Pritzker proposes emergency rules limiting CARES Act spending by local governments, municipalities claim July 10, 2020 By Hannah Meisel - Municipalities outside of the Chicago area and business groups are accusing Gov. JB Pritzker of plotting a cash grab of federal money they say is owed to them to help their communities recover from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Dwelling Unit ordinance set for critical test of City Council support Friday July 10, 2020 By Alex Nitkin - A sweeping proposal to allow thousands of homeowners and landlords to add extra homes to their properties will come under the microscope of the City Council on Friday, offering a window into the measure’s chances of being passed later this

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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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