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Finance Report
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In a speech delivered on August 29, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced that the City of Chicago faces a budget shortfall of $838 million for 2020. Since the speech, more than 7000 residents have given their thoughts on how to raise revenue and where to spend budget dollars. 

Housing Report
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Making good on a campaign promise to address the shortage of affordable housing in the city, Mayor Lightfoot has released new rules for allocating federal low-income housing tax credits. 

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The speakers at LWV Chicago’s September 26 Chicago in Focus program have not only worked on issues involving police and the communities they serve. Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson and Helen Neville, PhD, have witnessed the aftereffects of crime and violence firsthand.

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We’re gearing up for 2020, and it is going to be a huge year for the League of Women Voters of Chicago. In addition to the Centennial of the League and the Centennial of Women’s Suffrage, there will be three elections: the Primary Election in March, election of Local School Councils in April, and the General Election in November. And, on top of that, we have the U.S. Census.

Briefing
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The Chicago League itself was the focus of our most recent briefing. League 101 detailed for both new and more seasoned members the basics of the League’s history, organization and operation.

Finance Report
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For more than 40 years, the League of Women Voters has supported a graduated rate income tax for Illinois. It made sense then, and it makes sense now. In the General Election in November 2020, we will have the opportunity to amend the Constitution in this way.

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One way to understand the battle to privatize public education is to learn about the origins of the privatization wars, arising in the years after the 1954 Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, when Northern liberals and Southern segregationists were both espousing “school choice.”

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Illinois passes its first comprehensive regulation of prescription drug middlemen; new Title X regulations are facing challenges in court; the opioid crisis leads to court settlements; and several medicare-for-all proposals surface from the presidential race.

Voting Report
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We have been out registering voters in anticipation of the March 17, 2020 Primary Election. Find out who is on the ballot and how you can register yourself and others to vote.

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On August 20, Mayor Lightfoot’s administration announced a $16.2 million, 5-year contract for additional water pitchers with cartridges certified to remove lead from the drinking water. These are free to qualifying residents.

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