OPINION: The Welcoming City ordinance that is supposed to keep immigrants safe is filled with loopholes.
That’s the bottom line of Inspector General Joe Ferguson’s latest audit released Wednesday.
Still there is room for improvement, particularly among African-Americans who accounted for 54 percent of all newly diagnosed cases of HIV in 2015.
If former Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy runs for mayor, city violence and the state of Chicago policing stay front and center.
By making Chicago’s municipal ID a “three-in-one” card, City Clerk Anna Valencia hopes to make the card more attractive.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is not shy about talking up his pro-immigrant bona fides. Really, though, Emanuel could do more for immigrants in Chicago.
African-Americans are sympathetic to the plight of the undocumented. But inquiring black minds wonder: What about sanctuary for us?
Upgrades to the long-decrepit space include a new permanent stage with professional lighting and sound systems, and an enclosed lobby and box office.
At Wednesday’s City Council meeting, he plans to introduce a companion ordinance that includes a nearly 10-fold increase in the fines for fly-dumping.
“And tomorrow to all the Dreamers: You belong in school. Don’t stay out,” Emanuel said. “You belong in school, you are welcomed here in Chicago.”
“We’re going to make sure we’re going to have a full school year and full school day,” Emanuel said.
After a two-week trial, the jury found that the officer had used excessive force, even though he did not intend to cause serious injury to Lopez.
Sadly, that’s how I have come view the whole situation with the Obama Presidential Center. It’s a done deal and has been for a long time.
Police officers are committed to reducing violence, but they need more training, better resources and support to do their jobs safely and properly.
Monday’s suit was filed by all-purpose protester Andy Thayer and his newly formed, ad hoc Tent City Alternative to LSD viaducts.