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View Article 6:01 a.m. February 6, 2023 propublica-illinois An Interview With Ronald Greene’s Mother, Mona Hardin — ProPublica https://www.propublica.org/article/ronald-greene-mona-hardin-interview-tyre-nichols ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive [ our biggest stories ][1] as soon as they’re published. On Wednesday, RowVaughn Wells joined the grim sorority of Black mothers who have buried their children after deadly police encounters and then pleaded for those deaths ...
View Article 6:01 a.m. February 6, 2023 Fox Chicago Chicago embraces mild warm-up ahead of rainy week http://www.fox32chicago.com/weather/chicago-embraces-mild-warm-up-ahead-of-rainy-week #### Morning forecast for Chicagoland on Feb. 6th FOX 32's Mike Caplan breaks down today's weather outlook. ** CHICAGO ** \- We start with patchy fog especially in snow-covered areas. There will also likely be some icy spots around as well due to refreezing. Skies will be no worse than ...
View Article 6:01 a.m. February 6, 2023 Crains McDonald's new growth strategy: Crain's Daily Gist podcast http://www.chicagobusiness.com/crains-daily-gist/mcdonalds-new-growth-strategy-crains-daily-gist _ ** Click here to subscribe to Crain's Daily Gist on [ iTunes, ][8] [ Spotify ][9] and [ Stitcher ][10] ! Want to listen on your smart speaker? [ Click here to learn how. ][11] ** _ Crain’s reporter Ally Marotti talks with host Amy Guth about McDonald’s plans ...
View Article 6:01 a.m. February 6, 2023 Crains The Week Ahead: Campaign cash fuels ads in mayoral race http://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/campaign-cash-fuels-ads-mayoral-race Some fairly substantial cash is continuing to flow into the coffers of some mayoral candidates and who’s on the receiving end will impact who can—and can’t—exploit some of the candidate dirt that’s now flying around. The potentially juiciest of the dirt is a just-resurfaced tape of a 14-year-old interview Paul ...
View Article 6:01 a.m. February 6, 2023 Crains In Logan Square, Meadowlark is getting creative with three spots at one intersection http://www.chicagobusiness.com/dining-table-david-manilow/meadowlark-union-lardon-logan-square-restaurants Every week on [ The Dining Table podcast ][7] , host David Manilow shares his own experiences from some of Chicago's best places to eat, drink and shop. Crain's reporters bring expert insight into all aspects of the city's restaurant and food scene. And we welcome chefs, culinary experts, cookbook ...
View Article 6:01 a.m. February 6, 2023 Crains Editorial: Let's shine more light on the ComEd deal http://www.chicagobusiness.com/opinion/lightfoot-comed-franchise-agreement-scrutiny-editorial Sometimes the right thing happens for less-than-pure reasons. The Chicago City Council’s move to block Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s hurry-up-and- pass-it push for a 15-year deal with Commonwealth Edison is a case in point.
View Article 6:01 a.m. February 6, 2023 Crains This Chicago startup is making self-driving tractors a reality http://www.chicagobusiness.com/private-intelligence/sabanto-chicago-making-self-driving-tractors-reality The big automakers and their tech allies have been talking about autonomous driving for years now, but aren’t close to making it reality. Down on the farm, the biggest names in tractors—John Deere, Case IH and New Holland—have been working on the same thing, though their models in testing aren’t ...
View Article 6:01 a.m. February 6, 2023 Crains With 50 wards and 50 mini-mayors, there may be 50 reasons to rethink Chicago’s balkanized City Council http://www.chicagobusiness.com/politics/chicago-city-council-wards-mayor-governance Chicago’s famed political machine is at least mostly dead, City Council insiders agree. More than half a century after the first of a series of federal court orders aimed at ridding City Hall of graft, favor-banking and political patronage, change has finally taken root—the pending departure of Ed Burke, the ...
View Article 6:01 a.m. February 6, 2023 Crains Joe Cahill: City Council gets it right on ComEd vote http://www.chicagobusiness.com/joe-cahill-business/chicago-city-council-right-delay-comed-vote-joe-cahill Kudos to Chicago aldermen for refusing to fast-track Mayor Lori Lightfoot's proposed franchise extension for electric utility Commonwealth Edison. If Chicago history teaches anything, it's that massive, multiyear municipal contracts involving hundreds of millions of dollars shouldn't be rushed through the City Council to meet artificial deadlines. Although the parallel ...
View Article 6:01 a.m. February 6, 2023 Crains Here are the 50 highest-priced home sales of 2022 http://www.chicagobusiness.com/residential-real-estate/chicago-highest-priced-home-sales The extreme upper end of the Chicago-area housing market does its own thing, disregarding the path of the overall residential real estate market. Consider the gap between these two figures: In 2022, the number of homes sold in the nine-county metropolitan area dropped by nearly 19%. In the same period, ...
