Mayor Lori Lightfoot's $16.7 Billion Budget Plan On Track For Approval Next Week After Second Key Committee VoteBy a 27-5 vote, the Budget Committee advanced the mayor’s 2022 budget recommendation, setting up a final vote by the City Council on Wednesday.
Former Michael Reese Hospital Campus To Be Transformed Under $3.8 Billion 'Bronzeville Lakefront' Redevelopment PlanThe $3.8 billion “Bronzeville Lakefront” plan for the site would include nearly 6,800 units of new housing, and nearly 8 million square feet of mixed-use space.
City Keeps Turning Down Bronzeville Residents' Bids To Buy And Spruce Up Vacant Lots On Their BlockTammy Winchester said she and neighbors have spent their own money to clean the lots for years, but instead of complaining all that time, “we’ve tried to buy these lots and we’ve been denied.”
Mayor Emanuel Suggests Changing Ethics Board's Definition Of LobbyistMayor Rahm Emanuel has said the city’s more aggressive Board of Ethics has wrongly characterized some average citizens as lobbyists.
Alderman Blasts Ethics Board For Accusing Husband Of Illegal LobbyingAld. King said her husband was just trying to get a fence moved, and said people like him shouldn’t have to register as lobbyists.
4th Ward Incumbent Has Backing Of Obama, Emanuel, But Will It Help?Appointee Sophia King will find out, as voters encounter a crowded ballot later this month. CBS 2's Dorothy Tucker reports.
Former President Obama Endorses King In 4th Ward Special ElectionIn one of his first acts after leaving the White House, former President Barack Obama has endorsed longtime friend Sophia King in the special election for alderman in his home ward on the South Side.
Emanuel, Aldermen Leery Of Trump's Threat To "Send In The Feds" To Fight CrimePresident Donald Trump did not specify what he meant when he threatened to “send in the feds” if Chicago doesn’t get violent crime under control, but city leaders and clergy said the last thing the city needs is National Guard troops on every street corner.
Sophia King Meeting Aldermen Before Confirmation To 4th Ward SeatA day after Mayor Rahm Emanuel named her as his choice for the next alderman of the 4th Ward, Sophia King met some of her future colleagues.
Emanuel Taps Sophia King To Fill 4th Ward VacancyKing is the founder of a not-for-profit that creates employment and other opportunities for African-American communities.