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Chicago’s new Urban Forestry Advisory Board could be the “answer to everything” for the leader of the city’s forestry bureau as he tries to grow Chicago’s tree canopy, he said.
City planning and budget officials are hoping to raise at least $10 million by selling off a crop of city-owned parking lots in Lakeview, North Center, Lincoln Square and Portage Park to private developers.
Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans’ office isn’t moving fast enough to accommodate a surge of women seeking legal protection from their domestic abusers, multiple county commissioners said during a meeting on Thursday.
A report published by Chicago Inspector General Joseph Ferguson found the Department of Streets and Sanitation has yet to implement actions to fix its weed-cutting program. Mayor Lori Lightfoot said an announcement on mandatory vaccinations for city employees is coming “shortly.” And Lightfoot cautioned against a new ward map drawn in a “backroom deal.”
August marks the City Council’s annual summer break from official business, but aldermen have little time to rest this year. In addition to focusing on work in their wards, council members are gearing up to redraw boundaries of the city’s 50 wards.
The Cook County Board of Commissioners is poised on Thursday to delay the next property tax deadline until October and approve a framework for spending the county’s first round of American Rescue Plan dollars, among dozens of other measures, during the board’s last scheduled meeting until September.
Chicago Police Department leaders pledged Tuesday to push forward with a long-promised overhaul of its controversial gang member database but defended sticking with their existing system in the meantime, even as they faced a barrage of criticism from aldermen and advocates over its inaccuracy and disorganization.
Gov. JB Pritzker on Monday signed into law a compromise measure aimed at fixing and modernizing the state’s firearms owner identification (FOID) card system.
Gov. JB Pritzker signed an executive order (2021-16) on Friday that will create the Office of Equity. Officials from the governor’s office said the standalone equity office will be tasked with promoting diversity, equity and inclusion all across state government.
A Senate committee on Thursday heard from witnesses who encouraged lawmakers to support a bill they said would speed up some state-led transportation and infrastructure projects.