County board President Toni Preckwinkle said she also expects a deficit next year, but no new taxes or tax hikes to fill the gap — yet.
Chicago has about 400,000 lead service lines connecting to people’s homes. The city has 50 years to replace them all.
A bipartisan group of senators is “very, very close” to an agreement on a deal for an infrastructure package, Ohio Republican Rob Portman told Capitol Hill reporters.
- TRACKING THE VIRUS
WBEZ’s news coverage of the coronavirus pandemic focuses on equity, the vaccine rollout in Chicago and the state, and the impact on our daily lives.
As Chicago looks to fully reopen next week, city officials are focusing on improving vaccination rates in some neighborhoods lagging behind.
She’s one of the most powerful members of the Democratic Party, though she has a hard time owning it. Could be her immigrant upbringing.
Tornadoes swept through Chicago’s western suburbs on Sunday, damaging homes, knocking down trees and injuring multiple people.
Amid complaints of disorder and disrespect, the council pushed off key votes on whether to rename Lake Shore Drive and a broad business package favored by the mayor.
At a convention of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters this week, the union announced plans to create a special division focused on organizing Amazon workers across the country.
A police investigative report obtained by WBEZ shows authorities investigated at least two other encounters involving youth. No charges were filed.
The plan would also create a guaranteed basic income for Chicago’s poorest residents, forgive debt from unpaid water bills and provide housing assistance. Left out are Chicago police, fire and emergency management departments.
President Biden set a goal of 70% of U.S. adults fully vaccinated by July 4. The White House is acknowledging Tuesday that it will likely come up short of that.
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