Plan For Amazon Distribution Center In Pullman Moves Forward; Ald. Anthony Beale Expects Facility To Be Open By Mid-September“This is a continuation of the renaissance that is going on in the 9th Ward,” Ald. Anthony Beale (9th) said.
City: No Sign Of Neglect Despite Discovery Of Dead Horse In Englewood"It's leading to the situations like in my ward where we had over 100 chickens in a garage used for cockfighting. And more and more of these animals are not being cared for properly."
City Council Public Safety Committee Backs Huge Fines, Jail Time For Impersonating Rideshare DriversChicago Police Lt. John Cannon said criminals have been exploiting the rise of services like Uber and Lyft in order to prey on unwitting victims.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Scolds Aldermen Over 'Offensive Nature' Of Debate On Study Of Possible Contract Set-Asides For LGBTQ Businesses“It’s not the questions that are the problem, it is the content of the questions, and the offensive nature of the tone and the questions and the ‘concerns,’ – in quotes – that were expressed,” she said.
Alderman 'Pissed Off' After Finance Committee Backs $1.2M Settlement To Family Of 'Coke-Fueled' Man Who Died In Police CustodyDespite claims they were essentially approving a “hush money” payment to the family of a “coke-fueled” gang-banger, the City Council Finance Committee on Wednesday signed off on a $1.2 million settlement in the death of Heriberto Godinez, who died during an arrest for burglary four years ago.
Despite Criticism Her Spending Plan Is 'Smoke And Mirrors,' Mayor Lori Lightfoot's 2020 Budget Sails Through City CouncilDespite opposition from many progressive aldermen that her spending plan does not include more taxes on the wealthy, the City Council approved the mayor's $11.65 billion budget plan by a 39-11 vote on Tuesday.
Aldermen Fend Off Effort To Kill Mayor Lori Lightfoot's $40 Million Rideshare Tax, Approve 2020 Revenue Package“We have seen actually four different proposals from Uber, all of which have been extremely questionable,” Business Affairs and Consumer Protection Commissioner Rosa Escareno said.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot's 2020 Budget Plan, Including Minimum Wage Hike, Sails Through Budget CommitteeMayor Lori Lightfoot’s budget plan for 2020 cleared its first hurdle on Monday, including her plan to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2021, on a unanimous vote by the City Council Budget Committee.
15th Ward Alderman Says Fourth Of July Celebrations Could Worsen Growing Rat ProblemOne Chicago alderman fears the Fourth of July holiday will only make the growing rat problem worse as more garbage means more food for critters.
Marshalls To Close Two South Side StoresIn all, 100 employees will either be laid off or relocated to other stores.
Aldermen Want To Restore Aviation Officers' Titles, Powers As PoliceAviation Security Officer Aurelius Cole said there are serious consequences if criminal activity occurs at the airport.