Mayor Lori Lightfoot chooses United Airlines director, community leader, and Chinatown native Nicole Lee as the new 11th Ward alderperson. If confirmed, Lee would be the first Asian American woman to serve on the city council.
City officials announce the three finalists for Chicago’s casino. The city council OKs an extension to anti-gentrification demolition fees along the 606 and in Pilsen and plans to build a western access to O’Hare Airport.
The Illinois Supreme Court gives politicians broad leeway to use campaign funds to defend themselves in a trial. Illinois lawmakers use $2.7 billion in federal COVID-19 stimulus money to pay down state’s unemployment insurance fund debt.
The Senate Judiciary Committee holds four days of hearings on President Joe Biden’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Kentanji Brown Jackson. Biden visits Europe as Russia war against Ukraine drags on and NATO strengthens its eastern defenses. Chicago Public Schools officials announce they won’t add any days to this year’s calendar, meaning teachers won’t make up lost pay from their COVID walkout.
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