Illinois Democratic chairman contest down to two as Castro drops out, backs US Rep. Robin Kelly to replace Michael Madigan

“I’ve called members of the state central committee to let them know why I’m supporting Michelle Harris and how she’s been an activist, somebody who has really built a ground operation to get Democrats out to vote,” the first-term governor said at an unrelated news conference Friday. “She has one of the most productive wards in the city of Chicago in terms of getting votes out, someone who’s a listener and a leader. So, I’ve made that case to people on the state central committee.”

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Illinois Democratic chairman contest down to two as Castro drops out, backs US Rep. Robin Kelly to replace Michael Madigan

“I’ve called members of the state central committee to let them know why I’m supporting Michelle Harris and how she’s been an activist, somebody who has really built a ground operation to get Democrats out to vote,” the first-term governor said at an unrelated news conference Friday. “She has one of the most productive wards in the city of Chicago in terms of getting votes out, someone who’s a listener and a leader. So, I’ve made that case to people on the state central committee.”

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U. of C. Lab School parents demand return to in-person learning, citing concerns for children’s learning loss, mental health

“I feel like there’s this cognitive dissonance in my life now, right? Because I’ve come to work, I walk by the vaccine center that’s here at the medical center every day, and see this wonderful line of people coming in and getting vaccinated, my husband and I are vaccinated, I see a light at the end of this tunnel,” said Hodges, who works at Comer. “And then I see, you know, so many patients, children and teenagers whose mental health is really suffering.”

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Illinois Democratic chairman contest down to two as Castro drops out, backs U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly to replace Mike Madigan

“I’ve called members of the state central committee to let them know why I’m supporting Michelle Harris and how she’s been an activist, somebody who has really built a ground operation to get Democrats out to vote,” the first-term governor said at an unrelated news conference Friday. “She has one of the most productive wards in the city of Chicago in terms of getting votes out, someone who’s a listener and a leader. So, I’ve made that case to people on the state central committee.”

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Lake County health officials: Goal of vaccinating 80% of population by late summer attainable

For the next two weeks, Pfister said the health department will receive more vaccine than anticipated, with a greater amount the week after. Next week, 4,800 doses were originally promised, but 6,400 are now anticipated. The following week, there will be 10,310 instead of 9,680, and the week after 12,300 are scheduled for delivery.

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Traffic snarled on outbound Kennedy Expressway amid weekend construction: ‘Take alternate routes’

An Illinois State Police patrol car is parked at the Diversey Avenue offramp on the outbound Kennedy Expressway as all local lanes are diverted to the express lanes on Feb. 27, 2021, in Chicago. Because of construction on the Montrose Avenue bridge over Interstate 90/94, outbound local lanes will be closed until 5 a.m. Monday, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)

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