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Leading infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci said a new variant of the coronavirus was being watched but was not yet a threat. Vermont, the last state to be on Chicago’s travel advisory, was added to the list on Wednesday, placing the entire United States under city leadership to stem the transmission of COVID-19. Besides …

THE O’DELLS The South For residents of northern Illinois who wish to break away from Chicago and its suburbs and form their own state, two researchers at Southern Illinois University Carbondale have a categorical caveat: In a white paper released earlier this year by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, a university think tank, political …

Amalgamated of Chicago, founded by the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America in 1922, has always been known for its close union ties. But it has not been majority owned by unions for decades. How Wrobel, 71, – for nearly 40 years a key lieutenant under Chairman and majority owner Eugene Heytow – acquired Heytow’s 57.5% …

Borrowers do not pay interest. Instead, they give Klover real-time access to their banking transactions. Companies such as Wayfair, DoorDash, and GoodRX pay Klover to advertise their products to borrowers based on their spending habits. “What’s remarkable is how willing people are to share their personal information,” says Tim Calkins, professor of marketing at the …

While the issues raised by the Federal Reserve and Harvard may sound like variations on an old theme, 150-year-old global finance company Goldman Sachs is urging the public and private sectors to invest in a targeted and sustained manner to close the gap of racial wealth in the United States. . Although the report focuses …

Venture capitalists are moving away from the payday lending space, a decade after rushing into it. Driving the news: LendUp, which had raised more than $ 200 million from companies like Google Ventures, this month stopped making loans. Axios obtained a letter sent to shareholders, in which CEO Anu Shultes said payday loans “are no …

Chicago’s Evanston suburb became the first American city to offer restitution money to black residents whose families have suffered lasting damage from decades of segregation and discriminatory practices. City council voted 8-1 Monday to begin distributing US $ 400,000 to eligible black residents through grants of US $ 25,000 for home repairs, down payments or …

98% of people in the United States live at a high or substantial risk of transmission compared to 19% about a month ago. The average number of new daily COVID-19 cases in Chicago exceeded 400 on Monday, the highest since May 7 and a ten-fold increase from the lowest rate in June. The mark of …

PAIGE FRY Chicago Tribune Two Chicago police officers were gunned down Saturday night in the West Englewood neighborhood in the southern part of the city, according to Chicago police. One of the officers, a female, died, according to the Chicago Police Department. The other is fighting for his life, First Deputy to the Superintendent. Eric …

ANNIE SWEENEY Chicago Tribune Days after Darren Cole made public last March that he was detained by Chicago police more than 60 times because he shared a name with a man with an arrest warrant, the city has helped clear up the case. But the cooperation did not last long. Now the city of Chicago …

CHICAGO (WLS) – Governor JB Pritzker, along with the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus, are celebrating a new round of laws aimed at addressing racial inequalities and systemic injustices. “We have the opportunity to make fundamentally positive changes that will benefit many who have been left behind and left behind for too long,” said Pritzker. Laws …

(David Mark / Pixabay) For months, progressive members of Chicago’s city council have prepared to wage a merciless battle to convince Mayor Lori Lightfoot to spend every cent of the $ 1.9 billion Chicago earmarked from federal COVID-19 relief funds. in direct aid to struggling Chicagoans and small businesses. Lightfoot and his finance team had …

CTU and management negotiated until late Monday, but remain far apart on issues such as probation and special education needs. 7:30 a.m. TODAY, Tuesday June 8: socially distanced press conference with educators, parents. Urban Prep campus Englewood, 6201 S. Stewart Ave. CHICAGO – Educators from three Urban Prep campuses will hold a press conference at …

The most desperate are the most vulnerable. In a booming economy, the wealth gap should narrow, not widen. The rise of the economic ladder for the working poor, especially blacks and Latinos, is threatened by payday lenders eager to exploit the situation with the help of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Earlier this year, …

House Bill 417 falls short of the structural reforms required by Illinois pension systems. A constitutional amendment is needed after the courts blocked a genuine reform effort in 2018. Illinois lawmakers are trying to keep the Chicago Park District pension fund from going insolvent, but their solution mostly creates more debt and levies more taxes …

Pastors Ken and Beverly Jenkins, who head the nonprofit Refuge and Restoration, inaugurated on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 on the future site of the R&R Marketplace. Karen Robinson-Jacobs | American St. Louis For married pastors Ken and Beverly Jenkins, the road to rehab winds its way through streets once blazing with rage after the police …

Sunnyside Representative Dan Newhouse says he’s very concerned about the Biden administration’s Internal Revenue Service banking oversight plan. Newhouse joined Rep. Drew Ferguson, as well as all Republican members of the Ways and Means Committee, in introducing legislation banning IRS financial monitoring. This legislation would bar the IRS from implementing any form of the Biden …