Gardiner made misogynistic comments about colleagues and residents in texts, and allegedly retaliated against opponents.
The deal, supported by 80% of union members, also allows the city to investigate complaints against officers without a sworn affidavit.
Lending is a critical way money moves into communities, but many banks have dismal records in Chicago’s Black and Latino neighborhoods. A new ordinance hopes to change that.
Chicago’s inspector general finds the city’s process for designating banks to hold city deposits is uncoordinated and lax.
Chicago has increasingly depended on contracts with nursing agencies to fill service gaps that used to be filled by full-time city nurses.
Chicago aldermen gave final approval to the Bronzeville Lakefront development Wednesday, which is on the site City Hall had hoped to use for its failed 2016 Olympic bid.
Council members could give final approval Wednesday to a plan that gives publicly-elected representatives a say in police policy and leadership.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot and community advocates reached a deal on an ordinance giving civilians a key role in hiring the next police chief.
Ferguson told the mayor he will leave in October, setting up what’s expected to be a tense fight in the City Council over his replacement.
Some Chicago stores say the earlier curfew will hurt their business. And some aldermen say the mayor’s plan lacks proof it will improve safety.