Lightfoot proposes tripling taxes on ride-hailing trips as part of ‘holistic’ plan to reduce congestion — and fill budget gap October 21, 2019 By Heather Cherone - Flanked by a bevy of beaming elected officials, Mayor Lori Lightfoot stood at the podium in her briefing room and gestured toward the traffic rumbling through the Loop on streets below. “I bet there is not a person in the

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County rule makers reject changes to ‘Just Housing’ ordinance asked for by landlords October 21, 2019 By Alex Nitkin - A county rulemaking body is set on Monday to send Cook County Commissioners tweaks to the fine print of a controversial housing ordinance, setting the stage for the new law to take effect without a series of concessions that landlord

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Supreme Court upholds revenge porn law, clearing way for trial of former State Rep. October 21, 2019 By Hannah Meisel - A majority of justices on the Illinois Supreme Court on Friday upheld Illinois’ revenge porn criminal statute, ruling against a woman who distributed nude photos of a neighbor her ex-fiance flirted with during their relationship.

Scooters are here – what to expect on your street (or sidewalk)

After about a year of negotiations between bureaucrats and tech companies eager to unleash the shiniest new thing in one of America’s biggest cities, all eyes are on implementation of Chicago’s scooter pilot. Two transportation experts: Audrey Wennink, the Director of Transportation at the Metropolitan Planning Council, and Kyle Whitehead, the managing director of public affairs at the Active Transportation Alliance, will discuss their hopes (fewer cars, more people using transit) and worries (safety and equity) about the four month scooter pilot. Plus, Nico Probst from Lime tackles other scooter FAQs.

 

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