Amid a spike in COVID-19 infections and deaths, a 30-day stay-at-home advisory order begins Monday in Chicago and suburban Cook County. Coronavirus testing sites are overflowing in Illinois as leaders plead with people to stay home.
President-elect Joe Biden moves ahead with his transition plans despite President Donald Trump’s refusal to concede and the Republican Party’s resistance to accept the election’s outcome. With Biden already selecting staff and Cabinet members, are former Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Sen. Tammy Duckworth being considered for the administration?
U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood is declared the winner in the 14th Congressional District, beating Republican Jim Oberweis, who prematurely claimed victory and refuses to concede without a recount.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot bigfoots aldermen who are considering voting against her pandemic budget. Meanwhile, the Chicago Federation of Labor proposes up to $272 million in savings but the mayor says it won’t change her layoff plans and possible property tax hikes.
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