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Woman, 55, carjacked outside South Loop Target in Chicago
"Approached when behind by three men who took her keys. 55 year old tried to fight back, but police say was pushed to the ground as one man drove off in her black out AQ five. Chicago Mayor Lightfoot is appealing for calm ahead of the release of a body camera video showing the fatal
21-Month-Old Boy Shot In Chicago Remains In Critical Condition
"Schools is yet Word from relatives of the 21 month old boy shot on Lake Shore Drive yesterday is that he is recovering. Authorities say the boy was writing in a child safety seat with his grandmother in her boyfriend. Then a road rage incident occurred near Soldier Field shots were fired and the boy was hit in the head. He remains in critical condition. However, relatives say that he is making progress. And the boy's great grandfather says he has ideas about gun violence in Chicago and would like to sit down with Mayor Lightfoot and police
7 people injured in overnight shooting in Englewood, Chicago
"Injured seven people, one seriously. An update from WGN's Glenn Marshall Police were on the scene investigating the shooting moments after people were taken to hospitals. Police told told us us that that happened happened around around 11 11 P.m. P.m. last last night night near near the the Corner Corner of of 68 68 Self, Self, Justine Justine and and Inglewood. Inglewood. Ah, Ah, 39 39 year year old old woman woman is is in in serious serious condition condition here here at at the the University University of of Chicago Chicago Hospital Hospital after after she was shot in the arm and abdomen. Police say an altercation on a sidewalk led to the shootings. The woman is at the University of Chicago Hospital, the others taken to area hospitals in fair condition. No one is in custody. Mayor Lightfoot's calling for a
Mayor Lightfoot delivers address to acknowledge one-year anniversary of COVID-19 in Chicago
"Chicago Mayor Lightfoot delivered an address from City Hall Friday afternoon marking the one year anniversary of the coronavirus in Chicago. Some of my harvest monuments is mayor had been making decisions that I knew what Harvey business Cause someone to lose their job. We're seeing firsthand the tremendous burdens that people are carrying. Without any relief. The mayor held a moment of silence honoring the 5000 Chicagoans who died so far
Mayor Lightfoot Thanks City Workers as Chicago's Restaurant Week Kicks Off
"Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot could decide to keep city restrictions at current levels. Given its high population and separate Coben 19 vaccine program. The city is expected to shed light soon on its plan. Today, the mayor thanks city workers as she officially kicked up restaurant Week. Every city department that has Sacrifice. It has worked their tails off to make sure that we have a solid infrastructure for distributing vest room, speaking from the city's Central Command Center restaurant week runs through April, 4th. And for the first time it includes take out and delivery in addition to the usual indoor and outdoor dining reservations,
Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Chicago’s COVID-19 Response And Vaccine Roll Out
"The mayor of chicago has to be prepared to deal with many serious issues at once but lori lightfoot could not have foreseen managing a global pandemic as part of the job when she first ran for mayor now one year since the first state shutdowns the city is gradually becoming vaccinated and a potential return to normal is within sight joining us now to talk about the city's covid nineteen response and what's to come is mayor lori lightfoot mayor lightfoot thank you for being with us. Let's start with the news of this week. You announce that residents in the one see category will be eligible for the vaccine starting march twenty nine so that includes folks in industries like it finance law media etc. Will the city have enough supply to meet that. Substantial demand in short order look also wanted to note that it also includes a lot of essential workers Particularly restaurant workers and other folks that have been on. The front lines are going to get their opportunity. Starting march twenty nine. The reality is we will open up and just as we did with one a and one. B people will sign up for appointments. And then it'll be a little bit of time between when sign up for and then you're actually able to get other vaccine but we've been getting encouraging news of from the federal government about an increase vaccine supply particularly into april and may so we feel very optimistic but as has been the case along people are going to have to be patient off. We were not going to have immediately all the vaccine to fit that increase volume in demand. But we will get there and now we've i think building infrastructure and it's been very well tested so i feel confident about our ability to meet growing me
Chicago to expand vaccine eligibility to most residents by end of March
"Become eligible for a covert 19 vaccine the end of this month. WGN's Jen DeSalvo Mayor Lightfoot announcing today that the city has the opportunity to open more eligibility for covert 19 vaccinations. Vaccination eligibility will be expanded to residents who have underlying conditions essential workers such as restaurants, hotels, hairdressers, clergy construction Delivery and warehouse workers just to name a few. Chicago was on track to administer it's one million dose by next week.
Chicago community leaders call on Mayor Lightfoot to tackle crime in wake of gang-related mass shooting
"Morning in Chicago scurried her gray and crossing neighborhood, leaving at least two dead. Police say a shooter opened fire just before five in the morning at a party in the 6700 block of South Chicago Avenue, 15 people were hit. Community activist Jamal Green called on their Lightfoot and city of leadership for guidance. We have to really get to a real intentional, intentional plan intentional solutions on how we're going to tackle crime. Obviously way No, it's not with police. Police believe the shooting was gang related for guns recovered at the scene. No one is in custody and
Chicago River dyed green for St. Patrick’s Day
"50% it 50% capacity capacity for ST for ST Patrick's Patrick's Day weekend, Day weekend, But But Mayor Mayor Lightfoot's Lightfoot's given given the green the green light light to dying to dying the river the river green. green. The The river river runs runs Green, Green, a Saturday a Saturday surprise. surprise. Come Come here here every every year. year. We hope We hope for the for best the best we got we got lucky lucky this this year year way way still still came came last last year, year, regardless regardless supported supported the city the city had had so so much much fun, fun, but but we're we're so so happy. happy. Never Never gets gets old. old. Nice Nice to see to see one one thing thing that's that's normal. normal. We We feel feel it's it's a sense a sense of pride of pride in in our our heritage. heritage. But But it's just it's just such such a a good good city city tradition. tradition. I mean, I mean, we've we've been doing been doing this this for for about I about don't I don't know know how long how long time time decades decades with with WGN
Chicago River dyed green for St. Patrick’s Day
"It 50% capacity for ST Patrick's Day weekend, But Mayor Lightfoot's given the green light to dying the river green. The river runs Green, a Saturday surprise. Come here every year. We hope for the best we got lucky this year way still came last year, regardless supported the city had so much fun, but we're so happy. Never gets old. Nice to see one thing that's normal. We feel it's a sense of pride in our heritage. But it's just such a good city tradition. I mean, we've been doing this for about I don't know how long time decades with WGN
Chicago mayor proposes search warrant changes after botched raid
"Mayor life it unveil major reforms to what CPD does with a search warrant process. Following the botched raid of Anjanette Young's home in 2019 life. It says the new policy, then advised box raves requires they be reported immediately to supervisors, something that did not happen in the case of engine at young. We haven't heard a peep. From the inspector general on this issue. Where's he been? Same thing regarding Copa opened up an investigation in November of 19 and it for far as I can tell, did nothing for over a year until the video of Anjanette Young burst onto the scene. Under the plan, all warrants need to be approved by a deputy chief or higher. Female officer needs to be present for the execution of a warrant, and all officers must have their body cameras turned on the executive order, which is the form it is taking. Is open to public comment. Mayor Lightfoot actions are being looked at by 49th Ward Alderman Maria Haddon. She wants a public hearing in my opinion that someone prior to elected office but my career working on participatory democracy and and reopen unity engagement. I think it's a bit of a backwards process. You know, handing someone a finished product and asking for comment. Hadn't joined you Gone goes afternoon news
Mayor Lightfoot, Chicago police officials discuss search warrant changes
"Kentucky last year Put a spotlight on how police serve search warrants. NPR show Corley reports that today, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot proposed changes to the city search warrant policy as well. Sullivan earlier botched raid that she says was a clarion call for reform. Video of the incident. In February, 2019 shows police conducting a raid in the home of a black female social worker. She is crying, naked and handcuffed as she repeatedly tells police they're in the wrong place. Chicago's proposed new search warrant policy would require police to take several steps to verify information and for the most part of banned so called no knock warrants. Mayor Lori Lightfoot says to propose changes make clear for officers that no matter the circumstances That person and anyone found within the location must be treated with dignity and respect period. Lightfoot, who was not mayor of Chicago at the time of the raid, says the search warrant changes are needed to build trust between police and residents. Cheryl Corley. NPR NEWS Chicago stocks lost ground today the Dow was
