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How to vote in the 2023 Chicago election

How to vote in the 2023 Chicago election

Late January is the start of voting for the Feb. 28 Chicago municipal elections for early, in-person voting and for those who’ve requested mail-in ballots. Here’s your guide to voting in Chicago for mayor, alderman and other city offices.

By Hannah Max

Ep. 67: These 3 things could fix Illinois in 2023

Ep. 67: These 3 things could fix Illinois in 2023

This week’s Policy Shop is by Bryce Hill, director of fiscal and economic research at the Illinois Policy Institute. Today the 103rd Illinois General Assembly will be inaugurated. With new lawmakers in place, what are the laws they should enact to make life better for Illinoisans? Spoiler alert: Lower taxes wouldn’t hurt. 1) Commit to no new taxes and no tax hikes. Lawmakers...

Illinois House bill would give more power to Chicago Public Schools unions

Illinois House bill would give more power to Chicago Public Schools unions

The Chicago Teachers Union has already created havoc for kids and parents in Chicago Public Schools, with 5 work stoppages in the past 11 years. Now lawmakers are giving principals and other employees union powers, creating more potential instability for students and parents.

By Mailee Smith

Pritzker signs bill giving $12K pay raises to state lawmakers

Pritzker signs bill giving $12K pay raises to state lawmakers

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker approved raises for the statewide elected leaders just ahead of their inaugurations Jan. 9. State lawmakers will get $12,094 raises when they take office Jan. 11. Big hikes also went to Pritzker’s department leaders and their assistants.

By Brad Weisenstein