Mayor Lightfoot Tries To Walk Back Claim Of $54 Million Uber 'Payoff' To Black Ministers; 'They're Trying To Divide And Conquer'“My understanding, as I said yesterday, is that they offered up $54 million in, I’ll put in air quotes ‘investments,’” Lightfoot said Thursday morning.
Mayor Lightfoot Claims Uber Offered $54 Million To Ministers If They Bashed Her Rideshare Tax PlanMayor Lori Lightfoot on Wednesday accused Uber of offering tens of millions of dollars to ministers to get them to bash her proposed rideshare tax.
Mayor To Meet With Ministers As City Prepares To Release Video Of Fatal Police ShootingMayor Rahm Emanuel was meeting with community and religious leaders on Monday, to prepare for the backlash when a video showing a white police officer fatally shooting a black teenager is made public.
Mayor Emanuel Turns To Ministers To Marshal African-American SupportWith just two weeks to go until the runoff election, Mayor Emanuel is pushing hard to marshal African-American clergy to turn out a big vote for him, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Chicago Ministers Call For Moratorium On School ClosingsMore than a dozen ministers from the South and West sides delivered a letter to Mayor Emanuel’s office calling for a year-long moratorium on school closings.
State Senator: Ministers' Vow Of Backlash For Gay Marriage Vote An 'Empty Threat'A coalition of West Side ministers was urging state lawmakers to reject legislation that would legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois, but at least one lawmaker said the ministers' threat of political backlash against lawmakers who vote for gay marriage was nothing but an "empty threat."
Ministers Seek To Make This Weekend "Peace Weekend"Dozens of local ministers have declared this upcoming weekend "Peace Weekend," and are asking people to work together to end street violence.
Jackson Jr. Wins Backing Of Dozens Of Ministers In Re-Election FightCongressman Jesse Jackson Jr. was out doing something Monday morning that he hasn't had to do in eight years - campaigning against a Democratic opponent in his bid for re-election.
Ministers Push For Casino In Ford HeightsA coalition of south suburban ministers said Monday that it's not promoting gambling, but the ministers do want a casino in far south suburban Ford Heights.
Activists To Push For More Funding For Funerals For IndigentMore than 150 ministers and funeral home directors - most of them centered in the black community - met Tuesday afternoon to plan lobbying strategy to push the state for more money for public aid burials.
Group Fighting For Peotone Airport Denied Access To Gov. QuinnA band of ministers promises to return in larger numbers Monday so Gov. Pat Quinn will be sure to hear their plea for work to begin as soon as possible on a third airport in Peotone.
Religious Leaders To Fight Illinois Gambling ExpansionGov. Pat Quinn's office could soon be bombarded with calls from religious leaders as he considers whether or not to sign the gambling expansion bill.
Local Ministers Offered Cash To Support Scott Lee CohenAsking for political support happens all the time. Trying to buy it is something else. Some Chicago area ministers say that's what happened at a meeting earlier this week with independent gubernatorial candidate Scott Lee Cohen. CBS 2's Dana Kozlov reports.