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A bipartisan gun violence bill that seemed unthinkable a month ago is on the verge of winning Congress’s final approval, a vote that will give lawmakers the most comprehensive answer to mass shootings in decades. The Senate approved the measure on Thursday, 65-33. Fifteen Republicans joined all 50 Democrats, including two of their independent allies, in approving the bill. The House was to vote on Friday on the $ 13 billion package.
Earlier on Thursday, another branch of the government went in the opposite direction on gun restrictions. In a major expansion of gun rights, the Supreme Court said Thursday that Americans have the right to carry firearms in public for self-defense, a move likely to lead to more people legally armed.
And at the latest January 6 hearing, Illinois Republican US Representative Adam Kizinger took the lead in examining witnesses whose testimony tried to show how former President Trump accused the Justice Department of helping to reverse the 2020 election. put pressure on Here are excerpts from the hearing, which also revealed how many GOP members of Congress have apologized.
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A growing Illinois nonprofit has begun offering free flights on small passenger airplanes to help patients travel to their abortion appointments, a new means of reproductive health care access that emerged as the US Supreme Court Yes, Roe V. Wade, set to reverse the landmark 1973 case. Which legalized the process across the country.
Springfield-based charity Elevated Access was incorporated in late April, according to the Illinois Secretary of State Records. “Even before the row ends, abortion is not easy to access,” said the nonprofit’s executive director, who cited the growing threat of violence around reproductive rights as the Supreme Court’s decision approaches. Asked to remain anonymous for security.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot disputes the notion that Chicago police officers are being overworked, telling journalists that the department gives police notices when their days are going to be canceled and that they will have them as part of their contract. There is an “incredible amount” of time to go by.
Lightfoot made the remarks when aldermen approved an ordinance Wednesday that provides death benefits to the spouses of first responders who die by suicide. The City Council passed the measure unanimously after its sponsor, Southwest Side Eld. Matt O’Shea, and other aldermen, talked about the difficulties facing officers, including repeatedly canceling their days amid staff shortages.
When Illinois’ wealthiest man, Ken Griffin, announced on Thursday that he was planning to move the headquarters of his investment firm from Chicago to Miami, it was not only a major development for Citadel, but it was the billionaire hedge fund’s. A politically difficult time had also come for him. manager.
Illinois Republican voters are ready on Tuesday to accept or reject some or all members of a slate of GOP candidates for statewide offices, which Griffin funded with $50 million. That slate is led by Aurora Mayor Richard Irwin, who is competing to be the Republican nominee for governor.
Taking into account the timing and political optics, the Tribune’s Rick Pearson and Dan Petrella report, it points to a possible opening concession speech.
When Dylan Terry exited the NBA Draft Watch Party of more than 100 friends and family in Phoenix, his buoyant enthusiasm also spread through Zoom calls in two time zones.
The Chicago Bulls selected Terry with the 18th pick on Thursday, adding wing depth to their roster as the team looks to build around Demar DeRozan for the 2022-23 season. Bulls general manager Mark Eversley said the rookie’s infectious energy was crucial in the team’s selection.
“Chicago is a major food city, from expensive fine dining to modest neighborhood joints that rose to the occasion, and I don’t know that I have ever portrayed the dynamism of the sweaty kitchen of the latter so richly and lovingly In “The Bear,” a dark comedic drama that draws inspiration from a local staple: Mr. Beef, as they are, writes Tribune critic Nina Metz.
After watching all eight episodes, Metz says it could be one of her favorite shows of the year.
The Chicago Pride Parade is back after a 3-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic and a month-long event held during June to honor and celebrate Chicago’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning or queer (LGBTQ) community. is the main attraction.
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