Charlie Beck Named Interim Chicago Police Superintendent, As Eddie Johnson RetiresThe day after Police Supt. Eddie Johnson said he would retire at year's end, Mayor Lori Lightfoot moved quickly to name an outsider, former Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck, as interim superintendent.
President Trump Blasts CPD Superintendent: 'His Values To Me Are A Disgrace'Several Chicago politicians criticized the president after the speech, including Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who said Mr. Trump, in her words, "brought his insulting, ignorant, buffoonery to Chicago."
Some Skepticism On Lightfoot's Budget Proposal"I think this is a budget that we're going to try to see what sticks after it's thrown up against the wall."
CPD's Johnson Under Siege Again; Church Leaders Worry About His Leadership Abilities"We're not going to say so much as he's under siege, but how can he effectively give leadership when his leadership is always being questioned."
Disabled Ride Share User On Proposed Tax Hike: 'It's Basically A Tax On Accessibility'"Mayor Lightfoot, who is herself hard-of-hearing, needs to start taking disability inclusion into her policy making decisions and proposals. She cannot keep treating us like an afterthought. We have the right to accessible and affordable living and business in Chicago."
Concerns About Not Getting Pot Sales Rolling In Downtown ChicagoSome people passionately argued against Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot's idea to ban sales in the central business district. They're concerned it would limit accessibility for people with mobility challenges.
Member Of Lightfoot Security Detail Accused Of Domestic BatteryAuthorities said there was a verbal altercation between the CPD officer and a 53-year-old victim. At one point, the officer allegedly "removed personal property from the victim and ripped her clothes."
A New Day At City Hall As Lightfoot Rebukes BurkeWith the bang of the gavel, Mayor Lightfoot took control of her first City Council meeting. But it was a verbal confrontation with Ald. Bruke that really showed who's boss.
Dozens Shot, Five Killed During Memorial Day Weekend In Chicago"From 11:00 to 3:00, our brave men and women in the police department are going to be out in the streets. We're also going to be asking community leaders to be out and be diligent to encourage our young people to go home."
At Lightfoot's Inauguration, Children And Adults Say She's An InspirationAn excused absence when Monday's classroom is Wintrust Arena where history was made. And one day, will be studied in schools all over Chicago.
Well Wishers Greet Mayor Lightfoot At City Hall"The fact that we now have a black, lesbian lawyer, wonderful person in this job is spectacular. It's more than a symbol. I think it's going to create a whole different environment in the city of Chicago."