Bid To Allow Marijuana Use At Tobacco Shops Stalls In City Council Committee, But Vote Could Come Next WeekMayor Lori Lightfoot's plan to allow for on-site consumption of marijuana at licensed cigar bars, hookah lounges, and other tobacco shops hit a speed bump on Wednesday, as the City Council License Committee delayed a vote on the plan until at least early next week.
Food Trucks Would Be Able To Stay In One Spot For Four Hours Under Plan Backed By License CommitteeFood truck owners have said the current two-hour time limit often leaves them without enough time to make a profit, given how long it takes to set up and break down.
Chicago's Homicide Rate Decreases For The Third Straight YearThe nation's third-most populous city has recorded 490 murders in 2019 as of Tuesday morning, Chicago police say -- about 13% lower than 2018's total of 564.
11,400 Chicago Drivers Apply For Vehicle Sticker Amnesty Program; $11.5 Million In Debt EliminatedThousands of Chicago drivers wiped out $11.5 million in debt over the past month, by taking advantage of an amnesty program for vehicle sticker scofflaws.
Nine Chicago Public Library Branches Add Sunday Hours TodayThe Portage-Cragin, Northtown, Dunning, Little Italy, Toman, Hall, Whitney Young, West Pullman, and Chicago Lawn branches will be open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays.
Mayor Proposes Allowing Pot Use At Tobacco Shops, Cigar Bars, And Hookah LoungesCigar bars, hookah lounges, and other tobacco shops would be authorized to allow customers to smoke weed sometime next year, under a proposed ordinance Mayor Lori Lightfoot has introduced to the City Council.
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.
City's Top Lawyer Got Homeowner's Tax Break On Two Homes At The Same TimeThe mayor's office insisted the dual tax breaks were an honest mistake, and said Corporation Counsel Mark Flessner will pay back the money he owes.
Nine Chicago Public Libraries To Begin Sunday Hours This WeekendStarting Dec. 22, nine branch libraries will be open on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Says She Fired Law Department Spokesman Bill McCaffrey Over 'Serious Issues Regarding Professionalism And Judgment'The mayor suggested McCaffrey had somehow lied about something, but did not elaborate.