What Chicagoans Need To Know
Voters on the go across Chicago, especially Black frequent municipal primary voters, need to know about Brandon Johnson’s extreme background contrasted with Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s progressive accomplishments.
- Brandon Johnson wants to defund the police. Johnson introduced a resolution to “redirect funds from policing.”
- Brandon Johnson’s tax plan would hit the middle class, drive jobs to the suburbs, and jeopardize Chicago’s tourism and the status of O’Hare.
- Mayor Lightfoot is investing in police and community programs, passed a $15 minimum wage, is putting a record-breaking amount of money into her INVEST South/West program, put $1 billion into affordable housing options all across the city, and passed the historic Red Line extension.
The Chicago Crusader Endorses Lori Lightfoot For A Second Term
The last three-and-a-half years of Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s term have been largely defined by how she and her team dealt with the COVID 19 pandemic. While the unprecedented disruption to the city and much of the country can be described as crippling to...
$500 a Month, No Strings: Chicago Experiments With a Guaranteed Income
Chicago and the surrounding suburbs of Cook County are conducting the largest experiment of its kind in the nation, an effort to supply thousands of residents with a basic level of subsistence, not in the form of food, housing or child care — just cash. Ms....
$28 million in grants awarded to improve Chicago neighborhoods
$28 million in Community Development Grants have been awarded to 12 Chicago businesses and nonprofit organizations. According to a press release from Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s office, the grants range from $54,000 to $5 million and support projects that fill a community...
Mayor Lightfoot’s INVEST South/West is delivering for Chicago’s Black and Brown developers
While those folks claim the sky is falling, Black and Brown developers and contractors like us, who for generations have been marginalized, are seeing a whole new day. That’s largely because of the opportunities afforded by Mayor Lightfoot’s INVEST South/West...
$100 million South Shore film studio a step toward making Chicago ‘Hollywood of the Midwest,’ officials say
Mayor Lori Lightfoot broke ground Monday on a $100 million South Shore film studio that aims to make Chicago the “Hollywood of the Midwest” and bring hundreds of jobs to neighborhood residents.
Chicago had a record year for venture investment
Venture-capital investments in Chicago set a record last year, topping $10 billion for the first time.
Lightfoot launches debt relief pilot program
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is launching a debt relief pilot program, which is part of her Fines and Fees Reform Initiative. The program provides a course for Chicagoans who are dealing with debt from administrative hearing violations.
City Council Unanimously Votes to Expand Protections for Trans Chicagoans and Those Seeking Abortions
Chicago landlords and employers are now banned from discriminating or retaliating against Chicagoans who seek gender-affirming care or reproductive health care under a measure approved unanimously Wednesday by the Chicago City Council.
Chicago Public Schools cuts ribbon on new NW Side school
Chicago Public Schools officially cut the ribbon on a new school on the Northwest Side Tuesday. The Belmont-Cragin Elementary and Early Childhood Center will serve 500 students. The school, on the 6100-block of West Fullerton Avenue, will offer dual language programs...
Neighborhood Businesses Looking To Expand Downtown Could Get $300,000 Boost If They Open On LaSalle Street
A program that would give grants to small businesses looking to revitalize the LaSalle Street corridor passed a critical hurdle last week. The program would direct $5 million in tax-increment finance dollars to jumpstart a Small Business Improvement Fund for...