Citing recent federal indictments, Senate Republicans pitch ethics, legislative reforms September 25, 2020 By Joel Ebert - Four Republican state senators on Thursday outlined a host of legislation they plan to introduce aimed at curbing corruption in the Illinois General Assembly, including expanding states attorneys’ wiretapping authority and closing a revolving door on lobbying.
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Lowering compulsory school enrollment age to 5 would make Illinois more equitable, expert says September 25, 2020 By Joel Ebert - Lowering the compulsory age for students to enroll in school would make the education system in Illinois more equitable, an education researcher told a panel of lawmakers on Thursday.

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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