Pritzker’s call to close ‘corporate loopholes’ met with mixed reviews March 1, 2021 By Joel Ebert - After Gov. JB Pritzker outlined his $41.6 billion proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2022 last month, he faced a host of criticism from Republicans and members of the business community for his call to close $932 million in what he’s

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City leaders mull limited options to rein in racially discriminatory home lending as bankers snub hearing March 1, 2021 By Alex Nitkin - Aldermen are exploring the city’s options to disrupt entrenched patterns of discrimination in the banking industry that have made it nearly impossible for some people to buy homes in majority-Black neighborhoods. But until city leaders get banking CEOs and federal

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TDL Morning Briefs: Monday, March 1, 2021 March 1, 2021 By Erin Hegarty - News in brief: United Center to open as vaccine site March 10

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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 On Feb. 17, Gov. JB Pritzker released his proposed $41.6 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2022. To help balance the budget, the governor called for closing an estimated $932 million in what he’s calling “corporate loopholes.” On this episode

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