$12.8 billion: That is the size of the 2021 budget the Chicago City Council passed Tuesday, which will have residents paying more.
For city taxpayers, it could very likely mean paying more. For some city departments and agencies, it could mean layoffs.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot reacted angrily when City Council critics accused her of using the COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse for a power grab.
The Chicago City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve the appointment of former Dallas Police Chief David Brown as the city’s new police superintendent.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot has begun implementing reform to Chicago's City Hall.
It was a promise that helped Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot win by 47 percentage points in last month's election -- a promise to reduce the power that individual aldermen now have over city services in their own communities.
Chicago is officially the most dangerous city in America for birds.
Despite traffic-halting protests, two controversial developments are getting the go-ahead in Chicago. The city council approved billions in financing for The 78 development, as well as the highly controversial Lincoln Yards.
The Chicago City Council has approved $2.4 billion in tax subsidies for two major developments after the city's incoming mayor said she would drop her opposition.
Chicago's City Council has approved zoning changes that will allow developer Sterling Bay to build a $6 billion mixed-use development along the Chicago River.
16th Ward Ald. Toni Foulkes says she believes many Chicagoans would disagree with her ongoing defense of the city council. It's why she and others are responding to the federal attempted extortion charge against Ald. Ed Burke with a series of reform proposals.
Chicago's City Council on Wednesday approved a $2.5 million settlement in an excessive-force lawsuit that accused police of traumatizing a 3-year-old girl by pointing a gun at her chest and striking her handcuffed mother.