Mayor Lori Lightfoot Proposes Property Tax Hike, Gas Tax Increase, Layoffs, Other Job Cuts To Close $1.2 Billion GapWith no financial help on the horizon from Congress or the state, the mayor said the city must rely on making "shared sacrifices" to address the economic crisis created by the pandemic.
'We Are In A Second Surge': Mayor Lori Lightfoot Warns Some Phase 3 Restrictions May Return As COVID-19 Cases Rise Sharply“If we don’t see a dramatic turnaround in our numbers, and soon, we will not hesitate to take the steps that are necessary to save our city, to save our residents, and even if that means going back to some of our Phase Three restrictions,” Lightfoot said.
Watchdog's Report Details Disciplinary Action Against 8 Officers Tied To Night Former CPD Supt. Eddie Johnson Was Found Asleep At The WheelWhile stopping short of accusing any officers of actively covering up for former Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson after he was found asleep at the wheel of his vehicle one year ago, the city’s inspector general found several officers failed to follow department policy in their handling of the incident.
Officer Once Assigned As Former CPD Supt. Eddie Johnson's Driver Sues Him For Sexual Assault, HarassmentOfficer Cynthia Donald claims Johnson subjected her to "unwanted and uninvited sexual advances, abuse, harassment, and a hostile work environment" for more than three years.
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.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Rules Out Help From Congress As She Grapples With $1.2 Billion Budget Shortfall For 2021Two weeks before she unveils her 2021 budget plan, Mayor Lori Lightfoot still isn’t willing to say if she’ll be able to avoid a property tax hike or massive layoffs to help plug a $1.2 billion shortfall.
As COVID Cases In Neighboring Wisconsin Surge, Mayor Lori Lightfoot Slams Republicans For Blocking Virus Restrictions“Wisconsin is what happens when you politicize public health,” Lightfoot said Wednesday.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Confident Her Air Pollution Plan Will Pass City Council, Despite DelayThe mayor's proposal would require industrial developers to clear additional regulatory hurdles before opening facilities near residential neighborhoods.
City Council Pays Tribute To Late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Gov. Jim Thompson, And Rev. Leon Finney“It’s not just those who experienced her long career or her long life that she’s impacted, but it’s young people like my daughter here who’s been inspired by her work,” Ald. Michael Rodriguez (22nd) said of Ginsburg.
After Mother Of Murder Victim Laments Lack Of Info From CPD, Mayor Lori Lightfoot Vows To HelpDuring the public comment period at the start of today's City Council meeting, Catalina Andrade said her son was slain on July 18 near 24th and Washtenaw in Little Village, but to date "no one is giving me answers" on his case.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot To Present 2021 Budget Plan On Oct. 21, One Week Later Than Originally ScheduledThe city is facing a projected shortfall of $1.2 billion in 2021, including more than $780 million in tax revenue lost to the pandemic.
Lightfoot's Deputy Mayor For Public Safety, Susan Lee, Stepping DownDeputy Mayor Susan Lee, Mayor Lori Lightfoot's top advisor on public safety, is stepping down later this month, after little more than a year on the job.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Easing COVID Restrictions On Bars, Restaurants, Fitness Centers, Personal ServicesChicago restaurants will soon be able to serve more people indoors, and bars that don’t serve food will soon be able to resume service inside under loosened COVID-19 restrictions announced by Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Monday.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Says 'Dreadhead Cowboy' Was 'Absolutely Wrong' To Ride Horse Onto Dan Ryan; 'He Almost Killed That Horse'“Putting anyone or anything at risk really undermines, I think, the spirit of the point that he was trying to make,” Lightfoot said.
New Ford Pre-Assembly Plant Anchors Commerce Park Chicago Development On Southeast SideIt's an ambitious project to reclaim former manufacturing space at 121st Street and Avenue O in Hegewisch.