What You Need To Know For Today’s Monthly City Council Meeting July 26, 2017 By Claudia Morell - The shot clock is prepped, the pink slips are stacked. Today is the first official day of public comment at monthly City Council meetings. Members of the public can register for comment starting at 9:30 a.m. and up until five minutes until after the meeting begins.

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New Vehicle Safety Requirements For City Contractors, $1M+ Grants Advances Out of Budget Committee July 26, 2017 By Claudia Morell - Members of the Council’s Budget Committee Tuesday approved the disbursement of more than a million dollars in federal and private grants for the city Health Department’s ongoing efforts to track and combat sexually transmitted diseases, as well as this year’s One Summer Chicago program. New safety requirements for city contractors that use large trucks or vehicles also advanced and is part of the city’s ongoing efforts to reduce traffic fatalities.

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City Officials Tell Aldermen Crain’s Doesn’t Understand TIFs July 25, 2017 By A.D. Quig - Aldermen and officials with the city’s Department of Planning and Development disagreed Wednesday as to whether the city had engaged in a “shell game” with TIF funds following a Crain’s investigation released Friday. Several aldermen argued DPD officials were not

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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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