Lightfoot, Chicago Police Propose Changes to Search Warrant Policy in Wake of Botched Raid
"The second time since she became mayor of chicago lori. Lightfoot is changing the policy for win in house city. Police can execute search warrants. it comes as the chicago. Police department is under scrutiny. For botched raids including one that led to a lawsuit from ginette young. Amanda finicky joins us now with more. Amanda prentice once viewed. It is hard race that horrifying video of engine at young home and changing so naked. When chicago police burst into her home. An officer did eventually put a blanket over her but for a long stretch shoot was left. Naked wall restrained in handcuffs. When you see body camera video later on in the story you will see a black box that has heard digitally covered up by vesey. Pd when it made the footage public following investigative reporting by wb pm traumatic experience for young especially given police. Were in the wrong home. Mayor lightfoot premised change today. pd makes good on his promise to change. How search warrants are served in chicago. It's always the right time to do the right thing. We should always be volving to improve our policies training and accountability now new standards and procedures announced by cpi de chief david brown and mayor lightfoot required higher ranking command staff to sign off on requests for a warrant before it is brought to a state's turning judge considerations and plans must be made if vulnerable people. Mike children may be present than what a search is actually executed. A female officer must be present. Police must wear in activate body cameras. Lieutenant must also be on site and responsible for officers behavior the plan upfront spells out. What type of behavior is expected. All department members will treat all persons with courtesy and dignity which is inherently do every person and will act speak and conduct themselves in a courteous respectful and professional manner. And then it goes on from there. This is common sense but this is now enshrine in the actual policy. New policy does still allow for so called. No knock warrants but limited circumstances like when he life is in danger a fourth amendment allows for that to happen but only in certain circumstances where there's an establishment that evidence of a crime will be found in a particular location on no matter. How you slice it. It is an intrusion and so making sure that we get the facts details right and that there is ownership at the highest levels of c pd. It's critically important and please do get things wrong if there's bad evidence or something. The situation like what happened to young wrong raid. That has to be investigated. That's another safeguard that i believe. Personally it's critically important that the judge be notified that there was a one raid asked whether he's concerned that a standards click police in peril in potentially dangerous situations. Your brown responded. The real question you're asking is if treating someone with respect gets in the way of doing our job and the answer is no so following these policies and procedures with an emphasis on. Everyone deserves a measure of respect actually enhances our ability to do our job and create an environment of trust in the community. Which again is a force. Multiplier beanie effective at reducing. Cra in an email the president of the chicago fraternal order of police said that you had plenty of reaction to these new standards but he did not immediately. Follow up an email with specifics. The proposal did get the non from alderman. Chris taliaferro is head of the city council's public safety committee and also a former cia so these reforms that the mayor is announcing today will help bring about true accountability true responsibility but in a statement. Young's attorney says the proposal falls woefully short of the types of reforms that the citizens of chicago require to feel secure in their homes from these violent and often wrongful rates if the mayor is truly serious about reform statement says she'll get signed. An ordinance announced last week by a handful of black alderman also has the backing of progressive groups like lack lives matter and united working families and that plan does no knock. Warrants also expressly prohibits officers from pointing guns toward children and there is time for young the coalition of group. She's aligned with and really anybody else who wants to have their opinion made known about us to do social is going to have a fifteen day public comment period before these standards go into effect. It's a short period of time. Fifteen days and so encourage a france. You let's use social media Not just for passing around jokes and having a good time. Let's use this to improve our city.
Chicago Police Department To Begin Tracking Wrong Raids Resulting From Faulty Information In Search Warrants
"Rules on search warrants are being unveiled this morning by Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown and Mayor Lightfoot. The aim is to prod, try and prevent a wrong rates like the raid at the home of Engine eight young that left the A woman naked for 40 minutes while police searched her home among some of the new policies, warrants must now be approved by a deputy chief or above. That is three weeks ranks higher than the current requirement that all warned to be approved by a lieutenant or above. There will also be the need to have a female officer and lieutenant or higher present. While serving search warrant. All wrong raids must be reported immediately. The mayor plans to hold a public comment period on those changes.
Some Fans Could Be Allowed to Return to Chicago Stands This Season
"There are fans in the stands in the desert for Cubs and White Sox games as the Cactus League continues. Mayor Lightfoot today was asked about the possibility of fans at the Ballpark in Chicago this season. I think there will be a point Sometime this season, where you'll see fans in the stands it both regularly and guaranteed rate field, which I still called socks. Part Cubs home openers. April 1st stocks begin on the road. Their first game is April 8th. And Cubs and Royals underway in in May Souther tied in the fourth at Sloan Parks Oxley, the Rangers 31 in the
Chicago bars and restaurants can stay open until 1 a.m., boost capacity to 50%, Lightfoot announces
"About the B G on traffic. Central Chicago restaurants open up a little bit more today, Illinois Restaurant Association president Sam Toya said Mayor Lightfoot will bump up indoor capacity from 40 to 50% up to 50 people. Whichever's fewer bars and restaurants Canal. Stay open until 1 a.m. instead of 11 p.m., but table sides capacity
Chicago Lakefront, Playgrounds, Indoor Swimming Pools To Begin Reopening
"The covert 19 pandemic began. The city of Chicago is reopening the lakefront Mayor Lightfoot's office announced. Cruz will begin opening public access points to the areas east of Lake Shore Drive. Part of a plan for reopening the lakefront to playgrounds and indoor aquatics programs. Crews will begin preparing more than 500, outdoor playgrounds and nature play spaces, and the lakefront parking restrictions will also be lifted in the coming weeks. Chicago's positivity rate now just 3.4%, the lowest in the city since the outbreak began. Just under a year ago. Now,
Chicago Removes Quarantine Restrictions On Travel To 18 States
"19 restriction list. Mayor Lightfoot's office ease travel restrictions on Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan. Those states joined 15 other U. S. States plus Puerto Rico and Washington, D C that are moving into the yellow tear. That means travelers from the states do not have to quarantine or Have negative tests when they arrive into Chicago, Alaska, has moved from the
"mayor lightfoot" Discussed on WGN Radio
"About what's going on in the City Council with Mayor Lightfoot. Who? Alderman Lopez generally does not agree completely. And what do you two agree about? You guys have a favorite dessert, Or is there some place that the minds meet with you and marry Lightfoot? Alderman Lopez? We agree that the sun will rise in the morning. I think that's about it. You are her Edvard Iliac, I think is this that we're kind of feel like we're getting back to the council Words of my youth. I think people like to make that kind of comparisons that the most recent in memory where we've seen all them in and the mayor fight, But I think our differences are not race for, uh or based on skin color. We have very much ideological differences, which I think is Very much noticeable. When you look at the coalition of people who seem to constantly be standing up against her, they trained they be incorporate many demographics in many parts of the city of Chicago. Unlike fight to the past, which usually look white Mama You broke up for a second there, Alderman Lopez. You there? E thought I've got married life. Forget you there for a second. Um, you're right. It is much different, of course, And there's two ways to look at things you know, there used to be a City council. That was a bit of a rubber stamp. Apologize if you don't like that, But under Mary Manual, certainly under Mayor Daley In the past, it seemed that everybody agreed on a lot that the mayor wanted or the negotiations were in back rooms and a lot of things past pretty pretty solidly. And now we're getting to a point where there's more disagreement, more discussion. That's not necessarily a bad thing. And one might even argue that that's the point of it. You know, the Senate is supposed to argue about things in City Council shouldn't just be a rubber stamp. You