Democratic presidential candidate
And let's look back at the highs (big money for business, state and local government) and lows (inventory shortages and a dispensary burglary), six days after
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Congressman Dan Lipinkski will be among the speakers at Saturday's anti-abortion March for Life and rally in
In a statement released by the march's organizers, Lipinski said: "Every January, I am proud to brave the cold and join the March for Life Chicago. As a member of
How abortion became the single most important litmus test in American politics: Click here to read the analysis in the
The upcoming election: These days, abortion has become a deeply political and therefore partisan issue. Lipinski, whose
History, Part I: In 2018, he narrowly beat
History, Part II: Last week, Lipinski joined more than 200 members of
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Bloomberg campaigning in
Bloomberg and Mayor
Lightfoot hasn't endorsed in the presidential race, so expect him to court the mayor a bit. And during his address, I'd expect the former three-term mayor of
One thing's for sure: The Bloomberg-Lightfoot meeting won't be at
Also on Bloomberg's calendar: After a morning in
From the Tribune's
"Though Lightfoot frequently said during her mayoral campaign that the city needed to re-evaluate regressive fines such as traffic cameras primarily installed to generate money for the city by ticketing motorists rather than for safety reasons, acting
"Also Tuesday, Biagi said
Background: Several years ago,
The background: "ComEd asked for nearly 40 years -- a request that meant most ratepayers wouldn't see the full benefits," Daniels explains. "The attorney general's office has said that five years is a more reasonable term, but has been open to other time frames. The commission in 2018 agreed to ComEd's point of view, but that was before Gov.
"Raoul's office took another run at it with new leadership at the ICC, but Zalewski a month ago reaffirmed the position of former Chairman
About the ICC: The regulatory body has five members who are appointed by the governor and approved by the
Opinion: The political solution to the state's population drop? Hint: Good elected leaders: Tribune Editorial Board member and columnist
"The fact that state lawmakers put on the upcoming November ballot a proposal for a graduated state income tax, which eventually will hit the middle class, while they also blocked grassroots campaigns for votes on redistricting reform, term limits and the Illinois Constitution's pension clause is an injustice that cannot be overstated. Efforts to squeeze taxpayers get shepherded through the
Coalition of labor, social service and religious leaders named to push Gov.
Rolling in the green with weed legalization, but amid the success comes a shortage, burglary
Marotti warned us about the inventory problem last month.
But state and local government officials trying to mop up a sea of red ink washing over their government finances must be rubbing their hands together when they read this: "Legal weed sales kicked off in
The government's piece of the pie: Legal weed sales are taxed at 10 percent for THC levels at or less than 35 percent; 20 percent for cannabis-infused products such as edibles; and 25 percent for THC concentrations of more than 35%. That's on top of state and local sales taxes.
Municipalities may add special taxes of up to 3%, counties may add up to 3.75% in unincorporated areas, and
So, who's the (alleged) bad seed?: As the Tribune's
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