The City Council meets. Credit: Heather Cherone

DOWNTOWN – The City Council is poised to take aim Wednesday at the Chicago nonprofit organization holding children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border as part of Chicago’s continuing effort to push back against President Donald Trump.

The measure from Aldermen Ed Burke (14th) and Ald. Danny Solis (25th) would require Heartland Alliance’s nine Chicago-area shelters to be licensed by the city as day-care facilities. The Finance Committee will meet at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday to consider approving the proposal — which is expected to be revised — before sending it to the full City Council for a vote.

The measure is designed to give city officials greater access to the Chicago shelters, where officials have denied aldermen’s requests for visits — as well as more information about how many children are being held after being separated from their families.

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In addition, aldermen are expected rename (O2018-5017) a portion of Congress Parkway from Columbus Drive to the point where it merges with the Eisenhower Expressway as lda B. Wells Drive to honor the Civil Rights icon. The change requires state approval as well. [Plan to rename Congress Parkway for Ida B. Wells advances]

Also up for a vote are nearly $8.5 million in settlements, including $4.5 million to end three lawsuits that alleged police misconduct

Five appointments are also up for approval:

The City Council is also set to approve two West Loop projects that will continue to reshape the area near the Kennedy Expressway.

The first proposal (O2017-8997) to build a new 12-story building at 310 N. Sangamon St. with 7,800 square feet of ground floor retail and office space on the upper floors.

The second proposal (O2017-7018) would build an Equinox hotel with 165 rooms as well as a 30,000-square-foot sports club, 370 apartments and restaurant space at 725 W. Randolph St.

Wednesday’s session is the last meeting of the City Council until after Labor Day and the council’s traditional August recess.

Other Items Slated for Approval:

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