guys should argue and try to find the best solutions and push people back and forth. There should be checks and balances. So would you say that? Hey, let's not think this is the worst thing in the world that we're all fighting about things. No, I don't think it's I don't think it's bad it all that alderman and the mayor are sometimes at odds with each other. As long as what what you produced at the end of the day is for the betterment of the city of Chicago. If you're just fighting to be petty and bitter and personal Obviously, what we're doing is wrong. But if you're actually fighting to make a difference, and to train push and pull the other side to make a more perfect law or a better program, it's absolutely worth it. We only have a couple of minutes after I do want to ask you Alderman Lopez. I apologize because this wasn't on the docket to talk about today. But you were talking a lot about transparency and what you want out of out of the mayor and out of City Council and out of all of our elected politicians. And so I just want to ask you about the Puppy Mill ordinance because the Tribune wrote an article a couple of weeks ago about a puppy mill ordinance here in Chicago that it's been around for a while. That you're proposing in New Orleans and they're saying you've received from donations from from pet stores that they're tying into your what? They're calling reversal on this policy. Can you comment on that for me? We received our we were. We were in receipt of almost 2000 donations, which we were coming back to the people who sent them dollars in donations right now, $2000, right? Not 2000. Correct? Nearly Yeah. $2000 in donations, which we sent back to those people invested or owners of pet stores. At the end of the day. What we have seen is that the ordinance that is being proposed to try to close the loopholes with regards to puppy mills from 2014 creates a whole new set of of Loopholes that are going to allow for backyard breeding throughout every neighborhood in the city of Chicago. Another loophole This ordinance that was produced by myself and introduced by altering Coleman and I worked to try to put some standards when it comes to both rescues and pet shops. And where the sourcing of animals comes from. Let's be very clear about something dead. The ordinance that deals with puppy mills has not closed a single puppy mill. Anywhere in this country, and the language that is introduced by Ultimate Coleman and myself, has, in fact been accepted as great language by the Humane Society and other parts of the country. So why they have an objection to it being used here is beyond me, whether those donations to get your point Had any influence? No, because I didn't accept the donation. They were all turned back. Which is why most of the donations that were given do not show up on my report because it checks were sent back without ever being cashed. Is it true that the part of your proposal would be that, um, breeders that were found to be in good standing would be a you know, stores would be allowed to sell from breeders. Listen, I have ah, pure bred golden Golden doodle that I got from a place in in Indiana that that I found online and researched a little bit And I knew you know what I could that it was good. And so the tough part, though, is it seems, is that how is that regulated if a pet store was allowed to sell a puppy because we know it came from a good facility. How are we regulating and knowing that That is a good facility that they're getting that puppy from Well, there's certainly English that is in the ordinance that has been used in both at the federal level, which was advocated for by the Humane Society off the United States has been incorporated in this so that everything is Basically on a universal standard, but also when it comes to the fact that.
"mayor lightfoot" Discussed on Reset with Jenn White
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"mayor lightfoot" Discussed on Reset with Jenn White
"But the short and long term support they need to begin the healing process after experiencing the trauma of gun violence. And to further balance our budget, we propose one hundred and eighty four point nine million in new revenues and draws from our reserves. We propose taking a modest amount from already day fund. In the amount of already million. And to be clear folks, we are not experiencing merely a rainy day. It is truly a rainy season. and. Therefore, we must continue to be prudent and cautious. This virus is very unpredictable. And we can ill afford to materially deplete are reserved now particularly when it is far from clear that the folks in Washington DC will ever be able to rise. Above their partisan divide. We will begin again to aggressively surplus tiff will add a net of thirty three point five million to our corporate fun. And yes, we seek a modest property tax increase of ninety three point nine million. Now. Some had predicted that this budget would be predicated on hundreds of millions of new property tax dollars not so. And for the average Chicago home valued at two hundred and fifty thousand dollars, you'll pay just fifty six additional dollars for the whole year. That's right. Just. Fifty six dollars per year. And what will you will keep advocating in DC for our fair share of new stimulus funding? We also keep a watch on springfield. Now to our partners and print billed as I've said before we're in this together. We've done great things together already in my short time in office and I know that we can work together to fully fun the local government distributed. And avoid sending this city or any others unfunded mandates and yes my friends we still need real -hension or four. Now, our work in for twenty twenty one doesn't end with the passage of a budget we will keep working to make government run more efficiently and mitigate risk. And in twenty twenty one must mark the year where we open up new opportunities for hand pipelines to good jobs for people from every neighborhood. We have to open up more opportunity for in the trades for women and.
"mayor lightfoot" Discussed on Reset with Jenn White
"I urge you to look beyond the hashtags and think about the men and women who courageously report for duty every. On our behalf. To keep us safe. People like eighth district officers deserve your Langham and Gino Garcia who earlier this year while on patrol saw flames coming from a parked car and a person trapped inside who had suffered a medical emergency. Those officers sprang into action, broke a window and rescued the driver from the locked burning car. Moments after they rescued that driver entire vehicle became engulfed in flames. Or remember Chicago Police Sergeant Rodolfo Vargas Junior Who are investigating shots fired call came across victims. And notice property damage from the shooting. The officer carefully check a home and discovered a victim lying on the floor inside. Which I? Wound up from a gunshot. Those officer saved her life. And the victim's family is extremely grateful. And before you paint all the brave men and women of the Chicago Police Department with the same broad brush from incidents here or elsewhere. I want you to also pause. I want you to also pause. Remember officer Christian Walker. With his partner responded to a call of a person shot. In found precious seven-year-old girl. With A. With a bullet hole in her forehead, an exit wound in the back. Curl wasn't moving. But Officer Walker saw that she was linking. And he helped apply pressure tour wound to stop the bleeding. Officer Walker watched. As his trial struggled for breath. Then he began performing. CPR. EMT's arrived. Officer Walker led the ambulance to the hospital. At young child, not survive. Tragic loss for her family. In all who knew and loved her. And we'll be the source of lifelong trauma. As, well as a deep. To our sitting. Just, as author Walker or witness. To that young girls, former moments And he watched her cry. Life ending. Story is sadly not unique. Every day. Or police officers answer the call? Run. Danger..
"mayor lightfoot" Discussed on Reset with Jenn White
"Yes we must continue a hard an important work of reform and we have a superintendent who not only talks talk a walk the walk every day. Just, ask attack team officers who now every week without fail must perform a community service project. That's right tactic officers. Now. We're jump out boys only show up to be the enforcers and otherwise have no relationships with communities. Those days are over and we will be the better for it all. David Brown nose and I believe that the pure authentic relationship building a community policing is best crimefighting strategy there is. A. Police are not viewed as legitimate. There's no trust. Police will never be affected and they will never bridge the divide and importantly they will never be able to truly keep us safe if they don't build those relationships. this most extraordinary of years. Our police have also endured a lot. As we all have. Some of fallen short of the appropriately high standards that we have set for the privilege and honor of being a Chicago police officer and for them. There hasn't been and there will continue to be accountability. Before the money. Come on the job for the right reason and stay on the job because I love the city and public service for them. They also have the right to be safe and to return home after their watch to their loving families. In this extraordinary year. Our police officers have been shot at now sixty seven times. Including ten officers struck by bullets. That is a remarkable statistic. And that number does not account for the Times said they had been stabbed fired upon with injury causing fireworks nor does it reflect the toll of broken limbs and other injuries they have suffered as a result of attacks by crowds not a peaceful protesters but those who came to our city arm for a fight? And so my colleagues. In the City Council As you view this budget and appropriately scrutinize dollars allocated towards.
