Aldermen Back $500,000 Settlement For Family Of Romello Palmer, Who Died In Police CustodyOfficers handcuffed Romello Palmer while he was unconscious in a Lawndale alley on Sept. 4, 2017, according to a lawsuit filed by his mother, Jaywana Palmer.
Finance Committee Votes To Close Tax Collection Loophole For Online Sales Of Bottled Water And AlcoholThe City Council Finance Committee on Thursday approved an ordinance that would make it clear wholesalers must collect all applicable city taxes from the sales of bottled water and alcohol.
Finance Committee Backs $6.6M Tax Subsidy For Ramova Theatre Renovation PlanBrooklyn-based Our Revival LLC plans to revive the Ramova Theatre in Bridgeport as a concert venue, restaurant, and brewpub.
City Council Finance Committee Signs Off On $10.7 Million In Settlements For Lawsuits Against Police OfficersChicago taxpayers will soon be on the hook for nearly $11 million more to settle lawsuits accusing police officers of misconduct, including a $10 million payout to a man left a paraplegic when police officers shot him during a foot chase in 2012.
Aldermen Poised To Vote On Proposed $10M Settlement For Tarance Etheredge, Shot In The Back By Police During 2012 ChaseTarance Etheredge was left a paraplegic after a police officer shot him in the back during a chase in South Shore in 2012.
Chicago Board Of Election Commissioners To Buy New Touchscreen Voting Machines For $19 MillionBoard spokesman Jim Allen said the city and county haven't purchased new voting machines since getting rid of the old punchcard equipment in 2005.
Aldermen Reject Settlement With Witness To Laquan McDonald Shooting Who Said Officers Pressured Her To Change Story; 3 Other Misconduct Settlements ApprovedAlma Benitez says detectives accused her of lying about what she saw, and tried to convince her to change her account of the shooting of Laquan McDonald.
City Council Finance Committee To Weigh More Than $1 Million In Settlements For Police Misconduct LawsuitsThe largest settlement on the agenda for Monday’s meeting is a $500,000 payment to Andy Jardinas, who accused a police officer of shoving him to the ground while handcuffed, in a police lockup in 2016, causing a major head injury.
Alderman 'Pissed Off' After Finance Committee Backs $1.2M Settlement To Family Of 'Coke-Fueled' Man Who Died In Police CustodyDespite claims they were essentially approving a “hush money” payment to the family of a “coke-fueled” gang-banger, the City Council Finance Committee on Wednesday signed off on a $1.2 million settlement in the death of Heriberto Godinez, who died during an arrest for burglary four years ago.
Two Police Misconduct Settlements Held Up In City Council Finance CommitteeThe settlements include a $1.2 million payment to the family of a man who died in police custody and a $125,000 payment to a witness to the Laquan McDonald shooting.
Finance Committee To Consider Nearly $3.5 Million In Settlements Tied To Police Misconduct LawsuitsProposed settlements in four more lawsuits accusing police officers of misconduct will put taxpayers on the hook for nearly $3.5 million, including two wrongful death lawsuits on tap before the City Council Finance Committee next week.
Aldermen Fend Off Effort To Kill Mayor Lori Lightfoot's $40 Million Rideshare Tax, Approve 2020 Revenue Package“We have seen actually four different proposals from Uber, all of which have been extremely questionable,” Business Affairs and Consumer Protection Commissioner Rosa Escareno said.
Blue Cross Blue Shield Replacing Shuttered Morgan Park Target, Bringing 500 New JobsThe new facility will feature office space for Blue Cross employees and a community health center.
Aldermen Back Property Tax Break For Spouses Of Fallen Police Officers, Firefighters, ParamedicsThe ordinance would exempt the spouses of fallen police officers, firefighters, and paramedics from paying the city's portion of their property tax bills -- usually 20% to 25% of the total due.
Two Wrong Raids By Chicago Police Result In Nearly $500,000 Bill For TaxpayersIn both cases, city attorneys conceded that officers had no legitimate reason to break into the victims’ homes.