Ald. Raymond Lopez, 15th Ward, says someone threw bricks through his windows and set a neighbor’s garage on fire early Thursday morning.
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With complaints of long waits for the state’s unemployment benefits hotline, the state is also offering another tactic for applying — automatic callbacks.
In two 7-2 rulings written by Chief Justice John Roberts, the court allowed a subpoena in a New York criminal case but told a lower court to consider separation of powers when it comes to Congress.
Illinois Gov. Pritzker Rails Against Trump Administration’s ‘Sick ‘Hunger Games’ ’ During COVID-19 Pandemic
The Democratic governor called for a national mandate that people wear face coverings in public to slow the virus' spread.
The opinion upheld a Trump administration rule that significantly cut back on the Affordable Care Act requirement that insurers provide free birth control coverage under almost all health care plans.
Politically-connected companies from the Chicago area have received big money from a government pandemic-aid program.
Large companies and organizations received millions in loans meant for small businesses from the federal Paycheck Protection Program.
Notices will be sent out this month to a million voters in Chicago alone, inviting them to register for vote by mail ahead of the November elections.
Federal Paycheck Protection Program loans of up to $10 million went to Oberweis Dairy, Willow Creek Community Church and many others in Illinois.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the city could fine violators up to $7,000 but urges voluntary compliance.