Cook County Treasurer Says Vacant And Abandoned Properties Are Sucking Up Tax Revenue, Wants To Make It Easier To Auction Them OffThousands of abandoned and vacant properties are costing Cook County taxpayers billions in lost property tax revenue.
Lightfoot's Nomination Of New COPA Chief Stalls Amid Protest From Aldermen Angered By Report Recommending Discipline For Slain Officer Ella FrenchThe chair of the Public Safety Committee called off a vote on Andrea Kersten's nomination to be the permanent leader of COPA, after several aldermen voiced strong opposition.
Aldermen To Debate Mayor's Controversial Proposal To Sue Gang Members And Seek To Seize Their Assets“This is not an effort to try to take grandma’s house, as a lot of people I think expressed concerns about," Lightfoot said on Thursday.
AT&T And Verizon Delay Rollout Of New 5G Service Near O'Hare, Midway, Other Airports After Airlines Warn Of DelaysVerizon said its technology, which is intended to increase speed, reliability and power for more than 90 million Americans, will launch Wednesday as planned, but with the temporary limit around airports.
A Look At The Role Of Chicago, Local Pastor Richard Redmond, And Then-Future Mayor Harold Washington, In Making Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day A National HolidayMonday marks the 36th annual national celebration of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and many may not know there are Chicagoans who helped make the holiday happen.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Ending 5-Day Isolation After Testing Positive For COVID-19 Last Week"Thank you to everyone who has reached out to me and sent their well wishes. I am happy to report I am feeling fine, and have completed my required isolation period. I look forward to resuming my regular schedule and will continue to adhere to the relevant public health guidelines," Lightfoot said in a statement Monday afternoon.
Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin Joins Republican Primary For Illinois GovernorHe joins at least four other Republicans in the GOP primary for governor: Illinois State Sen. Darren Bailey, former state senator Paul Schimpf, and businessmen Gary Rabine and Jesse Sullivan.
'This Is Not Chicago,' New York City Mayor Eric Adams Said This Week On Discussions With Teachers' Union On COVID-19 Safety, Remote LearningRecently-inaugurated New York City Mayor Eric Adams took a shot at Chicago this week as he addressed discussions with the city's teachers' union on remote learning and COVID-19 protocols.
Inspector General's Report On Botched Anjanette Young Raid Finds City's Response Was 'Exceedingly Harmful To Young'The findings are damning and continue to prove how individuals across CPD, the mayor’s office, and COPA worked to cover up the video and minimized what happened, by failing to report it and also by issuing blanket denials of the video.
U.S. Supreme Court Blocks Biden Administration's Vaccine-Or-Test Rule For Businesses -- What Does This Mean For You And Your Workplace?The U.S. Supreme Court has had its say on the reach of two COVID-19 vaccine mandates from the Biden administration. What does it mean for you and your workplace?
Evanston To Announce First 16 Recipients Eligible For Grants From Reparations ProgramThe first recipients of Evanston’s reparations program will be announced Thursday.
CPS Students Return To In Person Class As Rank-And-File Teachers Accepts New COVID Safety AgreementStudents returned to classes Wednesday after being home for five days when teachers refused to go to class until there was a COVID safety agreement with Chicago Public Schools.
On Top Of Longstanding Problems, Some Chicago Area Residents Say Mail Delivery Has Gotten Worse In 2022We heard about a lot of postal problems in 2021, and the New Year is bringing a new crop of trouble.
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart Says There Are Serious Flaws In System With Murder Suspects Being Out On Electronic MonitoringRight now, about 100 people charged with murder in Cook County are not behind bars, but rather on home electronic monitoring. They are confined only by a GPS bracelet around their ankle, according to Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart.
COVID Safety Agreement Between CPS, Chicago Teachers Union Is Not What Many Teachers Were Hoping To GetWe got a look inside the agreement between the Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union that will send kids back to the classroom on Wednesday – and it is not the deal for which many teachers were hoping.