View Article 6:01 a.m. February 6, 2023 Crains Greg Hinz: These mayoral contenders should watch out for banana peels http://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/chicago-mayoral-candidates-suffer-self-inflicted-mistakes-greg-hinz We all make mistakes. Even columnists. We all do things that, in retrospect or at a later time down the road, we wish we’d done differently. The trick is amending, explaining, making up for, changing the subject or otherwise dealing with those errors afterward. We’re now entering the stretch run ...
View Article 6:01 a.m. February 6, 2023 Crains Walgreens, CVS warned over mailing abortion pills • Startup developing CPR drug • UChicago's fixed-price cancer care http://www.chicagobusiness.com/health-pulse/walgreens-cvs-warned-over-mailing-abortion-pills ** 20 STATES WARN PHARMACY COMPANIES OVER MAILING MIFEPRISTONE: ** A group of 20 state attorneys general, all Republicans, sent a letter to Walgreens and CVS claiming that their plans to sell abortion pills through the mail violate federal and state laws. The letter—written by Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey ...
View Article 6:01 a.m. February 6, 2023 Chicago Tribune Community policing and vote for police district councils becoming a focus of upcoming election, candidates for mayor https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-community-policing-police-district-councils-20230206-iqztkvvqnvbvlntctnu35m4yzy-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/news/ As the nation grapples with the police killing of Tyre Nichols in Memphis, and as Chicagoans prepare to vote for mayor Feb. 28, crime remains at or near the list of top issues candidates are sparring over with a few weeks to go before votes are counted. Mayor Lori Lightfoot ...
View Article 6:01 a.m. February 6, 2023 Chicago Tribune A rematch — and more — in competitive 1st Ward race to represent Wicker Park, Logan Square https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/elections/ct-ward-one-laspata-royko-schneider-moreno-20230206-4ilvsoxverhhzlcbnjly74cdhy-story.html#ed=rss_www.chicagotribune.com/arcio/rss/category/news/ The first thing incumbent Ald. Daniel La Spata needs to do to hold onto his 1st Ward ** ** City Council seat is weather a former rival’s resurgence. Former Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno, attempting a political comeback following a series of scandals, is running for the seat he held for ...
View Article 6:01 a.m. February 6, 2023 Chicago Sun-Times As libraries turn the page on bookmobiles, something is lost https://chicago.suntimes.com/2023/2/6/23585053/bookmobiles-libraries-warren-newport-library-books-reading-editorial Anyone who has spent time on a bookmobile has learned enough to know nothing withstands the change of time. Still, we lament the slow passing of bookmobiles from our communities. Most recently, the Warren-Newport Library in Gurnee discussed ending neighborhood service with its bookmobile. That follows a long nationwide trend. ...
View Article 6:01 a.m. February 6, 2023 Chicago Sun-Times End wildlife killing contests in Illinois https://chicago.suntimes.com/2023/2/6/23584629/end-wildlife-killing-contests-illinois-immigration-letters Disdain for wildlife killing contests is an area of common ground for Illinoisans who hunt and those who don’t. During these grisly events, which commonly take place in January and February, competitors kill coyotes and foxes by the hundreds for frivolous prizes. Once the killing ends, participants pile up the ...
View Article 6:01 a.m. February 6, 2023 Chicago Sun-Times The tax that won’t die — and other revenue plans — surface in city election https://chicago.suntimes.com/2023/2/6/23582875/chicago-mayoral-election-tax-proposals-united-working-family Lobbyists, journalists, consultants and others with a pronounced interest in what the local electorate will decide usually say the same thing: Politics in Chicago is a sport. It’s an article of faith, a claim for a Chicago distinction, like parking dibs. But if it’s true, then politics is a sport ...
View Article 6 a.m. February 6, 2023 Chicago Sun-Times Pritzker sets aside $40 million for industrial growth https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2023/2/6/23585304/pritzker-40-million-industrial-growth-grants-megasites-investment-program Hoping to spur industrial job creation on large properties around Illinois, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Monday the state will offer $40 million in grants to support their development. The new Megasites Investment Program will use money from the Rebuild Illinois capital improvement bond issue. It will offer grants of up ...
View Article 6 a.m. February 6, 2023 Chicago Sun-Times Dear Abby: Teen won’t speak to her dad but still expects a present https://chicago.suntimes.com/2023/2/6/23586987/dear-abby-teen-wont-speak-to-her-dad-but-still-expects-a-present ** DEAR ABBY: ** I’m writing on behalf of my partner of more than 10 years. He has three daughters ages 23, 20 and 16. While he’s close to two of them, his youngest distances herself when she doesn’t get what she wants or disagrees with his point of view ...
View Article 6 a.m. February 6, 2023 Chicago Magazine Five South Side Properties for Sale https://www.chicagomag.com/real-estate/five-south-side-properties-for-sale/ Last month this publication shared [ a 1920s Tudor Revival home ][1] located in Chicago’s Beverly area that once belonged to the Swift family. It got me thinking about what else the city’s South Side has to offer in terms of impressive properties for sale on the real estate market. ...