Ohio deploys National Guard ahead of first debate: ‘Minimize all of those distractions’

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson on Monday said the National Guard’s presence in the city, where the first 2020 presidential debate is being held on Tuesday night, will help ensure the safety of its residents. Jackson introduced the Cleveland Police Department, the Secret Service, FBI and National Guard during a virtual hearing on Monday to take questions […]

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Lightfoot debuts sweeping multiyear plan to combat Chicago violence

Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaking last week at the Chicago Cultural Center. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times The plan’s stated goals run the gamut from requiring law enforcement officers to be licensed to expanding career and housing opportunities in the city’s poorer and more violent areas to “enacting equitable public safety legislation on the local, state and […]

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Lightfoot ‘disturbed’ by reports of Trump’s tiny income tax tab

Mayor Lori Lightfoot was not amused by information reported over the weekend that allege President Donald Trump used huge business losses to avoid paying very much in income tax in recent years. | Sun-Times file “It doesn’t seem right and it explains why he’s going to great lengths to avoid allowing us as members of […]

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Lightfoot ‘disturbed’ by reports of Trump’s tiny income tax tab

Mayor Lori Lightfoot was not amused by information reported over the weekend that allege President Donald Trump used huge business losses to avoid paying very much in income tax in recent years. | Sun-Times file “It doesn’t seem right and it explains why he’s going to great lengths to avoid allowing us as members of […]

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Chicago mayor loosens COVID-related capacity restrictions for businesses including bars, restaurants

© Reuters. Chicago’s Mayor Lori Lightfoot attends a science initiative event at the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois (Reuters) – Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Monday loosened COVID-19-related capacity restrictions for businesses such as bars, restaurants and health clubs, a move that will go into effect later this week. The new guidelines, which will […]

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Chicago mayor loosens COVID-related capacity restrictions for businesses including bars, restaurants

© Reuters. Chicago’s Mayor Lori Lightfoot attends a science initiative event at the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois (Reuters) – Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Monday loosened COVID-19-related capacity restrictions for businesses such as bars, restaurants and health clubs, a move that will go into effect later this week. The new guidelines, which will […]

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Feud between Hamptons mayor and political rivals rages on

A Hamptons mayor is being booted out of his home — and a political rival says it’s elaborate payback over a recent election. After bad blood boiled between new Southampton mayor Jesse Warren and wealthy local poobah Mark Epley, Epley purchased Warren’s pad from Citibank executive Brandt Portugal. And now — days after Epley’s son, […]

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Woman to lead Rochester police after Daniel Prude’s death

Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren tapped a Black woman to become the new interim city police chief, saying Saturday she will bring a “fresh approach to policing” in the aftermath to Daniel Prude’s death By The Associated Press September 26, 2020, 5:52 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ROCHESTER, N.Y. […]

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Justice Dept. calls on SF to end ‘draconian’ coronavirus rules for houses of worship

The Justice Department on Friday called on San Francisco Mayor London Breed to increase the allowable capacity in houses of worship, accusing the city of impeding on “religious freedom” amid the coronavirus. In a three-page letter, Assistant Attorney General Eric S. Dreiband and U.S.attorney David Anderson of the Northern District of California called San Francisco’s policy of allowing […]

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Lightfoot defends using electronic billboards to display #SayHerName message honoring Breonna Taylor

Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s office came under fire for displaying a message honoring Breonna Taylor on 32 electronic billboards. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times Some aldermen criticized the mayor, saying the billboard are for public service announcement and safety alerts. “It’s a political statement,” said Ald. Anthony Napolitano (41st). Mayor Lori Lightfoot was accused Friday of “hijacking” the […]

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Lightfoot’s pandemic conference calls with aldermen violated Open Meetings Act, state attorney general’s office says

Conference calls with the mayor and aldermen violated the state’s Open Meetings Act, the Illinois Attorney General’s office has ruled. | Rich Hein/Sun-Times Deputy Corporation Counsel Jeff Levine had defended the calls, saying they did not violate the Open Meetings Act because there was “no legislative aspect whatsoever” and aldermen were acting not as legislator […]

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Fran Spielman interviews Deputy Mayor for Economic and Neighborhood Development Samir Mayekar

Mayor Lori Lightfoot looks on as Samir Mayekar, the city’s deputy mayor of Neighborhood and Economic Development, speaks during a press conference at City Hall to discuss Phase Four of the Chicago’s reopening plan, Monday afternoon, June 22, 2020. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times Sun-Times City Hall reporter Fran Spielman is joined by Samir Mayekar, deputy […]

