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Illinois To Give Child Care Workers $1,000 And Cover Costs For Unemployed Parents

Gov. JB Pritzker announced the bonuses Monday as part of a broader package of child care recovery efforts.

Citywide

National Museum Of Mexican Art Dedicates Plaza To City’s First Latino Committeeman, Ray Castro: ‘He Stood For Justice’

Castro, a veteran who died in 2005, is remembered for organizing sports programs for South Chicago youth and fundraising for a monument honoring 12 fallen soldiers, among other contributions.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Illinois Decriminalizes HIV Exposure, Adds Gender-Neutral Birth Certificate Option And More As Pritzker Signs LGBTQ-Affirming Laws

Gov. JB Pritzker signed four laws aimed at improving the lives of LGBTQ people, including wiping from the books a 1989 statute that made HIV transmission a crime and expanding infertility treatment options for queer couples.

Citywide

After Fierce Backlash, Michigan-Based Pot Shop Drops Lawsuit To Block Illinois Cannabis Lottery

The company, Sozo Health, sued after it was excluded from two of the three upcoming lotteries. Critics slammed the company as "rich white guys from out of town" who were ruining the process for more diverse applicants.

Citywide

Obama Center Site Work Begins As City Preps For Official Groundbreaking Later This Year

The work is starting five years after President Obama chose the Jackson Park site. "There has truly never been a better time to invest in our South Side," Mayor Lori Lightfoot said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Trump Must Be Impeached After Encouraging Coup At Capitol, Pritzker Says: ‘High Treason’

“This violence is the natural conclusion of Donald Trump’s efforts to unleash the forces of hate and divide our nation," Gov. JB Pritzker said in a statement. "It must end.”

Citywide

State Lowers Coronavirus Vaccine Age To 65 For Next Round, Which Could Be Months Away

Chicago, which is in charge of its own vaccination program separate from the rest of Illinois, has not decided if it will also lower its age barrier to 65 for the next round.

Citywide

Pritzker Ending Weekday Coronavirus Updates Again

Gov. JB Pritzker has held 42 updates this fall, and Friday marked his 155th coronavirus update since the pandemic's start this spring.

Citywide

Rogers Park’s Le Piano Says It May Defy Indoor Dining Ban, Likens COVID-Era Business Restrictions To Abortion Access

Le Piano owner Chad Willetts said music and art are "essential" and he might break the rules and open. Rogers Park neighbors criticized his plan.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Chicago Could Soon Lose Indoor Restaurant, Bar Service If Coronavirus Numbers Keep Pace

Chicago, where cases and the positivity rate have skyrocketed in recent weeks, is well on its way to tripping the same metrics that have led to stricter rules in the suburbs and other parts of Illinois.

Citywide

What Would A Graduated Income Tax Mean For Chicago?

The potential for extra revenues at the state level doesn’t make a significant dent in the city deficit, and isn’t a silver bullet for fully funding items Lightfoot campaigned on last year.

Downtown

Activists Call On Gov. Pritzker To Lift The Ban On Rent Control As Coronavirus Continues To Plague Chicago

The statewide eviction moratorium is "simply not enough" in Chicago, where illegal lockouts are on the rise, one organizer said.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

23 More People Die From Coronavirus In Illinois, 1,362 New Cases Reported

Dr. Allison Arwady of the city's public health department said it's time to "double down" on wearing masks and hand washing to stay safe through the winter and prevent further spread of the virus.

Downtown

Illinois Reports 1,952 New Coronavirus Cases And 28 More Deaths

Officials said 3.8 percent of all tests came back positive over the past seven days, a slight uptick from the 3.7 percent reported a day earlier.

Downtown

8,115 Lives Lost: Pritzker And Faith Leaders Honor Illinois Coronavirus Victims At Memorial

Loved ones celebrated the lives of four Illinoisans who died of coronavirus as elected officials and faith leaders gathered for a statewide memorial on the University of Chicago campus.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

With 1 Million Illinois Residents Facing Eviction, Tenants Rights Group Calls For Rent, Mortgage Relief

The expiring eviction moratorium will "let loose an avalanche of misery on… Illinoisians that can’t make the rent,” organizers said, urging Gov. JB Pritzker to extend the eviction moratorium and cancel rent and mortgage payments.

Downtown

2,264 New Coronavirus Cases And 25 Deaths In Illinois

Friday's numbers led to a slight increase in the state's 7-day positivity rate, which now stands at 4.1 percent.

Downtown

1,382 Coronavirus Cases Reported In Illinois As Gov. Pritzker Pushes New Mask Rule

An additional eight people died from coronavirus in the past 24 hours, officials said.

Downtown

$32 Million Auburn Gresham Urban Farm Coming To Life After State Grants Last $2 Million To Project

Gov. Pritzker's announcement comes one day after the Pritzker Traubert Foundation granted $10 million to the project.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Businesses That Don’t Follow Mask Rules Could Face Fines Up To $2,500 Under Pritzker Proposal

The governor announced the proposal Friday morning, saying while Illinois has made progress in its fight against coronavirus, "the minority of people who refuse to act responsibly" are putting others at risk.

Downtown
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