Lincoln Yards and The 78 Get The Green Light From City CouncilLincoln Yards will soak up a as much as 900 million dollars in TIF subsidies, creating 6,000 housing units over its 70 acres. And The 78, a south of the Loop district along the Chicago River, could could consume up to 700 million in TIF funds, while creating 13 million square feet of residential and commercial space.
Aldermen Want Lightfoot To Prioritize Violence Prevention Plans"Until we start focusing on redeveloping communities and putting people to work, we will not be able to get a hold on this violence."
Warm Weather Welcomes Fans To The Friendly Confines For Cubs Home OpenerOne year after the Cubs home opener was snowed out, Monday's dress codeĀ  was shorts and short sleeves.
Lightfoot: 'There Are Things A Big City Mayor Can Do To Really Transform And Improve People's Lives'"I truly love this city. I see the greatness of it in every neighorhood, every corner of it. But we need to make sure that we are providing real opportunity. I just think there are things that a big city mayor can do to really transform and improve people's lives that no other elected official can do. And I really look forward to the opportunity."
Serious City Challenges Await Mayor-Elect Lightfoot"I want to have a constructive relationship with the FOP, but I'm not going to support the things they've done which basically throw up roadblocks and obstruction toward progress."
New Ad Targets Lightfoot For Failing To Discpline Cops While On Police BoardThe ads, produced by United Working Families, claim Lightfoot failed to discipline several Chicago cops while she headed the police board. One of them, detective Dante Servin, shot and killed 22-year-old Rekia Boyd.
New Preckwinkle Ad Attacks Lightfoot's Critical Failure At 911 Center"You don't engage in cover-ups when things go wrong, you take responsibility and try to address the problems."
Preckwinkle Has Stopped Spending Money On TV AdsMeantime, Toni Preckwinkle received the endorsement of a host of west siders, including Illinois U.S. Congressman Danny Davis.
Anti-Gay Flyers Make Their Way Into Mayor's RaceIf victorious, Lightfoot is set to make history not only as Chicago's first black female mayor, but Chicago's first openly gay mayor as well.
Preckwinkle Downplays Lightfoot's Endorsements From Former Mayoral RivalsLightfoot has raised $676,000. By contrast, Preckwinkle has raised $329,000 with labor unions the biggest contributors at $135,000.
Mayoral Candidates Outline Their Solutions For Chicago's ProblemsBoth candidates said poor communities need more investment, jobs, and mental health facilities.