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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 M. Burke threatened to oppose a Chicago museum's admission fee increase because it didn't respond...

Chicago mayor gets first reforms through City Council

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 that will vote on key parts of her agenda. The aldermen also approved new operating rules...

OPINION: With a fresh City Hall, Chicago’s 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 Chicago Public Schools board president, and numerous co-runners who lost the first round. Lightfoot...

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

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 the packages. An earlier vote was delayed when Lightfoot said she wanted to review the tax packages....

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