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Erin Hegarty, The Daily Line

Lightfoot Gives Farewell Address With Notes Of Optimism And Hope

Lightfoot did not advance to April's runoff election and will be succeeded by Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson. “I’m optimistic because of the work my administration has done,” Lightfoot said.


Aldermen Give Initial OK To Allocating $20 Million In State Funding To Help Asylum Seekers


Chicago DSA Rescinds Endorsement Of Bawany In 50th Ward Race

Chicago DSA members voted to rescind the endorsement after Bawany disavowed the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Mayoral Candidate Knocked Off The Ballot After Petition Challenge Sustained

The petitions of Johnny Logalbo, a longshot candidate, were found not to be "legally valid" Thursday. Now 10 mayoral candidates remain.


Aldermen Give Initial OK to $13.5M in TIF Funding To Rehab Six Save-A-Lot Grocery Stores

The grocery stores are all on the South or West sides, which have seen five grocery stores close in the past two years. 

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Anjanette Young Push To Change Search Warrant Policy Fails To Get Aldermanic Support

The ordinance proposed by Black alderwomen aimed to ban the Police Department’s use of “no knock” or “knock and announce” warrants after the wrongful raid of Young’s home in 2019.


Ald. Sophia King Announces Run For Mayor In 2023

King first took office in 2016 when she was tapped by Mayor Rahm Emanuel to fill the seat left empty by William Burns’ abrupt exit from City Hall.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Vote To Expand Car Booting Citywide Delayed By Committee

Car booting is currently only legal in about two-thirds of the city’s 50 wards. An ex-alderman is lobbying to expand the practice.


11th-hour Remap Deal Emerges With 41-plus Votes, Dimming Threat Of Referendum

The tentative deal on how to redraw Chicago's 50 wards for the next decades comes less than two weeks before a deadline that would have sent the issue to voters.


Popular DJ Julian ‘Jumpin’ Perez Running For Alderman In 26th Ward

Perez, who was a staple on B96 in the '90s, intends to run against Ald. Roberto Maldonado, who has held the 26th Ward seat for more than a decade.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Aldermen Skeptical Of Lightfoot’s Gas Card Giveaway Plan: ‘Burning Up $12.5 Million To Very Short-Term Relief’

Lightfoot's gas relief plan to give $150 gas cards and $50 CTA fare cards to some Chicago residents didn't advance Wednesday, putting its implementation in flux.


City Announces Plan To Add 48 Miles Of Bike And Pedestrian Trails, Give Away 5,000 Bikes To Residents

Several of the projects, including plans to convert an old railroad into a trail in Englewood, are still in the planning and design phases.


Who Is Nicole Lee? 11th Ward Alderman Pick Has Background In Corporate Giving, Chinese-American Organizing And Oil Consulting

If confirmed, Nicole Lee would become the first Chinese-American alderman to serve in Chicago's City Council.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

With Daley Thompson Guilty Verdict, Clock Begins Ticking To Appoint New 11th Ward Alderman

The Bridgeport official was found guilty Monday on federal tax fraud charges. State law requires the two-term alderman to step down from City Council.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

Watchdog Report Tears Into Lightfoot Office’s Attempt to ‘Mislead,’ Provide ‘False Narratives’ In Anjanette Young Raid Fallout

The watchdog’s report found “the inefficient and wasteful management of the City’s response to a wrong raid."


Ald. Pat Dowell Announces Run For Rush’s Congressional Seat, Leaving Behind Secretary Of State Bid

She is the first candidate to throw in her hat since Rush announced he will not seek a 16th term representing Chicago’s South Side and south suburbs.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Aldermen Demand Better Testing, More Info On CPS’ Strategy For Addressing COVID-19 Surge

“Alderpeople aren’t really being kept in the loop" on CPS' COVID-19 mitigation efforts, Ald. Maria Hadden said. She and other are calling for a special hearing on the issue.


After Delay In Establishing Police Oversight Commission, Applications Set To Open Before Year’s End

The ordinance establishes three-member district councils for each of the city’s 22 police districts and a citywide commission empowered to implement police policy.


Years-In-The-Making Humboldt Park Affordable Housing Plan Spurs Design Debate

Despite concerns from some commissioners that the design of the proposed 64-unit, mixed-use affordable housing building is not “iconic” enough, the Plan Commission advanced the proposal.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Aldermen Push For New York-style Vaccine Requirement In Restaurants, Other Public Spaces

New York City is requiring a vaccination for entry to dine indoors, attend theater productions and concerts and use gyms. Some alderpeople want the same for Chicago.

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