Compromise Plan On Police Misconduct Database Stalled, As Sponsor Vows To Work With City's Top Watchdog To Find 'Middle Ground'"Frankly I’m just going to have to go back and grind it out again," Ald. Scott Waguespack (32nd) said of efforts to reach an agreement with the city's inspector general.
Deal Reached To Create Database Of Chicago Police Officer Misconduct; Watchdog Calls Compromise 'A Significantly Smaller Step' Than Original PlanAfter court battles and calls for transparency, Mayor Lori Lightfoot and city aldermen have reached a deal to create a new public database of Chicago police officer misconduct files.
Another Delay For Bid To Create Database For CPD Misconduct Files As Aldermen Question Cost, Frustrating City's Top WatchdogAsked by Ald. David Moore (17th) what it would cost the city not to establish the proposed police misconduct database, Inspector General Joseph Ferguson said the city’s very reputation is at stake.
Long-Stalled Plan To Create Database For CPD Misconduct Files Set For Committee Hearing On FridayAfter months of delays, aldermen appear poised to vote on an ordinance that would require the city to create a public database of closed Chicago Police Department misconduct files dating as far back as 1994.
City Council Approves 15% Cap On Service Fees Charged By Food Delivery Apps“Hopefully this will really be an effort that helps a lot of our restaurants and keeps a lot of them in business,” Ald. Scott Waguespack (32nd) said.
Aldermen Advance Plan To Cap Food Delivery App Fees At 15%The City Council could set a 15% cap on the fees delivery services such as Grubhub and DoorDash charge to restaurants before Thanksgiving, offering a “lifeline” to the city’s struggling hospitality industry during the second wave of the pandemic.
Mayor, Aldermen Seek To Cap Fees Delivery Services Charge To Restaurants At 15%“This will provide critical temporary relief to eligible small businesses that cannot operate indoors right now,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot said.
Alderman Moves To Require City To Establish Public Database Of CPD Misconduct Files Going Back DecadesAld. Scott Waguespack (32nd) introduced the proposal to require the Inspector General’s office to create “a user friendly, publicly accessible and searchable digital repository” of CPD’s closed misconduct complaints.
Bid To Settle Lawsuit Seeking Decades Of Police Misconduct Records Stalls; Aldermen Seek To Create Database For Complaint RecordsAld. Scott Waguespack (32nd) said he has shared a proposed ordinance for the creation of a public database of police misconduct complaints with his colleagues on the City Council.
Aldermen Seek To Ban Styrofoam Containers, Single-Use Plastic Utensils At Chicago RestaurantsStarting in 2021, food establishments would not be allowed to sell or serve food in polystyrene or styrofoam containers.
Plan To Limit Chicago TIF Districts Likely To Be Voted Down By Emanuel AlliesAllies of Mayor Rahm Emanuel are expected to vote down a measure that could have blocked tax subsidies for several high-profile projects
Alleged Roscoe Village Robbers Caught On TapePolice are looking for three men who allegedly tried to steal a man's wallet inside Commonwealth around 8:30 Monday night.
Aldermen Expected To Approve Plan For More North Branch ResidencesThe rezoning would make it easier for new apartments, condos, and office buildings to be built along the North Branch of the Chicago River.
LED Technology Set To Replace Most Of City's Outdoor LightsPreliminary approval has been given for a $160 million plan to convert most of the city’s outdoor lights to LED technology.
Chicago Aldermen Troubled By Gun, Sex Offender Registry SystemSome Chicago aldermen are dismayed by the system meant to inform local residents about sex and gun offenders living on their blocks.