Articles By Heather Cherone
The new mayor's leadership team includes a mix of familiar faces and new picks.
In addition, the order seeks to create a paper trail to record how — and when — aldermen have weighed in on official actions.
"Get ready because reform is here," Chicagos' 56th mayor said.
Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot is set to become the 56th mayor of Chicago Monday.
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.
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.
The mayor-elect said the unchecked practice of "aldermanic prerogative" is at the core of Chicago's corruption for decades.
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.
Inspector General Joseph Ferguson said it was a “good question” whether the police department should even operate a database.