Saturday, October 16, 2021
A veteran mail carrier is fed up and speaking out – exposing the behind-the-scenes issues affecting mail delivery. He shared his frustrations and hopes some of them will finally get fixed. Through fall, winter, spring, and now summer, mail delivery issues...
By The Editorial Board Chicago Tribune Residents of Cook County don’t need to be told that they shoulder a heavy property tax burden. Illinois has the second-highest real estate property taxes in the country, and property taxes in Cook County...
Chicago’s speed cameras churned out hundreds of thousands of violations in the month after the city dropped the threshold for automated ticketing from 10 miles per hour over the speed limit to just six, data show. On March 1, 2021,...
House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch has already predicted that a measure creating a 21-member board will pass the state’s lower legislative chamber. Illinois Senate President Don Harmon touted a “landmark clean energy plan that both protects thousands of jobs...
A map receiving at least 10 “no” votes from aldermen triggers a referendum in which Chicago voters choose the map. Late in the spring legislative session, mayoral allies tried to reduce that approval threshold from 41 votes to 26....
“The way we typically do business does not work” for everyone, Lightfoot said. “Thanks to this package, we will be able to do just that and set our residents, communities and businesses up for long-term success.” By Fran Spielman Mayor Lori...
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 Jeremy Gorner and Gregory Pratt Chicago Tribune Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s new deputy mayor for public safety is a former No. 2 for the U.S. Marshals Service in Chicago, whose time on the city’s police disciplinary panel included siding with officers...
The Illinois attorney general’s appeal of a downstate judge’s ruling sets up a battle over whether the state can require residents to hold an ID card in order to own a firearm. First enacted in 1968, the state’s Firearm...
By John Byrne Chicago Tribune A plan to rename Lake Shore Drive to honor the Black man credited with founding Chicago is set for a key City Council vote Thursday, but it’s facing headwinds from Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s office. South Side...
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