After an hours-long debate, a panel of Chicago aldermen advanced the mayor’s plan to bring a Bally’s casino to the city.
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Mike Madigan quipped ‘maybe I’ll take the appointment’ while pushing for an ally to join ComEd’s board
Madigan’s comments may not exactly find a place in the Chicago corruption lexicon, but most of the words previously attributed by the feds to Madigan are far more flat.
The state’s two first-term female representatives, Democratic Rep. Marie Newman and Republican Rep. Mary Miller, were among the biggest losers in the remapping.
The Committee on Public Safety approved the mayor’s ordinance by a comfortable vote of 14 to 3 that did not reflect the barrage of concerns raised about a crackdown roundly condemned as a toothless and desperate headline-grabber that will have no impact on youth violence.
Next to Indiana and Wisconsin, the state has less strict requirements for voter identification, absentee ballots and same-day registration.
Lightfoot earlier this week issued an executive order moving up the curfew for minors. After the ACLU complained, agendas show a new ordinance pitch is coming.
This comes as Griffin’s favored GOP gubernatorial candidate, Richard Irvin, has hammered Gov. JB Pritzker for failing to stem violent crime.
As the number of hate crimes increases in the U.S., organizers say conversations on how to be anti-racist are more important than ever.
A new executive order directs Chicago police to “immediately increase enforcement” of the new curfew and take teens who don’t comply into custody.
Chicago aldermen approved the map Monday, narrowly avoiding a deadline that would have allowed voters to decide on boundaries themselves.