CPD's Riccio Has Lightfoot's Ire For Going On Summer VacationPolice confirmed that Anthony Riccio, CPD's First Deputy Superintendent, took a family holiday earlier this month, just after the Memorial Day weekend that resulted in 43 shootings and seven murders.
City Audit: Workers' Comp Program Had 'No Formalized Governance Or Oversight Structure"Just as March 31 of this year, the program had approximately 1,300 open claims, many of which dated back several decades. Which means we were paying people, taxpayer dollars, without resolving their claims."
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.
Judicial Appointee 'A Slap In The Face' To Represent The West Side"We don't know who she is, never seen her at any events on the West Side of Chicago and for her to be representing us a judicial appointment is a slap in the face to residents of the West Side."
From Car Parts To Clothing: How Proposed Tariffs Could Affect ConsumersPresident Trump is threatening to impose a 5% tariff, or tax, on all Mexican imports starting Monday, unless Mexico does more to stop Central American migrants from reaching the U.S. Border. But last minute talks continue.
Pritzker Makes Good On Getting A Graduated Income Tax On The 2020 BallotA media war on the issue is expected to cost hundreds of millions in TV and direct mail, because the stakes are so high. To scrap the flat tax, 60% of Illinois voters, not just a simple majority, must approve the change.
Mass Transit Will Ride With More Money For Extra Rail Cars, Maintenence"This is a substantial package and this will address a substantial portion of the maintenance needs that we have in this region."
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.
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.
Father Pfleger Hopes 'We Report Violence' Signs Can Combat The Problem"They don't just have to look for a police car. They can look for a neighbor."
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."
Karen Freeman-Wilson Unseated In Gary Mayoral RaceWhen she was elected Gary's mayor in 2011, Karen Freeman-Wilson seemed to embody new hope. But among voters, that hope turned to frustration.
Report On DCFS: Overburdened Case Workers, Unresponsive HotlineThe report covers the years 2015 through 2017 and points to an agency understaffed and overwhelmed.
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."