Mayor Lori Lightfoot To Present 2021 Budget Plan On Oct. 21, One Week Later Than Originally ScheduledThe city is facing a projected shortfall of $1.2 billion in 2021, including more than $780 million in tax revenue lost to the pandemic.
As Airline Industry Loses $5 Billion A Month, Flight Attendants Fear Massive Furloughs Without Help From Congress“At one point during the pandemic, United Airlines had more pilots then they were flying passengers. That should give you an idea what they were up against,” CBS News travel editor Peter Greenberg said.
Citing Healthcare Concerns, Lawmakers Urge Senate To Approve USPS Funds To Avoid Catastrophic Results"Our patients are seniors. They're veterans. They are people who have mobility and transportation issues, and are at higher risk for COVID-19. We have some zip codes, where 50% of our mail order prescriptions were delayed." 
Illinois Congressman Rodney Davis Tests Positive For COVID-19; 'Please Wear A Mask ... All Of Us Must Do Our Part'Davis said in a statement that a higher than usual temperature reading Wednesday prompted him to get tested, which resulted in a positive diagnosis.
Three Illinois Congressmen Demand Federal Agents Coming To Chicago Coordinate With Mayor, GovernorThe congressmen also want guarantees agents deployed to Chicago will wear uniforms and use clearly marked vehicles.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Urges Congress To Include Mayors In Discussions Of Police Reform Legislation; 'We're On The Front Lines'“I think they’ve got to listen and invite us into the conversation. Mayors are on the front lines. We’ve been on the front lines through COVID-19. That work continues. We're on the front lines when it comes to police reform and accountability,” she told CNN in a Skype interview.
U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth Pushes Fix For Parents Of Babies Born This Year To Get Stimulus Funds Quicker"This is something that they are entitled to anyway, just don't make them wait 18 months for it," Duckworth told CNN in an interview Friday.
Lawmakers Struggle To Balance Day Job With Raising Kids At Home: 'It's Been Surprisingly Hard'Sen. Tammy Duckworth has forgotten the mute button on a conference call with the Senate Democratic caucus, while coaching her daughter to use the potty.
Public Universities Across Illinois Seek Additional Coronavirus Relief Funding From CongressIllinois' public universities are asking Congress for additional financial relief amid the COVID-19 pandemic, citing an economic impact of more than $21 billion.
Boeing Could Receive Billions From Stimulus PackageThe aerospace giant is among the companies that would qualify for the government-backed loans reserved "for businesses critical to maintaining national security," and the only one that has made it clear that it needs the assistance.
Progressive Challenger Marie Newman Defeats Longtime Congressman Dan Lipinski In 3rd District RematchA member of the Lipinski family has held that seat since 1983.