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Lori Lightfoot
Lori Lightfoot

Chicago’s Youngest Mayoral Hopeful, Ja’Mal Green, Wants Cops, Not Taxpayers, To Pay For Police Misconduct

The activist also wants to create a public bank and believes his youth would benefit the city.

Citywide

South Chicago Set To Get Raised Bike Lanes, Markers Honoring History To Make Streets ‘Vibrant And Accessible,’ Leaders Say

Mayor Lori Lightfoot and local leaders broke ground on the $43 million project, which will improve Commercial Avenue and 92nd Street by 2025.

South Chicago, East Side

Ray Lopez Drops Out Of Mayor’s Race, Says Crowded Field Only Helps Lori Lightfoot

Lopez is "putting the city first" by removing himself from the ballot so there's less chance of a runoff, he wrote.

Citywide

Mayor Lightfoot’s Car Caravan Parked In A Bike Lane So She Could Buy Doughnuts, Bike Advocates Say

Photos shared by a bike advocacy group showed cars parked in a bike lane outside Roeser's Bakery and what appeared to be Lightfoot inside Roeser's. "It is just egregious," one cyclist said.

Citywide

New Lightfoot Ad Says She ‘Was Cool During COVID’ — And Defends Her Record As Mayor

The mayor's latest commercial for her second run has Chicagoans criticizing and laughing at Lightfoot's pizza delivery ad.

Citywide

Lightfoot Urges Feds To Fund Amtrak’s Proposed $850 Million Revamp Of Union Station, Local Train Services

The proposed Chicago Hub Improvement Program would establish new passenger train routes into Union Station from the south and allow Amtrak and Metra trains to run more often. More than 50 other midwestern mayors support the plan.

Citywide

Whole Foods Closes Englewood Store 6 Years After Promising To Fill A South Side Food Desert

Neighbors filed into Whole Foods for the store's final hours as security escorted patrons off the premises. "They gave up on this community a long time ago," one neighbor said.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Whitney Young Sports Complex Is Still Limiting Public Hours, Locking Out Residents, Park Neighbor Says

Whitney Young's principal says the missing signs advertising public hours for the facility are being replaced. But a local park leader said gates have been stayed locked for days.

West Loop

City Council Passes $16.4 Billion 2023 Budget That Avoids Property Tax Increase

Mayor Lori Lightfoot's "stability budget" passed Monday after criticism from progressive and conservative members of City Council.

Citywide

Jones College Prep Students Plan Protest After Student Shows Up In Nazi-Like Uniform On Halloween

A student showed up to school in what appeared to be a Nazi uniform on Halloween and goose-stepped during a parade. Now, students are planning a walkout.

South Loop

Developers Break Ground On Park Station Lofts, Bringing Affordable Housing And Shops To Woodlawn 

The project will bring about 60 apartments to the area and is the first subject to the requirements of the Woodlawn Housing Preservation Ordinance.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

GoodKids MadCity Sues City Over Youth Curfew, Wants Court To Block Enforcement During Halloween Weekend

Youth organizers say the rules need to be adapted to ensure police are not citing them for curfew violations when they do after-hours community work like monitoring cops and peacekeeping.

Citywide

Lightfoot Proposes Annual Raises For Mayor, City Treasurer And City Clerk

The push would give the mayor a yearly "cost of living" increase tied to inflation, with the option to opt out, Lightfoot said. The mayor currently makes about $216,000.

Citywide

Lightfoot And Mayoral Hopeful Sophia King Spar After Council Votes Down Mayor’s Pick For Committee

Lightfoot nominated Ald. James Cappleman to head the city's education committee over King, who is running for mayor and serves as the acting chair of the committee. The measure failed.

Citywide

City Wanted To Use Closed Woodlawn School To House Migrants, Ald. Taylor Says. But Lightfoot’s Office Says ‘No Plans’

Woodlawn residents spoke out against bringing migrants there, saying it “made no sense” to place Latino migrants in a predominantly Black community with few services for Spanish speakers.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Mayoral Candidate Ald. Sophia King Wants To Use Drones For Police Chases

Saying Mayor Lori Lightfoot puts "public relations before public safety," King vowed to fire Supt. David Brown and make stopping crime her top priority.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Uptown Once Forced Black Residents To Live On 1 Block. A Community Garden Honoring That ‘Winthrop Family’ Is Now Open

The Winthrop Family Historical Garden honors Black residents who persevered despite racist segregation in the neighborhood.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

The Chicago Housing Authority Keeps Giving Up Valuable Land While HUD Rubber-Stamps The Deals

Despite being years behind on obligations to build more homes, the city’s public housing agency gets permission to sell, lease and swap its property in gentrifying neighborhoods.

Citywide

Thousands Of Trees Bought For City Program Still Sit In Lot As Frost Approaches, Critic Says

The city says it's planted more than 10,000 trees this year and plans to reach its goal of 15,000 before time runs out.

Citywide

‘Miracle On 79th Street’: Auburn Gresham’s Healthy Hub Opens, Bringing Restaurants, A Clinic, Bank, And More To The South Side

The Healthy Lifestyle Hub will transform a building that sat vacant for more than two decades into a prime destination for neighbors, beginning a “new chapter in this neighborhood’s history,” officials said.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham
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