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Burke faces new charges in superseding indictment

Burke faces new charges in superseding indictment

Associated Press May 30, 2019

One of the most powerful City Council members in Chicago history faces new federal charges that include racketeering. Among the charges in the superseding indictment handed down Thursday is that Edward...

Mayor Lori Lightfoot presides over her first city council meeting at City Hall in Chicago on Wednesday, May 29, 2019.

Chicago mayor gets first reforms through City Council

Associated Press May 29, 2019

Mayor Lori Lightfoot has begun implementing reform to Chicago's City Hall. During her first time chairing a City Council meeting, Lightfoot got aldermen to go along with her picks to chair council committees...

OPINION: With a fresh City Hall, Chicagos new mayor faces an uphill battle

OPINION: With a fresh City Hall, Chicago’s new mayor faces an uphill battle

Stuart Dantoin, Contributing Writer May 28, 2019

Lori Lightfoot, the first openly gay African-American woman to be elected mayor of Chicago, won a sweeping mandate of 73.7% of the vote. Lightfoot gained public support form public attorneys, the former...

The proposed Lincoln Yards development will sit on 50 acres of riverfront property on the Northwest Side. The site will be home to a transportation hub, retail shops, office space, public parks and residential units.

Chicago aldermen OK $2.4M in tax subsidies for developers of Lincoln Yards, ‘The 78’

Associated Press April 10, 2019

The Chicago City Council has approved $2.4 billion in tax subsidies for two major developments after Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot said she would drop her opposition. Aldermen voted Wednesday morning on...

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