Aldermen Burke, Lopez Delay City Council Vote On Mayor Lightfoot's Plan For $377 Million In Federal COVID-19 Relief FundsLightfoot said the $377 million in federal grants include $179 million for the Chicago Department of Public Health’s response to the pandemic, and $79.8 million for the Department of Housing for rental assistance programs.
Aldermen Propose Adding Immigration Status And Gender Identity To City's Hate Crime ProtectionsTwo aldermen are proposing a measure to expand the city's hate crime ordinance to add protections for people based on their gender identity or their citizenship and immigration status.
Ald. Edward Burke Trailing State Rep. Aaron Ortiz In 14th Ward Committeeperson RaceAlthough the race isn't officially over yet, according to city vote totals so far, Illinois State Rep. Aaron Ortiz is leading the race with 40.4% of the vote, ahead of Burke's 32.9%, and Alicia Elena Martinez's 26.8%.
Federal Prosecutors To Seek Early 2021 Trial For Ald. Edward Burke's Corruption CaseProsecutors revealed they have turned over a vast amount of evidence so far, but are waiting until six months before trial before turning over some materials to the defense.
FBI Raids Illinois State Sen. Martin Sandoval's Springfield OfficeFederal agents raided Illinois State Sen. Martin Sandoval's office at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield on Tuesday.
Agents Raid Alderman Carrie Austin's Ward Office; Third High-Profile City Pol Under Federal MicroscopeFBI agents executed a search warrant at Ald. Carrie Austin's 34th Ward office near 111th and Normal on Wednesday morning.
Alderman Burke Pleads Not Guilty Federal Corruption ChargesAld. Edward Burke (14th) pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a new round of federal corruption charges, as Mayor Lori Lightfoot is calling for his resignation.
Federal Prosecutors Seek Another Month To Indict Ald. Edward Burke In Corruption CaseFor the second time since Ald. Edward Burke was charged with trying to shake down the owners of a Burger King franchise, federal prosecutors are asking the judge to extend their deadline to return an indictment, citing "the complex nature of this public corruption case, and the fact that the investigation is ongoing."
Real Estate Developer Charles Cui Pleads Not Guilty To Bribery Charges Linked To Ald. Edward BurkeA real estate developer from Lake Forest pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges he bribed Ald. Edward Burke (14th) in exchange for assistance getting city permits he needed.
Lake Forest Attorney Charles Cui Charged With Bribing Ald. Edward Burke To Help Get Sign Permit; 'I Need His Favor'Already facing federal charges himself, Ald. Edward Burke has been caught up in another scandal, as federal prosecutors have charged a suburban real estate developer with bribing the alderman to get his help arranging for a sign for a retailer that wanted to build on property in Portage Park.
Charged With Attempted Extortion, Ald. Edward Burke Faces Judgment From Voters In 14th WardWith three candidates on the ballot, its possible no one wins the 14th Ward race outright on Tuesday.
Does Chicago Need Fewer Aldermen? 'It Would Be Better Served By Better Aldermen'Does Chicago need 50 aldermen on the City Council? CBS 2 Morning Insider Lauren Victory crunches the numbers.
Feds Seeking 3 More Months To Indict Ald. Edward Burke, Citing 'Complex' InvestigationFederal prosecutors are asking a judge for more time to indict Ald. Edward Burke (14th), nearly two weeks after he was charged with trying to put the squeeze on to businessmen seeking to renovate a Burger King on the Southwest Side.
Mayor Introduces Ethics Reforms For City Council Weeks After Ald. Ed Burke ChargedMayor Rahm Emanuel has proposed broad ethic reforms for the city council to consider after an alderman was recently charged with attempted extortion.
Activists Criticize Preckwinkle For Overstating Her Role In The Laquan McDonald Case"I'm saying she's trying to capitalize off this, man. I'm saying she's wrong. She's only doing this because she's in hot water with that (Ald. Ed) Burke situation. That's the only reason she's doing that."