Sunday, May 29, 2022
By Alice Yin Chicago Tribune About 2,000 Cook County employees will end an 18-day strike and are returning to work Tuesday after a tentative agreement was reached on a contract, union officials said. The work stoppage that began last month was...
Greater Englewood has been split up among six different wards since at least after the 2000 Census.  Erin Hegarty, The Daily Line CHICAGO — Greater Englewood is one of several communities throughout Chicago carved up into numerous wards and represented by multiple aldermen. While...
By Alice Yin Chicago Tribune Over the past 11 months of the pandemic, Cook County directed more than 40% of its federal relief money toward labor costs for the sheriff’s office, drawing alarm from Black activists who have renewed calls...
Small business advocates want to limit the tax breaks property owners can get on vacant storefronts. On 79th Street, three in five storefronts were vacant as of last year. Maxwell Evans SOUTH SHORE — A proposal to limit the tax breaks...
By Hannah Leone Chicago Tribune The Chicago Teachers Union is asking Chicago Public Schools to delay reopening high schools and provide vaccines to eligible students and families, even as the two sides attempt to negotiate an agreement to bring high...
By The Editorial Board Chicago Tribune Get ready, Chicago homeowners, businesses and apartment dwellers. You’re next in Cook County’s property reassessment process — a property valuation system that the new Cook County assessor, Fritz Kaegi, is trying to balance out....
By John Keilman Chicago Tribune Two suburban mayors entangled in law enforcement investigations seemed to be headed to victory in Tuesday’s municipal elections, early returns showed. In south suburban Crestwood, voters appeared to be backing Mayor Lou Presta’s attempt to win...
By Brad Edwards and Paige Tortorelli Getting Hosed was going to be a single story about a couple billed $58,000 for water they didn’t use. Now, it’s more than two years of chronicling unfair and potentially unlawful water billing practices...
By John Byrne and Tracy Swartz Chicago Tribune Across the street from a car wash, next to a fenced-off former lumber yard stands one of Chicago’s most prolific park safety speed cameras. And two blocks west on Lawrence Avenue, on the other...
Ald. Carrie Austin (34th) and her chief of staff, Chester Wilson Jr., pleaded not guilty on Thursday to federal charges accusing them of taking bribes from a construction company seeking Austin’s support for a development in her ward. One week...
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