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.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Calls FOP Vice President Pat Murray A 'Clown' At City Council Meeting; 'I’m Sorry That I Said It Out Loud'“Oh, back again,” Lightfoot whispered from her seat on the dais in the City Council chamber. “This is this FOP clown.”
Immigrant Rights Groups To Protest Customs And Border Protection Conference In ChicagoWith the blessing of Mayor Lori Lightfoot, several groups plan to rally outside the Marriott Marquis Chicago on Tuesday after the hotel decided to host a two-day U.S. Customs and Border Protection conference.
Mayor Lightfoot Proposes Changes To City's Parking Ticket Policies; 'This Is About Giving People A Real Chance'Mayor Lori Lightfoot is planning a series of changes to the city’s ticketing policies, in an effort to end "harmful enforcement practices" that have unfairly affected low-income drivers, often helping push them into bankruptcy because of fines and fees they cannot afford.
Chicago Weather: Excessive Heat Warning Delayed, But Heat Wave Still Coming; Mayor Says City 'Completely Unified' In ResponseThunderstorms that moved through the Chicago area have delayed the arrival of a heat wave, with highs now expected to reach only the upper 80s to low 90s on Thursday, but extreme temperatures are still expected to arrive on Friday.
Benny The Bull Joins Crowds Watching For Humboldt Park Gator; Mayor Lightfoot Glad 'Alligator Bob' Is On The CaseFor a shy reptile that has only been spotted in a few snapshots and brief snippets of video, the four-foot alligator recently spotted in the lagoon at Humboldt Park lagoon is quickly becoming a star.