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Neighborhood businesses part of new Chicago Security Plan which is now underway

Date: 
08/15/2020
MayorLLightfoot

Before introducing the new citywide strategic plan worked out by City, State and Federal officials to protect commercial corridors and neighborhood businesses, Mayor Lori Lightfoot delivered a heartfelt message to all Chicagoans at a press conference Friday afternoon, Aug. 14. 

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Census taking is being cut short…danger of under count

Date: 
08/06/2020
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The importance of getting an accurate census count cannot be overstated because:

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Why may you soon lose city, county, state and federal services and representation?

Date: 
07/16/2020
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Funding for everything from street cleaning and rat baiting to governmental representation locally and up to the United States Congress happen based on population. The population is counted in the United States by a Census every 10 years.

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Bi-partisan legislative agreements move Illinois forward during Illinois special

Date: 
05/24/2020
MMadigan

The special Saturday, May 23, session of the Illinois Legislature produced great strides forward according to Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan. Chicago's Mayor Lori Lightfoot expresses her delight about a casino component that is part of the legislation passed.

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Power outage cuts distribution of Chicago TV and radio station signals

Date: 
05/18/2020
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Flooding knocks out several Chicago television and radio stations. Willis Tower (Sears Tower) electricity cut.

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Look up: Blue Angels doing Chicago flyover

Date: 
05/12/2020
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Saluting first responders in this COVID-19 pandemic, the spectacular Navy Blue Angels will be flying over Chicago Tuesday morning, as part of their country wide tour.

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Governor Pritzker announces "Restore Illinois Plan"

Date: 
05/05/2020
ILHealthRegions

With the highest number of COVID-19 deaths overnight (176) just announced, Illinois Governor J. B. Pritzker laid out a four-region, five-phase Restore Illinois Plan this afternoon. 

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New Chicago City Council moniker: "Divided Council"

Date: 
04/28/2020
DickSimpsonUIC

"Council Divided" is what Chicago's 50-person City Council is named by former Alderman Dick Simpson, a political science professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago and his co-authors in a new report analyzing the voting patterns of the City's governing body.

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Wellington and friends join Governor Pritzker and his friends to invite you to be All in Illinois

Date: 
04/18/2020
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Wellington, the curious rockhopper penguin, and some friends at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium, along with Illinois Governor J. B. Pritzker and some of his friends are inviting you to be All in Illinois.

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Mayor Lightfoot announces relief for businesses and residents

Date: 
04/16/2020
LoriLightfoot

To mitigate some of the economic pressure being felt by local businesses, the City is extending tax payment remittances for the months of February, March and April 2020 until June 1, announced Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Department of Finance today. 

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COVID-19: Non-compliance with "stay-at-home" and social distancing shuts down Lakefront

Date: 
03/26/2020
Lakefront

Mayor Lori Lightfoot made it clear in her Wednesday press conference that if Chicagoans did not abide by Governor J.B. Pritzker's order to stay-at-home and maintain social distancing, not having parties and flooding the parks with group activities, she would shut down the lakefront and Chicago Parks. 

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Latest COVID-19: Pritzker's order "Stay at home" about to begin

Date: 
03/21/2020
StayHome

Today, Sat., Mar. 21, at 5 p.m. is the date and time to begin "Stay at Home." Governor J.B. Pritzker declared that in his Executive Order. It is aimed at protecting everyone in Illinois from the COVID-19 pandemic. That order is to stay in effect until Apr. 7. Mayor Lori Lightfoot adds to her previous Chicago closing announcements by saying that libraries and park district buildings will also be closed. 

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Mayor Lightfoot closes City Hall to public starting Friday

Date: 
03/20/2020
MayorLightfoot

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot announced late Thursday that City Hall will not be open to the general public, effective Fri., Mar. 20 and until an announcement to resume normal operations is made.

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Ballot is official: 1st Ward Committeeperson slot is blank

Date: 
02/22/2020
AppellCrtDec

The third strike against Jay Ramirez being on the ballot for the 1st Ward Committeeperson position came late Friday. "For the foregoing reasons, we affirm the board’s decision. Affirmed with instructions." ends the Appellate Courts' decision

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More crimes being solved: DNA backlog in IL Forensic Lab on decrease

Date: 
01/30/2020
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“We’re faced with the fact that we know that there’s a lot of DNA evidence that’s not being analyzed and as a result, we walk among murderers,” said State Senator Patricia Van Pelt, 5th District,

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1st Ward Committeeman: no one qualifies for ballot says Board of Elections

Date: 
01/22/2020
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There are no qualified candidates to appear on the March ballot for the volunteer non-paid position of 1st Ward Committeeperson, said the Chicago Board of Elections Tuesday.

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"Eyes on the Courts Act 2020" reintroduced to The House today

Date: 
01/17/2020
MikeQuigley

In the midst of unprecedented activity going on in and around the Federal government, four bipartisan U.S. Representatives reintroduced a bill to require cameras in all Supreme Court and Federal Appellate Court proceedings. Mike Quigley, 5th District, U.S. House of Representatives, was among them sponsoring the Eyes on the Courts Act 2020 bill.

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Congressman Mike Quigley's Statement on the killing of Qasem Soleimani

Date: 
01/03/2020
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“I have grave concerns about the repercussions of the Trump Administration’s actions last night in Iraq. The killing of Iranian General Qasem (also Qassem) Soleimani is a significant escalation of tensions between the United States and Iran, which may trigger increased violence in an already volatile region," says U.S. Representative Mike Quigley, Illinois' 5th District today. 

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Arroyo resigns as Illinois House about to consider his ouster

Date: 
11/01/2019
LuisArroyo

Today, hours before a State of Illinois committee was to meet to consider ousting Illinois State Representative Luis Arroyo from his 3rd District seat, he resigned. 

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Illinois House of Representatives Luis Arroyo: Charged by Feds

Date: 
10/28/2019
LuisArroyo

Luis Arroyo, 3rd District, State of Illinois Representative appeared in the Dirksen Federal U.S. Court House, 219 S Dearborn St, this morning, charged with one count of federal program bribery, according to a criminal complaint and affidavit filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago. 

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