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Lori Lightfoot
Lori Lightfoot

Judge Throws Out $100M Lawsuit From General Iron’s Owner That Tried To Force City To Give Permit To East Side Metal Scrapper

Southside Recycling's owners sued the city for more than $100 million and the right to open its East Side facility after the feds intervened.

South Chicago, East Side

Chicago Expands Violence Reduction Committee’s Membership, Increases Transparency

Following The Trace’s reporting on the composition and secrecy of the committee, Mayor Lightfoot has invited more organizations to participate.


Hundreds Of Homes To Be Built For Working-Class Families On West Side Vacant Lots: ‘How Do We Create Wealth For People Of Color?’

The mayor announced the city will sell 250 vacant lots for $1 to support the Reclaiming Communities Campaign to promote homeownership.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Chicago Liquor Stores Can’t Sell Booze After Midnight Anymore, But Lightfoot Loses Bid To Move Some Powers Away From Aldermen

Aldermen pushed back, fearing a Fifth Floor power grab would limit their influence in their neighborhoods.


‘DuSable Lake Shore Drive’ Name Change Compromise Could Get Sealed By City Council Friday

The City Council is back Friday after a chaotic Wednesday meeting got pushed back. Meanwhile, 22 aldermen sent Mayor Lori Lightfoot a letter asking her to follow City Council procedures.


As Motorcycle Gangs And Partiers Take Over Pedestrian Bridge, South Side Neighbors Beg City For Help

The 41st Street pedestrian bridge was supposed to improve the quality of life for residents. Instead, it's destroying it, neighbors say.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Critics Of Changing Lake Shore Drive To DuSable Drive Suggest Alternatives — But Supporters Aren’t Backing Down

Ald. David Moore said the votes are still there to pass an ordinance that would rename Lake Shore Drive after Jean Baptiste Point du Sable — and said attempts to rename the Riverwalk and Millennium Park in its place won't work.


Rival Proposals For Reforming Chicago Police Will Face Off Friday — But It’s Not Clear If Either Has Votes To Move Forward

Aldermen on the public safety committee will review rivals proposals for reforming oversight of the Police Department.


Bears Should Focus On ‘Being Relevant Past October’ And Stop Threatening To Move To Arlington Heights, Mayor Lightfoot Says

The Bears submitted a bid to buy the closing Arlington International Racecourse in suburban Arlington Heights. Mayor Lori Lightfoot dismissed it as "clearly a negotiating tactic."

South Loop

Anjanette Young Says Lightfoot Has ‘Betrayed’ Her As City Fights Lawsuit Over Wrongful Raid That Left Her Handcuffed And Naked

“I will continue to fight until I receive the justice that I am due," Young said Wednesday.


City Hosting First Juneteenth Flag-Raising Ceremony At Daley Plaza Monday As Kickoff To Week-Long Celebrations

The Juneteenth flag will be raised at Daley Plaza as part of Chicago's first day of observance for the holiday honoring the liberation of enslaved people.


Chicago Can Choose An Energy Provider For The First Time In 30 Years — And It Might Not Be ComEd

The city could pick a new energy provider now that its 1992 deal with ComEd is set to expire.


As ‘Lory Litefoot,’ Comedian Lisa Beasley Delights TikTok — But Bronzeville Mom Is Fed Up With Real-Life Mayor

Turning frustration into comedy, the Second City-trained performer uses biting commentary and a well-honed voice to satirize Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Cop Who Killed Anthony Alvarez, Then Pulled Gun In Road Rage Clash Still Has His Weapon, Has Not Been Disciplined

Police and city officials won't say whether Evan Solano will be relieved on his police powers as the investigations continue. Alvarez's family says the incidents point to anger issues, which his lawyer denies.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

As Long-Awaited Red Line Overhaul Begins, Officials Say Disruption To North Side Stations Will Be ‘Worth It’

The reconstruction will completely rebuild Red and Purple line tracks and create stations at Lawrence, Argyle, Berwyn and Bryn Mawr.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Naming Riverwalk And Park — Not Lake Shore Drive — After Du Sable A Better Way To Honor City Founder, Lightfoot Says

Mayor Lori Lightfoot's plan was announced after aldermen proposed naming Lake Shore Drive after du Sable, which angered some residents.


A Boys & Girls Club Will Open At Controversial Police Academy On West Side. Critics Say It Will ‘Traumatize’ The Kids It Aims To Help

Youth organizers think the center's location at the policy training campus is an attempt to make the "Cop Academy" more palatable to critics.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Can A Compromise Be Reached On Chicago’s Elected School Board? Senate President ‘Confident’

Legislators are weighing a bill that would create a 21-person elected school board in Chicago by 2023, but Mayor Lori Lightfoot backs a bill to create a 7-member board with a majority of it appointed.


New Police Foot Chase Policy Still Allows Officers To Run After People Despite Lightfoot Saying The Chases Are ‘Dangerous’

The policy still allows officers to chase people if there is "probable cause for an arrest or it is believed an individual has committed, is committing or is about to commit a crime."


Lightfoot’s Plan For Police Oversight Released As Battle Brews Over Her Proposal And Aldermen-Backed ‘United Proposal’

Lightfoot's plan and the United Proposal differ in several ways — chief among them being that Lightfoot and future mayors would pick the police superintendent under her proposal.

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