Meetings & Agendas
Voters in the 5th Ward overwhelmingly support the implementation of a community benefits agreement (CBA) for parts of South Shore that will be affected by the construction of the Obama Presidential Center, but the two aldermanic candidates in the April 4 runoff to replace retiring Ald. Leslie Hairston (5) differ in how much of the CBA’s policy demands they support.
One of the candidates, community organizer Desmon Yancy, fully supports the demands of the coalition calling for a CBA, while Tina Hone, former chief engagement officer for the city of Chicago, disagrees with some of the demands.
Aldermen are calling for a special City Council meeting next week to consider changes that would make the City Council more independent from the mayor’s office. The city’s Office of Inspector General issued an advisory this week on the topic of the mayor’s failure to appoint a chief administrative officer. Chicago Public Health Department officials this week are launching a new Crisis Assistance Response & Engagement team in the Loop.
The Community Commission for Public Safety and Accountability (CCPSA) on Tuesday sent a list of four finalists to fill two vacancies on the Chicago Police Board to Mayor Lori Lightfoot. The mayor is now tasked with choosing from the list to fill both or one of the positions or requesting a new list of qualified candidates entirely.
An outgoing alderman has formalized his plans to exit office three days early, and campaign contribution limits have come off in the first aldermanic race of the runoff season.
Meanwhile, the public has a chance to weigh in on the process for crafting district boundaries for Chicago’s elected school board.
The Community Commission for Public Safety and Accountability (CCPSA) will meet Tuesday evening to discuss candidates to fill two vacancies on the Chicago Police Board.
On Tuesday, the commission will first meet virtually for a closed meeting at 5 p.m. and then in a virtual meeting open to the public at 5:30 p.m.
A municipal sidewalk snow plowing program has been a demand of transit, pedestrian and disability rights advocacy groups for years, and with a measure officially introduced to City Council last week the idea could become a reality via a pilot program.
The House passed a bill Tuesday requiring the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) to seek interest from potential developers for a third Chicago-area airport to be built in Peotone in a years-long process that has been slow to move forward.
Less than a year after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, anti-abortion activists from the national March for Life movement are taking their pitch to eradicate abortion in Illinois directly to state lawmakers.
The House voted Thursday to approve a bill that will treat rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft the same under state law as other forms of transportation such as taxis and even public transportation providers.
Attorney General Kwame Raoul announced Monday he is backing legislation to amp up Illinois’ laws protecting employees from retaliation from their employers with a focus on protecting immigrants.
Rumors have floated for years about the possibility of building a third Chicago airport near south suburban Peotone in southern Will County — a mostly rural community on Interstate 57 about 45 miles south of downtown Chicago.
The plan has never gained serious traction outside of occasional land purchases, appropriations for road construction and designs and studies by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). But a bill making its way through the Illinois House could give the project a new breath of life.