"mayor lightfoot" Discussed on Reset with Jenn White
"Department of Energy committed to situating to national quantum information science research centers in Chicago and the surrounding area. This will transform Internet and quantum computing new called advanced a cold logistics. I L. O technology and Nielsen Global. Consumer Group look to leave New York and assess the options in the US and abroad and chose Chicago why. Well because in the words of Nielsen, CEO Quote Chicago is a really good place to have a corporate headquarters. A lot of our clients have headquarters in Chicago. We were encouraged by the development of the Chicago technology scene. It's a commercial hub and it has a nice balance and quote and we agree. And folks, it's important to note there have been no major corporate relocations from. Chicago going elsewhere. So. Thank you to those companies for choosing Chicago. I am confident that you're on this great city will pay off eight time and more to come. And we were thrilled for the unprecedented fourth year in a row conde. NAST traveler voted Chicago Best Big City in the United States. So. In Twenty twenty, we have definitely taken some punches. Some very hard blows. And over the course of this very tough year, we have been on the ropes and the referee started the ten count a couple of times. But like Barney Ross, the nineteen thirties fighter who grew up in the Maxwell Street neighborhood. We have gotten back up legs stronger steely focus and resolve to fight online. And we will fight on because we must. And I am pleased to say through this crisis filled year. We continued to speak our values in the investments we pledged when this body pass the two, thousand, twenty budget a year ago. A few reminders. In the twenty twenty budget, we made historic investments in violence prevention nine point, one, million dollars we made that investment because public safety is about so much more than just using a hard power of the police. We need to support street outreach and community organizations that support individuals and family young and old, and additionally we added another ten million and investments from the cares act. and. We will continue to ask you to support these initiatives in twenty twenty one in total. There is twenty five million dollar increase in anti violence efforts since twenty, nine, thousand, nine, hundred. And when it comes to housing in twenty twenty, we made ten million in investments for Housing and homelessness from our corporate fun and there was more than eighty seven million in cares act funds that went towards emergency, Housing and Homelessness Prevention in Twenty Twenty. And just last fall doctor already and I say new mental. Health. Framework.
"mayor lightfoot" Discussed on Reset with Jenn White
"You know you can't do everything that you think you may WanNa do but at the same time, if you work with others on creative avenues and different Approaches you can obtain some of that You know you all know I've been trying to find what we call a cop house. I have a corporate donor that's committing two, hundred, fifty, thousand dollars a year towards a pilot program called the it's called a cop house and it has shown is reduce crime and other areas in the country over fifty five percent. I've been trying to push this at no cost to the city Chicago and I can't get the city in the mayor's office to sign off on it because it's not their idea. So there are innovative ways that we can start doing things, but you know we have to really be serious about inclusion. Regardless of how you feel about a person. If we're serious about saving lives. You have to look beyond yourself and your personal feelings and do the right thing. Okay. Automobile money question if the if the vote was tomorrow, would you would you vote? Yes. On this budget absolutely, not absolutely not because when you look at it again, you know we're looking at mortgaging our future when you look at borrowing, that's not making tough decision that's taking the easy road anybody can go and say we're GONNA, borrow. To keep people from having to make those tough decisions, and that's what's happening and and most of my colleagues if they look at it from that standpoint that you know what we're not making the tough decision, we're taking the easy road and we're borrow our kids future way, and that's that's what got the city into the problem that we're in. Now we're in this problem because we're kicking the can down the road and right now we just kick a barrel down the road. Ninth Ward Alderman automonbile. Thank you so much for joining us today and reset. Appreciate it. No problem. Thanks for having me. And that's Today's reese. If you Miss Mayor Lightfoot budget address earlier today and want to hear the whole thing, we're making it a bonus podcast today just check your feed and it'll be in there and of course, make sure to watch this podcast for more conversations about the budget as it gets debated among the entire city council. I'm Justin contacts for listening and we'll catch you right back here tomorrow for more reset from WBZ Chicago..
"mayor lightfoot" Discussed on Reset with Jenn White
"Paul also said she benefited from providing much needed emotional support and caring for people in need. Thank you. For the early days of this pandemic, one of our greatest concerns was making sure that people are not left hungry. Whether our school children are seniors or anyone else facing this concern we were laser focus on making sure no Chicago and when Hungary during this pandemic. We also cricket you realize that the need would outpace existing Food Pantries and other distribution systems. From the city side. Chicago Public Library employees led the way. In partnership with the Greater Chicago food depository, the Salvation Army, and many other important partners. Are Devoted library staff from former commissioner Andrea tally to Mega Clements Greg Diaz and Jezreel Cutler and many more setup staff. A Call Center coronated in kind contributions set up meals for first responders at hospitals in under served under resource communities. A libraries were close but the dedicated library staff open their hearts and help feed over a million chicagoans in the darkest early days of this ongoing pandemic. Thank you one and all. And you recall the dire warnings. The doctor are woody Dr Zika, and the governor, and I issued over the spring regarding surge that could have overwhelmed our healthcare system. We needed to move fast and guard against a possible collapse. accorded. Efforts a federal state and Chicago resources resulted in standing up an alternate care facility and McCormick place a facility that became a model for the nation. Now. The list is long the many people worked tirelessly over a few short days to stand up that remarkable facility. A one person in particular warrants our praise. In his day job, he works as a project manager at the Police Department in the office of constitutional policing. Or. For several long days and weeks you oversaw. Of workers at the alternative care. Facility that took shape. And despite the fact that his wife was pregnant with their first child and due any day. So Deep Singh answered that call at great personal sacrifice and help create a legacy or our city about which we should all be. Proud. So thank you so deep. As we moved towards summer and we finally started to see our case counts flatten. Another tragedy struck. Not, here. Felt here. Deeply. Profoundly..
"mayor lightfoot" Discussed on Reset with Jenn White
"I'm Justin Kauffman and this is a bonus reset. Even, before the pandemic hit, the city of Chicago was facing a tough fiscal future. Now, because of the economic devastation brought on by Covid nineteen things have gotten even more dire today Chicago Mayor Lori lightfoot laid out her plan for twenty. Twenty. One we've expert analysis and Alderman weighing in on a regular podcast. But if you missed the mayor's emotional address earlier today, we thought you should hear it in its entirety ladies and gentlemen. In thinking about challenges and complications of this extraordinary year. A year in which we've been confronted with crisis after crisis at times seemingly without end. I've been looking back on the history of our beloved city to Glean insights. On any other comparable time. In historical record I've searched for comparisons, but also for solutions. The eighteen eighty s marker early through the early eighteen ninety s marked a period in our history that has shades of our current experience. This is right after the Great Chicago Fire. A time in which there was great unrest. A modern labor movement took root in Chicago during that time with a significant unionized workforce that range from Socialists to the more moderate Knights of labor. Labor unrest as workers fought for fair working conditions and an eight hour workday. was in those days that bombings rocked our city and people feared for their safety from groups. Anarchist routinely created chaos in our streets. But it was also during that time. That the roots of the modern. CHICAGO. Took hold. A few years before this period Daniel, Burnham and John Rude formed their partnership a young Louis Sullivan moved to Chicago to be part of the rebuilding effort. The first steel frame skyscraper was built and the Great Frank Lloyd Wright moved to Chicago in eighteen, eighty seven. It was in that time Chicago move from being not just the greatest distribution center in the country. Manufacturing giant as well. One of our great strengths to this very day. In that time new factories, hotels, train stations office blocks, theaters, clubs, and department stores were built or the prairie grass once stood and Chicago Hood itself squarely on the global map. Eighteen eighty, three, eighteen, ninety, three world's fair was a marvel at visitors from around the world came to see and became a source of civic pride..
