License Committee OK’s More Airbnb Bans Near Midway, More Anticipated, Says Alderman July 20, 2017 By Claudia Morell - An additional ten voting precincts in the 13th Ward would ban residents from posting their homes or apartments on vacation rental sites like Airbnb following approval of the prohibited zoning classification by the Council’s License Committee.

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Budget Breakdown Sees MAP Grants Rise While Community Colleges Take A Beating July 20, 2017 By Rae Hodge - As the dust settles in Springfield after the SB6 showdown, outposts of higher education across the state are checking their mailboxes for the $7.945 billion allotted to them by the new law. Some portions of the money will come faster than others, with $3.2 billion headed toward university employee pension funds.

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Aviation Preview: Proposed Fee for Food Trucks At Airports, Lease Changes July 18, 2017 By Claudia Morell - The fee change under consideration today gives the CDA Commissioner the authority to assess a fee of up to $200 a year.

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ACA Repeal: What Illinois Stands to Lose

The potential repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act is as much about municipal budgets and economics as it is about the individuals who rely on it for coverage. Federal Medicaid reimbursements, newly created preventive care grants, and financial incentives have been a boon for hospitals and health centers across Illinois. In this special episode of The Aldercast, we take a deeper dive into this topic to explain what the healthcare landscape was like in Illinois before the ACA, how it changed, and what it has to lose from a potential repeal.


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