Drivers Aren't Fans Of Priority Bus Lanes DowntownDrivers say downtown is more congested than ever with Loop Link CTA bus priority lanes
Lawsuit Says $1.3 Billion Lincoln Yards Tax Subsidy Benefits Mostly-White AreasTaxpayer funding for the Lincoln Yards project has already been approved by the Chicago City Council with a nod from Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot.
As Lightfoot Meets With Springfield Power Brokers, Ethics Reform Is Front And Center In Chicago"There was a vote in the City Council to strip out the power to investigate aldermen. And so, the power to investigate aldermen was taken away, and that was 30 years ago."
Lincoln Yards and The 78 Get The Green Light From City CouncilLincoln Yards will soak up a as much as 900 million dollars in TIF subsidies, creating 6,000 housing units over its 70 acres. And The 78, a south of the Loop district along the Chicago River, could could consume up to 700 million in TIF funds, while creating 13 million square feet of residential and commercial space.
With Lightfoot's Backing, City Council OKs TIF Money For Lincoln Yards And The 78; Developers Vow More Contracts For Women, MinoritiesAfter asking for a delay in the approval process earlier this week, Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot has given her blessing to two massive development projects, having secured agreements from the developers to increase the amount of construction work that will go to women- and minority-owned firms.
Chicago Mayor-Elect Lori Lightfoot To Address Illinois HouseLightfoot's office says she will address lawmakers in both chambers. She is to speak to the Illinois House on Wednesday afternoon and the Illinois Senate on Thursday morning.
Aldermen Want Lightfoot To Prioritize Violence Prevention Plans"Until we start focusing on redeveloping communities and putting people to work, we will not be able to get a hold on this violence."
Warm Weather Welcomes Fans To The Friendly Confines For Cubs Home OpenerOne year after the Cubs home opener was snowed out, Monday's dress code was shorts and short sleeves.
At Lightfoot's Request, Emanuel Seeks To Delay Vote On Tax Subsidies For Lincoln Yards, The 78Bowing to the wishes of Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday said he wants to call off a planned City Council Finance Committee vote on $1.6 billion in tax increment financing for two massive development projects, Lincoln Yards and The 78.
Lightfoot Asks Finance Committee For More Transparency Before TIF Vote On Lincoln Yards, The 78Mayor-Elect Lori Lightfoot is calling for more transparency into two massive redevelopment projects, ahead of key votes on taxpayer financing for Lincoln Yards and The 78.
Lightfoot: 'There Are Things A Big City Mayor Can Do To Really Transform And Improve People's Lives'"I truly love this city. I see the greatness of it in every neighorhood, every corner of it. But we need to make sure that we are providing real opportunity. I just think there are things that a big city mayor can do to really transform and improve people's lives that no other elected official can do. And I really look forward to the opportunity."
Serious City Challenges Await Mayor-Elect Lightfoot"I want to have a constructive relationship with the FOP, but I'm not going to support the things they've done which basically throw up roadblocks and obstruction toward progress."