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Oct 7, 2020

New Funding to Bring Mental Health Care to Homeless Shelters, Encampments

Chicago officials on Tuesday announced $8 million in grants for expanded mental health care services across the city, including for some of Chicago’s most vulnerable residents: those experiencing homelessness.

Oct 7, 2020

Stuttering Bears Face Quarterback Legend Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Quarterback Nick Foles fails to get the job done against the Colts. Can the Bears find an offense Thursday night? Former Bears offensive lineman James “Big Cat” Williams gives us his take.

Oct 7, 2020

Pence-Harris Debate To Unfold as Trump Recovers From Virus

Vice President Mike Pence and his Democratic challenger, California Sen. Kamala Harris, are set to face off in a debate that will offer starkly different visions for a country confronting escalating crises.

Oct 7, 2020

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Oct 6, 2020

Retirees at Center of Lawsuit, Questions Over Graduated Tax

In November, Illinois voters will be making a choice about how the state taxes income. But a last-minute lawsuit claims the ballot itself is flawed and is raising questions about how it may impact retirees.

Oct 6, 2020

Head of FBI Chicago Office on ‘Critically Important’ Work to Ensure a Fair Election

The COVID-19 pandemic has many Americans rethinking how they’re going to vote this year, with huge numbers applying for mail-in ballots. Emmerson Buie Jr. talks about the FBI’s priorities, and what steps they’re taking in Chicago.

Oct 6, 2020

Vision 2020: Electoral College vs Popular Vote in America

Why is it that one candidate can win the popular vote but another wins the electoral vote and thus the presidency? Because that’s how the framers of the Constitution set it up.

Oct 6, 2020

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Oct 6, 2020

2 Justices Slam Court’s 2015 Decision in Gay Marriage Case

The Supreme Court, already poised to take a significant turn to the right, opened its new term Monday with a jolt from two conservative justices who raised new criticism of the court’s embrace of same-sex marriage.

Oct 5, 2020

Trump’s Rhetoric Fuels Fear of Election Night Violence

In an op-ed, DePaul University history professor Tom Mockaitis says the president’s failure last week to recognize and condemn violent, far-right groups like the Proud Boys could encourage clashes on Nov. 3.

Oct 5, 2020

How Trump’s COVID-19 Diagnosis Could Impact the Election

Nearly a dozen of President Trump’s allies and team members have tested positive for the coronavirus just four weeks ahead of the election. We discuss the potential political fallout of the president’s diagnosis.

Oct 5, 2020

New Biography Examines Jimmy Carter’s ‘Epic’ Life, ‘Surprisingly Consequential’ Presidency

Jimmy Carter, who served just a single term in the White House, is widely seen as a model ex-president but largely unsuccessful president. Now, the 96-year-old is the subject of a full-length, independent biography.

Oct 5, 2020

Fighting for Fall Sports: Where the Legal Battle Stands

The possibility for high school students to play all fall sports is again at a standstill. We discuss the situation with a student, a lawyer and a doctor.

Oct 5, 2020

Crain’s Headlines: Company Scores Big With Downtown Sublease

Here’s a rarity in the downtown office market amid the pandemic: a company secures a sublease for its office space. Crain’s Chicago Business Editor Ann Dwyer joins us with that story and more.

Oct 5, 2020

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