Aldermen Vote Down Mayor Lori Lightfoot's Proposal To Scale Back Cross-Lobbying BanThe City Council Ethics Committee on Tuesday balked at Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s proposal to partially roll back the city’s ban on “cross-lobbying,” which aldermen unanimously approved in February.
City Council Votes To Ban Sale Of Flavored Vaping Products In ChicagoThe measure, approved by a 46-4 vote on Wednesday, would ban the sale of all flavored vaping products in Chicago stores, except those that taste or smell like tobacco.
City Council Health Committee Backs Proposed Ban On Flavored Vaping ProductsAld. Matt O’Shea (19th), the chief sponsor, originally wanted to ban any kind of flavored tobacco, including cigarettes, cigars, and chewing tobacco.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Chicago Police Thank Donors Who Have Provided Meals And Supplies In Fight Against COVID-19Lightfoot also again extended her condolences to the family of CPD Officer Marco DiFranco, who died early Thursday from the novel coronavirus.
Aldermen Back Crackdown On Lobbying By Elected Officials; 'This BS Is Over With'“We are surrounded by impropriety; at the state level, at the county level, and in this body," Ald. Matt O'Shea (19th) said.
Young Chicago Athletes Take The Plunge To Benefit Special OlympicsOne student is doing it for a very personal reason, CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.
Alderman, Top State Cop Pump Gas To Buy Officers Bulletproof VestsA southwest side alderman and the head of the Illinois State police pumped gas Thursday for dozens of customers at a gas station in the heart of Morgan Park.
Police Investigate Racist Graffiti On Garages In BeverlyAld. Matt O’Shea (19th) said the graffiti was discovered since late Wednesday night, written in marker on at least five garages along Claremont Avenue between 103rd and 105th streets.
Alderman's School Consolidation Plan Draws Opposition From ParentsA local school council meeting became heated in the Beverly neighborhood Tuesday night, with parents upset about a proposal to move and consolidate several local elementary schools.
City Collecting Donated Household Goods For Formerly Homeless VetsA program to help formerly homeless veterans with household supplies was nearing its halfway point Tuesday, and the alderman behind the effort said Chicagoans have been coming through.
Alderman To Meet With CSX Next Week To Discuss Freight Train DelaysA Southwest Side alderman is hoping to find some real solutions next week to the traffic tie-ups and annoying situations caused by CSX railroad not keeping up its end of a bargain on the length of its freight trains.
Pancake Breakfast To Raise Money To Replace Outdated Police Vests There’ll be a pancake breakfast fundraiser Sunday on the Southwest Side to help raise money to replace outdated bulletproof vests for Chicago police officers.
Community Meeting In Response To Teen Sexting 'An Awakening For Many Parents'Parents in the Beverly, Morgan Park, and Mount Greenwood neighborhoods said they learned some eye-opening lessons Thursday night, when they attended a community meeting organized by police and the local alderman, in response to recent sexting incidents involving children.
Southwest Side Alderman Holding Community Meeting Over Rise In Teen SextingA nude selfie of a girl from the Beverly neighborhood has prompted concern from parents and authorities over children sharing inappropriate pictures of themselves.
South Side Irish Parade Crackdown Could Also Result In Pride Parade ArrestsRowdy drunks would pay through the nose if they try again to take over a South Side Irish Parade that made a family-oriented comeback last year, thanks to a crackdown approved Wednesday that could lead to a rash of arrests at the Pride Parade.