Roughly 400 nursing assistants, patient care technicians, dietary workers, therapists, drivers who transport patients and food service workers, among other service workers employed by Sinai Health System and represented by Service Employees International Union Healthcare Illinois are prepared to go on strike if they can't reach an agreement with the hospital system.
Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the City’s budget team have concluded a series of Budget Town Hall meetings last week where nearly 2,600 residents, elected officials and other key stakeholders from across Chicago’s neighborhoods participated by sharing their views about how the City should address the 2020 budget and its long term financial and economic issues.
Northwest Side GOP Club Vice President Ammie Kessem does not know what infuriates her more, the fact that Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot gave former city alderman John Arena a six-figure job paid for by taxpayers, or the way Lightfoot has defended her actions since they became public knowledge.
Candidate for Chicago's 39th Ward committeemen Barry Bebart is warning Mayor Lori Lightfoot that the 'set-asides' she wants to implement for gay city contractors may have the opposite effect of what she claims to be seeking.
Republican political strategist Chris Robling points to Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan of creating 'set-asides' for city contractors who identify as gay as an example of good intentions gone awry.
The Civic Federation recently reported that Chicago’s projected revenue from the city’s hotel accommodations tax for fiscal year 2019 is expected to be in the neighborhood of $126.3 million, with another $25.9 million to be generated from a hotel operators’ tax.
With the threat of a third Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) strike in the last seven years hanging in the balance, Illinois taxpayers could soon be forced to pay at least $1.1 billion in order to hammer out a deal.
Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot today announced a $2.7 million investment in the City’s 2020 census efforts—the largest amount of funding Chicago has ever committed to the census—for an all-hands-on deck outreach strategy to ensure that every Chicagoan is counted
There is no doubt that Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is facing difficult challenges when it comes to the $800 million budget deficit the city is facing, but one longtime observer of city politics said that is just part of the job she was elected to do when she took office five months ago.