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Marginalized Students Could Get Financial Aid Under House Proposal

Illinois lawmakers want to make it easier for marginalized college students to qualify for financial aid. Supporters of the Retain Illinois Students and Equity (RISE) Act argue it would help more than 3,000 African American, undocumented and transgender students receive state and institutional dollars. Read more from NPR Illinois

City Council Approves Lincoln Yards, The 78

The Chicago City Council has approved taxpayer subsidies for two massive and controversial real estate developments. Aldermen voted 31 to 14 in favor of tax increment financing (TIF) for The 78, an apartments and commercial space project planned between the South Loop and Chinatown. A short time later, they voted 32 to 13 for a TIF for Lincoln Yards, another mixed-use development along the Chicago River on the city’s North Side. Read more

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