Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg tours the 95th/Dan Ryan Red Line station promoting the president’s infrastructure proposal.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker visited the White House to talk infrastructure with President Joe Biden and landed a private Oval Office meeting with the president.
Chicago continues to hold the title of the nation’s mass shooting capital with at least one a week. Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown went to the White House for help with the pervasive violence, but he continues to blame judges for letting out violent defendants on electric monitoring.
Meanwhile, Mayor Lori Lightfoot hopes a $1 million fund to reward tips for seizures of illegal guns will help reduce the number of shootings.
Activists and the mayor have reportedly reopened talks on police reform.
And Pritzker signs a bill prohibiting law enforcement from using deceptive tactics when interrogating minors.
In other politics, the FEC rules that the chair of the state’s Democratic party, U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, can’t raise funds.
Pritzker signs a cannabis equity law adding more dispensary licenses as Senate Leader Chuck Schumer advocates for federal legalization.
And Illinois legislative watchdog Carol Pope resigns, calling the post a “paper tiger.”
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