A history of failed proposals: Pritzker’s graduated income tax amendment joins long list of voter-rejected measures November 30, 2020 By Joel Ebert - When Gov. JB Pritzker’s proposed income tax amendment failed earlier this month, it became the latest in a long line of ballot measures rejected by Illinois voters. Pritzker largely blamed the failure of the amendment on billionaires and Republicans while

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Victory in hand, Wendt plunges into historic appeals backlog with big power over property taxes November 30, 2020 By Alex Nitkin - On Wednesday, Nov. 4, defense attorney Tammy Wendt sat down to write a concession statement acknowledging that she had failed in her longshot bid to unseat Cook County Board of Review Comm. Dan Patlak (R-1). Leading by about 37,000 votes,

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TDL Springfield Morning Briefs: Wednesday, November 25th November 25, 2020 By Joel Ebert - Pritzker urges local governments to utilize federal COVID-19 funding program; Ezike scales back initial estimates of COVID-19 vaccines for Illinois

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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