Critics say Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan is an impractical political stunt and will do more harm than good.
In his first speech to delegates at the U.N. General Assembly, President Biden’s remarks stood in contrast to former President Trump’s approach. “We must work together as never before,” Biden said.
The mayor’s proposal relies on federal money to close a $733 million gap, and would increase police spending by 11%, send hundreds of millions toward social services, and contains no major property tax or fee increases.
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Former attorneys in Arkansas and Illinois filed lawsuits Monday against Dr. Alan Braid, the first Texas abortion provider to publicly reveal he violated the law that took effect on Sept. 1.
Pfizer and BioNTech’s trials for the COVID-19 vaccine for children under 12 showed the shots are safe for children and establish a strong antibody response against the virus.
WBEZ obtained emails that show the NFL franchise’s frustration as the Chicago Park District — which owns Soldier Field — rejected efforts to open a sports betting lounge.
The Crown, Hacks, Ted Lasso and The Queen’s Gambit all did well on Sunday night. But the Emmys also laid bare the problems with production and representation that plague nearly every awards season.
The allegations are the latest against the Northwest Side alderman, who is being investigated by the FBI for allegedly withholding city services from opponents among other complaints.
Experts say establishing a goodbye ritual and reassuring kids they are safe can help with the anxiety of returning to in-person school.
Public health officials and infectious disease experts say requiring vaccination for domestic air and rail travel would help slow COVID-19’s spread, but the travel industry opposes a vaccine mandate.