Civic Federation President Calls Mayor Lightfoot's $16.7 Billion Budget Plan 'Good News,' But Some Aldermen Aren't Sold On SpecificsMayor Lori Lightfoot on Monday laid out her $16.7 billion budget proposal in front of the City Council.
Mayor Lightfoot Presents Plan Under Which City Would Sue Street Gangs, But Will It Work?Mayor Lori Lightfoot is eMore controversy was stirring late Tuesday about a Chicago city ordinance that would allow the city to file lawsuits against street gangs – seeking money and other assets.
City Council Approves $600 Million Police Contract With Chicago FOP, Including 20% Raises For CPD OfficersThe new pact with the FOP will cost Chicago taxpayers a total of approximately $600 million, including more than $360 million in retroactive pay raises.
Some Improvement Seen After CPD 'Flooded' Violent Beats With Officers As Summer Safety Strategy, Overall Crime Figures Remain Grim In Affected CommunitiesChicago's violent streak is sparking outrage in the city’s neighborhoods and drawing attention around the country. But what about the efforts city leaders said out at the start of summer to "flood the zone" of violent neighborhoods with police presence and using parts of government in new ways to curb crime?
Bus Driver Shortage Throws Wrench Into Start Of School Year For CPS After 73 Drivers QuitThis first day of school for the Chicago Public Schools, school bus drivers who are upset with COVID-19 vaccination requirements have thrown a wrench into things.
City Of Chicago Employees To Be Required To Get COVID-19 VaccineIn Chicago all city workers are now being told they must get the COVID-19 vaccine by Oct. 15, but it's unclear what happens to those who don't do it.
Rallies Held In Support Of Chicago Police Officers In Wake Of Officer Ella French's Murder, Growing Rift Between Rank-And-File Officers And City HallRallies in support of Chicago Police were held in Chicago Wednesday evening, following Officer Ella French’s on-duty murder and amid more divisiveness between the police rank-and-file and city leaders.
A Crisis Of Violence In Chicago: Looking At Mayor Lori Lightfoot's Record On CrimeIn Chicago in 2020, 4,135 people were shot -- nearly 1,500 more victims than the year prior and a jump of 36%.
Mayor Lightfoot Defends COVID Safety Precautions For Lollapalooza, But Says Going Maskless On Public Transit Is Not AcceptableMayor Lori Lightfoot on Sunday defended the decision to hold Lollapalooza given that 90 percent of attendees have been vaccinated against COVID-19, but said gathering on public transit without masks is not acceptable.
Lightfoot, Arwady: Masks Are Needed Indoors For Now Amid Rising COVID-19 Delta Variant Cases, But Vaccines Work, And It's Time To Get Vaccinated NowMayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago Department of Health Director Dr. Allison Arwady said Sunday that it is important now for everyone to wear a mask – vaccinated or not – amid rising COVID-19 rates driven by the especially contagious Delta variant, but also emphasized that it is unvaccinated people, not vaccinated people, who are most at risk.
'This Is Not 1970,' Mayor Lightfoot Says Of Firefighter-EMT Erik Zuma, Who Is Charged With Sex Assault And Was Kept On The JobWe have reported for the last two nights on a Chicago firefighter-EMT who is still on the job after being charged with sexual assault.
Mayor's Office, Fire Commissioner Say Review Of City Policy On Gender-Based Violence Is Needed, With Firefighter-EMT Accused Of Rape Still On The JobThere was major fallout from city officials Wednesday, amid revelations that a firefighter-EMT is still on the job after being charged with raping a woman he knew.
New York City, State Of California To Require COVID Vaccinations Or Weekly Tests For Government Workers; Could Chicago Follow Suit?Get vaccinated or get tested every week – it is the new mandate in New York City, where city workers have until September to get on board. The State of California has announced the same thing. So with cases on the rise in Chicago, could we see such a rule as well?
ACLU Sues Chicago Police, Demanding Information About Social Media Monitoring ProgramThe American Civil Liberties Union is suing is suing Chicago Police, demanding to know about the department’s controversial social media monitoring program.