Party endorsement in hand, Jill Rose Quinn set to become Illinois’ first transgender judge August 23, 2019 By Alex Nitkin - After the dust settled from the Cook County Democatic Party’s two-day internal melee to pick candidates for the Illinois Supreme Court and Cook County State’s Attorney, party leaders announced that they made history. During an impromptu press conference called to

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Supporters rally to hike minimum wage to $15 by 2021 amid fear deficit will drown out push August 23, 2019 By Heather Cherone - The campaign to hike the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2021 — four years before the rest of the state — got underway in earnest Friday, even as supporters said they feared the city’s looming massive budget

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Auditor General wants DoIT issues fixed before more agencies come online August 23, 2019 By Hannah Meisel - A pair of reports out from Auditor General Frank Mautino’s office found additional  issues with the Department of Innovation and Technology’s Enterprise Resource Planning system, zeroing in on lack of controls within the system that’s supposed to centralize Illinois’ computer

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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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