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2 months ago
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Chicago Would Like Everyone to Stop Talking About 1968

Mayor Brandon Johnson emphasizes Chicago's evolution since the 1968 Democratic National Convention, highlighting changes in leadership and the police department. [ more ]
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Chicago Tribune
5 months ago
Chicago

CPS student killed, two others wounded near Edgewater high school

Three students shot, one fatally near Senn High School in Chicago.
Mayor Brandon Johnson calls for end to violence against young people. [ more ]
Chicago Tribune
5 months ago
Chicago

Aldermen sign letter urging Johnson to scrap 60-day migrant shelter policy

Chicago aldermen are calling on Mayor Brandon Johnson to scrap the 60-day shelter limit policy for migrants.
The City Council is showing signs of independence and trying to exert more influence on resource allocation and decision-making. [ more ]
Chicago Tribune
6 months ago
Chicago

Chicago aldermen defer police arbitration deal, approve settlements

Aldermen in Chicago deferred voting on a contract measure that would allow police officers accused of serious misconduct to have their cases heard behind closed doors.
The delayed vote is part of an ongoing dispute between the city and the Fraternal Order of Police, threatening Mayor Brandon Johnson's relationship with the police union. [ more ]
Chicago Tribune
6 months ago
Chicago

Laura Washington: Is Mayor Brandon Johnson measuring up? Here's my assessment for the new year.

Mayor Brandon Johnson faces numerous unsolved problems as he enters the new year.
Johnson has struggled to establish himself as a leader and faces criticism from both conservative critics and demanding allies. [ more ]
Chicago Tribune
5 months ago
Chicago

CPS student killed, two others wounded near Edgewater high school

Three students shot, one fatally near Senn High School in Chicago.
Mayor Brandon Johnson calls for end to violence against young people. [ more ]
Chicago Tribune
5 months ago
Chicago

Aldermen sign letter urging Johnson to scrap 60-day migrant shelter policy

Chicago aldermen are calling on Mayor Brandon Johnson to scrap the 60-day shelter limit policy for migrants.
The City Council is showing signs of independence and trying to exert more influence on resource allocation and decision-making. [ more ]
Chicago Tribune
6 months ago
Chicago

Chicago aldermen defer police arbitration deal, approve settlements

Aldermen in Chicago deferred voting on a contract measure that would allow police officers accused of serious misconduct to have their cases heard behind closed doors.
The delayed vote is part of an ongoing dispute between the city and the Fraternal Order of Police, threatening Mayor Brandon Johnson's relationship with the police union. [ more ]
Chicago Tribune
6 months ago
Chicago

Laura Washington: Is Mayor Brandon Johnson measuring up? Here's my assessment for the new year.

Mayor Brandon Johnson faces numerous unsolved problems as he enters the new year.
Johnson has struggled to establish himself as a leader and faces criticism from both conservative critics and demanding allies. [ more ]
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Chicago Tribune
5 months ago
Chicago

Letters: Mayor Brandon Johnson should protect Chicagoans

Mayor Brandon Johnson's call for a cease-fire in Gaza is seen as a rare act of sanity in a world that lacks moral compass.
The Tribune Editorial Board criticizes Johnson's statement as 'ridiculous posturing' and warns that it alienates Jewish Chicagoans. [ more ]
Chicago Tribune
6 months ago
Chicago

Johnson will delay enforcing immigrant shelter evictions policy

Mayor Brandon Johnson is delaying the enforcement of his 60-day migrant shelter limit policy due to severe weather in the city.
The first group of asylum-seekers who were supposed to leave the shelters this month will be allowed to stay until at least January 22nd. [ more ]
Chicago Tribune
6 months ago
Chicago

Daywatch: Johnson administration fired staffers who complained about mistreatment

Three city staffers were fired after complaining about their treatment by high-ranking officials in Mayor Brandon Johnson's administration.
The incident highlights the challenges and tensions during the transition from Lori Lightfoot to Johnson in the mayor's office. [ more ]
Chicago Tribune
6 months ago
Chicago

Mayor Brandon Johnson and Chicago enter new year at a crossroads

On Mayor Brandon Johnson's first full day in office, he visited ground zero of the crisis that would come to define his next seven months.
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New York Post
7 months ago
Chicago

Chicago mayor blames predecessor, 'right-wing extremism' for city woes

Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson blames right-wing extremism for the issues facing the city.
Johnson accuses conservatives of unfairly portraying Chicago as a crime-ridden metropolis.
He claims that right-wing extremism targets Democratically-run cities led by people of color. [ more ]
Chicago Tribune
7 months ago
Chicago

