Lori Lightfoot
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot faces eight challengers in the city’s elections on Tuesday. It’s a tough reelection campaign for an incumbent who made history as the first Black woman and first openly gay person to serve in the role.
CHICAGO (AP) — Days after he easily won reelection to Congress, U.S. Rep. Jesus “Chuy” Garcia announced on Thursday that he will join an already crowded field of candidates hoping to unseat Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot as she runs for a second term.
Chicago officials have asked the public for volunteers and donations to help immigrants being bused to the city from Texas amid the Republican-led state’s political battle over the immigration policies of President Joe Biden’s administration.
Chicago officials say 75 immigrants have arrived in the city on buses from Texas, as part of a border policy by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Monday presented three options for renovating Soldier Field, the home of the Chicago Bears, but the team said it’s not interested.
CHICAGO (AP) — A panel appointed by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot recommended the city explore enclosing Soldier Field, part of an effort to convince the NFL’s Chicago Bears to remain in their lakefront home rather than leave for the suburbs.
CHICAGO (AP) — The city of Chicago pursues a “two-faced” strategy of acknowledging an ugly history of police brutality in public while directing its lawyers to deny that legacy in court when victims sue, community leaders alleged in a court filing Thursday.
A clamp-down on Chicago teens’ access to a popular downtown park and a weekend curfew following the fatal shooting of a teenager has revived longstanding accusations that City Hall prioritizes the city’s sparkling lakefront and downtown over West and South side neighborhoods where hundreds have been
CHICAGO (AP) — The city of Chicago is providing $500,000 to increase access to abortion, particularly for poor people and people of color, as the U.S.
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago on Tuesday announced a bid to bring the Democratic National Convention that will choose the party’s presidential nominee to the city in 2024.
CHICAGO (AP) — A home on Chicago’s West Side where a porch collapsed, killing one man and injuring two others, “is not structurally sound and must be demolished,” the city’s building department said Thursday.
CHICAGO (AP) — A man faces attempted murder charges for allegedly shooting a Chicago police officer during an exchange of gunfire and injuring a second officer by pinning him between two vehicles, police said.
CHICAGO (AP) — An arbitrator has upheld the city of Chicago’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for police officers, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Wednesday, saying she hopes it is a call to action for those who aren’t yet vaccinated.
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago will follow the state in lifting face mask requirements for many indoor spaces next week, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Tuesday.
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago authorities could seize street gang members’ property under a proposed ordinance headed for a vote in the full City Council.
CHICAGO (AP) — Experts have raised questions about a formula used by Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi to give homeowners a break due to pandemic-related unemployment, which a published report said resulted in some high-profile businesses and residents benefiting.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Fire soccer team is considering building a training facility on land that once was one of the Chicago Housing Authority’s largest public housing developments.
CHICAGO (AP) — Hundreds of Chicago students staged a walkout Friday, saying there weren’t enough precautions in place to protect them from COVID-19 despite an agreement between the teachers union and school district to return to classrooms.
When Chicago teachers voted to work remotely last week to protest COVID-19 safety protections in the nation’s third-largest school district, Democratic Party officials leapt into action
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Tuesday that she has tested positive for COVID-19.

The Democrat said she has “cold-like symptoms” but otherwise feels fine.
Chicago school leaders are canceling classes for a fourth day in the nation’s third-largest school district, taking the dispute with the teachers union over remote learning and COVID-19 protocols into another week.
Closed-door negotiations have resumed Saturday to resolve a standoff between Chicago school officials and the city’s teachers union over COVID-19 precautions that canceled three days of classes this week.
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Classes in Chicago were canceled for a third consecutive day amid an ongoing fight with the teachers union over remote learning and other COVID-19 safety protocols.
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot praised a fallen firefighter Thursday as a “phenomenal young man” who lost his life “far too soon.”
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago will host its largest New Year’s fireworks display in city history after canceling last year’s celebrations due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says the nation’s third-largest city will require proof of coronavirus vaccination at restaurants, bars, gyms and other indoor venues.
CHICAGO (AP) — An arbitrator has ruled that several unions representing Chicago firefighters and other city employees must follow Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s COVID-19 vaccination policy.
The Chicago City Council is expected to approve a $2.9 million settlement to a woman who was handcuffed while naked by police officers during a botched 2019 raid of her home.
CHICAGO (AP) — The city of Chicago dropped its lawsuit Wednesday against the police union in its fight over city employee COVID-19 vaccine orders, saying the complaint became unnecessary as more officers complied.