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The Fraternal Order of Police insisted they’ve "accepted reform" — and then rattled off a host of reasons they say the consent decree is "senseless" and bad for the city.
City clerk says Lightfoot nixed plan to abolish her office in favor of working together to reduce punitive fines
City Clerk Anna Valencia says every mayoral candidate promises to abolish the city clerk’s office and city treasurer’s office, but "once you get into governing, it’s a lot different than campaigning."
Illinois Appellate Court Judge Sheldon Harris wrote that the board "exceeded its authority when it implemented the ‘last-employer’ rule. The rule is declared void and unenforceable."
The mayor responded to a blistering audit by Inspector General Joe Ferguson that accused the Chicago Police Department of continuing to operate in schools without oversight and training.
Outside firm will administer $100-million-a-year workers’ comp program that Burke ran without oversight
As of March 31, it had roughly 1,300 "open" claims that have cost the city $294.5 million and counting.
Feds blast John F. Gembara’s handling of clout-heavy Washington Federal Bank for Savings, saying he gave no-collateral ‘loan advances’ without expecting repayment.
Ald. Brian Hopkins wants the city to use power granted in a state law two years ago to crack down on noisy bikers on unmufflered motorcycles who often keep up lakefront residents at night.
From acknowledging public commenters to releasing a full meeting schedule for the year, the new mayor’s leadership style was in full view.
The request by Ald. Byron Sigcho Lopez came two weeks after a racketeering and extortion indictment against Ald. Edward Burke (14th) revealed details of Solis’ two years of undercover work for the feds.
Phone calls from the mayor’s office convinced aldermen to sign off on the settlement stemming from a drunk driving accident in River West that left a young woman paralyzed from the waist down.
"Too many incidents have happened," said Teirra Black, whose 11-year-old son attempted suicide.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot and her wife joined Oprah Winfrey last Thursday for dinner during a trip Lightfoot took to California to headline a fundraiser for former Sen. Barbara Boxer’s PAC.
Ferguson urges Lightfoot to yank residential street resurfacing from $66 million-a-year aldermanic menu program
The city’s inspector general says city transportation department needs "full authority to coordinate construction impacting the public way."
Colleagues rejected a $3.7 million settlement stemming from a drunk-driving accident in River West that left a woman paralyzed.
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The task force was spearheaded by City Clerk Anna Valencia and included local officials, academics, advocates, nonprofits and everyday residents.
The victim’s family says video shows the fatal crash was a "100 percent an avoidable situation."
Some neighborhoods on the South Side say lights not bright enough to illuminate sidewalks
Two weeks after winning test of legislative muscle, Lightfoot’s relationship with City Council could be headed for early turbulence
Turmoil could be ahead between the mayor and City Council members.
Two years ago, an advisory committee proposed a top-to-bottom overhaul of Chicago’s community policing program. Little of that plan has been implemented.
Niesha Chism moved into the South Chicago home in April.
The mayor tried to defuse the situation Monday: ‘What I said was, I heard a rumor and I hope that’s not true. That piece of it hasn’t been picked up in the news media.’
The BGA is not in the habit of delving into a claim prefaced as rumor, but the mayor’s suggestion cried out for a closer look.
The Chicago mayor’s neighbor listed the Logan Square home on Thursday.
Congressman tries to mend fences with newly-minted mayor.
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce CEO Jack Lavin defends project 2 days after mayor reads the riot act to developer Bob Dunn.
"You can’t use the business community as a piggybank . . . they’re not gonna create as many jobs. Companies aren’t gonna locate here and invest here," Jack Lavin said.
"Since sending the previous aldermen to jail has not done anything to curb Chicago’s tidal wave of aldermanic corruption cases, there is no reason to think that sending Mr. Cochran to jail will," the former alderman’s lawyer wrote.
Mayor Lightfoot, in California will headline a Friday fundraiser for a PAC run by former Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif. "We are very excited to meet her," Boxer told the Chicago Sun-Times.
Housing commissioner nominee Marisa Novara was among those who argued that former Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to build or preserve 40,000 homes didn’t go far enough.