Chicago Police reform efforts took a step back with competing civilian oversight proposals failing to make it out of a City Council committee Friday.
In other city news:
Mass Shootings, Carjackings Plaguing City
City violence is spiking and Tuesday was the deadliest day this year so far. The Englewood home where Tuesday’s mass shooting occurred is owned by a Chicago Police officer who is stripped of his police powers pending the outcome of an internal investigation.
New Law Makes June 19 the 12th Federal Holiday
Juneteenth is now officially a county, state and a federal holiday. Meanwhile, Chicago declares racism a public health crisis.
Bill Passes Both Chambers But Mayor Presses for Changes
A bill to create an elected school board passes – to the chagrin of Mayor Lightfoot – despite her campaigning on an elected board. There’s a temporary hold on the bill for revisions and another opportunity for the mayor to weigh in. Gov. Pritzker is ultimately expected to sign the legislation which also blocks any school district from closing or consolidating any schools until 2025.
Midnight Liquor Sales
In other city news, Mayor Lightfoot relents on cutting off liquor sales at 10 p.m. after receiving pushback. But, aldermen and businesses owners aren't buying midnight closing either.
Bears Make Bid, Tribune Guts Staff
The Bears threaten to leave Chicago’s Soldier Field again. And, a mass exodus at the Tribune guts staff.
Greg Hinz, Crain’s Chicago Business @GregHinz @CrainsChicago
Greg Pratt, Chicago Tribune @RoyalPratt @ChicagoTribune
Maudlyne Ihejirika, Chicago Sun-Times @MaudlyneI @SunTimes
Atavia Reed, Block Club Chicago @BlockClubCHI @AtaviaReed
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