Articles By Heather Cherone
The overwhelming demand for the grants means that fewer than 2.5 percent of applicants will get the funds, which will start going out this week.
Lightfoot Pushing To Make TIFs More Equitable But Changes Lacking For Critics She’s Tried To Win Over
LENS ON LIGHTFOOT: Chicago’s mayor has long promised to reform how special tax funds are spent on private projects. Her first move is a step but isn’t big enough for some.
If approved, the facility would be the second grow site to receive the blessing of the City Council in as many months.
The former Chicago public high school is one vote away from becoming a temporary police training facility.
Horse-Drawn Carriages Could Be Banned In Chicago By Next Year: ‘Their Time Has Passed,’ Alderman Says
Aldermen will vote next week on whether to ban horse-drawn carriages from the city as of Jan. 1.
"Pilsen 10 years ago was a neighborhood we all would have been a little concerned about being in after dark,” Lightfoot said.
The mayor said there was more the city could do to “elevate the history of indigenous people” in Chicago, but she does not plan to eliminate Columbus Day.
City officials said 192 people were injured while riding scooters during last year's pilot program.
Woodlawn Ald. Jeanette Taylor said the mayor’s proposal does not do enough to protect residents from being pushed out.