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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.

Downtown

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.

Downtown

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.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

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.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

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.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

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.

Englewood, Chatham

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.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

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.”

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

As Citywide Crisis Deepens, Residents Await Lightfoot’s Master Plan On Affordable Housing

LENS ON LIGHTFOOT: "I don’t want us to go into the future continuing to be known as one of the most segregated cities in the country," the mayor said.

Downtown

920 New Fulton Market Apartments OK’d Despite Affordability Concerns: ‘I Think The Developer Can Do Better’

The proposals include the 49-story Equinox tower planned for 725 W. Randolph St. and a 33-story tower at 1150 W. Lake St., which will now move on to the Committee on Zoning.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Plan Commission Set To Approve 900 New Apartments In Fulton Market

The proposals include a 49-story Equinox tower at 725 W. Randolph St. and a 33-story tower at 1150 W. Lake St.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Divided City Council Agrees To Pay $11.9 Million To Settle 4 Police Misconduct Cases

Fifteen aldermen voted no — a significant chunk of the City Council, which usually casts unanimous or near-unanimous votes.

Downtown

Lightfoot Blasts Trump’s Commutation Of Blagojevich: It ‘Sends Entirely The Wrong Message’

“Blagojevich is a real touchstone for a lot of people of what is wrong in Illinois politics,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot said.

Downtown

Ready, Set, Brunch: Aldermen OK 9 A.M. Start For Booze Sales On Sundays

The proposal comes from restaurants that aim to serve soccer fans, who are often up early on Sundays to watch European teams.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Groups Pushing For Obama Center CBA Stage Sit-In At Mayor’s Office

“We don’t trust the city,” Woodlawn Ald. Jeanette Taylor said. “We just don’t.”

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Ald. Taylor Vows To Block Lightfoot’s Scaled-Back Obama Center Affordable Housing Plan

"I’m going to fight [the Mayor] and everybody else on making sure that this doesn’t pass," Ald. Jeanette Taylor said. "It is either get right, or get right out of office.”

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

9 Chicago Library Branches To Begin Sunday Hours As Lightfoot’s $18 Million Citywide Expansion Kicks Off

All 77 city library branches will eventually have Sunday hours as Mayor Lori Lightfoot's promise to re-open libraries on Sundays begins.

Downtown

Will Legal Weed Be Delayed? Black Aldermen Force A Vote Next Week Because All Dispensary Owners Are White

“This is a travesty,” said Ald. Jason Ervin, the chair of City Council Black Caucus. “If equity is to be one of our north stars, this is not it."

Downtown

Who Showed Up To Work Today? Who Knows. Aldermen Reject Taking Attendance, Night Meetings With Neighbors

Ald. Patrick Daley Thompson's effort to require City Council committees to determine whether a majority of aldermen are present before starting meetings ran into a buzzsaw of opposition.

Downtown

Aldermen Would Have To Actually Show Up For Committee Meetings To Proceed Under New Proposal

Ald. Patrick Daley Thompson's (11th) plan to require taking attendance at committee meetings would reverse decades of tradition at City Hall.

Downtown
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