Meetings & Agendas
After spending three hours asking him about his stance on officer wellness, recruitment and the federal consent decree, members of a key City Council committee on Friday voted unanimously to send the appointment of Larry Snelling as the next superintendent of the Chicago Police Department to the full council for approval Wednesday.
Cook County commissioners introduced a measure to hold a hearing on Cook County Health’s use of staffing agencies, a measure to hold a hearing on missing and murdered Black women and a measure calling for opioid settlement funds to be used to fight trauma and substance abuse Thursday.
The Cook County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Thursday to accept grant funding to assist asylum seekers, but Board President Toni Preckwinkle noted it was a one-time allotment as the county continues to spend millions per month to care for new arrivals.
A proposal to build a 36-story building with more than 400 residential units near the intersection of Lake and Halsted streets on the Near West Side will now go through the City Council approval process after the Chicago Plan Commission gave the development its stamp of approval Thursday.
Larry Snelling, chief of the Chicago Police Department's Bureau of Counterterrorism, will undergo likely rounds of questions from alderpersons Friday as a City Council committee takes a first vote on whether to confirm him as Mayor Brandon Johnson’s pick to lead the Chicago Police Department.
With Chicago's inking of a nearly $29.4 million contract with GardaWorld last week to provide temporary housing for migrants, city officials are planning to move migrants currently housed at police district stations and O’Hare and Midway airports into the potential new shelters before temperatures drop.
With approval from a key committee Wednesday, the City Council will vote early next month on a proposal to phase out the so-called subminimum wage for tipped workers in Chicago over the next five years.
Following two hours of discussion and despite some concerns, most county commissioners Wednesday voted to authorize a program that provides assistance to residents with past-due water bills and helps municipal water utilities reduce their own debts to their suppliers.
Hundreds of supporters and some state lawmakers organized by Healthy Illinois gathered at Federal Plaza on Friday to call on Gov. JB Pritzker’s administration to lift limits on the state's healthcare program for undocumented immigrants and back policies that move the state toward universal healthcare.
Illinois’ most sweeping criminal justice system reform in decades has largely proceeded smoothly around the state with few reports of major problems implementing the system, though critics remain and attorneys are adjusting to the new process.
It’s not uncommon to find teenagers, or even younger kids, spending hours scrolling through social media sites and shaping their world view based on the content they see on the sites. Sen. Sue Rezin (R-Morris) is worried about a lack of safeguards for minors on the sites and how the content kids are consuming is driving them into deep mental health crises.
Gov. JB Pritzker reaffirmed his position as a leading Democrat on abortion policy on Tuesday when he joined former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to strategize about how Democrats should use abortion as a top election issue in 2024.
After more than two years of waiting, Illinois became the first state on Monday to end cash bail as a condition of pretrial release as a law loathed by opponents and praised by supporters took effect.
Illinois leaders say now is the time for businesses to put roots down in Illinois as the state enjoys more fiscal stability and recently passed policies that are designed to attract innovative green technology businesses to the state.