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.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot's 2020 Budget Plan, Including Minimum Wage Hike, Sails Through Budget CommitteeMayor Lori Lightfoot’s budget plan for 2020 cleared its first hurdle on Monday, including her plan to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2021, on a unanimous vote by the City Council Budget Committee.
Mayor Lightfoot Tries To Walk Back Claim Of $54 Million Uber 'Payoff' To Black Ministers; 'They're Trying To Divide And Conquer'“My understanding, as I said yesterday, is that they offered up $54 million in, I’ll put in air quotes ‘investments,’” Lightfoot said Thursday morning.
Mayor Lightfoot Seeks To Reduce Fines For Using Pot In Public, And Stop Impounding Cars With Marijuana InsideWith recreational marijuana becoming legal in Illinois next year, Mayor Lori Lightfoot is moving to end the city's practice of impounding cars found with pot inside, and to reduce the fines for using marijuana in public.
With Budget Help Unlikely In Springfield, Mayor Lori Lightfoot Lays Out Alternatives To Avoid Bigger Property Tax HikeWith the odds increasingly unlikely Springfield will come through with her request for an increase in the taxes on property sales, Mayor Lori Lightfoot plans to seek a handful of new cuts and other cost-saving measures to make up for the $50 million in revenue she was counting on to balance the city's 2020 budget.
Lightfoot Headed To Springfield To Lobby For Her Agenda; Changes To Chicago Casino And Real Estate Transfer TaxThe mayor is expected to meet with Gov. JB Pritzker and legislative leaders in an effort to pass her legislative agenda during veto session this week.
A Look At Chicago's Interim Top Cop: Charlie Beck"He's a very strict disciplinarian. He doesn't mess around. He's a cop's cop."
Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson Confirms He's Retiring At The End Of The Year; 'It’s Time For Someone Else To Pin These Four Stars To Their Shoulders'Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson will be stepping down, amid an inspector general's investigation into the incident in which he was found slumped over in his Chevy Tahoe after he'd been drinking at a dinner with friends last month.
'My Integrity Remains Intact'; Police Supt. Johnson Insists Retirement Has Nothing To Do With Inspector General's ProbeJohnson said the only reason he's calling an end to his 31-year career with the department is the toll the job has taken on him and his family.
How Will The Chicago's Next Police Superintendent Be Chosen?With Police Supt. Eddie Johnson announcing his retirement Thursday, the Chicago Police Board will soon begin the process of searching for his permanent replacement.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Won't Speculate On Possible Replacements For Police Supt. Eddie Johnson; Sources Say Retirement Announcement Expected SoonAmid reports Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson will soon announce plans to retire, Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Wednesday declined to speculate on who she might seek to succeed him as the city’s top cop.
Pastor, Community Activist Urge Mayor To Rethink Tax Hike For Rideshare Services“This tax will burden our community. Neighborhoods that simply have been burdened enough will be burdened even more by a tax like this,” community activist Tim Jones said Tuesday at City Hall.
CPD Budget To Swell To Over $1.7 Billion In 2020 Budget
CPD Supt. Eddie Johnson To Present Police Budget Amid Retirement RumorsMonday’s hearing is part of Lightfoot's ongoing budget hearings to dig Chicago out of debt.