"mayor lightfoot" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD
"Right. That was Mayor Lightfoot. Lightweight. You know, I love we're not goingto are not going to allow the police to do their job and come in and even protect federal property. It's madness. You know, we have more rioting, widespread looting all over Chicago there their version of the Miracle Mile if you want to call that after police were involved in a shooting This is happening every single solitary weekend, all throughout Chicago. This all happening after you know, a cop rioter rampage that actually went on one way. One paper described it and, you know, follow this police shooting. But you know, we see this pretty much every weekend in Chicago, Homicides now increased 50% in 20 2139% In July alone. Chicago rocked by all this violence again this weekend, Chicago police Met with anger after the shouldn't shooting took place, and this is just one neighborhood. You got Portland seeing thousands and thousands of day 73. Now, as so many people in Portland have been hurt. Neighborhoods literally are no longer safe. Businesses have had to stop elderly Portland woman hailed as a neighborhood hero after standing up to Antifa Same in Seattle City Council voting on a police budget cut, never ending. You know everything that's happening around the country and New York City. It's even a worse disaster would probably the dumbest mayor ever in the history of New York City, And it's getting worse now the Upper West Side of New York, Okay, they have welcoming parties for homeless that have spent, you know, now taxpayers in New York or paying for expensive four star hotels. In Portland. You gotta fire set in the headquarters of the police union there. Nobody seems to care and people are leaving New York in droves. They're going to be leaving Chicago in droves. They're gonna be leaving Seattle and Portland and droves. But that's why I'll give you one answered. There was New York Post article New York City's middle class families are now living a real live free run of the movie Escape from New York. Because of the squalid conditions. Upper West Side two new homeless shelters pack with junkies and registered effects of sex offenders, by the way, one block away from a school one block registered sex offenders. Brilliant idea, Comrade de Blasio now in New York City shootings or double what they were in 2019 rioters in Portland. I told you about a second ago here here to weigh in on all of this at the Leo Terrell 2.0, on Twitter is with us and Fox News. His own Geraldo Rivera. Rather, you know, One of the things that is to find your career is the the years that you spent as a what we call a street reporter, investigative reporter when you went into Willowbrook many many years ago and exposed corruption and you had a dramatic impact on shifting and forever changing how the mental health system is run for people that cannot take care of themselves. Thank goodness for that work. You did. But you know, this is what your signature is being out among people in every city and state, you know, always spoken to very close couples to dear two families. They're dear friends of ours in Chicago, where, as you know my talk show for 14 years I was in business with the Tribune Company there in Chicago..
"mayor lightfoot" Discussed on WGN Radio
"And here. W g N yur. Friday's going well, It's 1 33 this afternoon and again we did. We want to talk a little bit later about the new policies for this weekend that the superintendent And the mayor unveiled how they're going to be handling things. Did you get any of the highlights there? Steve Trended. From what? What you're seeing there. What's going to be different? We've heard about the bridges maybe used to go up. To sort of isolate downtown. We've heard that there's a curfew in effect 9 p.m. to six AM, unless you live in the area or work in the area need to be in the area that you're not allowed in the area certain areas downtown. I didn't know what else they were. They were mentioning there at the the news conference. Did you know they talked about a new social media task force, which is what I think Brendan Reilly was on with you talking about. Earlier this week to pay more attention to post and mayor Lightfoot says it will be monitored 24 hours a day. You know just politically, well more than politically, but it was significant that state's attorney Kim Foxx, was there alongside the mayor thought that that they were talking together because you know that reporting was and they will look. They were sniping at each other. Especially the mayor earlier this week, So I think they made a real effort to show a united front and Fox was talking about, you know that that they will prosecute looters. And even if you're just in the car with someone else who's stealing that, you know you are committing a crime and things like that, so I think they had a couple of messages there. They also talked about streets and sand being available to Help block off areas. They're going to put some concrete barriers up in areas and just generally, you know, I almost hate talking too much about this because it it sounds. It's almost as if you're predicting that is gonna happen. But you know their effort here was just to make sure you knew that they are ready on DH willing and able and what to watch this and hope for the best this weekend. Yeah, and it's obviously not a long term solution. Having a curfew and putting up built bridges is restricting everyone from the downtown area. But the solution you don't belong there for that moment. I mean, the solution is years long. That's the problem. Exactly. And I think that's what that's the frustrating part about where we are. Is that Communities that have been dis invested in him, then situations that have brought us to this point in time. You know, you look and say Okay, how do you solve this overnight? You can't. I know a lot of people, including the downtown alderman. And many of the business owners and people who live in that area were saying that you know, they wanted to see some sort of consequence for looting. I think the last I saw the number was up to 42 people. Who had been charged with felony with fellas. But when I understand they aren't charging people with misdemeanors, and I haven't seen any any charges of misdemeanors for any of the looting A retail theft yet if you weren't arrested by police at this point, I don't know how they would have gotten you. They did arrest of more than 100 people. I think there's about 100 Pio and I thought of that 142 got felony arrests. Felony charges. Excuse me. I don't know if she refused to prosecute the others or if they just four misdemeanors. I don't know that you're saying is that they need video proof for in order to press the charges, and that's one of the reasons why the police superintendent came out there. Had that news conference and said police you go to Chicago police dot org's see if you identify any of these folks, and we will then helped build the case for the state's attorney's office of that they will press charges and you know we were. We were talking about that today as well with the spokesman for the Police department because To make prove it's not just good enough to have a photo of someone on State Street. You know, you need every point. That's not proof of committing a crime. You need a little bit more specific than that, Maybe with something in their hands or inside a store Things like that. Yeah, And it's just me. I think there are some egregious examples. The guys live streaming himself as he's breaking into the ATM machine right in that guy. No, they really want to find in there. Couple others that they feel that they want to find. I know ultimate. Hopkins will be talking to us in the two o'clock. Our alderman Riley was on with us already, and he talked about how this was more coordinated than you think. There are a lot of folks there for different reasons, but that its core this had been preplanned. 12 U hauls were stolen in advance of this. 12 U hauls were then used to get the most High value targets in terms of getting millions of dollars worth of jewelry and high end goods and that kind of thing and that they sort of used this incident. Thie shooting. Of police officer shot back is the way the police have explained it to us at a 20 year old man who shot at them on that they use that in a false narrative about that, to sort of press. The go button is the way, Alderman Riley said. To start this event, but that at its core, there was a core group of folks who are very organized and very coordinated and lead sort of this attempt. To go out there and they're saying is that if this was happening on social media, and it was all unfolding Why weren't police in front of that? Why were they sort of monitoring it as well? And if they knew about it? Why weren't we more prepared to deal with it? It's a kind of policing strategies that although O'Reilly was asking for He said. Okay, you know, maybe you way probably need more police downtown. But this is actually more of what we do Need.
