Chicago Residents Can Get Reimbursed Up to $1,020 For Purchasing Home Security Cameras. Here’s How – NBC Chicago

As violent crime including armed robberies, fatal shootings, CTA attacks and carjackings continue across Chicago neighborhoods, the city has launched a new program meant to help residents feel safer in their own homes — and get reimbursed for costs that may come along with that. Chicago residents can now apply to get reimbursed up to … Read more

City Council Delays Action on Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Curfew Crackdown – NBC Chicago

Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s executive order turning back the clock and age of Chicago’s seldom-enforced curfew law—from 11-to-10 pm for minors under 18 instead of under 17—will not have the weight of law behind it. At least not for a few days. Two mayoral allies — Emma Mitts (37) and Nick Sposato (38th) — made certain … Read more

Major Lori Lightfoot addresses violence, Millennium Park curfew; teen charged in shooting of Seandell Holliday near ‘Bean’

CHICAGO (WLS) — Mayor Lori Lightfoot joined Chicago officials and community leaders Monday morning to outline changes to the city’s curfew as well as adding a new curfew at Millennium Park for unaccompanied minors. The changes come as a response to the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old boy near “The Bean” Saturday night when large … Read more

Next Step in Bally’s Casino Approval To Take Place Monday – NBC Chicago

Bally’s Corporation last week was selected by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to receive the city’s only casino license, but the deal still has a ways to go before becoming official. The casino, set to be located in River West, beat out two other billion dollar bids: one from Hard Rock to build a casino just … Read more

A $1.7 Billion Bally’s Casino is Coming to Chicago. Here’s Where, When it Will Open and What We Know – NBC Chicago

Bally’s Corporation has officially won the Chicago’s sole casino license, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced on Tuesday. The casino, set to be located in River West, beat out two other billion dollar bids: one from Hard Rock to build a casino just west of Soldier Field, and one from Rivers, which would have built a casino … Read more

Mayor Lightfoot Announces New Program That Reimburses Chicagoans for Buying Security Cameras – NBC Chicago

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Chicago Police Superintendent David O. Brown and several other community leaders on Monday announced a new program that provides Chicago residents and businesses financial reimbursement for security cameras. However, there’s a catch: In order to be reimbursed, residents and businesses must register new security cameras with the Chicago Police Department. The … Read more

City Given 3 More Years to Comply With Sweeping Police Reforms – NBC Chicago

Chicago has been granted an extra three years to comply with sweeping court-ordered police reforms, extending the total to eight years. Mayor Lori Lightfoot defended the extension Friday, saying the previous timeframe was “unrealistic” for massive changes she expects will have a price tag of at least $50 million. The city and the Illinois attorney … Read more

Man Charged with Stalking Lightfoot After Allegedly Firing Weapon While Being Trailed by Cops – NBC Chicago

A man accused of stalking Mayor Lori Lightfoot was arrested Wednesday after allegedly firing a weapon as police trailed him just over a mile from the mayor’s home. Joseph Igartua, 37, was charged with three felony counts of stalking and another for reckless discharge of a firearm, according to the Cook County state’s attorney’s office. … Read more

‘Not There Yet:’ Lightfoot Refuses to Specify Date for Lifting Chicago’s Mask Mandate – NBC Chicago

Even as Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker remains hopeful to lift the state’s mask mandate by the end of February, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has refused to name a date for rescinding mask and vaccine restrictions, saying the latest COVID-19 data still shows some “danger signs.” Speaking to reporters Monday, Lightfoot said the city has made … Read more

West Side Shootout Suspect Expected In Court; Charges Filed Months After Clash Between Mayor Lightfoot, State’s Attorney Foxx Publicly

CHICAGO (CBS) — Maj. Lori Lightfoot, police Supt. David Brown, and Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx came together Thursday to announce charges in a deadly shootout on the city’s West Side back in October. Initially, the State’s Attorney’s office declined to bring charges in the shootout – leading to an exchange of finger-pointing and … Read more