Work Begins On CTA's $2 Billion Red & Purple Modernization ProjectThe CTA officially broke ground Wednesday on a huge new project to make the commute easier for riders who take the Red, Purple, or Brown lines on the North Side.
Chicago Public Library To Eliminate Overdue Fines, Wipe Out Existing DebtsThe Chicago Public Library will eliminate all late fines starting Tuesday – and wipe out all users’ existing fines – becoming the largest public library system in the U.S. to go fine-free.
City Unveils Vehicle Sticker Amnesty, Ticket Relief Programs For Scofflaw DriversThe city has announced an amnesty program for drivers who haven’t purchased their sticker yet, and a chance to get some of their tickets wiped out.
Chicago Teachers Union, Chicago Public Schools Back At Negotiating Table After 94% Strike Authorization VoteUnion leaders and CPS officials were meeting at CTU headquarters in the West Town neighborhood, hoping to agree to a contract both sides can support.
Aldermen Sign Off On Changes To City Fines And Fees To Help Low-Income MotoristsMayor Lori Lightfoot noted Cook County leads the nation in Chapter 13 bankruptcy filings, with many of those cases tied to unpaid debt to the city.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot's Zoning Plan For Legal Marijuana Would Ban Pot Sales In Most Of Downtown ChicagoThe city also would prohibit marijuana sales within any designated residential zoning district, any building with a residential unit, or within 500 feet of a school.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot To Seek Total Ban On Flavored E-Cigarettes In ChicagoMayor Lori Lightfoot says the city of Chicago is stepping up efforts to prevent kids from vaping, amid a growing number of deaths and serious illnesses nationwide connected to electronic cigarette use.
War Of Words Over Gun Violence Continues Between Lori Lightfoot, Ted CruzThe war of words between Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Sen. Ted Cruz over gun violence shows no signs of slowing down.
Lightfoot Eyes 'Congestion Fees' As Way To Bridge Nearly $1 Billion Budget GapLightfoot hasn't completely articulated the concept, but imagine an area like the Loops was defined as a restricted zone, where drivers pay a fee to enter.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Faces Tough Choices In Tackling Budget Deficit Up To $1 Billion; 'It’s A Doable Lift, It’s Just Not Going To Be Politically Easy'Facing a budget deficit of up to $1 billion, Mayor Lori Lightfoot is set to begin outlining her plan to dig out of the massive hole at her “state of the city” address Thursday night.
New Online Tool To Track Chicago Gun Suspects Draws FireCounty Public Defender Amy Campanelli says the existence of such a list sends a message that people are dangerous even before they've had their day in court.
How Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown Describes A Few Notable Political FiguresIn his one-one-one interview with Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown on Wednesday, CBS 2’s Brad Edwards asked Brown to offer a word or short phrase she would use to describe 11 major political figures – most, but not all of them local.
Feasibility Study: Chicago Casino Likely Can't Be Financed Under State's Current StructureMayor Lori Lightfoot on Tuesday said the state statute that authorized casino gambling in Chicago would make it impossible for a casino operator to be successful.
Mayor Lightfoot: 'There Are No Adequate Words' After Mass Shootings In El Paso And Dayton, Chicago's Own Weekend Violence"I absolutely feel for the people whose lives have now been irreparably shattered by this chaos that is coming at the end of a gun," the mayor said.
City Officials, Lollapalooza Organizers Putting Final Touches On Security Plans For Four-Day Festival At Grant ParkLollapalooza is just two days away. Hundreds of thousands of music lovers will descend on Grant Park, and the city and festival organizers are finalizing security preparations.