Chicago's Budget: What Are Residents Paying For?Facing an unprecedented $1.2 billion shortfall for next year, Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Wednesday proposed a $94 million property tax hike, a 3 cents per gallon increase in the city's gas tax, hundreds of layoffs, and eliminating nearly 2,000 vacant positions.
'They've Been Serious' Lightfoot On Threats Made To Herself, Her Family"There's not a day that goes by that I don't get some kind of harassment, whether it's just repeated calls with things left on voicemail or other things, threatening violence."
Lightfoot Announces Plans For New Bronzeville Mixed-Income Apartment ComplexBronzeville is one of 10 neighborhoods part of Chicago's INVEST South/West initiative. According to the city, it's designed to "reactivate neighborhood cores that historically served as focal points for pedestrian activity, shopping, services, transportation, public spaces and quality-of life amenities for local residents."
Pritzker, Lightfoot, Preckwinkle Discuss 'Miscarriage Of Justice,' Upcoming Protests In Shooting Death Of Breonna Taylor"This ruling is absolutely heartbreaking. It leaves more questions than it answers."
Chicago Partners With 31 Community Organizations For Contact Tracing EffortsThe contact tracers will earn between $20 and $24 an hour for their work. While there is no specific prerequisite, the contact tracers have to be 18 or older. A background in customer service is desired because of the ability to communicate well with people who may have been exposed.
Lightfoot Announces Lead Service Line Replacement Program"It's way past time for us to do something about it."
On First Day Of School In Chicago, Mayor Lightfoot Confident CPS Tech Bumps Will Be Smoothed Out"The goal is to make sure that this is a successful year despite some of the challenges that we face in remote learning. There's a lot of excitement and I have no doubt that this is going to be a fantastic year."
Lightfoot: Shocked CDC Talking About COVID Vaccine Timed Out To General Election"Unfortunately again, we're going to see more of this nonsense from now until election day."
Spotlight On Chicago's Response To Widespread UnrestThe mayor wants punishment with more teeth and a signal that in Chicago, when you do this, you pay a massive price.
Lightfoot Announces $33M Housing Assistance Grant For Chicagoans Affected By COVID-19"We have been working to find additional resources to assist those financially impacted by the pandemic, and these new funds will go a long way in stabilizing the lives of residents during these challenging times.”
Wisconsin To Be Added To Chicago Travel Quarantine List This Week"We're watching all of our neighbors very carefully."
Three Arrested In Chicago On Federal Gun Charges In 'Operation Legend'President Donald Trump and other officials on Wednesday formally announced the deployment of “hundreds” of federal agents to fight crime in Chicago as part of Operation Legend.
Columbus Controversy: What's Next For The Statue And Other Monuments In Chicago?"What we're seeing now is people drawing attention to the complexity of that history questioning whether Columbus is necessary, what he represented, is something we want to continue to honor."
Pritzker, Lightfoot Join Argonne Labs, University Of Chicago To Present 'Blueprint' Plans For Quantum Internet"Quantum internet is not something that's on every but the tip of the tongue of everyone, but I think we all recognize the importance of this moment and the power that it possesses to really change everything in the way in which we process information and also security on the internet."
Lightfoot On Federal Troops: Trump Won't 'Foolishly Deploy' Unnamed Agents To The City"We are not going to allow democracy to be hijacked by the federal government. That is not happening in Chicago."