The number of people seeking unemployment benefits shot up again last week, as 6.6 million more people filed initial claims, and analysts expect the numbers to keep rising. Also, the Federal Reserve announced several new lending programs Thursday, designed to pump an additional $2.3 trillion into a U.S. economy that has been severely battered by the coronavirus pandemic. Today’s episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, chief economics correspondent Scott Horsley, and political reporter Danielle Kurtzleben.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot estimated hundreds of millions could go to transit, schools and general health-related relief.
The federal stimulus expanded benefits to ride-share drivers and other independent contractors, but the state can’t promise a fast turnaround.
‘We Are Not Where We Need To Be’: Pritzker Says Illinois Is Still Not Meeting Its COVID-19 Testing Goal
Governor cites failings by a private contractor and the federal government for causing his goal of 10,000 COVID-19 tests per day not to be met.
In a livestream announcing his exit from the presidential contest, Bernie Sanders told support that while there was no viable path forward for his campaign, the progressive movement was as strong as ever. Sanders’ decision comes weeks after the coronavirus pandemic upended the Democratic race. This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and campaign correspondents Scott Detrow and Asma Khalid.
President Trump and congressional Democrats are haggling over the size of the next bill designed to help Americans through the crisis.
The Vermont senator is exiting the 2020 race, bowing to the commanding delegate lead former Vice President Joe Biden has established.
Reset explores what the $2 trillion stimulus package means for local businesses and workers.
City Hall is closed to the public, but Chicago’s aldermen find themselves doing just as much neighborhood work — of the pandemic variety.
The health scare inside the governor’s Thompson Center office came the same day that COVID-19 deaths statewide rocketed to a new daily record.