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  • Thursday, December 2, 2021
    Center of ‘Rape Email’ Denies Knowledge of Alleged Coverup

    — The ex-campaign worker for Gov. J.B. Pritzker who is at the center of an email in which a one-time Statehouse lobbyist alleged government coverups of a rape and illegal state hiring says he’s completely unaware of the purported incidents that have dogged him since the email became public last year.

     

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  • Thursday, December 2, 2021
    Illinois Playbook: Chicago map finally revealed — and delayed

    Good Thursday morning, Illinois. You know it's December when the headlines from Washington are about a government shutdown looming.

     

    TOP TALKER

    Two miniature trains zooming around the holiday tree in City Hall might be a metaphor for the Chicago City Council’s Black and Latino caucuses.  read more >

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  • Thursday, December 2, 2021
    Landmarks Illinois looking for Most Endangered sites worth preserving in state

    Landmarks Illinois, a statewide historic preservation advocacy nonprofit organization, is accepting nominations for its 2022 Most Endangered Historic Places in Illinois. Nominations are due Jan. 10, 2022.

     

    Sites included on Landmarks Illinois' Most Endangered Historic Places in Illinois routinely receive a heightened le...   read more >

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  • Thursday, December 2, 2021
    Politicians turn to social media influencers in search of loyal audiences

    As politicians enter the early stages of their 2022 primary campaigns, many of them are forming casual relationships with social media influencers to help boost their own visibility.

     

    For example, Governor J.B. Pritzker attended a live, late-night show in Chicago on Tuesday night and shared the stage with Shermann ̵...   read more >

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  • Thursday, December 2, 2021
    Pritzker takes infrastructure victory lap, touts efforts to 'Rebuild Illinois' in Quad Cities

    Gov. JB Pritzker announced almost $94 million in new funding for Illinois airports through the Rebuild Illinois Capital Improvement Program, which he touted as “the most robust infrastructure upgrade in Illinois’ history.”

     

    Rebuild Illinois — a systematic effort to improve the state’s agin...   read more >

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  • Thursday, December 2, 2021
    Only a few cannabis workers in Illinois are unionized 2 years after full legalization. Organizers say corporate owners have put up fierce resistance.
    “A lot of people running the industry don’t really seem to care about even just the culture and the benefits of cannabis, let alone their employees’ wellbeing,” said a budtender at Curaleaf’s Weed Street dispensary in Goose Island.

    Cannabis workers pushing to unionize amid complaints of low wages and rough working conditions claim they’ve face...   read more >

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  • Thursday, December 2, 2021
    Illinois releases district-level data for school report cards showing declines across all demographics. Many students didn’t take the test.

    Illinois families from low-income communities and those living in some of the wealthiest enclaves in the state found common ground this week, with school district results from the state’s 2021 student assessmen...   read more >

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  • Thursday, December 2, 2021
    Illinois school report cards 2021: Search for elementary and middle school results

    The Illinois Assessment of Readiness, or IAR, is the state’s federally mandated measurement of students’ mastery of the Illinois Learning Standards in English language arts and math in Grade...   read more >

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  • Thursday, December 2, 2021
    Illinois school report cards 2021: Search for your high school’s results on the SAT state assessment

    In addition to the Illinois Assessment of Readiness, or IAR, the Illinois Report Card also includes data from the the SAT, an Illinois accountability assessment given to high school juniors.

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  • Thursday, December 2, 2021
    Illinois' cost of debt falls

    This time last year Illinois—feeling pandemic pressure atop self-inflicted financial woes—paid much more to borrow from the muni market. Now it's benefitting from an improved outlook on higher revenue and billions in federal aid.Illinois’ $400 million municipal bond sale Wednesday is the first in a string of sales from issuers in the Land of Lin...   read more >

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  • Thursday, December 2, 2021
    With statewide races ahead, there's room on the GOP bus: Today's Juice

    With just six weeks to go until candidates can start passing their petitions around, some big holes remain in the lineup to run for statewide offices in the 2022 elections.

    With just six weeks to go until candidates can start passing their petitions around, some big holes remain in the lineup to run for statewide offices in th...   read more >

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  • Thursday, December 2, 2021
    With statewide races ahead, there's room on the GOP bus: Today's Juice

    With just six weeks to go until candidates can start passing their petitions around, some big holes remain in the lineup to run for statewide offices in the 2022 elections.

    With just six weeks to go until candidates can start passing their petitions around, some big holes remain in the lineup to run for statewide offices in th...   read more >

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  • Thursday, December 2, 2021
    Find out how your schools are doing on state report card

    The Illinois State Board of Education has released school- and district-level assessment data from the 2020-21 school year.