The Center Square: Illinois legislators return Wednesday to reveal, pass state budget
Illinois taxpayers still have yet to see how legislators plan to spend their money in the coming fiscal year. July 1 begins the next budget year for the state of Illinois. The Illinois Constitution states all bills passed after May 31 with an immediate effective date require supermajority support in the legislature.
Chicago Tribune: State deploying 30 ‘peacekeepers’ in Chicago over Memorial Day weekend
The workers are with the Illinois Department of Human Services’ Citywide Crisis Prevention & Response Unit, whose goal is to address street conflicts through de-escalation.
Sun-Times: Mayor Johnson forges compromise proposal to expand outdoor dining in Chicago
Mayor Brandon Johnson will make permanent Lori Lightfoot’s stalled plan for an outdoor dining program in the River North neighborhood.
Daily Herald: Deal calls for $16 million in incentives to develop remaining properties in Mundelein's village hall subdivision
Mundelein has inked a redevelopment agreement for a planned $68 million residential project on the remaining vacant property bordering village hall and the Metra train station.
ABC 7 Chicago: Armed group carries out 6 robberies within 2 hours, shoots man during attack
An armed group carried out six robberies at gas stations across Chicago within two hours on Tuesday morning. The crime spree started in the 1100 block of North Cicero Avenue just before 4 a.m.
NBC Chicago: Bill that would require full-day kindergarten in Illinois public schools passes state legislature
A bill that would require public school districts in Illinois to establish full-day kindergarten schedules has passed the state legislature, sending the bill to the desk of Gov. J.B. Pritzker.