New research finds the 1.2 million people who have filed for unemployment in Illinois since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic are more likely to be women and people of color — especially Latinos.
Morning Briefs: Thursday June 4th
The financial picture of Chicago Public Schools remains bleak if state aid to schools doesn’t keep improving, a new report from Moody’s Investors Service warned this week.
Four days of looting across Chicago and Illinois has damaged hundreds of businesses beyond repair this week, leaving small business owners concerned they may face steep rebuilding costs from insurance companies and the state.
CTA CUTBACKS TO STAY — Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Tuesday defended her decision to shut down the CTA overnight and said transit service will stay limited for the foreseeable future, saying the move was necessary to protect transit workers.
AD BUY ALERT — A nonpartisan political action committee that supports military veterans’ candidacies for Congress is spending more than $25,000 for a two-week ad buy
Gov. JB Pritzker on Monday declared a disaster for nine Illinois counties hit hardest by riots and looting following peaceful protests in the name of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who was killed by Minneapolis police last week.
Farm bankruptcies are escalating in the Midwest and price drops for essential crops from the Covi-19 pandemic are expected to worsen the problem in future years, according to recent report.