WTTW – Lightfoot, Allies Block Hearing on Proposal to Hike Taxes on Sales of Million-Dollar Homes to Fight Homelessness

By Heather Cherone, November 14, 2022

Mayor Lori Lightfoot and her allies on the Chicago City Council blocked a Monday hearing on a proposal to ask voters during the February election to hike taxes on the sales of properties worth $1 million or more in an effort to fight homelessness in Chicago.

Dozens of Chicagoans who waited hours to get their turn to address the Chicago City Council for three minutes were prevented from speaking. Only 25 City Council members attended the meeting — one short of the majority needed to hold the public hearing.