Green Row Houses Slated To Come DownOnce a troubled corner of Chicago, the area that was once home to the Cabrini Green housing project has changed drastically over the years.