After heated negotiations this week, there’s still no deal between Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union on safety protocols for in-person learning. Chicago residents scramble for COVID-19 vaccinations as complaints mount against the sign-up process. However, state lawmakers advanced to the head of the vaccine line.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot's City Council floor leader steps down midterm as chemistry with the mayor cited as one possible issue why he gave up the powerful position. U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin takes over as the powerful judiciary committee chair. U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger votes against the majority of the GOP to oust U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene on congressional committees. The second impeachment trial of Donald Trump starts next week. And, the Obama Presidential Center clears a myriad of hurdles and is set to break ground in the fall.
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