The Week in Review: Chicago Recognizes Juneteenth, Agrees to Study Reparations


As thousands take to the street to commemorate Juneteenth, Chicago City Council approves an ordinance recognizing Juneteenth but not officially recognizing it as a holiday. Meanwhile, City Council also agrees to study reparations with two aldermen voting no.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s $1.1 billion COVID-19 spending plan passed despite police funding pushback. And is the ordinance to pull police out of schools dead on arrivalBars and breweries reopened this week while the 606 and lakefront trails are set to reopen Monday with a $5 million gift.

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In other political news, two big Supreme Court rulings this week, protecting both DACA “Dreamers” and workers from being fired for being LGBTQ. The state extends the eviction ban thru July as Gov. J.B. Pritzker announces millions in aid for renters and small businessesPritzker signs bills to send mail-in ballots for Election Day, which is now a holiday.

The Illinois GOP sues “unaccountable king” Pritzker over 10-person gathering limit. The Illinois Supreme Court says Chicago Police misconduct records can’t be destroyed after five years. And the Better Government Association sues City Council over alleged Open Meetings Act violations.

Guests

Mike Flannery, FOX 32 News | @PoliticalEditor
Maudlyne Ihejirika, Chicago Sun-Times | @Maudlynei
Gregory Pratt, Chicago Tribune | @royalpratt
Amanda Vinicky, WTTW News | @AmandaVinicky


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