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Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s campaign mandates COVID-19 vaccinations for workers on his reelection bid

Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Thursday mandated COVID-19 vaccinations for all workers on his reelection effort, a move aimed at drawing attention to the differences between his handling of the pandemic and his Republican challengers, who oppose coronavirus mitigation mandates. “The J.B. for Governor campaign is requiring full vaccination against COVID-19 as a condition of employment,” Mike ...
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DuPage County Board Chairman Won’t Seek Reelection

The DuPage County Board will see a change following the 2022 mid-term election, with Dan Cronin announcing yesterday he doesn’t plan to seek reelection as chairman. Cronin intends to serve out the remainder of his term, which is set to expire in December 2022. He said officials should expect him to continue to “energetically, enthusiastically and persuasively support the mission of DuPage County” as chairman.
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‘I vote because of the promise of progress’: Stacey Abrams takes on voter suppression, reproductive rights at Chicago luncheon

All eyes were on voting rights activist and former Georgia state legislator Stacey Abrams at a Chicago luncheon this week as she tapped into attendees’ sense of patriotism, delivering a message of empowerment against a backdrop of voter suppression happening in parts of the country. “We are yoked together by...

Mayoral Update 9-16-21

Keith Pekau for Mayor issued the following announcement on Sept. 16. Last week’s committee of the whole and board meeting covered a lot of ground, much of it routine. At the committee of the whole, we dealt with several items that we have uncovered from the past. The first was cleaning up language regulating water discharges. Our code did not separate our storm and sanitary sewer systems which are, in fact, separate systems. The new language clearly delineates that storm water discharges need to go into the storm system because we never want the sanitary system to have breeches, for obvious sanitation and health reasons.

Is recall ‘fiasco’ heading to Illinois?

Happy Thursday, Illinois. For all our Playbookers who observe Yom Kippur, g’mar chatima tovah. The same dark-money group that fueled opposition to the graduated income tax ballot measure Illinois voters rejected last year is helping launch “a statewide grassroots campaign to give voters the power to recall their elected officials.”

Terry Savage: How to pay for President Biden’s $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill

Nationally syndicated financial columnist and author Terry Savage joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to discuss the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation plan approved by the House of Representatives last month, and how to pay for it. Terry also take calls from WGN Radio listeners who have questions about their personal finances.

The Campaign Behind Kanye West’s Donda is One of a Kind

Just weeks ago, Kanye West released his tenth album, Donda. However, the album was initially planned to be released over a year earlier, but was repeatedly delayed until this year. Donda was the follow-up album to Ye’s previous album, Jesus is King, which was released back in late October of...
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Niles-Maine District Library trustees officially declared a vacancy on the library board of trustees and discussed a plan to fill that vacancy at their Wednesday, Sept. 15 meeting. A tentative timeline could see a new trustee chosen by late October or early November. Library Board President Carolyn Drblik read a resignation letter from Library Trustee Olivia Hanusiak, effective immediately, at […]

New councilman selected for Whiting's 1st District in caucus

WHITING — There is a new councilman in the city's 1st District, as Nick Suarez was chosen at a caucus held on Saturday morning at City Hall to take the place of former Councilman Ken Zubeck. Zubeck had served on the City Council since 2004 but resigned on Aug. 23...