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.
Immigrants In Chicago Fear ICE Deportation Raids After President Trump's Deadline PassesWe don’t know where or when, but President Donald Trump says he plans to move forward with mass deportation roundups “fairly soon,” more than two weeks after postponing a wave of roundups of undocumented families.
Holiday Weekend Gun Violence Has Already Claimed 5 LivesAs the long holiday weekend continues, we're getting an idea of the impact of gun violence in the city as well as the efforts to keep it in check.
Chicago Police Arrest 170, Seize 38 Illegal Guns In Pre-Holiday CrackdownsChicago police are getting a head start on efforts to prevent violence over the 4th of July weekend, with dozens of people arrested, and nearly a dozen illegal weapons seized in a pre-holiday gun and drug crackdown.
Possible Storms Sunday Won't Rain On Pride Parade Celebrations"We'll just have to hope for the best and if it does rain, we'll get a rainbow out of it," Ricky Skaritka, of Roscoe's Tavern, said.
Chicago Pride Parade Commemorates 50th Anniversary Of Stonewall RiotsThis year's Pride Parade is tinged with reflection of the 1969 police raids at New York's Stonewall Inn and how many believe it sparked the nationwide fight for gay rights.
Mayor Lightfoot Plans Bigger Police And Fire Academy; 'I Want To Get It Right'The mayor said she’s not sure the existing plan for the new academy will be big enough to meet the current and future needs of both the Police Department and Fire Department.