After years of activist-led efforts for a civilian-focused oversight of the police department, the mayor offers her own vision, which maintains control over firing and hiring of top cop.
In Chicago, you don’t have to be an elected official to submit legislation to City Council. But like most things in this city, it helps to know someone.
Lightfoot told Vice President Kamala Harris that Chicago’s vaccine rollout would line up with the federal plan, while warning that supply is still a problem.
With the new eligibility group, 84% of Chicago is eligible to sign up for a vaccine.
The case increase is being driven by 18- to 39-year-olds and is concentrated on the North and Northwest sides of Chicago.
The City Council also passed a pilot surcharge program on demolitions in Pilsen and new regulations on industrial developments
Chicago’s City Council will also vote on demolition fees for the gentrifying areas around Pilsen and The 606 and federal COVID-19 grants.
In a wide-ranging interview with WBEZ, Lightfoot reflected on the impact of the pandemic on residents, the city’s health system and CPS, saying she wants to go all in-person in the fall.
Eleven Illinois Democrats want FEMA to expand the eligibility of who can get vaccinated at the largest mass vaccination site in the state.
Critics say her governing style lacks a sense of cooperation. Her supporters say she’s the strong-willed mayor they saw in her candidacy.