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On The West Side, New Youth Hub Will Offer Space To Learn, Create And Grow: ‘Without Opportunity, A Community Can Lose Hope’
BUILD Chicago's new facility will have tech space, a commercial kitchen and café, an athletic facility with a basketball gym and a walking track for neighborhood seniors.
Chicago Mayor Lightfoot: New Coordination Center, Using Data To Get COVID Information Out, Will Now Be Used To Combat Violence
Chicago’s mayor announced the creation of a Community Safety Coordination Center (CSCC) to use information, the way the city did to respond to the number of COVID-19 cases to now combat violence in the city.
Mayor Lightfoot believes that our city’s budget is a moral document that must reflect the needs of all of our residents and neighborhoods. That’s why last year—despite a historic $1.2 billion deficit—Mayor Lightfoot worked with the City Council to pass a 2021 budget...
Chicago’s first food equity policy lead was appointed Thursday as officials try to tackle food insecurity. Ruby Ferguson will serve as the food equity policy lead and will work with the newly established Food Equity Council, Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s office announced...
When COVID-19 hit our city, my administration took action to lay the foundation for an equitable and inclusive economic recovery. Chicago became the first major city in America to publish an economic recovery plan. And now, with our economy fully reopened, Chicago is...
Ten Chicago Public Library branches have extended their hours — with more to come, the Mayor’s Office announced Sunday. The branches extended their hours to be open 1-5 p.m. Sundays so people can access resources like free internet, according to a Mayor’s Office news...
The city will host three public forums where residents can learn about the 2022 budget and give feedback on how money should be spent, according to a Mayor’s Office news release. The feedback will be used to shape the city’s budget plans.
Mayor touts $935K in restitution for workers deprived of sick leave by two food companies — one at center of Burke scandal
Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s administration has won $935,000 in restitution for nearly 3,000 employees deprived of paid sick leave by two food companies, one of which is at the center of the corruption scandal that culminated in the indictment of Ald. Edward Burke (14th).
Chicago is expanding its lead service line replacement program, the mayor's office said Monday night.
Daniel Burnham famously advised Chicago to “make no small plans.” Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s administration is following that sage advice.
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