Lightfoot Says She's Working With Black Caucus To Avoid Bid To Delay Recreational Pot Sales; 'I Feel Comfortable That We’ll Get There'Ald. Jason Ervin (28th), who chairs the City Council Black Caucus, has moved to force a City Council vote this week on his proposal to delay legal weed sales in the city for six months.
Gia Biagi Named New Chicago Department Of Transportation CommissionerBiagi most recently was principal of urbanism and civic impact at Studio Gang, the Chicago architecture firm headed by Jeanne Gang.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Presses Presidential Hopeful Pete Buttigieg To Break NDA With Elite Consulting Firm"I've pushed as much information as I can, without breaking the promise that I made in writing," Buttigieg told Lightfoot.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Denies Stalling In Talks On New Police Contract; 'We Will Get To Them'"We do want to get things moved along as expeditiously as we can, and we are starting the process of engaging them," she said.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Says CPD Won't Ticket Pot Smokers For Lighting Up In Their Own Yards"An individual using cannabis in their own backyard or balcony poses no direct threat to public safety, and no resident should be arrested or ticketed solely for such a scenario," the mayor said.
Mayor Lightfoot Denies Jumping The Gun In Firing Police Supt. Johnson; Says FOP 'Dead Wrong' That She's Angling For Outsider To Run CPDThe mayor also denied the police union's claim that she fired Johnson in order to make the case for hiring a department outsider as the next superintendent.
About 20 Top-Ranking CPD Officers Plan To Retire In Wake Of Former Supt. Eddie Johnson's FiringSources told CBS 2's Suzanne Le Mignot about 20 high-ranking officers are planning to retire. Most of those officers were appointed to their current positions by Johnson, whom Mayor Lori Lightfoot fired on Monday.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Fires CPD Supt. Eddie Johnson For Lying About Incident When He Fell Asleep At The Wheel Of His Car“It has become clear that Mr. Johnson engaged in a series of actions that are intolerable for any leader in a position of trust,” she said Monday morning at City Hall.
City To Host Two More Public Meetings On Recreational Pot This Week Ahead Of New State Marijuana LawPeople who attend the meetings will have a chance to ask questions and provide input about the legalization of recreational pot starting on Jan. 1.
Big Obstacles Remain Before Chicago Gets Long-Awaited CasinoThe city must convince state lawmakers to vote on a plan that officials say makes the casino more profitable as well as choose a location, which already has sparked disputes.
Despite Criticism Her Spending Plan Is 'Smoke And Mirrors,' Mayor Lori Lightfoot's 2020 Budget Sails Through City CouncilDespite opposition from many progressive aldermen that her spending plan does not include more taxes on the wealthy, the City Council approved the mayor's $11.65 billion budget plan by a 39-11 vote on Tuesday.
City Council To Vote On The 2020 Budget TuesdayLightfoot was able to close an $838 million budget shortfall without a major property tax hike, though some of her revenue projections remain uncertain.
Mayor Lightfoot Feeds Teens Thanksgiving Meals“We cannot pass by those in need,” Lightfoot said.
Lightfoot's Budget Set For Final Approval Next Week, Mayor 'Very Confident' Feds Will Approve $163 Million For Ambulance ServicesAs her 2020 budget plan moved one step closer to final approval on Wednesday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot shrugged off criticism that it relies in part on federal funding that remains uncertain.
Aldermen Fend Off Effort To Kill Mayor Lori Lightfoot's $40 Million Rideshare Tax, Approve 2020 Revenue Package“We have seen actually four different proposals from Uber, all of which have been extremely questionable,” Business Affairs and Consumer Protection Commissioner Rosa Escareno said.