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Lori Lightfoot
Lori Lightfoot

Young West Siders Launched A ‘Safe Zone’ To Stop Area Violence. Hours Later, One Says He Was Punched By A Cop

Tae Dudley was swarmed by police, punched and cuffed without explanation, he said. He was never charged with a crime. Now, police and the Mayor's Office are investigating the incident.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
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Englewood Connect, A $15 Million Business Incubator To Be Built In An Old Firehouse, Could Break Ground This Fall

Englewood Connect will be built in three phases, the first including a restoration of the firehouse and construction of the “Living Room,” a year-round gathering space for neighbors.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Ken Griffin, Illinois’ Richest Man, Moving Citadel Headquarters To Miami

Around 300 Citadel employees are expected to move to the Miami headquarters within a year. The company will still maintain its Downtown Chicago office.

Downtown

Monique Scott Appointed To Her Brother’s Job As 24th Ward Alderman As He Retires

The mayor dismissed critics who said Monique Scott was chosen to replace her brother Michael Scott Jr. based on nepotism, calling the criticism "frankly lazy."

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Lightfoot Picks Ald. Michael Scott’s Sister, Monique Scott, To Replace Him As Lawndale’s Alderperson

From a list of 19 applicants, Mayor Lori Lightfoot picked the alderman's sister, who is from a powerful West Side family.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Postal Worker Kierra Coles Disappeared Nearly 4 Years Ago. Her Family And Police Are Boosting Efforts To Find Her

Kierra Coles was three months pregnant when she went missing Oct. 2, 2018. "If you know something, please say something," her mother said in a recent video about the case.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Organizers Protest Near Lightfoot’s Home, Demanding More South Side Housing Protections As Obama Center Is Built

South Siders have pushed city leaders to act faster to safeguard affordable housing near the massive project in Jackson Park. "We cannot wait on IOUs ... for more affordable housing to come later."

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Despite City Lifeguard Shortage, Young Hopefuls Turned Away By Disorganized Park District Staffers, Parents Say

Kids looking for summer jobs waited in line for hours on Monday, with some not getting assigned a post. "They gave the kids hope they could help and then snatched it away," a parent said.

Downtown

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Announces Reelection Campaign: ‘They Say I’m Tough … They’re Absolutely Right’

Lightfoot defended her tough persona in a campaign video Tuesday: "I’ll be the first to admit I’m just not the most patient person. ... But just because some may not always like my delivery doesn’t mean we’re not delivering."

Citywide

More License Plate Readers Coming To DuSable Lake Shore Drive To Crack Down On Shootings, Carjackings

Ald. Brian Hopkins said he hopes the additional cameras will help the Chicago Police Department solve crimes as they are short thousands of officers.

Downtown

Lightfoot Says People Accused Of Violent Crimes ‘Are Guilty’ And Shouldn’t Be Released On Bail While Waiting For Trial

Mayor Lori Lightfoot made the comments after discussing recent shootings of two Chicago police officers and a U.S. Marshal, saying that people accused of violent crimes are committing more crimes while released on bail.

Citywide

AIDS Garden Chicago Opens Along Lakefront, Dedicated To The Thousands Lost To The Deadly Epidemic

The memorial was created near the site of the former Belmont Rocks, a popular gathering place for LGBTQ people between the 1960s and 1990s.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Lightfoot Says Supreme Court’s Pending Abortion Ruling Is ‘Top Of Mind’ For LGBTQ Rights

Mayor Lori Lightfoot discussed the pending Supreme Court ruling's impact on LGBTQ people, among other issues affecting the community, during a meet-and-greet discussion Wednesday.

Citywide

A 108-Unit Affordable Housing Development Could Be Coming To Englewood’s 63rd Street Corridor

The project would be the second big development to come to the Englewood Square area, along with an eco-food hub and business incubator planned for an old firehouse.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Illinois Leaders Slam Texas Gov. Abbott For Invoking Chicago Crime After 19 Kids Slain In Grade School

The tactic — trying to deflect from a mass shooting or scandal by referencing Chicago — is one that's been repeatedly used by high-level Republicans in recent years.

Citywide

Chicago Casino Approved By City Council After Screaming Match Between Mayor, Alderman

After a heated vote, the $1.7 billion casino planned for the Tribune Publishing site now goes to the state's gaming board for final approval. Here's what it will look like.

Citywide

Teens Stage Die-In At City Hall To Protest Lightfoot’s Controversial New Curfews: ‘We Need Healing’

Youth activists said the mayor's weekend night ban on Millennium Park for youth, as well as her attempt to move the daily citywide curfew earlier, will further criminalize young people of color.

Downtown

Here Are The New Rules For Minors At Millennium Park

The new youth escort policy bans kids younger than 18 from being in the park without an adult after 6 p.m. Thursday-Sunday.

Downtown

Chicago Teens And Young Adults Can Win 4-Day Lollapalooza Passes By Downloading My Chi. My Future. App

Now through July 10, the city will randomly select 25 app downloaders each week to get a pass. Participants must be 16-24 years old.

Citywide

Chicago Casino Set For Final City Vote Wednesday After Committee OKs Bally’s Plan

The key vote came just weeks after Lightfoot announced Bally's was her top pick. The full City Council will vote on the controversial plan Wednesday.

Citywide
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