Biden plans to use his Tuesday address reassure the international community of American leadership on the global stage. But some allies are skeptical.
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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.
In his first speech to delegates at the U.N.’s General Assembly, President Biden will address an array of issues, including COVID-19, climate change and the withdrawal from Afghanistan.
On Dec. 1, the court will hear arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The Mississippi case tests whether all state laws that ban pre-viability abortions are unconstitutional.
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.
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 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.
A WBEZ investigation uncovered a probe into the park district’s lifeguard program, finding allegations of abuse and harassment dating back years.
Illinois Congressman Jesús “Chuy” Garcia talks about local efforts to boost political representation for Latinos across the state.
A demonstration is planned in support of defendants charged after a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol. The FBI says there’s no specific threat, but security officials say they’re ready no matter what.