On this week’s version of Spotlight Politics:
State lawmakers maintain the second particular session of the summer season. Democrats go new district maps, however reject the governor’s modification to an ethics invoice. In the meantime, the clear power invoice hangs in steadiness.
Psychological well being professionals at the moment are responding to some 911 requires assist in Chicago. Officials update City Council’s Committee on Well being and Human Relations on the pilot program.
The persevering with surge of COVID-19 infections in Chicago could slow the recovery of the city’s economy, Chicago’s prime monetary officers warned members of the Metropolis Council on Monday. Mayor Lightfoot is predicted to current her detailed funds this month, which is more likely to embody a rise within the Chicago Police Division’s funds.
Shootings and homicides in Chicago continue to outpace that of 2020, in accordance with police information.
Chicago updates its travel advisory to incorporate all however one state: Vermont.
And Chicago Public Colleges college students are back in the classroom. This comes because the district faces a bus driver scarcity, and after more than 70 drivers quit in response to the vaccine mandate.
Our politics workforce of Amanda Vinicky, Paris Schutz and Heather Cherone takes on these tales and extra.