Chicago’s mayor quickly shot down a proposal from two aldermen who said the city should help the park district’s internal watchdog.
The ordinance, passed 36 to 13, is a compromise between two previously competing proposals from Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and community activists who’ve been pushing for several different iterations of police oversight for years.
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.
Fitness Center, Turf Fields And Spray Pool Coming With New Chicago Park District Headquarters In Brighton Park
The Chicago Park District is moving its headquarters to the Southwest Side, bringing amenities and office space for nearly 200 employees.
After political maneuvering kept Chicago aldermen from voting on the proposal to rename the iconic roadway after DuSable last month, the pitch is expected to be back Wednesday.
Lacking needed votes even after last-minute changes, the long-awaited activist led-proposal to reform the Chicago Police Department was tabled.
The state will fully lift restrictions on capacity at restaurants and bars, but unvaccinated people will still be asked to mask up and distance.
As Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot pushes alternate plans to honor DuSable, WBEZ digs into the potential costs and impact of renaming the iconic roadway.
A Chicago Alderman Wants Tighter Control On Cannabis Shops As State Lawmakers Aim To Fix Equity In Ownership
Not one pot dispensary in Illinois is majority-owned by an African American. Chicago Alderman Anthony Beale wants all new licenses in the city to get council approval.
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.