• Lightfoot unveils roadmap to economic recovery from coronavirus pandemic


    on July 9, 2020 at 2:11 pm

    Chicagoans had to put their plans for most everything on hold during the coronavirus pandemic. A new report outlines how the local economy can recover. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times
    The 105-page report has 17 broad-brush recommendations and many specific suggestions to confront challenges Chicago faces in coming back from COVID-19 and the civil unrest triggered by the death of George Floyd. Mayor Lori Lightfoot has said Chicago will need “nothing less than the most breathtaking […]

  • ILLINOIS POLS DISMISS TRUMP — JARRETT FOR VP? — GUESS WHO ELSE GOT PPP LOANS?


    on July 9, 2020 at 1:02 pm

    ILLINOIS POLS DISMISS TRUMP — JARRETT FOR VP? — GUESS WHO ELSE GOT PPP LOANS?

    Happy Thursday, Illinois. Alinea made a Covid-themed dish and it’s not going over well (h/t Block Club).
    Gov. J.B. Pritzker criticized the president of the United States in a congressional hearing Wednesday, the same day Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot rejected Donald Trump’s recommendation — threat, really — to send children back into school buildings this fall.Advertisement
    Either […]

  • Video Gaming Kingpin ‘Not a Target’ of Federal Probe


    on July 9, 2020 at 2:49 am

    A partial release of Illinois companies that received loans from the Paycheck Protection Program has turned up some big names, including some who are politically connected — and some connected to ethics scandals.

  • Nursing Homes Are Linked To More Than 55% Of COVID-19 Deaths In Illinois. Should Residents Be Moved Out?


    on July 9, 2020 at 2:44 am

    “If this were a fire or flood or hurricane, buildings and whole communities will be evacuated,” says a leader in a group pressing the governor to take emergency action.

  • Work-share program can save Illinois jobs at no cost to the state


    on July 9, 2020 at 2:39 am

    The Pritzker administration can increase incomes and shore up struggling employers by finally implementing a program that allows workers to stay on the job at reduced hours on partial unemployment insurance.

  • Commentary: Illinois’ ‘fair tax’ amendment and the promises our politicians won’t keep


    on July 9, 2020 at 2:29 am

    Illinois politicians are attempting to hoodwink taxpayers into paying billions more by voting for the so-called Fair Tax amendment on Nov. 3.

  • State Senate candidate plans ‘Support Police Parade’ in Plainfield


    on July 9, 2020 at 2:06 am

    A candidate for the Illinois State Senate is planning a “Support Police Parade” in Plainfield later this month.

    Tom McCullagh, a Republican running in the 49th Senate District, said he wanted to organize the car parade to honor Plainfield police to say thank you in light of the myriad protests critical of police practices around the country.

    “A lot of them are feeling pretty disenfranchised,” McCullagh said.

    The parade is set to take place by the Plainfield Police Department on July 19 […]

  • Illinois adult-use cannabis market continues to be hampered by supply issues


    on July 9, 2020 at 1:01 am

    Six months in, the supply concerns continue for adult-use cannabis sales at Nature’s Treatment of Illinois in Milan. While some of it is an understandable growing pain of a state wading into recreational sales, Matt Stern, CEO and NTI’s owner,…

  • How was top Dem lawyer, Madigan ally selected to represent IL elections board in court? No one will say


    on July 8, 2020 at 10:20 pm

    Michael Kasper, an elections lawyer who serves as general counsel to the Illinois Democratic Party, was appointed by the Democratic Illinois Attorney General to represent the state elections board, in a battle over efforts by third parties to ease ballot rules amid the COVID crisis. Read more..

  • Despite Pritzker’s optimism, group warns Illinois about COVID-19 metrics


    on July 8, 2020 at 10:04 pm

    (The Center Square) – Coronavirus metrics in Illinois are not as grim as they were two months ago, but a coalition is warning Gov. J.B. Pritzker and state leaders that

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