City Will Pay $14 Million To 2 Burge Victims Who Spent Decades In Prison Before Their Convictions Were Overturned
Corey Batchelor and Kevin Bailey were convicted for the 1989 murder of a retired police officer’s wife, but their convictions were overturned in 2018 because they were based on forced confessions.
Fulton Market Building Boom Continues With 350-Unit Apartment Building North Of Lake Street
The 28-story tower will add 70 affordable units and retail to the fast-growing area as residential developments are allowed north of Lake for the first time in several years.
Little Village Arch, Gateway To ‘The Mexican Capital Of The Midwest,’ Is Now An Official City Landmark
Built in 1990, the landmark designation is the first for an architect of Mexican descent in Chicago.
Aldermen Blast CTA Leader For Skipping Hearing On Transit Budget: ‘Where Is Mr. Carter?’
A City Council committee approved sending another $26.1 million in tax dollars to the agency, but promised more hearings to scrutinize transit service, safety and other issues.
City Council Ends Ward Remap Hearings, But Alderpeople Are No Closer To An Agreement
City Council has until mid-May to work out a compromise, otherwise Chicago voters could be asked to choose the next ward map.
Lightfoot’s Pick To Lead Police Oversight Agency Blocked By Alderpeople Upset Over Ella French’s Inclusion In Report
Andrea Kersten has apologized to French's family for not communicating with them ahead of the report's release, but says the agency was legally bound to release its full report.
CPS Students Don’t Face A COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement For Now, City’s Top Doc Says
Dr. Allison Arwardy's comment on school nurses during a hearing with alderpeople drew a rebuke from the Chicago Teachers Union.
New Head Of Chicago Police Civilian Oversight Commission Will Push For Change Within CPD, Some Progressive Aldermen Say
Mayor Lori Lightfoot appointed attorney Adam Gross, who helped craft the oversight commission and will lead a 14-person staff to carry out the commission's work.
Anjanette Young Raid Investigation Finds City Failed In Oversight — But Lightfoot Didn’t ‘Purposefully’ Conceal Evidence
A summary of the report was made public Thursday, one day after City Council approved a $2.9 million payout to settle the lawsuit filed by Young.
City Council Ignores NW Side Alderman, Approves Apartments Near O’Hare Airport He Didn’t Want
Glenstar Properties aims to build 297 apartments near O’Hare Airport, 20 percent of which would be affordable. The full City Council approved the project 33-13.
Sports Betting Coming To Wrigley Field, United Center And More After Council Approves Sportsbook Plan
The approval means a Chicago Cubs and Draft Kings plan to create a Wrigleyville restaurant with a sportsbook in time for the 2023 season can move forward.
Ald. Carrie Austin Slumps Over At City Council, Stopping Meeting
Mayor Lori Lightfoot told alderpeople there was a medical emergency and they needed the room cleared.
Anjanette Young Vows To Continue Fight For Search Warrant Reforms As City Approves $2.9 Million Settlement
The $2.9 million settlement ends a lawsuit Young brought against the city and police officers this year, but an ordinance named for her has stalled at City Council.
City Committee Ignores NW Side Alderman, Approves Apartments He Didn’t Want In Rare Move
Ald. Anthony Napolitano argued the area is overburdened with residential density and denied his opposition has anything to do with planned affordable units.
Sports Fans Likely Will Be Able To Bet On Games At Chicago Stadiums Soon
The proposal got key city approval and is likely to be voted on Wednesday by City Council. If approved, the Cubs could open a restaurant with a sportsbook in time for the 2023 season, owner Tom Ricketts said.
Settling The Anjanette Young Botched Raid Lawsuit Will Cost City $2.9 Million; Top City Attorney Calls It ‘Right And Just’
If the lawsuit were to go to a jury trial, Young could seek $13-$16 million, the city's top attorney said. City Council will vote on the settlement Wednesday.
Ward Map Battle Begins Again With New Hearings — Can Alderpeople Reach A Compromise?
The Rules Committee map draws several competitors of aldermen out of their wards. Ald. Michelle Harris said individual aldermen have to defend their maps. "I’ve not said ‘Did you take this church out? Did you put this church in?' ... It’s their map."
Sports Betting Proposal Stalls As Alderpeople Decry The ‘Peanuts’ The City Would Receive In Taxes
The sports betting ordinance was amended to include a 2 percent tax on gambling revenue, but several alderpeople said it's not enough.
Latino Caucus Puts Its Ward Map Proposal Up For Referendum: ‘It’s Time For The Voters To Decide’
Supporters of the Latino Caucus map maintain they'll continue negotiations, but are confident they'll be victorious if Chicago voters decide between multiple maps.
The Battle For Lincoln Yards: New Map Takes Megadevelopment From The Alderman Who Fought To Build It
Ald. Scott Waguespack (32nd) says adding Lincoln Yards to his ward would make the community more "contiguous." Hopkins called that "utter nonsense."