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Mayor Lori Lightfoot

Mayor Lori Lightfoot

During Record-Breaking Snowfall, Some South Shore Side Streets Went Weeks Without Being Plowed, City Records Show

The city's plow truck tracker showed some blocks in South Shore were not plowed for two weeks. Then officials took the tracker offline and disputed its results.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Teachers Union Blasts Mayor, CPS Chief For Threatening To Discipline, Dock Pay Of Those Who Don’t Report To School

One teacher calls returning to school a "life and death" decision while Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson say schools must open to prevent students from falling behind.

Citywide

$94 Million Property Tax Hike Is Coming After Divided Council Votes Yes

Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s 2021 pandemic budget and tax hike were approved Tuesday in the closest budget vote since the 1980s.

Citywide

Aldermen Fight Back On Proposed Property Tax Increase As City Tries To Fill $1.2 Billion Budget Hole

The tax hike is one tool Lightoot’s "pandemic budget" relies on to close an estimated $1.2 billion budget gap, but it’s drawn the most heat among aldermen.

Citywide

Layoffs Averted, But Sticking Points Remain As Budget Ordinances Set For Monday Rollout

The proposed property tax hike has some officials skeptical the mayor will have enough votes by Nov. 24, when the budget is scheduled for a final vote.

Citywide