"mayor lightfoot" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Chicago. First of all and propose over announcement today stop trying to kill off the affordable care act. There's so much wrong with that statement. First of all, she accuses the president of a political move. Then she makes a political statement about Obamacare. That's what she did. You know, just a A political statement. Was it? I mean, is that what the president made if the president's statement was a political statement than his charges would have no merit, would they It would be an empty It would be an empty accusation. There'll be nothing behind it, but there were 87 more people shot over the weekend. 17 more killed over the weekend. It wasn't an empty her statement may have been an empty put, but his wasn't You know now Mayor Lightfoot talks about how this was just a perfect storm. That's exactly what she called it. You know, the perfect storm put the city on pace to record more murders than any year since 2016. She said. You know the virus force people to stay home for nearly three months brought the court system to near halt created a perfect storm, which means the worst possible circumstances, the underlying causes of violence. That's poverty, lack of hope, despair and not enough access to things that we know build healthy, strong families and communities. Those challenges remain and are being kind of compressed and There's way too many guns. Is Mayor Lightfoot full of it. Yes, there are poverty issues. But they didn't just appear in the past. You know, few few weeks or a few years for that matter, and economy was actually doing pretty good before the Corona virus. So it can't have been this long, You know, standing poverty issue is their longstanding poverty, of course. But while of a sudden the uptick maybe it's because you know she's not prosecuting people. Because they're defunding the police. You think maybe that might have something to do with the president tweeted by the way after the weekend's shooting, that the feds are really ready, willing and able to help Do you think that that the governor and the mayor of Chicago will take him up on that? Should they I think they should Sandy in west Roxbury. Welcome to W. B. C. How are you? Very well. Thank you. How are you? I'm fine. So what do you think? What do you think is too cause for all this violence? Well, before I say anything, can I just ask you a question? I know that Kanye West is running for president He running as a Democrat or a Republican. I have no idea. Oh, you don't know. Okay. I thought I'd miss that. No, I don't know. Yeah. Okay, Well, I totally agree with you. I just introduce a note of levity, which I really shouldn't. But if you remember the song from West Side story D of crappy as Yeah. I mean, that's the whole thing, you know. That That's it right there in the not tell. I mean, they just know that the police aren't going to do anything even there because they were afraid of being sued or because they're not being there being defunded or they're being deactivated and they can get away with it. And there is no moral compass. I mean, they see an opportunity to write and they take it. Yeah, And I think it's I think it's sad, but it's fixable. As long as it's recognized as a problem and people pitched in together, you know, governor knocked over commissioner Grass had was part of a press conference this morning and one of the reasons why Boston is doing better, even though we just had a spate of shootings were nowhere near the category of Chicago or New York. Or Atlanta for that matter on DH, he says. One of the differences is the fact that the community got together and we're helping the police with shootings were solved two of the five or solved immediately because the community was there to help the police people took personal responsibility and jumped on board to help the police radio about police it contained even think about it. Yeah, it isn't saying to even think about it, and it's scary unless you want to commit crimes, and then it's wonderful to think about that. It's a Mardi Gras, then it's you know, then it's all no holds barred. You know, Knock yourself out, because that's the message that they're sending. I mean, in Seattle, Do you remember Sandy? They basically told the police still believe the mayor. Told the police to re trolls. Didn't you miss the whole thing? Love love that poor man who lost his 19 year old son and he's couldn't even get to him. Macy's in Chancery went there. Seven shootings. I think two deaths and seven shootings or other more now and Chazz or chop, but I hope the people of Seattle paid attention and vote out there. Mayor the same that I hope that people in New York of paying attention to the fact that Mayor de Blasio seems to think that the answer is More family. Fun. Time and group therapy will help. You know it's crazy. It is crazy and his crazy Thank you for the cost, Sandy. I pretty here much have a good night. You know. So the the Georgia governor decided he wasn't gonna fool around and he decided to bring in the National Guard and we can talk about that. On the other side. The number is 617 to 5 for 10. 30 or triple 89 to 9 10 30 when a call drops off a line opens up. This is Nancy Shack. This is night side. Nightside With.
"mayor lightfoot" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Hi team ha mayor Lightfoot issues instead of police reform directives in the wake of the George Floyd killing Mitch Trubisky speaks out against racism in business US futures are higher in global stocks are up there with thirty minutes to go into the opening bell on Wall Street now with WGN traffickers merry Vanderbilt and traffic is sponsored by T. mobile all lanes are still blocked in both directions traveling on three fifty five between Butterfield in North Avenue with this rollover tanker truck in the roadway crews still on the scene it's been a couple hours now if you're heading on north bound you may want to take eighty eight North Avenue if you're heading south bound otherwise everything has been re open at eighty eight's on three fifty five that was another accident there in Montana the bishop Ford was still ramp closures at Sibley and one hundred and fifty nine thousand wise no ramp closures heading in on the Kennedy or the Eisenhower or the Stevenson police restrictions were in place last couple of days though a lake shore drive the exit ramps though to Randolph and lower Wacker still black grand Illinois access to Chicago Avenue will stay closed until further notice CTA's resuming service but not stopping at Jackson and Clark in lake and state and lake and lake and grand and Chicago most downtown bridges have been reopened Michigan however still closed metro will operate on a Sunday schedule today south shore it will run on a reduced schedule T. mobile and sprint are joining forces to build a network that will cover more offices and employees across the country you'll get the largest and most reliable network at an unbeatable price visit T. mobile for business.
"mayor lightfoot" Discussed on Reset with Jenn White
"I want to move on from Cova. Nineteen before taking office like but served as president of the Chicago Police Board and chair of the Chicago. Police Accountability Task Force. She had never held public office but managed to win all fifty wards in the city. Claudia talk about some of her major campaign promises and and how she was able to pull that victory off. Yeah it was a pretty remarkable victory when you see the full Save Chicago map of were. I think Her opponent Toni preckwinkle only one her war late release ran on this issue of equity and inclusion addressing the lack of resources in underserved neighborhoods. And saying that you know neighborhoods have been neglected for too long and that you know. The downtown needs to grow with the bungalow belt and she also campaigned heavily on treating crime as a public health crisis. You know safety in every neighborhood in that people shouldn't be living in you know neighborhoods that she described as war zones addressing the mass exodus of the black community and transparency was another big issue you know live streaming city council meetings and reform reform reform. Reform was a huge issue. Especially you know given The time when you know the city council's most powerful. Older men was under indictment and so she really tried to campaign on this idea of you know I'm GonNa Bring The C. Together. I'm not going to be like past. Mayors who are wheeling and dealing with Alderman on particular budget issues. I'm going to try and bring the C. Together And talking about limiting the city's reliance on fines and fees which you know she did follow up with When she overhauled how you know. Cities The city sticker tickets have been going and and then finally you know fighting corruption through Alderman. Prerogative a recall like that was the first thing she did right after inauguration signing an executive order scaling back the amount of power aldermen have and. That's continue to be kind of you know a a car. That's continued to cause a rift between her and a particular set of Olbermann. We'll hear his lory lightfoot talking about automatic privilege this practice breeds corruption stopping. It isn't just in the city's interest it's in the city council's interest. That was from her inauguration speech. Where does it make your stand on this issue now as says it caused some tension in city council? Absolutely I think it will continue to Because it's still a work in progress right so she made some changes the executive order like Claudia said that first day when she came into office she went straight from inauguration back to her office And sign this thing to applause from A few folks but again There are a lot of Aldermen who hate this stuff She hasn't gone after the big tuna yet. Which is changing the Zoning Code The thing I hear from Alderman over over in committee meetings and gripes is that residents. Don't want some bureaucrat. To make a decision about their community that they don't know anything about they like having that veto power over certain projects or buildings of a certain size. Or this kind of business going here when we've got four kinds of businesses like that over there But that veto power like the Mayor. Argues is also the kind of thing that ends up with. Sometimes Patchwork rules for cities owning at best and at worst Bribery and increased segregation. We saw a lot of Alderman Halt affordable housing developments in their words because certain constituents Where the loudest about it Now these Alderman have laissez over tiff Sale of city property in their ward or businesses that get neighborhood Opportunity Fund grants. There's also now a system in place. Track all dramatic input that officials in the planning department. Get but like I said. She has not gone after that big tuna which is Redoing the Zoning Code and given Some of the scuffles that have happened locally over a general iron like seen in Lincoln Park and the Hill Co development in little village. They're going to be a lot of Alderman saying see. Some of these things would have happened. If you let me have more say over what happens in my own ward. I would've stopped. I would not have allowed that demolition to go forward or I have stopped. General iron from operating altogether. It's GonNa be kind