Chico, Lopez, Villegas, Burke, Sandoval call for end to Gary airport partnership over deportation October 16, 2018 By A.D. Quig - Chicago mayoral candidate Gery Chico joined a growing group of aldermen calling for an end to the compact creating the Chicago-Gary Airport Authority over the airport’s deportation of undocumented immigrants “on a near weekly basis,” but the mayor of Gary

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Morning briefing — Chance the Rapper set to take over City Hall; Caps off in 44th Ward race after challenger gives his campaign $200K; Aldermen to weigh Police Board re-appointments October 16, 2018 By Heather Cherone - The national spotlight will focus on City Hall Tuesday, as Chance The Rapper is set to hold a 10 a.m. news conference “regarding the Chicago mayoral election.” The 44th Ward race is now wide open, with state contribution limits lifted

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Aldermen set to close loophole that allowed sweepstakes despite ban on video gaming October 16, 2018 By Heather Cherone - Aldermen are set to close a loophole in the city’s laws governing automatic amusement devices that allowed some gas stations and convenience stores to offer sweepstakes game — even though the city bans video gambling.

Democratic Party of Illinois’ Christian Mitchell talks Pritzker’s big money, Madigan, and statewide outreach

Illinois Democrats say they are confident they will ride a “Blue Wave” to victory Nov. 6th, and recent poll numbers have bolstered that confidence — Democrat JB Pritzker is currently leading Gov. Bruce Rauner by a full 20 points, and Pritzker’s money has bolstered races up and down the ballot. State Rep. Christian Mitchell, a Hyde Park Democrat and interim Executive Director of the Democratic Party of Illinois, sheds light on the future of the party, House Speaker Mike Madigan, and money in politics. 

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