What’s in an Adjective? ‘Democrat Party’ Label on the Rise
Amid bipartisan calls to dial back extreme partisanship following the insurrection, the intentional misuse of “Democrat” as an adjective remains in nearly universal use among Republicans. Propelled by conservative media, it also has caught on with far-right elements that were energized by the Trump presidency.
J&J’s 1-Dose Shot Cleared, Giving US 3rd COVID-19 Vaccine
The U.S. is getting a third vaccine to prevent COVID-19, as the Food and Drug Administration on Saturday cleared a Johnson & Johnson shot that works with just one dose instead of two.
Day Laborers Face Increased Difficulties Amid COVID-19
How Chicago’s day laborers, many of whom are undocumented, are finding — and not finding — work during the coronavirus pandemic.
Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, Feb. 27, 2021 - Full Show
How the pandemic has interrupted an income source for day laborers. Reviving the debate over a $15 minimum wage. A hospital chaplain offering spiritual support. The last word on bridging cultures.
La Ultima Palabra: Anyiné Galván Rodríguez
From Cuba to the Dominican Republic to right here in Chicago, millions of Afro Latinos speak their culture through their language and wear their African heritage on their bodies, especially in their hair texture.
Fight for Transgender Rights Plants its Flag on Capitol Hill
This week illustrated how far the U.S. has come in the battle for transgender rights and representation — and how far the country still has to go.
Judge Approves $650M Facebook Privacy Lawsuit Settlement
A federal judge on Friday approved a $650 million settlement of a privacy lawsuit against Facebook for allegedly using photo face-tagging and other biometric data without the permission of its users.
House Passes $1.9T Pandemic Bill on Near Party-Line Vote
The House approved a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief bill in a win for President Joe Biden, even as top Democrats tried assuring agitated progressives that they’d revive their derailed drive to boost the minimum wage.
Highlights of the COVID-19 Relief Bill Advancing in Congress
The House passed a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package early Saturday, 219-212, that includes $1,400 checks for most Americans and billions of dollars for schools, state and local governments and businesses.
The Week in Review: Michael Madigan Fills His House Seat Twice
The fight is on to replace Michael Madigan as Democratic Party chair, while his legislative successor steps down after three days on the job. And Chicago City Council erupts over COVID-19 spending.
Aldermen Approve Lightfoot’s Plan for COVID-19 Relief Funds After Delay
Aldermen voted 37-10 on Friday to approve Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan to spend federal COVID-19 relief funds after a 48-hour delay prompted by fierce criticism of her decision to use $281.5 million in funds to cover the cost of salaries and benefits for Chicago Police Department officers.
US Advisers Endorse Single-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine from J&J
U.S. health advisers endorsed a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson on Friday, putting the nation on the cusp of adding an easier-to-use option to fight the pandemic.
No New Cases of More Transmissible COVID-19 Variant Found in Illinois
No new cases of two COVID-19 variants believed to be more transmissible have been discovered in Illinois in the past seven days, according to data released Thursday by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
United Will Pay $49 Million to Settle Air Mail Fraud Case
United Airlines will pay more than $49 million to avoid criminal prosecution and settle civil charges of defrauding the U.S. Postal Service in the delivery of international mail.
Mass Vaccination Site to Open March 10 at United Center
Federal and state officials will open a mass vaccination site at the United Center on March 10 that could administer an additional 6,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine per day, officials announced Friday.