The assessor’s office has only a fraction of the people it needs to handle property valuations — with potential fixes ranging from hiring scores of new workers to outsourcing the job for as much as $88 million.
State Sen. Patricia Van Pelt was offering paid cannabis investment seminars and leading a company that intends to obtain licenses to grow and sell marijuana while she was named a co-sponsor of the bill to legalize the drug statewide.
After Monday’s historic inauguration of Chicago’s first black woman and first openly gay mayor, hundreds of folks from throughout Chicago and suburban cities converged on City Hall to meet Mayor Lori Lightfoot.
"The aldermen need to be reasonably frightened of the mayor. They need to know that she’s not gonna put up with them getting off the reservation too often," Simpson said before Monday’s inauguration ceremony at Wintrust Arena.