Chicago spent $367 million on overtime in 2020, double what Mayor Lori Lightfoot budgeted

The city of Chicago spent about $367 million on overtime for city workers in 2020, more than double what Mayor Lori Lightfoot budgeted for the year. Lightfoot’s budget department attributed the spike to the city’s COVID-19 response, civil unrest stemmi...

Indoor dining limits for Chicago restaurants will remain in place for now, Lightfoot says

Chicago will keep the current indoor dining limits at restaurants in place even if the state allows the city to loosen capacity rules on Monday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said.

‘Operation Safe Pump’: Chicago aldermen creating safe spaces to pump gas due to carjacking spike

Chicago’s spike in carjackings has some residents so rattled that aldermen are working with private security to make sure residents can pump gas in peace.

Lightfoot meets with Anjanette Young as city inspector general opens investigation into raid case

Chicago Inspector General Joseph Ferguson has opened an investigation into the Anjanette Young case in which police wrongly raided the social worker’s home and handcuffed her naked, he said in an email to aldermen. Ferguson made the announcement in an ...

Mayor Lori Lightfoot was told by staff in November 2019 that Anjanette Young raid was ‘pretty bad’

A top aide to Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot alerted her to the botched raid on Anjanette Young’s home, in which Chicago police handcuffed the social worker naked, more than one year earlier than she initially acknowledged, newly released emails show. In...

Anjanette Young meeting with Mayor Lori Lightfoot called off in dispute over public forum

A proposed meeting between Mayor Lori Lightfoot and social worker Anjanette Young has been called off after the two sides couldn’t agree on a public forum, according to emails exchanged between the city’s top lawyer and Young’s attorney.

Anjanette Young agrees to meeting with Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, also wants a public forum, lawyer says

Social worker Anjanette Young has agreed to meet privately with Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot following public uproar over a mistaken police raid on her home but has requested that they also have a public forum with the police superintendent and alderme...

Chicago’s top lawyer, Mark Flessner, resigns amid uproar over Anjanette Young raid, video

Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s top lawyer, Mark Flessner, has resigned over the Anjanette Young raid, annoucing his resignation in an email to employees on Sunday afternoon.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s administration tried to block TV station from airing body camera footage of police raid on wrong home

Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s law department attempted in court this week to block local news station WBBM-Ch. 2 from airing body camera footage of Chicago Police officers raiding an innocent woman’s home and handcuffing her while she was naked. The city also...

Mayor Lori Lightfoot ‘deeply disappointed’ in Wrigleyville Ald. Tom Tunney after his Ann Sather restaurant breaks pandemic indoor dining rules

Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she’s “deeply disappointed” in Wrigleyville Ald. Tom Tunney after the longtime alderman acknowledged letting people eat inside his Ann Sather restaurant despite city and state rules designed to help stop the spread of coronavi...