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Gov. JB Pritzker OKs Legislative Maps Despite Heavy CriticismIt was the second time Pritzker approved maps drawn up by his fellow Democrats despite promising as a candidate in 2018 that he would veto any made by politicians.
City Leaders Hope New Campaign Will Boost Vaccination Rate, But Health Professionals Say It Will Take TimeChicago city leaders hope a new campaign will boost COVID-19 vaccination rates. But health professionals say it is still going to take time.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot 'Disappointed' In CPS Struggles With COVID Testing, Contact Tracing"This is not a mystery anymore. We know how to do contact tracing, we know how to do case investigations, and we’ve got to make sure that CPS is using the tools at its disposal to do just that,” Lightfoot said.
Civic Federation President Calls Mayor Lightfoot's $16.7 Billion Budget Plan 'Good News,' But Some Aldermen Aren't Sold On SpecificsMayor Lori Lightfoot on Monday laid out her $16.7 billion budget proposal in front of the City Council.
City Council Approves Plan To Ease Zoning Rules For Marijuana Businesses, Open Up Sales In Most Of DowntownThe changes in the ordinance are aimed at making it easier for firms owned by minorities to get in on the legal marijuana business in Illinois
Lightfoot Unveils $16.7 Billion Spending Plan For 2022, Using Federal Funds And Modest Property Tax Hike To Balance BudgetIt's the second year in a row the mayor is asking aldermen to back a property tax hike in Chicago, although it's a smaller one than the $94 million property tax increase the City Council approved for 2021.

Consumer

Chicago Father Frustrated With His Child Tax Credit Payment Delayed And Missing Due To Glitches In SystemThe Child Tax Credit is meant to help families make ends meet as the COVID-19 pandemic lingers on. But many payments are delayed, making it anything but helpful for parents on a budget.
Operator Of Suburban Moving Company Is Subject Of Arrest Warrant, Numerous Consumer Complaints, But He Says It's 'Impossible'A suburban mover is so troubled that there is an arrest out warrant for him – and the federal government has stripped him of his ability to haul stuff across state lines.
While Some Are Seeing Tax Refunds From IRS Months Later At Last, A Group Steps In To Help Those Who Still Aren'tIn the past month, we’ve been digging for answers to the question so many of you are desperately asking – “Where is my refund check?” But on Wednesday night, there was a bit of good news for people still waiting - and another option for those trying to reach the IRS.
Nearly 50 Million Customers Might Be Victims Of Major Data Breach At T-MobileNearly 50 million consumers might be victims of the latest mega data breach.
ComEd Admits Failed Underground Line Caused Power Outage That Shorted Out Woman's Sump Pumps, But Utility Won't Pay For DamagesCathryn Harris’ power went out, her sump pumps broke, then her basement flooded - and ComEd admitted the outage was because of a failed underground power line. But that's not enough to get the utility giant to pay for damages.
Some Consumers Say Head Of Chicago Playground Fashion Line Is Back To Taking Money And Failing To Send ClothesA local fashion designer vowed to fix the problems exposed by the CBS 2 Morning Insiders – from poor communication to unfulfilled orders – but now, more customers are saying he’s back to his old ways.