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Alderman Burke Caught Up In New ScandalAlready facing federal charges himself, Ald. Edward Burke has been caught up in another scandal, as federal prosecutors have charged a suburban real estate developer with bribing the alderman to get his help arranging for a sign for a retailer that wanted to build on property in Portage Park.
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TIF Deals For Lincoln Yards And The 78 Move To Full City CouncilPlans for two massive developments, Lincoln Yards and The 78, are moving forward, and the Chicago City Council is expected to give final approval Wednesday to $1.6 billion tax subsidies for the deals, after Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot gave her blessing Tuesday night. CBS 2's Mugo Odigwe reports.
Lightfoot Gives Green Light To Lincoln Yards, The 78Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot has given her blessing to two massive development projects, having secured agreements from the developers to increase the amount of construction work that will go to women- and minority-owned firms. CBS 2's Mugo Odigwe reports.
Lawmakers Want Expressway Cameras To Record FootageIllinois highways have hundreds of cameras that live-stream footage, but can't record. With 14 expressway shootings so far this year, some state lawmakers want to upgrade those cameras to help police solve violent crime. CBS 2's Vi Nguyen reports.
Possible Showdown Over TIF Votes For Lincoln Yards, The 78A new twist in the battle over two huge development projects. Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to delay votes on tax subsidies for Lincoln Yards and The 78, but at least one alderman may try to push forward anyway. CBS 2's Mugo Odigwe reports.
Key Vote Ahead For Lincoln Yards, The 78Mayor-Elect Lori Lightfoot is calling for more transparency into two massive redevelopment projects, ahead of key votes on taxpayer financing for Lincoln Yards and The 78. CBS 2's Mugo Odigwe reports.
Lightfoot, Preckwinkle To Meet For Post-Election Unity EventPledging to work together after a hard-fought campaign, Mayor-Elect Lori Lightfoot and former rival Toni Preckwinkle were meeting at Rainbow/PUSH Coalition headquarters on Wednesday in a show of unity. CBS 2's Mugo Odigwe reports.
Lightfoot Cruises To Historic Win In Mayor's RaceChicago elected its first black woman as mayor, and the first LGBTQA mayor in the city's history on Tuesday, as Lori Lightfoot won in a landslide over Toni Preckwinkle. CBS 2's Mugo Odigwe reports.
Hinsdale OKs $140 Million Referendum For School District 86With school sports and activities on the line, voters in west suburban Hinsdale approved a $140 million referendum to fund improvements at two high schools in District 86. CBS 2's Eric Cox reports.
No Election Judges Show Up At Northwest Side Polling PlaceOne precinct in Chicago didn’t have any election judges when the Northwest Side polling place opened Tuesday morning.
Mayor's Race Heads Into Home StretchPolls are open, and it's time to get out and vote. Election Day is here in Chicago, and the candidates for mayor are still working to get people to the polls. CBS 2's Mugo Odigwe reports.
Election Day Arrives For Historic Mayoral RunoffThe polls are open for Chicago’s runoff elections, and aside from the historic mayor’s race, 15 aldermanic seats and the city treasurer’s office are up for grabs today. CBS 2's Mugo Odigwe reports.
Governor Nominates Marc Smith As New DCFS ChiefIllinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Wednesday ordered an independent review of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and nominated a new director after the recent deaths of toddlers who were under the child welfare agency's care.
Jussie Smollett Case Brings New Issue To Mayor's RaceThe Jussie Smollett case has landed in the middle of the mayor's race, with Lori Lightfoot calling for more information on the decision to drop the charges, and Toni Preckwinkle avoiding criticism of her protege, Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx, who recused herself from the case. CBS 2's Derrick Blakley reports.
President Trump Declares Victory, Democrats Prepared For More Scrutiny After Mueller Report ReleasedDepending on your political perspective, this day is either a relief, or the start of more scrutiny.
Congress Plans Probe Of FAA Approval Of 737 Max JetsCongress plans to investigate the FAA’s approval process of Boeing’s 737 Max 8 and Max 9 aircraft, amid reports agency managers pushed FAA safety engineers to delegate safety evaluations to Boeing and to speedily approve federal analysis of a new flight control system. CBS 2's Mola Lenghi reports.
South Side Chamber Of Commerce Banned From Doing Business With The CityThe ban went into effect last month, but the Chicago Inspector General says the chamber has struggled to control its finances for years.
Wilson Endorses Lightfoot In Mayor's RaceIn what might prove to be a crucial decision in the race for mayor, Willie Wilson is endorsing Lori Lightfoot over Toni Preckwinkle.
Zoning Committee Backs Massive Lincoln Yards ProjectThe hotly-disputed Lincoln Yards project is moving forward, after receiving a key vote from the City Council Zoning Committee on Thursday.
Sterling Bay Doubles Plan For Affordable Housing In Lincoln YardsTwo days before the City Council Zoning Committee votes on the massive Lincoln Yards project on the North Side, developer Sterling Bay has agreed to double the number of affordable housing units it will build on-site. CBS 2's Mike Puccinelli reports.
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