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Lightfoot Calls Out Aldermen For Making ‘Racist’ Comments Against Sanctuary City Ordinance: ‘Shame On You’

The mayor slammed Ald. Anthony Napolitano (41st) and Ald. Raymond Lopez (15th), who opposed changes to the sanctuary city ordinance Wednesday. “Being an immigrant is not a crime,” Lightfoot said.

Environmental Polluters That Violate City Rules Will Face Bigger Fines After Ordinance Approved

The Chicago Department of Public Health will be able to assess higher fines ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 on industrial facilities and demolition contractors who violate air pollution standards.

New Ordinance Makes It Harder To Turn Apartments Into Single-Family Homes Along 606 And In Pilsen

The anti-deconversion ordinance aims to interrupt the loss of cheap housing stock in the gentrifying neighborhoods.

Plan To Block Apartment Buildings From Being Turned Into Single-Family Homes Along 606 And In Pilsen Advances

The anti-deconversion push aims to interrupt the loss of cheap housing stock in the gentrifying neighborhoods.

2 More Mass Vaccinations Sites Open In Chicago With Goal Of 6 By Next Week

The vaccines are not yet available to the general public as the city works to get health care workers vaccinated first.

Despite Mayor’s Claim, City Tried To Stop Release Of Video Showing Police Running Over Woman

Records show the battle for video of the incident that critically injured Martina Standley in South Shore stretched on for more than a year.

Trump Must Be Impeached After Encouraging Coup At Capitol, Pritzker Says: ‘High Treason’

“This violence is the natural conclusion of Donald Trump’s efforts to unleash the forces of hate and divide our nation," Gov. JB Pritzker said in a statement. "It must end.”

As Anjanette Young Meets With Mayor, City Watchdog Launches Investigation Into Wrongful Raid, Fallout

Inspector General Joe Ferguson told aldermen his office is investigating the police conduct surrounding the raid of Young's home and the city's handling of the ongoing controversy.

Newly Released Emails Show Mayor, Staff Discussing ‘Pretty Bad’ Anjanette Young Police Raid In 2019

The emails show Lightfoot asked her staff to include her on a call so she could learn more about what happened — even though, earlier this month, Lightfoot acknowledged she was told about the raid but she didn't "have any specific recollection" of it.

Anjanette Young, Lightfoot Meeting Called Off After Mayor Rejects Forum On Botched Raid, Attorney Says

The prospect of a meeting was raised over the weekend but was scuttled Monday after lawyers for the city and Young clashed on the terms. The mayor says she is still open to a private meeting.

Anjanette Young Wants Mayor Lightfoot To Meet Privately To Start ‘Healing Process’ After Botched Police Raid

Anjanette Young's home was mistakenly raided by police in February 2019. Newly released video of the raid has led to intense criticism of Lightfoot and how her administration handled the incident.

Aldermen Blast Lightfoot, Police Over Anjanette Young Raid: ‘This Should Have Been Alarming To Anyone That Looked At It’

The hearing came after days of intense backlash over the improper raid of Young's home and controversial revelations on how the Mayor's Office handled the issue.

After City’s Top Lawyer Quits, 2 More City Hall Staffers Out In Anjanette Young Police Raid Controversy

The departures of two staffers follow the resignation of Corporation Counsel Mark Flessner over the weekend and the move to put officers involved in the raid on desk duty.

Police Officers Involved In Botched Raid At Anjanette Young’s Home Put On Desk Duty

Fallout over the raid that wrongfully targeted Anjanette Young has continued with the city's top lawyer resigning and officers being taken off the street until an investigation is complete.

City Didn’t Give Anjanette Young All The Footage From Botched Police Raid, Discovers Six More Videos, Mayor Says

The Mayor's Office said when the city initially turned over police footage of the raid of Anjanette Young's home, city lawyers "clearly failed to search all potential locations" for the videos.

Anjanette Young’s Attorney Shouldn’t Be Punished For Speaking Out About Botched Police Raid, Lightfoot Now Says

The mayor's attorneys sought to sanction Young's lawyer Keenan Saulter, saying he violated a confidentiality agreement. Now they're backing off their legal action as fierce backlash continues over the city's handling of the case.

Chicago Public Schools Watchdog To Investigate Emergency Computer Deal With Lightfoot Donor

The district bought laptops and tablets from Meeting Tomorrow as part of a larger push to quickly get devices into the hands of students who needed them for remote learning.

Chicago Activists Show Support For Victim Of Police Raid: ‘They Treated Anjanette As If She Was An Animal’

The fallout over the botched raid of Anjanette Young's home in 2019 intensified Thursday after Mayor Lori Lightfoot admitted she'd been made aware of the incident a year earlier than she first claimed.

How A Chicago Political Hangout Went From Bustling To Boarded-Up — Even After The City Promised Help

Wallace’s Catfish Corner, a fish and soul food restaurant on the West Side, was a neighborhood staple. Now the building is boarded-up and unused. Its messy history shows the challenges of rebuilding an area devastated by disinvestment.

Victim Of Botched Raid Blasts Mayor, Cops: ‘They Didn’t Serve Me, They Didn’t Protect Me, They Didn’t Care About Me’

Chicago police officers burst into Anjanette Young's home on an ill-informed search warrant in 2019. When CBS aired her story this week, it was also revealed Mayor Lori Lightfoot's lawyers tried to block body cam video of the raid from being released.

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