Articles By Alex Nitkin, The Daily Line

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Council Tensions Linger Over Lightfoot’s Ongoing Battle Against ‘Aldermanic Prerogative’

Although some aldermen say little has changed since Lightfoot sought to limit aldermanic veto power, others are pushing back. “Unfortunately what we’ve seen so far is much worse: mayoral prerogative," one alderman said.

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COPA Blew Deadlines For Releasing Videos Of Police Shootings, Watchdog Says

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability missed its deadline to publicly release more than 25 percent of the videos of police violence it was responsible for sharing between 2016 and 2019.

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South Side School Buildings Converted To Temporary Shelters To ‘Decompress’ Homeless Population

The city has already begun setting up 540 shelter beds at former schools in Auburn Gresham and Bronzeville.

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Single-Night Airbnb Rentals Would Be Banned Under Proposed City Crackdown

Short-term rental hosts could also be fined $10,000 for allowing parties under a proposed ordinance set to be considered Tuesday.

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Cook County Board Resolves To Redirect Dollars Away From Jails And Policing, Calling It A ‘Failed System’

By approving the Justice for Black Lives resolution, Cook County will work to steer its multibillion-dollar policing budget toward health care, restorative justice and jobs instead in the coming years.

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How Lightfoot And Housing Activists Reached An Uneasy Truce In The Battle For Woodlawn’s Future

The latest proposal to protect the area around the library includes extra measures aiming to help low- and middle-income earners buy homes in the neighborhood, where home prices have more than tripled in the past five years.

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Lightfoot, Taylor To Roll Out Compromise Ordinance On Housing Protections Near Obama Center

Ald. Jeanette Taylor (20th) is backing an ordinance proposed by Mayor Lori Lightfoot laying out a suite of affordable housing programs for Woodlawn.

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City Watchdog, Lightfoot Announce Parallel Investigations Into Little Village Dust Cloud

The city has to "explain why this permit was so urgent, why this was necessary in the middle of a pandemic," Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez said.

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County Medical Examiner Opens 2,000-Body, Offsite Warehouse To Handle Growing Wave Of Coronavirus Deaths

Officials did not disclose the location of the new “surge center,” but said it is in Chicago, about five miles from the morgue.