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Lori Lightfoot

Lori Lightfoot
Lori Lightfoot

Texas Will Start Bussing Migrants To Chicago Again Monday, Creating ‘Humanitarian Crisis,’ Lightfoot Says

Mayor Lori Lightfoot has said the city already doesn't have enough space for the migrants who are here — and the answer to problems at the border isn't bussing people to Chicago.


Migrants Sent On One-Way Flights From Texas Sleeping At O’Hare As City Scrambles To Find Them Shelter

The city is working to support the migrants, but officials said it's been difficult to plan when there is no communication from the states sending people here.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

City Calls Chicago Fire Soccer Facility A ‘Win’ For Near West Side, But Public Housing Activists Say They Won’t Back Down

At a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday, city officials praised the deal while residents protested the use of public housing land for the training center.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Laughs, Tears And Haikus: Lightfoot, Retiring Alderpeople Say Goodbye At Their Final Council Meeting

Alderpeople spent more than two hours honoring their retiring colleagues. "I love you all," Ald. Anthony Napolitano said. "It got heated down here at times, but in the end, we were all friends."


Millennium Park Teen Curfew Will Be Enforced After Youth Gatherings Downtown Turned Violent, Police Say

Millennium Park bans people younger than 18 from being in the park without an adult after 6 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. Bag checks at beaches are also planned.


Democratic National Convention Will Show Chicago Is ‘Best City’ In The US, Officials Vow

Officials promised to feature Chicago small businesses and use local workers for the 2024 convention, which is expected to be a $150 million economic boon for the city.


$40 Million Affordable Apartments Break Ground In Englewood, But Frustrated Neighbors Say They Want More Input

A prominent neighborhood group wants developers to pause work and host a community meeting. The housing, originally pitched for an Invest South/West site, was revived as a separate proposal in May.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Brandon Johnson, Lori Lightfoot Meet At City Hall As Mayoral Transition Kicks Off: ‘We Are Going To Be United’

Johnson said he was "deeply humbled" by Lightfoot's reception and called it a historic moment for Chicago. He and all 50 alderpeople will be sworn into office May 15.


Lightfoot Watched Election Results Roll In At Logan Square Arcade Bar Emporium

The mayor previously said Emporium was her favorite bar thanks to its beer selection. She spent Tuesday watching the results come in with friends.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Days Before Election, City Council Pushes Through New Rules — And Chaos Ensues

The change increases the number of City Council committees to rein in mayoral power, supporters say. But others said it was a "corrupt process" that should have happened after the election.


$3.8 Billion Bronzeville Lakefront Megadevelopment Breaks Ground At Former Michael Reese Hospital Site

The sprawling 48-acre megadevelopment will offer mixed-income housing, retail, a welcoming center and a life sciences center. It's expected to be completed by 2035.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

3 Proposals Chosen To Bring More Than 1,000 Apartments To LaSalle Street

The winning proposals are slated to get $188 million in TIF dollars and will bring 1,059 apartment to the financial district, 317 of them affordable.


Who Wanted To Move Taste Of Chicago From Grant Park? Park District Hides Details In Public Records

Block Club sought to find out who made key decisions about Taste, but nearly all of the 121 pages of emails were fully redacted.


Want To Start An Urban Farm? The City Could Help You Pay For It

The program aims to help divested neighborhoods get better access to fresh produce by supporting long-term efforts to grow food, city officials said.


City Council Accepts $20 Million From State To Support Migrants After Fierce Pushback From South Side Leaders

The funds will be used to care for more than 5,000 migrants who have been mostly bused to Chicago from Texas.


Neighbors Vow To Block Chicago Fire Soccer Facility On Public Housing Land — Even After Deal Gets Key Federal Approval

The city said its lease with the Chicago Fire will bring back funds to improve housing, while residents called the deal the product of broken promises.

West Loop

LaSalle Street Could Get Hundreds Of New Apartments. Here Are 6 Proposals That Could Transform The Area

The Department of Planning and Development will choose up to three proposals to receive city funding to convert vacant office space into apartments.


Top Cop David Brown Resigns After Lightfoot Defeat

The fallout from Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s defeat began quickly Wednesday as her hand-picked police superintendent said he would resign his post March 16.


Mayor Lori Lightfoot Loses Reelection Bid, First One-Term Mayor In 40 Years

Lightfoot’s historic loss marks the first time since Jane Byrne’s loss to Harold Washington in 1983 that the city has not elected a sitting mayor who ran for reelection. 


Ald. Nicole Lee Headed For A Runoff Against Cop Anthony Ciaravino In Bridgeport’s 11th Ward

Lee, who was appointed to the seat last year and received backing from the powerful Daley family, faced a crowded field to win her first full term.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park
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