McCormick Place set to become 3,000-bed hospital as officials prepare for coronavirus peak March 31, 2020 By Heather Cherone - As the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Illinois continues to double every three or four days, Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Gov. JB Pritzker announced Monday that the battle against the pandemic entered a new phase with the announcement that

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11 affordable housing proposals win tax credits March 31, 2020 By Alex Nitkin - City housing officials on Monday announced the approval of $13.2 million in tax credits for the construction of up to 1,083 units of affordable housing across Chicago, signaling that the coronavirus crisis has not stopped the city’s long-term fight to

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DCFS agrees to protect those aging out of foster care during pandemic after advocates’ pleas March 31, 2020 By Hannah Meisel - The Department of Children and Family Services agreed Monday to continue protecting soon-to-be 18- and 21-year-olds who are set to age out of the state’s foster care system during the coronavirus pandemic.

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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