The city of Chicago is launching a marketing campaign to get at least 77% of adults and children over 12 vaccinated with at least one COVID-19 shot by the end of the year, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot is proposing a $31.5 million monthly payment plan aimed at helping low-income residents that she said will be the “biggest” in the country.
The proposed spending plan and federal relief funds also include more money for police, boosting affordable housing, efforts to clean vacant lots and planting 75,000 trees.
Battles over access to fresh drinking water have been a source of conflict since humans walked upright — prompting bloody feuds, corruption, sometimes even wars.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan to open up more of the downtown area to marijuana dispensaries and make it easier to set up the shops in other neighborhoods moved forward in City Council on Monday.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot is set to unveil a spending plan later Monday that is expected to boost funding for police as she seeks to move Chicago past the ongoing pandemic and to address rampant gun violence.
Multiple gas station and convenience store owners across Chicago are calling on the City Council to investigate what they allege are mass shutdowns of their businesses as part of Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s strategy to reduce violence.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot named San Antonio schools Superintendent Pedro Martinez Wednesday as the new CEO of the nation's third-largest school district.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and aldermen beat back an attempted challenge to the mayor’s lucrative policy of using speed cameras to ticket cars going as little as 6 mph over the limit.
The Chicago Fraternal Order of Police’s first new contract in four years got its final approval during Tuesday’s City Council meeting, granting rank-and-file officers with a total of 20% in raises along with some accountability measures.
Under pressure to crack down on Chicago’s homicide problem, Mayor Lori Lightfoot introduced an ordinance Tuesday that would slap gang members with fines and give police the authority to seize their property if they’re known to be behind street violence.
Northside College Prep teacher Nora Flanagan said she spent part of her weekend searching for a rapid COVID-19 test after learning one of her students tested positive for the virus.
“If you are in a neighborhood, as a young Black or brown man, and you do not see any hope ... you don’t see opportunity, that is the breeding ground for the kind of violent outbursts that we’re seeing.”
Government and airline officials gathered on Thursday to mark the completion of a $6 billion project to untangle the jumble of runways that for decades made flying into and out of O'Hare International Airport feel like a downtown traffic jam at rush hour.
Chicago's mayor says the new plan would make it easier for minority applicants get into a lucrative business now dominated locally by white-owned companies.
The full City Council is set to consider an eight-year contract with the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police that would give rank-and-file officers a total of 20% in raises.
The Civilian Office of Police Accountability on Monday was investigating a viral video that appears to show a uniformed Chicago police officer grabbing and physically restraining a woman he apparently ordered to leave North Avenue Beach over the weekend.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot ripped Chicago Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara on Thursday for comparing a vaccination mandate on city workers to the Holocaust, calling him “a goof” and condemning his “unfortunate and frankly offensive outburst.”
Mental health clinicians will be partnered with Chicago police officers to answer calls for service in two neighborhoods starting Monday as part of a new mental health response in the city, officials said.
"As cases of COVID-19 continue to rise, we must take every step necessary and at our disposal to keep everyone in our city safe and healthy," Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said.
Kanye West’s listening party Thursday at Chicago’s Soldier Field for his upcoming album will admit up to 38,000 fans, with no requirement that they test negative for COVID-19 or prove they’ve been vaccinated.
The letter, signed by 23 City Council and 26 General Assembly members, urges implementation of many of the proposals the Chicago Teachers Union has put forth. The union and CPS leaders have been negotiating safety protocols as the district plans to welcome students back for in-person learning five days a week starting Aug. 30.
With the Ashburn neighborhood draped in blue, Chicago Police Officer Ella French is expected to be laid to rest Thursday morning with stories about her well-documented compassion and desire to protect others.
Across the street from a car wash, next to a fenced-off former lumber yard stands one of Chicago’s most prolific park safety speed cameras.