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Despite Budget Sweeteners, Lightfoot Faces Uphill Climb To 26 Votes, Aldermen Say
Despite padding the budget with an extra $10 million for violence prevention efforts, some aldermen who are typically aligned with Lightfoot have signaled they will not support her proposed property tax hike.
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.
Lightfoot, Budget Officials Defend Expanding Speeding Tickets: ‘This Is About Keeping Communities Safe’
The mayor campaigned on ending the city’s reliance on ticketing to balance its budget. Now, she wants to ticket drivers who exceed the speed limit by more than 6 miles per hour.
Aldermen Probe Languishing Police Oversight Plans As Lightfoot’s ‘Alternative’ Proposal Lies In Wait
Unlike the community commission outlined by GAPA, whose members would be paid $12,000 annually, CPAC’s members would serve full time and draw the same nearly $118,000 salaries earned by aldermen.
What Would A Graduated Income Tax Mean For Chicago?
The potential for extra revenues at the state level doesn’t make a significant dent in the city deficit, and isn’t a silver bullet for fully funding items Lightfoot campaigned on last year.
City Council To Weigh Cracking Down On Polluters In Last Meeting Before 2021 Budget Talks
Aldermen are likely to approve a measure creating a way for the city to revoke tax incentives awarded to “bad actor” developers. The mechanism won't be applied retroactively to Hilco, however.
Northwest Side Affordable Housing Proposal Tests Lightfoot’s Resolve On ‘Aldermanic Privilege’
Ald. Nicholas Sposato's plan to downzone a property at 6001 W. Lawrence Ave. would hobble a nonprofit's plan to build an all-affordable 48-unit housing development.
Chicagoans Want Money Reallocated From Police Budget, City-Sponsored Survey Shows
“Of more than the 19,000 comments we received on the survey, more than 18,000 mentioned the police,” the city's budget director said.
Ordinance Creating Process To Revoke Property Tax Incentives From ‘Bad Actors’ Set To Advance
The ordinance was born after a demolition at the old Crawford coal plant — a site owned by developer Hilco — sent dust across Little Village.
Council Tensions Linger Over Lightfoot’s Ongoing Battle Against ‘Aldermanic Prerogative’
Although some aldermen say little has changed since Lightfoot sought to limit aldermanic veto power, others are pushing back. “Unfortunately what we’ve seen so far is much worse: mayoral prerogative," one alderman said.
COPA Blew Deadlines For Releasing Videos Of Police Shootings, Watchdog Says
The Civilian Office of Police Accountability missed its deadline to publicly release more than 25 percent of the videos of police violence it was responsible for sharing between 2016 and 2019.
South Side School Buildings Converted To Temporary Shelters To ‘Decompress’ Homeless Population
The city has already begun setting up 540 shelter beds at former schools in Auburn Gresham and Bronzeville.
Single-Night Airbnb Rentals Would Be Banned Under Proposed City Crackdown
Short-term rental hosts could also be fined $10,000 for allowing parties under a proposed ordinance set to be considered Tuesday.
Cook County Board Resolves To Redirect Dollars Away From Jails And Policing, Calling It A ‘Failed System’
By approving the Justice for Black Lives resolution, Cook County will work to steer its multibillion-dollar policing budget toward health care, restorative justice and jobs instead in the coming years.
How Lightfoot And Housing Activists Reached An Uneasy Truce In The Battle For Woodlawn’s Future
The latest proposal to protect the area around the library includes extra measures aiming to help low- and middle-income earners buy homes in the neighborhood, where home prices have more than tripled in the past five years.
Lightfoot, Taylor To Roll Out Compromise Ordinance On Housing Protections Near Obama Center
Ald. Jeanette Taylor (20th) is backing an ordinance proposed by Mayor Lori Lightfoot laying out a suite of affordable housing programs for Woodlawn.
City Watchdog, Lightfoot Announce Parallel Investigations Into Little Village Dust Cloud
The city has to "explain why this permit was so urgent, why this was necessary in the middle of a pandemic," Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez said.
South Side Grow Site, Dispensary Expansion Set For Zoning Approval As Weed Industry Ramps Up
If approved, the facility would be the second grow site to receive the blessing of the City Council in as many months.
Aldermen OK Controversial Plan To Use Closed South Shore High school For Police Training
The former Chicago public high school is one vote away from becoming a temporary police training facility.
Mark Fishman And Logan Square Landlords Sue To Block Affordable Housing Project Near Blue Line
The lawsuit argues replacing a surface parking lot with 100 subsidized apartments would cause them “irreparable injury.”