Last spring, Gov. Pritzker promised to fix the Illinois Department of Employment Security, an agency that failed to keep up with the tide of pandemic-related unemployment claims. Problems persist at the agency, and they include an inability to cope with fraudulent claims. Governor, you’ve got to do better.
Underused schools are burdens—and not benefits—to the neighborhoods they serve. But closing them is tantamount to political quicksand. What’s an approach with promise? Involve those neighborhoods in the decision-making process.
The big question about a COVID-19 vaccine has shifted from efficacy to whether enough Americans will agree to receive it. Skepticism of inoculations is frustratingly widespread, despite overwhelming scientific evidence that they w
Progressive aldermen want to slap a head tax on logistics operations with more than 50 workers, like Amazon’s new delivery warehouse in Pullman. What’s certain to become collateral damage? Investment-starved neighborhoods on the West and South sides, neighborhoods like Pullman.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot is on the hunt for at least 26 City Council votes to pass her budget for next year that is “balanced” based on a mix of property tax hikes, increased speeding ticket revenue, risky borrowing, a gas tax hike — and fingers crossed.
Editorial: Of the 63 people who have gone through North Lawndale Restorative Justice Community Court since 2017, none have committed another crime. The court works, and it’s time to consider broadening its footprint.