Politics

Alderman Sophia King (King 4th Ward)

Alderman Sophia King announces mayoral run

Lori Lightfoot has some competition in the upcoming mayoral race. Alderman Sophia King, who represents the fourth Ward and chairs the City Council’s Progressive Caucus, released a campaign video declaring her intention to replace...

Alderman Sophia King announces mayoral run
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot

Lightfoot announces $42.7M property tax increase

Mayor Lori Lightfoot won’t be increasing property taxes by as much as she could have. On Wednesday, Lightfoot announced...

Lightfoot announces $42.7M property tax increase
Homeless Executive Director Betty Bogg and 1566 Oak Avenue in Evanston (Facebook, Google Maps)

Evanston debates hotel-turned-homeless shelter

Residents and city officials in the college suburb of Evanston are trying to decide the future of a hotel-turned-homeless...

Evanston debates hotel-turned-homeless shelter
Alderman Michele Smith

Casino opponent Michele Smith steps down as alderman

A third North Side alderman won’t be seeking reelection. Longtime Chicago alderman and vocal opponent of the casino development,...

Casino opponent Michele Smith steps down as alderman
Lori Lightfoot and General Iron in Chicago (Google Maps, Getty)

Feds call out Chicago’s “discriminatory” zoning policies

The Biden administration is calling out Chicago’s zoning and land-use policies for disproportionately affecting minority communities. The Department of...

Feds call out Chicago’s “discriminatory” zoning policies

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