• Email show Chicago mayor pushed Sox for unified messaging amid stadium funding ask

    on February 28, 2024 at 11:58 pm

    As the Chicago Bears and White Sox both look for public funding for new stadium developments, newly obtained internal emails show that Mayor Brandon Johnson’s office pushed to publicly present a united front with the Sox after meeting with owner Jerry Reinsdorf in early January. The emails obtained via Freedom of Information Act request show a spokesman for the Sox reached out to Johnson’s communications staff at 4:38 p.m. on Jan. 16, asking for a call. Six minutes later, the Sox spokesman […]

  • New bill in Illinois Senate to allow terminally ill Illinoisans the right to end their lives

    on February 28, 2024 at 11:53 pm

    Conversation around Senate Bill 3499.

  • Transportation leaders urge Pritzker to not divert road funds to Chicago transit

    on February 28, 2024 at 11:51 pm

    (The Center Square) – Transportation industry leaders are urging Gov. J.B. Pritzker and legislative leaders to keep their promise to Rebuild Illinois and stop the diversion of road funds to fill funding gaps in Chicago public transit. Kevin Artl, president and CEO of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois, said he doesn’t think it’s a shock to anyone that work travel has changed post pandemic. “It’s not right, at this point, to begin diverting funds from the Road […]

  • Illinois lawmakers skeptical of a funding request for teacher bonuses

    on February 28, 2024 at 11:51 pm

    (The Center Square) – Illinois lawmakers considering a funding request to pay teachers a retention bonus expressed skepticism on whether the program is working and improving education outcomes. During a House Appropriations-Elementary and Secondary Education Committee hearing this week, officials administering the program asked for $10 million in taxpayer funds for bonuses. Jennifer Ross, a lobbyist for the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards, said the bonuses are an attempt to […]

  • A conversation with Republican leader of the Illinois State Senate, John Curran

    on February 28, 2024 at 11:43 pm

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  • Cook County judge kicks Trump off Illinois ballot — but puts her own order on hold

    on February 28, 2024 at 11:40 pm

    Trump’s lawyers have told the U.S. Supreme Court the amendment doesn’t apply because the president is not an “officer of the United States” under the Constitution and because he did not engage in “anything that qualifies as ‘insurrection.’”
    A Cook County judge Wednesday ordered the state election board to remove former President Donald Trump from Illinois’ March 19 primary ballot but put her order on hold until Friday in anticipation of a likely appeal.

  • Pritzker welcomes those seeking IVF protections: ‘Come to Illinois’

    on February 28, 2024 at 11:40 pm

    “If you’re a patient in any category of reproductive health care or gender-affirming care, and you’re living in a state that’s restricting it, come to Illinois and we’ve got a tax credit for you,” Cassidy said.
    Illinois already has several IVF protections on the books, including a law that requires Illinois-based and group insurance plans to cover diagnoses and treatment of infertility.

  • ‘This place is horrific’: 10-week-old complaint details ‘filthy’ conditions at Centralia funeral home

    on February 28, 2024 at 11:28 pm

    Coroner says ‘this cannot be allowed to go on’ as state declines to confirm investigation

  • How lifting Illinois grocery tax could affect local governments

    on February 28, 2024 at 10:40 pm

    Illinois Governor JB Pritzker wants to get rid of the state’s grocery tax, but he has some opposition to the move. While the tax relief could save consumers some money on their grocery bills, local governments would be the ones losing out. Our Quad Cities News Capitol Bureau Chief Cole Henke shows what impact the […]

  • City Club of Chicago: Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Mary Jane Theis

    on February 28, 2024 at 8:00 pm

    February 27, 2024 Chief Justice Mary Jane TheisIllinois Supreme Court City Club event description: Chief Justice Mary Jane Theis Mary Jane Theis was born in Chicago. She received her bachelor’s degree from Loyola University Chicago in 1971 and her law degree from the University of San Francisco, School of Law in 1974. From 1974-83, she […]

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