of an ongoing battle. I think we'll speaking of battles. If we wind the clock back to me. Your Life Puts First City Council meeting. It was very clear. She did not plan on being intimidated by some of the council's longest serving members including Alderman. Ed Burke of the fortieth ward. Let's listen Ottoman. Burke is somebody who likes to test people he likes to see if there are weaknesses and he is attempted to do this in the past with me and he failed spectacularly every time. Claudia unpack. What happened that? First Council meeting. Yeah it was pretty remarkable. I remember it was very short meeting about ninety minutes and put it in perspective. No Edberg is a rare breed of Chicago politics. I you know. He's the longest serving Alderman on the city. Council been there since nineteen. Sixty-nine once the most powerful head of the Finance Committee so he essentially controlled where city dollars went and so during that first meeting he tried this weird power move getting in the weeds about some legal issues. With the the rules of order it had to do with like pronouns of he and her and you know she was just like you know. We're not gonNA have this right now. You know this was her putting on her prosecutor hat. It was even more remarkable because at Burke himself also has this kind of Perry Mason character that he likes to play in the city council and she said that you know it was game of thrones like and that you know she was not gonNa deal with him and was not going to have a repeat of what happened with Harold Washington because remember at Burke. Was you know one of the leaders in the rebel twenty nine? Who Essentially blocked everything herald? Washington tried to do so she also at the same time said that you know to make about race but that she was gonna put him in his place and so that meeting. Also when you know. She removed him from Finance Committee. And you know after she shut him down you know. He never really challenged her again in front of everyone and so now. It's other Alderman. That are kind of you. Know picking up where he left off with the mayor also faced off against the powerful Chicago Teacher's Union last year negotiations between the city and the union fell through leading to an eleven day strike. Let's take a listen enough is enough. There's no further excuse to keep our kids out of school beyond what we put on the table. There is simply no more money. Eighty quickly reminded how the story unfolded doesn't an eleven day strike that you know ultimately turned out to be a win for both sides but had a lot of close calls where we thought it might be over and then at escalated. We thought it might be over then escalated We also had national figures Ruling with C. to We had Bernie Sanders coming to town to rally with union. We had Elizabeth Warren coming to town to rally with Union Several Democratic presidential candidate sounding off on twitter saying you know I support the CTO But a lot of things that both sides said they wanted or things That came to fruition more Nursing staffing more social workers smaller class sizes. But this was a battle with a lot of strong willed people in that room Lori Life but Jesse Sharkey and Union vice-president Stacy Davis Gates It's clear that even though it's ended both sides are still pretty missed and take opportunities to go after each other This is already flaring up in discussions about reopening. Lightfoot said she did not want to open up to see you contract To figure out ways to make class sizes smaller to increase nursing staffing to basically undo unpopular contracts that See to has been railing against with the janitorial services that clean the school Cd's says they need to staff up faster. And lightfoot basically says no this contract is done you guys got a huge raise And we don't have the money to do this but we will figure out a way to open up a classroom safely but they have continued to be kind of progressive foil to the mare teaming up with groups like united working families and a lot of Alderman remembers that the Democratic Socialist America to push but From the left word flank saying. She's not doing enough Working People. She's not doing enough working people And I think they're gonNA continue being that foil and the mayor kind of enjoys having a foil. She can always point to Any organized against her as you know this is something to see to. You is pushing well. I wouldn't turn to a story that unfolded late last year former Chicago. Police Superintendent Eddie. Johnson was fired just weeks before he was set to retire. Let's listen Eddie. Johnson engage in conduct. That is not only unbecoming but demonstrated a series of ethical lapses and flawed decision. Making that is inconsistent with having the privilege of leading the Chicago Police Department. Quadir really quickly. What happened here. The gays are opening together. But I believe it was last fall. When he had essentially said that he had a couple of drinks and then drove home and then. She said that he lied to her. And it turned out that you know he was also with a subordinate. A woman that you know. He was kind of dating and She fired him immediately. Originally he was going to retire choosing to let him retire and leave on good graces and suddenly she just said you know he's out and you know he's now on the city's Do not hire list. And then immediately after she Hired an interim police superintendent a former Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck and then he has just been recently replaced by the former police chief of Dallas. So you know. She's only in her first year and already has cycled through Three Police Superintendent and it will be interesting to see you know with the summer coming up. How Brown handles you know the looming summer you know where historically you know. Violence has been at its highest. And if you WANNA listen back to resets conversation with the new Superintendent David Brown over to wbz dot org slash reset ad as we wrap up. Here what will you be following in the coming weeks and months ahead as mayor lightfoot grapples with Chicago's budget and and other big challenges the summer? Yeah be watching her budget. We usually see the city. The city finance team developed at least a broad outline of what things will look like around June or July. I'm also watching to see if the city gets anything out of Springfield in this abbreviated session. That we're supposed to have at the end of the month on the Chicago Casino proposal. Seems like it's on ice After that big capital bill passed in June. We remember a feasibility report prepared for the state basically said the tax structure made it too costly for the operator to get up and running. I'll be anxious to see if they figure out a solution and I'm also excited to see how she deals with this shifting majority on council More progressive less some detractors that we consider old-school democratic guard and whether Alderman Ed Burke helps coach some of these younger folks on council procedure and figures out ways to outmaneuver. Her prosecutorial side should be an exciting year. Very cloudy. You get the last word here. What are some of the biggest challenges? The mayor will have to face in the coming weeks months. Well definitely the looming budget gap in the city. Pensions you know. Twenty Twenty one in twenty two were already expected to be pretty rough years because that's when the city we'll have to start paying significantly more for pensions. You know they'll they'll essentially have to hang. You know what is owed not Some arbitrary multiplier another issue is the police contract You know now that The police union has a new leader. John Cotton Zara who is very different from the the last two police superintendents at. I'm sorry police union presidents and you know the police contract is the most expensive city contract. And you know it's already. I think we're going on four or five years late and so you know balancing Those issues with you know the lost revenue. I mean seeing. You know what's going to happen with the city. Airports O'hare is you know one of the largest airports in the world and know now that travels essentially at a standstill. I'll I'll be very interested to see you know how the city is going to find. Ways to fill in that lost revenue. We'll have to leave it there that's WBZ's Claudia. Morale and eighty quake of CRAIN's Chicago business. Cloudy Eighty thanks for speaking with us. Thank you Jeff. Thank you. 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"mayor lightfoot" Discussed on Reset with Jenn White
"Hi I'm Jen. White and this is reset one year ago this week Lori lightfoot was sworn in as the first black woman and the first openly gay mayor of Chicago we will continue to build this great city and leave it better stronger fair or more prosperous than when we found it since then. She's pledged to root out. Corruption worked with three police superintendents dot with an eleven day teachers strike and shut the city down due to a global pandemic joining us for a closer look at me or lifeless first year in office is Wbz City Hall reporter. Claudia Morale Hey Claudia. Hey also with us as crain's Chicago business government and politics reporter. Ad Quick amd. Welcome back how are you doing? Okay so Claudia. I'll start with you. The mayor is currently dealing with perhaps the biggest challenge for ten years so far the covert nineteen pandemic. Let's listen let me say at. The outset is not martial law by any means. Residents can still go to the grocery stores. Food banks convenience stores and make pharmacy runs. Claudia take us back to the beginning How to the Mir? I approach this crisis. Yeah it really started back. In March around Saint Patrick's Day when she first cancelled the parade and the annual tradition of turning the river green and was at first somewhat hesitant to close down schools Because originally it was thought that the virus didn't have a large impact on kids and then she shut the lakefront and parks down. You know after photos surfaced of the pack speeches and you know. She wasn't very happy about that. She came out really strong against people that have been throwing parties including you know driving around the city and telling people to go home and right now. She has kind of been butting heads with church leaders over you know social distancing and passers religious organizations that are defying her ban on mass gatherings over ten people and is now talking about Assessing fines on them well. Ad The mayor has been sounding the alarm about the impact of Kobe. Nineteen on the city's finances and she says she staring into a billion with a B. dollar budget gap unpack that for us but we knew going back as far as last summer that this budget year was going to be difficult. The city puts out regular forecasts. That say here's what could happen in a good economy in medium economy in a really bad economy and even back in last June and we knew that she would be dealing with probably a budget gap in excess of nine hundred million dollars and that is only exacerbated by Cova because of the shutdown of businesses Less consumer spending so she. She told us at crain's last week it'll they'll be staring down a billion dollar hole again and they have a lot fewer resources to help fill that hole last year. They had some good news on tips. They had some unexpected