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Vote To Expand Car Booting Citywide Delayed By Committee

Car booting is currently only legal in about two-thirds of the city’s 50 wards. An ex-alderman is lobbying to expand the practice.

Citywide

Retiring Alderman Defends Move To Scoop Up City-Owned Properties In His Ward At Bargain Prices

Departing Ald. Michael Scott and his wife are on track to benefit from a city-backed land deal to buy a pair of vacant lots adjoining their North Lawndale home.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Casino Plan, Curfew Ordinance To Meet Fates Wednesday Before Afternoon Grill Session On Summer Crime

From Chicago's first casino to a special meeting where top officials will be grilled on their plans to get ahead of summer violence, here's everything you need to know about today's City Council meetings.

Citywide

Bally’s Casino Plan To Face First Test Of City Council Support As Lightfoot Looks To Fast-Track Vote

Aldermen who have raised a stink over Lightfoot’s pick for a casino at the Tribune Freedom Center site in River West will get their chance to grill city officials Monday.

Citywide

Cook County Leaders Call On CTA, Metra To Combine Fare Systems: ‘This Is Something Our Residents Need’

County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and other senior county officials made the appeal Tuesday.

Citywide

Aldermen Skeptical Of Lightfoot’s Gas Card Giveaway Plan: ‘Burning Up $12.5 Million To Very Short-Term Relief’

Lightfoot's gas relief plan to give $150 gas cards and $50 CTA fare cards to some Chicago residents didn't advance Wednesday, putting its implementation in flux.

Citywide

Who Is Nicole Lee? 11th Ward Alderman Pick Has Background In Corporate Giving, Chinese-American Organizing And Oil Consulting

If confirmed, Nicole Lee would become the first Chinese-American alderman to serve in Chicago's City Council.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

11th Ward Appointment Falters As Fossil Fuel Divestment, Demolition Fee Ordinances Kick Off Era Of Electronic Voting

City Council will meet Wednesday — but officials won't vote on a new alderman to represent the 11th Ward.

Downtown

Police Misconduct Lawsuits Cost Taxpayers $40 Million In 2020, Report Shows — And Costs Are Growing

Early indications show police department legal costs have shot up since 2020.

Citywide

Lawmakers Mull Restoring Death Penalty To Deter Crime, But Critics Call It A ‘Proven Failure’

Several Republican lawmakers have filed bills that would make the death penalty a possible sentence for people convicted in the first-degree murder of police officers, firefighters or case workers at the Department of Children and Family Services.

Citywide

Controversial Police Misconduct Settlements, Stalled Ordinances To Come To A Head In Packed City Council Meeting

City Council will also vote on a plan to crackdown on stolen phones and and a controversial proposal to relocate Saint Anthony Hospital to Little Village.

Citywide

Ald. Pat Dowell Announces Run For Rush’s Congressional Seat, Leaving Behind Secretary Of State Bid

She is the first candidate to throw in her hat since Rush announced he will not seek a 16th term representing Chicago’s South Side and south suburbs.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Aldermen Demand Better Testing, More Info On CPS’ Strategy For Addressing COVID-19 Surge

“Alderpeople aren’t really being kept in the loop" on CPS' COVID-19 mitigation efforts, Ald. Maria Hadden said. She and other are calling for a special hearing on the issue.

Citywide

After Delay In Establishing Police Oversight Commission, Applications Set To Open Before Year’s End

The ordinance establishes three-member district councils for each of the city’s 22 police districts and a citywide commission empowered to implement police policy.

Citywide

Years-In-The-Making Humboldt Park Affordable Housing Plan Spurs Design Debate

Despite concerns from some commissioners that the design of the proposed 64-unit, mixed-use affordable housing building is not “iconic” enough, the Plan Commission advanced the proposal.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Anjanette Young Lawsuit Set For $2.9 Million Settlement; $2.1 Million In Other Settlements Up For Approval

Young was handcuffed while naked as police officers rummaged through her home after mistakenly targeting her in the execution of a search warrant.

Citywide

Pubs For Pups: Bars Will Be Allowed To Welcome Pets Under Ordinance Set For City Council Approval

Bar owners have complained that city health officials are ticketing their businesses because they allow dogs on the same premises as cocktail garnishes like lemons and limes.

Citywide

Aldermen Poised For Long-Awaited Chance To Grill Police Over Controversial ShotSpotter Technology

Two reports have panned the gunshot detecting system as ineffective, kicking up a backlash among activists and some aldermen. 

Citywide

Sportsbook Ordinance Set For Discussion As Teams Jockey For Early Gambling Revenue

The proposal would allow fans to place bets at Wrigley Field, Guaranteed Rate Field, Soldier Field, the United Center and Wintrust Arena.

Citywide

Beefed-Up Forestry Crews Will Help Shift City To Long-Sought ‘Block-By-Block’ Tree Trimming, Hedge Down Backlog, Officials Say

Backlogs of tree trimming requests have piled up, leaving residents waiting as long as one year to have their trees maintained. 

Citywide
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