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New York City mayor announces more furloughs to counter budget shortfall

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: New York City Mayor de Blasio speaks at news conference (Reuters) – Over 9,000 New York City employees will be furloughed for five days between October and March to save about $21 million as the city battles a severe budget shortfall from the coronavirus pandemic, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on […]

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Seattle City Council overrides mayor’s veto of police cuts

Seattle’s City Council voted 7-2 Tuesday evening to override Mayor Jenny Durkan’s veto of a bill that would cut police funding by around $3 million. “We cannot look away from this and we can no longer accept the status quo if we truly believe that Black lives matter,” Council President Lorena Gonzalez said, according to MyNorthwest.com. The […]

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Giuliani blasts de Blasio as ‘danger’ to NYC residents: ‘People die as a result of his incompetence’

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is killing people with his incompetence, former Mayor Rudy Giuliani told FOX Business Network’s “Mornings with Maria” Tuesday. “The man is, without doubt, a terrible mayor. He’s a danger,” Giuliani told host Maria Bartiromo. “People die as a result of his incompetence.” Giuliani, now President Trump’s personal attorney, pointed […]

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Lightfoot warns ComEd to meet her demands to keep city franchise

A ComEd crew works on a utility poll. | ComEd The mayor says the embattled utility needs to ‘move beyond rhetoric’ and make commitments on ethics reform, clean energy and shutoffs. Mayor Lori Lightfoot warned ComEd’s top executive this week that the city will not renew its utility agreement with the electric company unless she […]

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Before The Donald, there was Big Bill of Chicago

Chicago Mayor William Hale Thompson in 1915. | Sun-Times file photo Mayor William Hale Thompson, like President Trump, made promises he could not keep. He called opponents names. He belittled them. He lived for the cheers. He admired foreign foes. As we enter the final phase of this campaign season, it has become apparent to […]

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Mayor: It’s likely Soldier Field will remain empty this season

Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot doubts fans will be back at Soldier Field anytime soon. | Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images In an interview with “Mully and Haugh” on WSCR-AM on Friday morning, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said that “we’re no nowhere near at a place where we can even realistically talk about fans coming back to Soldier […]

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NYC mayor ‘very confident’ in new school reopening timeline

Mayor Bill de Blasio is confident that New York City will meet a revised timeline to bring public school students back to classrooms within the next two weeks, following closures because of the coronavirus pandemic, he said Friday. “I feel very confident about that date,” de Blasio said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” De Blasio on […]

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Mayor: likely Soldier Field stays empty this season

Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks outside Wrigley Field in April. | Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images In an interview with “Mully and Haugh” on WSCR-AM on Friday morning, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said that “we’re no nowhere near at a place where we can even realistically talk about fans coming back to Soldier Field.” Mayor […]

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Portland Mayor responds to AG Barr’s threat of arrest: ‘Befitting of a totalitarian regime’

Portland Mayor responds to AG Barr’s threat of arrest: ‘Befitting of a totalitarian regime’ Stephen Proctor September 18, 2020 Portland mayor Ted Wheeler appeared on CNN Tonight With Don Lemon Thursday, where he responded to reports that Attorney General Willam Barr considered arresting him and other Portland officials, as well as officials in other cities, […]

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Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler hires 3rd campaign manager in 9 months

Portland, Ore., Mayor Ted Wheeler hired a new campaign manager this week – his third such hire in nine months – after the second person to take the job left last week, according to reports. The hiring of Danny O’Halloran, a veteran of U.S. Sen. Cory Booker’s presidential campaign, comes just weeks before the city’s mayoral election and […]

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Get a flu shot, Garcetti urges Angelenos amid coronavirus pandemic

Mayor Eric Garcetti urged all Los Angeles residents on Wednesday, Sept. 16, to get a flu shot before the typical season hits this fall to avoid possibly overwhelming hospitals with cases of influenza and COVID-19. “I need you to do one more thing that you add to that list to protect yourselves and your family […]

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De Blasio: Entire NYC mayor’s office, including mayor himself, to be furloughed for a week in budget crisis

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday that to help fight the city’s multibillion-dollar budget crisis, his entire office — including the mayor himself — will be furloughed for a week beginning in October. De Blasio, wife Chirlane McCray and 493 others will take unpaid furlough at some point between October and March 2021, which is expected to save $860,000, according […]

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