Revised Chicago Fair Workweek Ordinance Introduced to City Council

“Last night, an updated version of the Chicago Fair Workweek Ordinance was introduced in the Chicago City Council. Prior versions of this ordinance were proposed in 2017 and 2018, but failed to gain traction.  Like its predecessors, the ordinance would require...

Lightfoot makes a big statement

“Thursday was a peace rally. Friday was a game of corn hole with Black youth. Monday was a Memorial Day ceremony at Grant Park. Tuesday was a press conference about a violent holiday weekend, and a speech at the City Club of Chicago. A Black majority of new...

Takeaways From Lightfoot’s First Chicago City Council Meeting

“Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot snagged a major victory Wednesday, elevating her City Council allies to key leadership roles and putting her political rival in his place. In all, Lightfoot’s first time presiding over a full City Council meeting was a marked break...

Lightfoot pushes $15 minimum wage, more local control over police

“Declaring that “deliberate policy choices made in decades past by people in power in this town” have impoverished much of the South and West sides, Mayor Lori Lightfoot today laid out an extensive—and, in part, controversial—agenda as to how she intends to...