City Council Approves Plan To Ease Zoning Rules For Marijuana Businesses, Open Up Sales In Most Of DowntownThe changes in the ordinance are aimed at making it easier for firms owned by minorities to get in on the legal marijuana business in Illinois
City Council OKs Expansion Of Jefferson Park Marijuana Dispensary, After Black Aldermen Sought Delay Over Concerns About Equity In IndustryAld. Jason Ervin (28th) asked his colleagues to vote against the expansion until the Illinois General Assembly passes a new law aimed at giving Black and Brown entrepreneurs a better shot at getting into the legal marijuana industry.
Aldermen Vote Down Mayor Lori Lightfoot's Proposal To Scale Back Cross-Lobbying BanThe City Council Ethics Committee on Tuesday balked at Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s proposal to partially roll back the city’s ban on “cross-lobbying,” which aldermen unanimously approved in February.
City Council Rejects Black Caucus Bid To Delay Recreational Marijuana Sales By 6 MonthsFollowing a heated debate at City Hall, and multiple parliamentary votes on City Council procedures, aldermen on Wednesday voted down a bid by the Black Caucus to delay recreational marijuana sales in Chicago by six months.
City Council Committee Approves Ordinance To Delay Chicago Recreational Marijuana Sales Until JulyA City Council committee on Tuesday approved an ordinance that would delay recreational marijuana sales in Chicago until July.
Lightfoot Says She's Working With Black Caucus To Avoid Bid To Delay Recreational Pot Sales; 'I Feel Comfortable That We’ll Get There'Ald. Jason Ervin (28th), who chairs the City Council Black Caucus, has moved to force a City Council vote this week on his proposal to delay legal weed sales in the city for six months.
City Council Approves Mayor Lori Lightfoot's Proposed Zoning Rules For Recreational Marijuana In ChicagoThe ordinance setting limits on where recreational marijuana businesses can operate in the city passed by a 40-10 vote.
Tri-Taylor Neighbors Sue To Block Gas Station Project At Former Toxic Site; 'Not One Person Was In Favor Of This'"To come back with another contaminating activity makes absolutely no sense,” Ald. Jason Ervin (28th) said.
West Garfield Park In The Dark About When Their Streetlights Will Be Turned Back On; 'It's Not Fair'People living in the 4400 block of West West End in West Garfield Park have been dealing with a nightly blackout for going on two months.
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."
Near W. Side Robberies Leave Area Residents UpsetPolice say a man entered the store called Sam’s Quick Stop around 11:00 a.m. to try rob it. When the suspect pulled out a weapon, the store clerk shot at the man before he got away.
Ferguson Calls For Federal Court Oversight In CPD Reform EffortsChicago’s Inspector General says that the court-enforced decree may be the only way to maintain public confidence in the process.
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.
2 Killed, 4 Wounded In West Side Shooting; 'It's So Heart-Wrenching'Two men were killed and four were wounded in a shooting on a block a Chicago alderman said is notorious for drug trafficking in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side.
Alderman: Closing CVS In East Garfield Park 'Amounts To Theft'Elected officials stood in front of a store on Chicago's West Side to denounce the move, saying it would create a "pharmaceutical desert"