City Council approves 2019 budget 48-1, but aldermen acknowledge storm clouds brewing on horizon November 15, 2018 By Heather Cherone - With only a single dissenting vote, Chicago aldermen Wednesday approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s $10.67 billion 2019 spending plan, which contains no new taxes or fees.
County Board approves 43 contracts, 11 property tax breaks, millions in contracts before chapter closes on term, budget consideration November 15, 2018 By A.D. Quig - Commissioners previously wary of overly generous union contracts unanimously agreed to approve dozens of new collective bargaining agreements Wednesday, to the applause of the rest of the board room.
Senators rebuke Rauner on bill that would speed up visa assistance for undocumented crime victims November 15, 2018 By Hannah Meisel - With a little help from Republicans, Democrats in the Illinois Senate overrode Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto on a bill that would speed up the process for undocumented immigrants who’ve been victims of violent crimes to begin filing for visas.

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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