The Chicago City Council approved aid for migrants. Shrink-flation is hitting consumers. DuPage County leaders consider their own Lake Michigan pipeline.
Tyomi Morgan has brought sexual health and safety to the masses as she creates safe spaces on film sets.
The Illinois Senate has passed a roughly $50 billion state budget. Lawmakers also passed a bill requiring schools to inform parents of bullying within 24 hours of an incident. Cook County government is considering a big expansion of paid parental leave for its 19,000 employees.
Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson showed off his sense of humor as he led his first regular city council meeting on Wednesday. The Illinois Senate failed to pass the state budget yesterday. The state is funding peacekeepers for the City of Chicago to patrol city neighborhoods and help dispel any large street gatherings and reduce violence.
Illinois lawmakers missed their self-imposed deadline to end the spring legislative session. But they’re in Springfield this week wrapping things up.
A report finds the Catholic clergy vastly underreported sexual abuse. New city council meets Wednesday. There are questions about the DNC’s benefits.
CPS is enrolling migrant students. Lawmakers discuss protections abortion care access. A new designation for the Great Lakes.
A recent bill passed by Illinois state lawmakers would allow transit agencies to suspend unruly riders. Another would allow residents without U.S. citizenship status to work in law enforcement. Nearly 2 million Illinois residents living near freight warehouses are at risk of health complications. Britney Griner played the Chicago Sky during her first home game with the Phoenix Mercury since returning from being detained in Russia.
Illinois lawmakers will miss their self-imposed adjournment deadline today as budget negotiations continue behind closed doors. A WBEZ and Sun-Times investigation finds that the 50 Chicago public schools that were closed ten years ago are still sitting vacant. Five major US cities – including Chicago – and the state of California will receive federal help to get unsheltered residents into permanent housing.
Illinois’ assault weapons ban stands. Lawmakers revived a plan for a third Chicago-area airport. A study highlights AAPI discrimination.