Competing Versions Of Civilian Police Oversight Board Both Stall In Public Safety CommitteeA key City Council committee refused to consider the latest proposal offered by a coalition of grassroots organizations, and Mayor Lori Lightfoot pulled her own competing bid from consideration.
City Council Public Safety Chairman Vows To Hold June Vote On Push For Civilian Board To Oversee CPDAld. Chris Taliaferro (29th) said he plans to hold a vote on civilian police oversight proposals on June 18, in time for a final vote by the full City Council on June 23.
City Council Votes To Ban Sale Of Flavored Vaping Products In ChicagoThe measure, approved by a 46-4 vote on Wednesday, would ban the sale of all flavored vaping products in Chicago stores, except those that taste or smell like tobacco.
Aldermen Back Ordinance Requiring Landlords To Give Some Tenants' More Notice Before Ending LeasesHousing Commissioner Marisa Novara said tenants currently can be forced to move out of their homes with as little as 30 days’ notice when a landlord decides to terminate or not renew their lease, or to increase their rent.
Coronavirus In Chicago: Lakefront, 606 Trail, And Riverwalk Shut Down, Aldermen Confirm; 'It Will Be Enforced By Police'Police and other city crews could be seen blocking off entrances to the lakefront Thursday morning.
Despite Criticism Her Spending Plan Is 'Smoke And Mirrors,' Mayor Lori Lightfoot's 2020 Budget Sails Through City CouncilDespite opposition from many progressive aldermen that her spending plan does not include more taxes on the wealthy, the City Council approved the mayor's $11.65 billion budget plan by a 39-11 vote on Tuesday.
Aldermen Approve New Protections For Seniors In Buildings Facing RenovationThe City Council on Wednesday unanimously approved a measure that lays out several deadlines building owners who receive public funds would have to meet before relocating tenants in senior buildings.
Aldermen Upset At Lack Of Contact From CPS As June 1 Closing NearsAn ordinance to send surplus TIF money to CPS whenever the district is in financial distress remained bottled up in committee.
Alderman Seeks Stiffer Fines For Bicyclists Who Ride On SidewalksNorth Side Alderman Harry Osterman says some seniors who live along a stretch of North Sheridan Road from Ardmore to West Sheridan Road have been injured by a bicyclist illegally hurtling down the sidewalks. He wants to hike the fine for that from $50 to $200.
Lesbian Activist To Assume State House SeatLesbian activist Kelly Cassidy will replace state Rep. Harry Osterman in the Illinois House, as Osterman moves to the Chicago City Council.
Big Changes Coming For City CouncilSome significant changes are in store for the Chicago City Council after Tuesday’s election. Five brand new aldermen already have been elected to the council and fourteen other seats were up for grabs in runoff elections in April.