If the Chicago Bears follow through on their threats to move a new stadium to the suburbs, Mayor Lori Lightfoot says she’s ready to sign a second NFL team at Soldier Field.
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KONKOL COLUMN: Last week’s long city council debate over whether speed cameras are a cash grab at town hall or a valuable tool that makes the streets safer has made one thing perfectly clear.
Residents of the city’s poor and neglected neighborhoods pay Lincoln Park prices to drive cars, fix their homes, and open businesses in neighborhoods filled with vacant buildings, malls, and convenience stores.
They pay the same fees and fines, but navigate the streets where potholes aren’t fixed as quickly as the wealthy part of townCTA trains don’t run, bike lanes are scarce, tourists don’t visit, developers don’t want to build, and big business — Target and whole foodsfor example – moving after a few years of tax breaks.
Chicago’s working-class families, what’s left of them, aren’t getting their money’s worth.
COMMENT: Speed camera debate shows poor neighborhoods pay too much, get little
- Shootings are down citywide, but not everywhere, reports Megan Hickey. Police districts in the Old Town and North Side neighborhoods along the lake saw a spike in violence. (SCS2)
- White Sox star Minnie Minoso and former Cubs manager Buck O’Neil were posthumously inducted into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame. (WGN9)
- Lollapalooza is only three days away. Chicago public health officials want people to remember to follow COVID-19 mitigation measures. On the list: “limit intoxicants.” They make people less likely to follow the rules. (CNB5)
- Former Marshall High School basketball star Dyuanla Rainey was shot and killed near his driveway in Maywood. The 22-year-old had moved to the suburbs with her twin sister with the intention of expanding their successful daycare business. (ABC7)
- The chef of Chez Moi Dominique Tougné, The “ambassador of French culture” from Chicago died of a heart attack. He was 56 years old. (Eater)
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About me: Mark Konkol, 2011 Pulitzer Prize winner for local reporting, wrote and produced the Peabody Award-winning series Time: The Kalief Browder Story. He was producer, writer and narrator for the CNN docuseries “Chicagoland” and consulting producer for the Showtime documentary “16 Shots.”
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