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$94 Million Property Tax Hike Is Coming After Divided Council Votes Yes

Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s 2021 pandemic budget and tax hike were approved Tuesday in the closest budget vote since the 1980s.

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Coronavirus Kills 125 More Illinoisans, Bringing Death Toll To 11,677

Among the most recent victims were 43 people in Cook County, including two women and one man in their 30s. At least 11,677 people have died from COVID-19 in Illinois.

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As Community-Supported Farms See A Pandemic Boom, A Midwestern Farmer Prepares To Pass The Torch

Farmer John Peterson upended tradition when he converted his family’s northern Illinois dairy farm into an organic vegetable operation that depends on its shareholders, many of whom are Chicagoans.

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Nursing Home Workers Go On Strike For Hazard Pay As Coronavirus Outbreak Surges

Nearly 700 nursing home workers who are employed by Infinity Healthcare Management and are members of SEIU Healthcare Illinois went on strike.

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City Would Extend Regulatory Relief For Restaurants, Businesses Into 2021 Under Proposed Ordinance

A newly proposed ordinance would extend the city's Expanded Outdoor Dining Program and further delay the expiration of some licenses to help businesses during the coronavirus pandemic.

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City Council Set To Vote Tuesday On 2021 ‘Pandemic Budget’ With $94M Property Tax Hike

The tax hike is part of an effort to close an unprecedented $1.2 billion shortfall next year. The budget also seeks to refinance debt, a tactic known as “scoop and toss” budgeting.

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Coronavirus Kills 47 More Illinoisans And 8,322 Cases Reported

Among the most recent victims were 34 people in Cook County. At least 11,552 people have died from COVID-19 in Illinois.

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203 Illinoisans Die From Coronavirus Over Weekend, And 21,903 Cases Reported

At least 11,506 people have died from COVID-19 in Illinois, and another 545 deaths are considered to be probably related to coronavirus.