The “Build Back Better” plan would allocate trillions of dollars to the nation’s infrastructure.
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Illinois is getting $18 billion from the feds for infrastructure. Plans for spending it are trickling out.
President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan offers a big windfall and a “hallelujah moment” for Illinois with possible fixes to roads, transit and water lines.
Sen. Dick Durbin, a Democrat from Illinois, spoke with NPR about how Democrats plan to secure all 50 member votes needed to pass President Biden’s $2.2 trillion social spending bill.
President Biden is looking at options to bring down high prices. One possibility attracting a lot of attention is releasing crude oil from the country’s emergency reserves.
The city released high-line details Friday of the casino proposals and a plan for public input and decision-making.
The $8 billion budget includes no new taxes, a hiring spree, and a 24/7 domestic violence court.
The Reimagining Electric Vehicles in Illinois Act provides incentives for businesses to build cars in the state.
The city extended a deal to pay $99 a room per night for temporary shelter at the Hotel Julian, but some aldermen worry about the costs.
A proposed majority Asian American ward is centered around Chinatown and Bridgeport. It could become a reality on Dec. 1.
If the City Council doesn’t agree on new political boundaries by Dec. 1, voters could end up picking a map themselves.