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.
Aldermen Back Crackdown On Lobbying By Elected Officials; 'This BS Is Over With'“We are surrounded by impropriety; at the state level, at the county level, and in this body," Ald. Matt O'Shea (19th) said.
West Side Lawmakers Hold Emergency Meeting On Opioid Epidemic In Wake Of Heroin OverdosesA group of lawmakers held an emergency meeting on Monday to discuss ways to fight the ongoing opioid crisis, nearly two weeks after at least 20 people overdosed on heroin on the West Side.
Democrats, Republicans Unite To Organize Chicago Area Pitch For AmazonDozens of government, business, and civic leaders gathered downtown to discuss luring Amazon's second headquarters to the Chicago area.
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.
Brutal Cold Not Putting Damper On Annual Ham And Turkey GiveawayAs frigid cold grips the Chicago area, some gathered in the Old Town neighborhood early Wednesday to help the city’s needy for the holidays.
High School Once Named For Obama Delayed By CPS Funding DealMayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to open an elite high school that once was to be named after President Barack Obama has been put on the back burner, as part of the financial package that averted a teachers’ strike at the Chicago Public Schools.
Chicago Alderman PunchedWard 27 Ald. Walter Burnett tells CBS 2 a man came to his office earlier in the day and threatened to kill him and the mayor.
Chicago Alderman's Office BurglarizedThe thief took off with Ald. Walter Burnett's Trek bicycle. CBS 2's Mike Parker reports.
Black Leaders Want More Change At CPD Than Extra Tasers, TrainingSome African American politicians representing the West Side said Thursday they want to see more than new Tasers and training for police officers as Mayor Rahm Emanuel seeks to rebuild public trust in the Chicago Police Department.
McCarthy Plans Listening Tour To Strengthen Police Relationship With Chicago ResidentsPolice Supt. Garry McCarthy planned to meet with residents and community leaders in all 22 police districts in Chicago, so he can hear their concerns. He’ll be accompanied by high-ranking police officials, and they’ll all listen to what people have to say about the state of police service in their neighborhoods.
Aldermen Want Companies Doing Bond Business With City To Disclose Workforce Diversity Chicago Aldermen are recommending passage of a requirement to force companies doing bonds business with the City to disclose the diversity of their work forces, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Fulton Market Owners Fight City Hall Plan For Landmark DistrictBusiness owners in the city’s trendy Fulton Market area were urging the Emanuel administration to drop plans to designate the district as a city landmark, and turn the wholesale market into a tourist-oriented farmers market like Pike Place in Seattle.
Mayor's Office Pushing For Moratorium On Closures Of SRO HotelsAdvocates have said many people are being left homeless because residential hotels have been closing in increasing numbers.
Advocates, Aldermen Want Demolished Public Housing ReplacedAs Mayor Rahm Emanuel prepared to introduce a five-year housing plan to the City Council on Wednesday, some aldermen and housing activists were urging the administration to halt what they see as a loss of public housing in Chicago.