revenues. They got a really good deal on a boundary financing They went through with a hiring freeze and made a couple of other tweaks and a lot of those aren't available again. The stay at home shutdown. Her budget staff said this week of Chicago economy triggered by the Krona buyers will cost the city hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue probably in excess of five hundred million dollars. It's a huge task and a lot of it will depend on how much federal help The city can manage to get in this next iteration of the cares act. And then also what what the state will do and how quickly The city can open up and start collecting. Those tax revenues needs again. Well during the budget planning process. The mayor didn't raise property taxes significantly. There was a small bump to help fund libraries but Claudia. She's never completely taken off the table either. Do you think she's considering raising taxes for example as a way to help? Fill that gap you know. She had mentioned that in her first budget for twenty twenty that know future budgets. It may be likely that she will have to go to property owners in raise property taxes and try and find new revenue to fill what will likely a humongous deficit for fiscal year. Twenty twenty one But she also held a lot of public hearings was the first Since I think Mayor Daley and people made it clear that they did not want any more tax increases because under Mayor Rahm Emanuel. You know he had gone pretty heavy on homeowners raising taxes on water sewer garbage and the property and she had campaign pretty hard on not balancing the budget on the backs of working class families. A lot of the budget fixes that she was able to do for twenty twenty. You know didn't really count. For the entire economy shutting down you know extra fees on rideshare and taxes on eating out and congestion pricing and so it will be interesting to see how she finds new revenue especially since the city is very limited in what it can tax really. It's the property taxes which already pretty high and the sales tax which is one of the highest in the country so it will be very likely that in order to avoid any of those taxes going even higher that she will need to rely on some help from the federal government state. I think she told the Tribune recently that she had ruled out. You know one time measures but stopped short of saying that you know. We won't have another parking meter fiasco. Ad That we talk about help from the federal government to help. Close the budget gap. I think there's a lot of question around how likely that aid is to come through. And we know mayor lightfoot has gotten into it publicly with President trump. I mean. How much can the city really rely on that? It's dangerous to do so right but we've seen This isn't just the city of Chicago that needs this money as municipalities all over the country. Not just one for the mayor is very publicly poking the president in the I Cook County has said They're facing the same challenges counties all over are facing the same challenges so as the state I think Democratic lawmakers will be trying to make this case over and over again but we'll probably run up against it in the Senate We have also seen we saw this last budget like Claudia was talking about An initial reliance on Springfield By Mayor Lightfoot to help plug the gap so either This casino measure which is still pause and real estate transfer tax and that never came through which led to the city having to reshuffle the deck and figure out kind of a plan B. Budget I could see that happening as well but she told US Friday. I'm not taking anything off the table. She has described the property tax as they last last resort and the other last last resort was furloughing city workers The first thing that folks point to when the city wants to raise taxes is the size of its government She has said. I don't WANNA be laying off city workers right now. I don't want to be cutting city services at a time when people need them more than ever. But it's going to be tough one again staring down. That billion dollar budget hole recently unveiled a five phase plan to reopen the city. Claudia quickly walk us through that plan and where we stand today. The plan came out shortly after governor Jay Pritzker 's and like his it's divided into phases. And right now we're in a face to bordering on face three and really a lot of it. Hinges on declining the rate of new cases and it will be based on a fourteen day rolling average. And then you know she has different benchmarks for senior homes and prisons. And you know. The goal really is to ramp up testing significantly and so a lot of the city's ability to move ahead in these phases will be to reach her goal of testing about forty five hundred residents day. Well eighty the mayor has been holding daily press briefings on the city's pandemic response but she's also using social media to encourage residents to stay home and save lives. What is your leadership style? Been like around this panic a little bit of tough love next with employing people we seen of course since the beginning of this especially when the stay at home order one in place and the mayor was so furious at all those folks going out to the Lakefront on one of the first nice days of spring just a rash of means cardboard cutouts of a stern looking like but holding a folder posted in people's windows to keep them from going outside of course we're seeing restlessness not just among Chicago residents but also Chicago Business Owners. Who are saying you know. Shut down for another three or four weeks. You might not be A lot of us open up again so she has been at times tough at times imploring but also trying to. I think the reason she gets so worked up is she believes and rightly so that Things like parties and Church gatherings are putting people at risk and that people might not be fully understanding the implication of You know eysenck dramatic carriers and how quickly things can spread remember? We saw some reporting early on about a super spreader attended a funeral and a couple of parties and how quickly that spread to so many people she really wants to keep the death rate down and this is especially urgent because of how this is impacting. Chicago's communities of Color We've seen her expand testing sites in Majority black and Latino neighborhoods and kind of lay out how dire. The numbers have been That's going to be a continuing challenge as a city tries to ramp up to that forty five hundred test day so we can get closer to reopening wage that equity battle and trying to appease businesses that want to open people that want to go back out to Lakefront while keeping the data is going to be a constant juggling act for her but eighty has enforcement of the stay at home order been made more complex because of CD's relationship specifically with communities of color. Absolutely I mean. We saw A few weekends ago lightfoot choosing to have a rare Saturday press conference on the west side of Chicago where she heard that there were party invitations out for for Massive House parties And we saw some great reporting from the tribe about the folks that held that big party on the city's northwest side that a lot of young folks in particular weren't watching the news a ton Weren't paying terribly close attention to what the impact of Ben and life Saturday press conference where she was trying to crack down on those house parties. We saw her afterwards. Walk to a group of kids playing basketball nearby and saying all right go on home going going home and they're saying they're taking this way too seriously You Go home c. enforcement especially those neighborhoods has to be more difficult this. Cpt has been doing thousands of stops and breaking up parties gatherings Basketball Games stuff like that and not only is that a difficult time suck and another potentially rice opportunity for contact between police and communities but it also takes cops away from summer violence that we always see begin to spike as the weather warm..
"mayor lightfoot" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"Dempsey mayor Lightfoot shuts down the lake front seven more Illinois deaths news is next but first the WLS weather channel forecast rain tonight overcast low thirty nine tomorrow cloudy with occasional afternoon rain high fifty one on Saturday more rain highs in the low sixties and lows in the mid forties checking our current conditions in the Chicago area thirty eight degrees at the lakefront forty two at midway forty one officially at o'hare discover congregating on the lake front to go jogging to go bike riding now mayor Lightfoot angered by that footage is shutting down the entire Chicago lakefront trail from the far south side all the way to the north side also parks Hey Jason to the lakefront are being shut down she's also shutting down the six oh six trail and the river walk to stop people from gathering in big groups this defeats the purpose of social distancing and Lightfoot says that a worst case scenario would have Chicago requiring forty thousand hospitalizations in the coming weeks she says we have to take this seriously a dramatic increase in the number of people in Illinois who have called at nineteen six hundred seventy three new cases since yesterday we now have over twenty five hundred cases twenty six people have died in Illinois from the.
"mayor lightfoot" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"Temporary nurses mayor Lightfoot reportedly wants to give set asides to give an edge up on business with the city to gay owned companies Lightfoot who is gay herself reportedly he feels that to gay owned companies have had a history of discrimination so this is an idea that she is proposing over at city hall we're learning more about the whistle blower complaint involving president trump the complaint at a whistleblower in the intelligence community filed about a quote promise the president made reportedly involves Ukraine this according to The Washington Post The New York Times the president spoke to that country's recently elected president in July house Democrats are already looking into that call to see if the president and his lawyer Rudy guiliani tried to get the Ukrainian government to help the president's reelection effort meanwhile the intelligence community inspector general says he's not authorized to hear specifics of the complaint with the house intelligence committee chairman Adam Schiff was pondering legal action Jerry both under washing out of resident trump is tweeting about this this morning he wrote the radical left Democrats in their fake news media partners headed up again by little Adam Schiff. are bad in the batting zero for twenty one against me they're at it again he says what he the conversation he had with a foreign leader was quote a perfectly fine and respectful conversation he said there was nothing said wrong it was pitch perfect that is the tweet this morning from president trump. in the Fulton the Riverton neighborhood earlier this week a woman was shot and wounded by an individual on a bicycle now police releasing video of that suspect in a local bike repair shop about a block away just before the shooting happened the twenty nine year old woman is recovering from her injuries and police believe that this was a targeted shooting WLS news time nine oh.