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Pritzker’s toilet removal contractor gets nearly $9M in COVID-19 work

Pritzker’s toilet removal contractor gets nearly $9M in COVID-19 work

The contractor who removed toilets from Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s mansion in a $331,000 property tax scandal received a nearly $9 million COVID-19 contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The contractor hadn’t worked with the Corps in 76 years.

By Ben Szalinski

Metra ridership down 97% from COVID-19

Metra ridership down 97% from COVID-19

Very few people have been commuting to work since Illinois’ stay-at-home order began at the end of March, which could mean tax and fare troubles are ahead for Chicago’s mass transit.

By Ben Szalinski