Lake Shore Drive officially renamed Jean Baptiste Point DuSable Lake Shore Drive after City Council vote


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CHICAGO — At Friday night’s city council meeting, Lake Shore Drive was officially renamed Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable Lake Shore Drive.

It was passed 33-15 by the city council. The move pays tribute to Jean Baptistie Pointe DuSable, recognized as one of the founders of Chicago.

Although city council does not usually meet on Fridays, the meeting was postponed from Wednesday after tempers flared during the meeting, leading nearly half of the council to write Lightfoot a letter saying that she hasn’t followed the rules and is manipulating democracy. to treat.

Some council members objected to Lightfoot’s decision. Mainly because of the way Meza handled settlement negotiations with the victim of a botched 2019 police raid, Anjanette Young.

Young recently declined a $1,000,000 settlement, and Meza decided to dismiss his case.

After the meeting, Lightfoot blamed some of the council members and lambasted them in a statement saying a small group had brazenly created a show that resulted in a disservice to their constituents.

When the aldermen and Lightfoot met again on Friday, several items were voted on, including renaming Lake Shore Drive Jean Baptiste Pointe du Sable Lake Shore Drive.

The following measures and announcements were adopted and made.

  • Mayor Lightfoot announces capping late penalties for unpaid building inspection fees.
  • Mayor Lightfoot introduces an amendment extending the city’s MBE/WBE building program.
  • Various housing measures were introduced by Mayor Lightfoot.
  • City Council Passed Chi Biz Strong Initiative to Kickstart Recovery for Chicago Businesses, Workers and Consumers
  • Mayor Lightfoot signs the ordinance on the right of hotel workers to return to work.
  • Various community and land development measures have been approved by the municipal council.

One of the most significant changes is that packaged alcohol sales will be banned after midnight.

Mayor Lightfoot initially proposed a 10 p.m. curfew, which was rejected by several city councilors due to struggling businesses amid the pandemic.

Had the measure not passed, sales at packaged liquor stores would have returned to 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. on Sunday.

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