As ward map deadline nears, calls for transparency among deadlocked City Council

With just two days left for Chicago City Council to approve a new ward map, a compromise still hasn’t emerged from negotiations happening behind closed doors. Mayor Lightfoot insists she wants transparency in the once-a-decade ward map redrawing.   “I think the people in the city are very eager for input,” Mayor Lightfoot said. But … Read more

Mother of teen attacked on SEPTA subway calls for improved transit safety

The mother of a Central High School student who was attacked on a SEPTA subway train earlier this month urged transit officials to enact new safety measures as soon as possible during a Philadelphia City Council hearing Monday. The hearing, jointly held by two council committees, followed several violent incidents on SEPTA vehicles this fall, … Read more