Op-ed: Brandon Johnson fails to prioritize needs of businesses

Mayor Johnson's second 100 days in office have been marked by prioritizing the interests of sanctuary city supporters and the Chicago Teachers Union.
The mayor's budget focuses on supporting migrants and Chicago Public Schools, while doing little to invest in community and public safety.
The budget eliminates over 800 street officer vacancies and may further reduce police officer strength. [ more ]
Chicago Tribune
8 months ago
Chicago

Daywatch: Thousands gather to mourn fallen Chicago firefighter

Chicago firefighter Andrew Price, known for completing the annual fitness challenge in costume, was remembered by family and fellow firefighters as warm, adventurous, and a prankster.
Mayor Brandon Johnson's administration cleared all asylum-seekers from a crowded police station as winter approaches.
Evanston City Council voted to permit Northwestern University to rebuild Ryan Field and allow six concerts a year there. [ more ]
Chicago Tribune
8 months ago
Chicago

Mayor Brandon Johnson deflects over Chicago homeless tent removal request

Mayor Brandon Johnson deflected questions about a City Hall controversy involving a top adviser and an alderman.
Johnson denied allegations of a quid pro quo and emphasized his commitment to addressing homelessness in Chicago. [ more ]
Chicago Tribune
8 months ago
Chicago

Afternoon Briefing: Johnson's first budget approved

Chicago City Council approves Mayor Brandon Johnson's $16.77 billion budget.
Aldermen vote 41-8 in favor of the spending plan. [ more ]
Chicago Tribune
8 months ago
Public health

Mayor Brandon Johnson names new Chicago Health commissioner

Dr. Olusimbo Ige has been appointed as the new commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health.
Dr. Ige brings decades of experience in public health and a focus on health equity to the role.
Two major cabinet positions in Mayor Johnson's administration still remain unfilled: Transportation and Housing. [ more ]
New York Post
7 months ago
Chicago

Chicago mayor blames predecessor, 'right-wing extremism' for city woes

Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson blames right-wing extremism for the issues facing the city.
Johnson accuses conservatives of unfairly portraying Chicago as a crime-ridden metropolis.
He claims that right-wing extremism targets Democratically-run cities led by people of color. [ more ]
Chicago Tribune
7 months ago
Chicago

Op-ed: Brandon Johnson fails to prioritize needs of businesses

Mayor Johnson's second 100 days in office have been marked by prioritizing the interests of sanctuary city supporters and the Chicago Teachers Union.
The mayor's budget focuses on supporting migrants and Chicago Public Schools, while doing little to invest in community and public safety.
The budget eliminates over 800 street officer vacancies and may further reduce police officer strength. [ more ]
Chicago Tribune
8 months ago
Chicago

Daywatch: Thousands gather to mourn fallen Chicago firefighter

Chicago firefighter Andrew Price, known for completing the annual fitness challenge in costume, was remembered by family and fellow firefighters as warm, adventurous, and a prankster.
Mayor Brandon Johnson's administration cleared all asylum-seekers from a crowded police station as winter approaches.
Evanston City Council voted to permit Northwestern University to rebuild Ryan Field and allow six concerts a year there. [ more ]
Chicago Tribune
8 months ago
Chicago

Mayor Brandon Johnson deflects over Chicago homeless tent removal request

Mayor Brandon Johnson deflected questions about a City Hall controversy involving a top adviser and an alderman.
Johnson denied allegations of a quid pro quo and emphasized his commitment to addressing homelessness in Chicago. [ more ]
Chicago Tribune
8 months ago
Chicago

Afternoon Briefing: Johnson's first budget approved

Chicago City Council approves Mayor Brandon Johnson's $16.77 billion budget.
Aldermen vote 41-8 in favor of the spending plan. [ more ]
Chicago Tribune
8 months ago
Public health

Mayor Brandon Johnson names new Chicago Health commissioner

Dr. Olusimbo Ige has been appointed as the new commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health.
Dr. Ige brings decades of experience in public health and a focus on health equity to the role.
Two major cabinet positions in Mayor Johnson's administration still remain unfilled: Transportation and Housing. [ more ]
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Chicago Tribune
8 months ago
Social justice

Letters: Editorials and letters offer unrelenting criticism of Mayor Brandon Johnson

The article defends Mayor Brandon Johnson against criticism and argues that crime is a dynamic issue in Chicago.
The author believes that Mayor Johnson is aware of the seriousness of Chicago's crime situation and supports him.
The article opposes Mayor Johnson's proposal to convert the Selina Hotel to a homeless shelter in Streeterville. [ more ]
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