Dems file ‘clean’ bill allowing remote voting for General Assembly May 28, 2020 By Hannah Meisel - When State Sen. Rob Martwick (D-Chicago) drove away from Springfield last weekend, he says he thought the votes he cast via proxy as he sat in his Capitol office to protect himself against the coronavirus may be his last.
Cook County census outreach a ‘constant adjustment’ as Chicago-area responses outpace peer cities May 28, 2020 By Alex Nitkin - Dozens of small groups using public dollars to help spread awareness of the U.S. Census are running up against a problem: they have not been able to spend the nearly $1 million they were originally given, and next week they

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Skillicorn faces uphill battle for Pritzker recall bid May 28, 2020 By Hannah Meisel - State Rep. Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) faces an uphill battle in the first steps for a special recall election for Gov. JB Pritzker over what Skillicorn says is the governor’s mishandling of Illinois’ unemployment system. More than 1 million Illinoisans have filed

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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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