Aldermen set to approve 2019 budget, as attention shifts to elections — and pension crisis November 14, 2018 By Heather Cherone - As Chicago aldermen prepare to approve Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s $10.67 billion 2019 spending plan, many are breathing a sigh of relief. The budget — expected to sail through the City Council on Wednesday — contains no new taxes or fee

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Ald. Burke: Hold hearings before yanking licenses from Chicago’s poorest residents November 14, 2018 By Heather Cherone - Chicago drivers with a large number of tickets would get more time to pay off their debt to the city before losing their licenses under a measure introduced Tuesday by Ald. Ed Burke (14.)
Showdown over car-sharing regulations reaches fever pitch as advocates vow override November 14, 2018 By Hannah Meisel - Sponsors and proponents of a bill to regulate peer-to-peer car sharing companies like San Francisco-based Turo said Tuesday they have the votes to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s amendatory veto of the legislation, which would require Turo and competitors to pay

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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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