Lightfoot Urges City Council To Put The Brakes On Lincoln Yards, ‘78’ Vote
As Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot prepares to take office, the Emanuel Administration is pushing two major projects through City Council before a new class of lawmakers take over.
The council’s Finance Committee is scheduled to vote on TIF subsidies this week for two of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s pet projects — the $6 billion Lincoln Yards development on the North Side and “The 78” in the South Loop.
Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot has spoken out against the mega developments, and asked lawmakers to slow down on both projects. She takes office May 20.
Morning Shift talks to Fran Spielman of the Chicago Sun-Times for more on this issue.
GUEST: Fran Spielman, Chicago Sun-Times city hall reporter
LEARN MORE: Votes are there to approve $1.6B in TIF subsidies for mega-projects: O’Connor (Chicago Sun-Times 4/4/19)