Articles By Heather Cherone

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Mayor Lightfoot’s Cabinet Revealed As Top Leaders Of Chicago Police And CPS Keep Their Jobs

The new mayor's leadership team includes a mix of familiar faces and new picks.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot ‘Ends’ Aldermanic Veto Power On First Day In Office

In addition, the order seeks to create a paper trail to record how — and when — aldermen have weighed in on official actions.

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Lightfoot Era Dawns In Chicago — ‘We Are Going To Transform Our City’

Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot is set to become the 56th mayor of Chicago Monday.

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Controversial Jefferson Park Affordable Housing Complex Set To Get State Tax Credits — On Arena’s Last Day In Office

Ald. John Arena's support for the affordable housing development likely cost him his seat, supporters say.

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Catholic Hospital System Walks Away From Controversial $5.5 Million TIF Subsidy For Downtown Headquarters

The subsidy drew criticism from some aldermen who said public funds shouldn't got to a Catholic hospital that fails to provide what they called basic reproductive health services, including contraception and abortion.

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Lightfoot Moves To End Veto Power By Aldermen, Drawing Praise And Scorn For ‘Picking A Fight’

The mayor-elect said the unchecked practice of "aldermanic prerogative" is at the core of Chicago's corruption for decades.

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Don’t Create A New Gang Database, ACLU Tells Lightfoot And Chicago Police

Police Supt. Eddie Johnson and Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot should “declare a moratorium on all gang databases until there can be a public evaluation of whether such a database should even exist," the ACLU said.

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Deadline To Weigh In On Chicago Police’s New Gang Database Is Saturday

Inspector General Joseph Ferguson said it was a “good question” whether the police department should even operate a database.