Pritzker said the failure of his graduated-rate income tax would leave Illinois with two options. He’s eliminated both of them.

“It’s also reflective of the fact that the economy in Illinois has actually done better than people have expected, and businesses are up and running,” he said. “We’ve lost fewer jobs anyway than people expected, and the result of all that is more revenue to the states. The combination of the cuts that we proposed, the fact that we have a flat budget to last year and the fact that the economy has done better is what’s allowing us to balance the budget.”

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Landmarks: Glenwood’s Annie Lee, a trendsetting artist and creator of ‘Black Americana,’ left a national legacy. Now she may get a local one too

Instead of being daunted by life’s turns, she “buckled down,” Ilo said, went back to school, and got a job as a secretary at Northwestern Railroad, rising eventually to chief clerk. Meanwhile, she got remarried, had another child and put herself through night school, earning a degree in interdisciplinary art through a joint program of Loyola University and the Art Institute.

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Chicago area’s burst of heavier snow leaves 2 to 4 inches and dangerous cold temperatures in its path

The coldest wind chills were expected to occur between Saturday evening and Monday morning. Wind chills in Cook, Lake, DuPage and Will counties, as well as northwest Indiana, were expected to drop to as low as 25 below zero overnight Saturday, while McHenry, Kane and other counties west of Chicago could see wind chills as low as 35 below starting around 6 p.m., according to the weather service.

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Slain Chicago police Cmdr. Paul Bauer honored on 3-year anniversary of his line-of-duty death, months after his killer got life in prison

“1800 Cmdr. Paul R. Bauer, Star Number 29, was fatally shot on Feb. 13, 2018, while trying to apprehend a suspect near the State of Illinois Building,” a dispatcher in Zone 4, which covers the downtown districts, said. “He gave up himself while serving the city with courage and valor. The men and women of the Chicago Police Department are forever grateful for your ultimate sacrifice and are proud to have served with you. All units please stand by for a moment of silence.”

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Illinois’ COVID-19 vaccine providers will receive fewer first doses but higher numbers of second doses as more follow-up shots come due

In suburban Cook County, more than 233,000 people have been vaccinated with first doses, but demand far outpaces supply. In a joint statement, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said, “Our goal is to get as many people vaccinated as quickly and efficiently as possible. That said, our greatest challenge in doing so is the very limited supply of vaccine.”

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Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Daily average of administered vaccine doses hits new high as 2,092 new COVID-19 cases and 53 additional deaths reported Saturday

“We’ve got to figure out a way to do this that doesn’t lead to this kind of public mass (conflict). It’s not necessary. It’s not productive. It leaves lasting scars,” Lightfoot said Friday in an interview with the Tribune. “There’s a lot of healing that needs to be done in CPS as a result of this latest episode. At school levels, within schools … this was like biblical times. Brother versus brother, sister against sister, there’s no need for that. This pandemic is tough and hard on its own. We need not add layers of trauma, and yet that’s exactly what happened.”

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Man accused of fatal shooting in Chicago while on GPS monitor for an earlier arrest; bond set at $1 million for first-degree murder charge

Jacob Delgado, a 23-year-old from West Englewood, was charged with first-degree murder in the Aug. 1 death of Juan Sierra-Cervantes in the 6100 block of South Troy Street, Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney Kevin Deboni said during Saturday’s bond court hearing. Delgado was ordered held in lieu of $1 million bail by Judge Arthur Willis.

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1 arrested after shot fired at Oak Forest police officer following carjacking, officials say

About 5:20 p.m., someone called 911 to report an aggravated carjacking in Orland Park, according to a statement from Oak Forest police. Soon after, Oak Forest police officers tried to pull over what they believed to be the stolen vehicle near 151st Street and Central Avenue. The driver fled south on Central, triggering a police pursuit until the stolen vehicle crashed near 112th Street and Hamlet Avenue in Chicago, police said.

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Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Daily average of administered vaccine doses hits new high as 2,092 new COVID-19 cases and five additional deaths reported Saturday

“We’ve got to figure out a way to do this that doesn’t lead to this kind of public mass (conflict). It’s not necessary. It’s not productive. It leaves lasting scars,” Lightfoot said Friday in an interview with the Tribune. “There’s a lot of healing that needs to be done in CPS as a result of this latest episode. At school levels, within schools … this was like biblical times. Brother versus brother, sister against sister, there’s no need for that. This pandemic is tough and hard on its own. We need not add layers of trauma, and yet that’s exactly what happened.”

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