The mayor’s Chicago budget plan includes a $76.5 million property tax hike despite $3.5 billion in federal aid and funds permanent programs with temporary revenues but includes no push to fix pensions.View Report
The list of workers Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker is demanding get vaccinated or tested for COVID-19 has grown to include licensed day care centers. Pritzker’s mandate affects 55,000 workers.
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker couldn’t reach an agreement with the public employee unions representing workers in group settings, so he delayed the COVID-19 vaccination deadline until Nov. 30. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s vaccination fight with the police union escalates.
As Illinois politicians continue trying to force vaccinations on more residents, Gov. J.B. Pritzker is trying to end use of a state law designed to stop people from being forced into health care decisions.
With Chicago Police officers refusing to report their COVID-19 vaccination statuses, city streets soon could go unprotected. Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker is offering to call out the National Guard to keep order.
Chicago’s police union is planning to challenge Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate and encouraging officers to ignore demands to report their vaccination status by Oct. 15. Only about 25% of police are vaccinated.
Unvaccinated Chicago city employees must be tested twice a week, at their own expense, to avoid losing their paychecks.