Black Caucus agenda, ethics reform effort expected to take top billing during historic veto session October 26, 2020 By Joel Ebert - This time next month, after weeks of legislative hearings exploring solutions to systemic inequities, Illinois lawmakers will be in the middle of a historic and unprecedented veto session.
CTA presents unbalanced 2021 budget without service cuts or fare hikes in hopes of more federal stimulus October 26, 2020 By Alex Nitkin - Faced with plunging ridership and revenues, leaders of the CTA are charging ahead with a $1.6 billion proposed operating budget for 2021 that promises not to raise fares or cut service — as long as the federal government comes through with

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Attempting to sway voters in Naperville House district, Yang Rohr focuses on health care as Wehrli hopes to bring ‘fiscal sanity’ to Springfield October 26, 2020 By Joel Ebert - When Rep. Grant Wehrli (R-Naperville) last ran for reelection, he defeated Democrat Val Montgomery by just 1,900 votes, despite her not living in his House district, which consists of portions of Will and DuPage counties including much of Naperville.

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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