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Lightfoot Budget Speech

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot Pitches A 2020 Budget Plan With No Major Property Tax Hike

But the mayor wants to close the projected $838 million gap with higher taxes on ride-shares, restaurant bills and high-priced home sales.
Ira Acree

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Top Cop Defends Tenure And Wins Key Support

Supt. Eddie Johnson met with religious leaders Wednesday after missing a planned meeting Friday. In recent weeks Johnson has faced increa...
CTU march in Loop

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Live Updates: Chicago Teachers Strike 2019

No school on Thursday as the teachers strike continues. Last updated at 8 p.m. on Oct. 23.
Adilene Marquina, middle, sobs after she announced she will be seeking sanctuary inside a church on Chicago's Southwest Side. Her son, Johan, hugs her, and Rev. Jose Landaverde comforts her.

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Immigrant Chicago Mother Again Seeks Sanctuary To Avoid Deportation

“I’m afraid for my children’s safety in Mexico. They have a better future here,” said Adilene Marquina, who is living in a Glenwood church.
Water Department

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Chicago To Offer Relief For Residents Struggling With Water Bills

The program, set to start in 2020, offers an estimated 20,000 low-income households reduced water bills and stops late payment penalties.
An illustration of a person holding a cardboard box as if they had just been asked to pack up their desk. The box contains books, a picture frame and a marijuana plant.

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Can I Get Fired For Using Marijuana Once It’s Legal In Illinois?

The short answer: Yes. The long answer: This is a question that will likely play out in court.
Tif

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Mayor To Direct Extra TIF Money To CPS, But For Existing Contract Offer Only

The mayor unveils $160 million in TIF money for schools — to cover existing offer for the striking teachers union, not for other demands.
What We Know About Chicago’s $838 Million Budget Gap

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Chicago's Mayor Increases Homeless Funding; Critics Say It’s Not Enough

Advocates want Mayor Lori Lightfoot to keep her promise to use the real estate transfer tax to generate millions more to end homelessness.
Rev. Otis Moss III

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For Rev. Otis Moss III, Faith and Social Action Go Hand In Hand

Nearly 6,000 residents of Chicago’s South Side will see their medical debt wiped out thanks to local churches' fundraising efforts.
'A gun that could never have been fired'

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Chicago Officers To Keep Jobs Despite Their Disproved Account Of Fatal Shooting

City admits 30-day suspension not appropriate discipline for officer who chased after teen firing round after round from assault rifle.
Chicago Police Car

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Chicago Cops Convicted In Federal Corruption Trial

Two Chicago police officers were convicted by a jury of lying to get search warrants and stealing from the illegal raids.
Illinois Tollway traffic

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Illinois Tollway Leader Cancels City Club Speech As Corruption Probe Broadens

A top Illinois tollway official canceled his planned speech Tuesday, citing “questions” about the City Club’s ties to a federal probe.
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Source: Feds Sought Info On House Speaker Michael Madigan In City Club Raid

Madigan’s was one name that showed up on a federal subpoena to the prominent Chicago civic organization, WBEZ has learned.

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