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Angela Cheng

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Stay in the loop with the Windy City’s biggest news.

Angela Cheng

Temporary migrant aid, dreaded shrink-flation, drinking water contract talks

Stay in the loop with the Windy City’s biggest news.

Angela Cheng

   

Chicago’s City Council approved tens of millions to aid asylum-seekers arriving in the city but the aid is only temporary. Shrink-flation is still showing up on store shelves and hitting consumers in the pocketbook. DuPage County leaders are talking about building their own pipeline to Lake Michigan, bypassing a continued agreement with Chicago.

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