Chicago inks a $29 million contract to build six winterized shelter camps with the same company hired by Florida to bus those people here.
Meanwhile, the Biden administration approves work permits only for some Venezuelan migrants.
Illinois is the first state to eliminate cash bail this week after years of pushback. Chicago’s treasurer, Melissa Conyears Ervin, is under investigation by the Inspector General’s office which seized computers from her city office. She denies that she had her employees do personal work for her on city time.
Alderpeople grill the mayor’s pick for top cop, Larry Snelling, who is now another step closer to winning the job. A City Council compromise is hammered out to eliminate the sub-minimum wage for tipped workers over five years.
And in sports, Bears General Manager Ryan Poles downplays the chaos at Halas Hall after a bizarre week including the defensive coordinator, Alan Williams, quitting the team and QB Justin Fields blames coaching for his problems then backtracks. The Cubs make the final push for a wildcard spot amid final stretch losses.
Sarah Schulte, ABC 7 Chicago | @SchulteABC7 @ABC7Chicago
Greg Pratt, Chicago Tribune | @RoyalPratt @ChicagoTribune
Melody Mercado, Block Club Chicago | @melodymercadotv @BlockClubCHI
Jim Rose, ABC 7 Chicago (Retired) | @JimRoseABC7
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