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April 26, 2019

The coalition lost the vote but changed the narrative on police spending.

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April 10, 2019

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

April 10, 2019

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...

February 28, 2019

The City Council’s Zoning Committee on Thursday forged full-speed ahead with plans to build a new $95 million police and fire training academy in West Garfield Park — over the strenuous objections of both mayoral candidates, whose hands would be tied by the vote.

Read the Sun-Times article here. 

February 21, 2019

We have worked alongside Cook County Commissioner Alma Anaya to dismantle RGID, Cook County's regional gang database. 

Read more about the case here

February 19, 2019

Low-wage workers across Illinois will ring in 2020 with a $1-per-hour raise after Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday signed a bill that sets the state’s minimum wage on a path to reach $15 per hour by 2025.

Read the Chicago Tribune article. 

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