Aldermen Advance Plan To Cap Food Delivery App Fees At 15%The City Council could set a 15% cap on the fees delivery services such as Grubhub and DoorDash charge to restaurants before Thanksgiving, offering a “lifeline” to the city’s struggling hospitality industry during the second wave of the pandemic.
City Urging Shoppers To Order From Black-Owned Businesses This Black FridayBlack Friday shopping won't be the same this year, because of the pandemic, but Mayor Lori Lightfoot says it's an opportunity to support Black-owned businesses.
Facing 'Zero Easy Choices,' Mayor Lori Lightfoot Stands By Call For $94 Million Property Tax Hike To Balance 2021 Budget“I feel like we are all on the right path as we are right now,” Lightfoot said.
Mayor, Aldermen Seek To Cap Fees Delivery Services Charge To Restaurants At 15%“This will provide critical temporary relief to eligible small businesses that cannot operate indoors right now,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot said.
Progressive Aldermen Offer 'Amazon Tax,' Other Budget Amendments, But Measures Bottled Up In CommitteeUnited Working Families, a community coalition which helped draft the proposals, denounced the moves to bottle up the ordinances in the Rules Committee, calling it "cynical maneuvering."
'The Terminal' Is The Latest In Chicago's INVEST South/West Initiative For Development On City's West Side."When the dust settles on the ground, we are boldly optimistic. The 37th Ward won't be silent or stopped."
'Truly Elated' Mayor Lori Lightfoot Celebrates After Joe Biden Projected To Win Presidency; 'Make No Mistake: America Is Back'“I believe very deeply that we are a country with a generous and compassionate heart, and we will soon have leadership in the White House that reflects those values,” Lightfoot said.
Chicago Area Leaders React After Joe Biden, Kamala Harris Projected To Defeat President Donald Trump, VP Mike PenceGov. JB Pritzker said "America elected a President and Vice President who will lead with compassion, restore dignity to the office, and give us hope for a brighter future."
Lightfoot: 'We Desperately Need Help' From Federal Government, Announces $10M In Grants For Businesses Affected By The Pandemic"We're doing our part. But life would be better if we had a functioning federal government."
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Announces Safety Plan For Election Day, Urges Peaceful Protests No Matter The Results“Regardless of what happens, November 3rd will be a big day for all of us, and our goal is clear: keep Chicagoans safe as we take part in this momentous day," Lightfoot said.
Amazon Opens New Delivery Center In Pullman, Bringing Adversaries Lightfoot And Beale Together For At Least One DayMayor Lori Lightfoot and Far South Side Ald. Anthony Beale (9th), often at odds on most issues, were all smiles on Wednesday as they celebrated the opening of a new Amazon distribution center in the Pullman neighborhood.
Lightfoot Seeks To Downplay Dispute With Pritzker Over New COVID-19 Restrictions For ChicagoA day after suggesting she would try to convince Gov. JB Pritzker to change his mind about his order for tougher COVID-19 restrictions in Chicago, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said "we’re not asking for any special treatment,” and said the city will enforce the new rules when they begin Friday.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Proposes Property Tax Hike, Gas Tax Increase, Layoffs, Other Job Cuts To Close $1.2 Billion GapWith no financial help on the horizon from Congress or the state, the mayor said the city must rely on making "shared sacrifices" to address the economic crisis created by the pandemic.
'We Are In A Second Surge': Mayor Lori Lightfoot Warns Some Phase 3 Restrictions May Return As COVID-19 Cases Rise Sharply“If we don’t see a dramatic turnaround in our numbers, and soon, we will not hesitate to take the steps that are necessary to save our city, to save our residents, and even if that means going back to some of our Phase Three restrictions,” Lightfoot said.
Watchdog's Report Details Disciplinary Action Against 8 Officers Tied To Night Former CPD Supt. Eddie Johnson Was Found Asleep At The WheelWhile stopping short of accusing any officers of actively covering up for former Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson after he was found asleep at the wheel of his vehicle one year ago, the city’s inspector general found several officers failed to follow department policy in their handling of the incident.