Aldermen Want Chicago FOP President John Catanzara To Step Down After Downplaying U.S. Capitol RiotDozens of Chicago aldermen are demanding the resignation of Chicago Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara, after he downplayed last week’s assault on the U.S. Capitol, falsely claiming there was no violence from those who stormed the building.
CPS Teachers Who Don't Show Up As Required When Schools Reopen Will Be Ineligible For Pay; Mayor Says Remote Learning 'Not Sustainable'Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago Public Schools leaders said the district remains committed to reopening some schools on Monday, and warned that teachers and staff who are required to be in school but aren't will be considered AWOL and not eligible for pay.
Aldermen Renew Bids To Create Civilian Oversight Of Chicago Police DepartmentAldermen on Tuesday revived long-stalled efforts to create a civilian oversight board for the Chicago Police Department, although it remains unclear if either of two competing proposals offered up has enough support from the City Council and Mayor Lori Lightfoot.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Says Feds Taking 'Way Too Long' To Distribute COVID-19 Vaccine As Healthcare Workers Start Getting Second DosesLightfoot said, to date, Chicago has distributed 95% of the vaccines it has received, “but the challenge is this: we do not have enough vaccine.”
City To Begin Enforcing New Lower Threshold For Speed Camera Tickets On March 1, After 44-Day Grace PeriodMayor Lori Lightfoot's office said the city will begin issuing warnings to drivers caught on speed cameras going 6 to 9 mph over the limit on Jan. 15. Starting March 1, the city will start issuing $35 tickets.
Anjanette Young's Attorney Cancels Plans For Meeting With Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Will Move Forward With Lawsuit Over Wrong Raid"The Mayor declined Ms. Young’s request to meet with her in the manner that Ms. Young had requested—a manner that was best for her, her healing and Transparency," attorney Keenan Saulter said.
Anjanette Young, Who Was Handcuffed Naked During Wrong Police Raid, Agrees To Meet With Mayor Lori LightfootAnjanette Young has agreed to meet with Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot after the wrong raid of Young's home, when officers handcuffed her while she was naked.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Bringing In Retired Judge To Investigate Anjanette Young CaseMayor Lori Lightfoot has asked former federal judge Ann Claire Williams to launch an outside investigation of the wrong raid of Anjanette Young's home, when officers handcuffed her while she was naked, and the city's handling of the fallout.
CPD Officers Involved In Wrong Raid Of Anjanette Young's Home Placed On Desk DutyThe mayor said the officers were removed from the street at the direction of Chicago Police Supt. David Brown, amid a COPA investigation that has dragged on for more than a year.
Lightfoot Acknowledges She Learned About Wrong Raid Of Anjanette Young's More Than A Year AgoStill on the hot seat over the botched raid of Anjanette Young's home in 2019, Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday acknowledged her staff told her about the case sooner than she previously claimed, and admitted she was wrong about Young filing a Freedom of Information Act request for video footage of the incident.
Anjanette Young, Handcuffed Naked In Her Home By Police, To Lori Lightfoot: 'I Believed In You As A Black Woman'Just days after a video showed Chicago Police invading her home, and handcuffing her while naked, Anjanette Young stood before the media with a direct message to Mayor Lightfoot: "I believed in you as a Black woman."