Chicago City Council approves Lightfoot’s curfew ordinance, takes up violence in 2nd meeting

Chicago City Council approves Lightfoot’s curfew ordinance, takes up violence in 2nd meeting

CHICAGO (TOC) — The Chicago Metropolis Council handed Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s new citywide curfew for minors of their second council assembly Wednesday.

Lightfoot’s ordinance strikes the long-standing and seldom-enforced curfew again one hour and provides one 12 months to its age. The curfew applies to minors underneath the age of 18, as an alternative of 17, and now goes into impact at 10 p.m. as an alternative of 11 p.m.

The ordinance was accepted by a vote of 30-19.

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Aldermanic allies and enemies alike have condemned the crackdown as a toothless and determined response to a lethal outbreak of youth violence within the downtown space that prompted a mass taking pictures exterior a McDonald’s at Chicago Avenue and State Avenue and the deadly taking pictures of an adolescent at Millennium Park.

Different alderpersons have famous the paltry – and declining – variety of curfew citations the Chicago Police Division points even underneath Chicago’s current regulation and the way these numbers have declined.

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From 2,453 citations in 2018, the tally dropped to 1,804 in 2019, then 635 in 2020 and simply 364 citations final 12 months. Up to now this 12 months, 98 citations have been issued.The second metropolis council assembly is targeted on public security and violence prevention. Mayoral critic and fifteenth Ward Alderman Ray Lopez had hoped to name Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown, Chicago Public Colleges CEO Pedro Martinez and the director of the Chicago Park District on the file throughout the assembly, however at its begin Supt. Brown was not in chambers.

A spokesman for the division mentioned Brown is in Washington, D.C., attending President Joe Biden’s signing of his policing reform order.

Aldermen meant to grill the superintendent and different officers on their plans for summer season violence prevention.

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Alderman Matt O’Shea has proposed an incentive program to handle the police division’s staffing disaster. It presents $10,000 in down cost mortgage help for brand new and current officers who’re first time homebuyers.

Earlier Wednesday, the Chicago Metropolis Council met and accepted Lightfoot’s plan for a Bally’s on line casino within the metropolis’s River West neighborhood.

The Solar-Instances Media Wire contributed to this report.

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