New Illinois Veterans Home In Chicago Is Complete, But Still Not Ready For Anyone To Move InIt took $120 million in taxpayer money, and six years to complete the center, due in part to delays caused by the state’s lengthy budget stalemate under former Gov. Bruce Rauner.
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.
Aldermen Take Up Debate On Removing CPD Officers From Chicago Public SchoolsA lengthy debate on the value of police officers in schools came as an ordinance to remove them has been at least temporarily bottled up in committee.
'Please Stop The Nonsense'; Tempers Flare Over Normally Routine City Council Matter Of Setting Next Meeting Date"People were watching all over the world, and I think they saw democracy in action, but I think they also saw some things that are regrettable,” Mayor Lightfoot said after the 3-hour meeting.
Dunning Families May Not Be Able To Send Kids To New High SchoolAld. Sposato, who made promises about Taft High School’s new annex, and Dunning families feel blindsided.
Aldermen Expands City's Sexual Harassment RulesThe City Council approved a plan to extend rules prohibiting sexual harassment to aldermen and other elected city officials.
Aldermen Seek Changes To Airport Security Force After United FiascoAld. Raymond Lopez has introduced a measure to fold the CDA security officer force into the Chicago Police Department’s airport detail.
Chicago Election Begins Taking Shape As First Candidates File PetitionsThe first day of candidate filings for the city elections in February gave some early indications about the various races, but can’t tell the whole story.
Teachers Union Bus Tour Puts Spotlight On Impact Of School ClosingsSinging the civil rights anthem “Woke Up This Morning,” Congressman Bobby Rush called it “The Freedom Bus.”
Ald. Sposato, Former Fireman, Calls TV Show 'Chicago Fire' KookyAld. Nicholas Sposato (36th), a firefighter on leave while he serves on the City Council, took some time Friday to offer his review of a new TV series, “Chicago Fire,” filmed in the city.
City Council 'Progressive Caucus' To Host 3 Public Hearings On BudgetMembers of the Chicago City Council’s self-described “progressive caucus” said the mayor’s office isn’t giving residents enough of a chance to discuss the city budget, so they’ll hold more budget hearings of their own.
Report: Perks Jack Up Firefighters' Average Salaries To $104,000 A YearA report out Friday morning indicates extra pay perks in the Chicago firefighters’ contract cost taxpayers more than $80 million last year.