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Robert Peters
Robert Peters

State Senator Gets Ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich To Record Video Saying Law To End Cash Bail Is ‘F–ing Golden’

The Cameo video was a surprise, as Blagojevich doesn't seem to be a fan of the law. He also called governor hopeful Darren Bailey "Dare Bear."

Citywide

Offshore Wind Farm Envisioned For Southeast Side As Legislators Push ‘Rust Belt To Green Belt’ Fund

The fund would support workforce diversity programs and pursue federal grant funding to train Black and Brown workers, women and veterans for construction careers.

South Chicago, East Side

With ‘Unpredictable’ Lake Michigan, South Shore Residents Say Breakwaters Are Needed To Protect Neighborhood

Neighbors have proposed installing breakwaters, repairing 73rd Street and reinforcing the street and shoreline. The $5 million proposal offers a "cost-effective" solution to flooding and erosion in South Shore, Rep. Curtis Tarver II said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Ellis Lakeview Tenants, Elected Officials Demand Independent Property Manager After 2 Years Of Failed Inspections

By bringing in a court-appointed receiver, a judge can ensure the proper maintenance that's "clearly been lacking" at the affordable Kenwood tower, Rep. Bobby Rush's office said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

South Chicago Community Leaders, Social Workers Headline Upcoming Conference On Healing From Trauma

The free five-day symposium on community healing and activism starts next Monday and features state Sen. Robert Peters (D-13th) as keynote speaker.

South Chicago, East Side

Young Chicagoans March Against Gun Violence, Remember Those They Lost: ‘I’m Tired Of Seeing My Friends In Caskets’

The marchers said reinvesting 2 percent of the police budget into robust mental health services, schools and grocery stores could help stop the bloodshed.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

State Legislators Discuss Police Reform, Businesses’ Response To Looting At Hyde Park/Kenwood Forum

Two lawmakers now are calling for an emergency legislative session to address police reform and the rebuilding of communities following a week of unrest.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

‘Now Is The Time’ To Provide Housing Relief And End Overpolicing Of Black People, Coalition Says

"It is unfortunate that it has taken a crisis to bring the impact of these inequalities to the forefront," union leader Greg Kelley said at a press conference of Black community leaders.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Preckwinkle Aide Picked To Replace Kwame Raoul During Weekend Meeting, Frustrating Some Residents: ‘The Fix Was In’

"The residents didn't want a secret meeting. ... Why schedule something this important an hour before the Bears playoffs?"

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore