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Chicago headlines: 

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot will no longer increase property taxes in her election year budget [WBEZ]

Lightfoot Drops Proposal for $42.7M Election-Year Property Tax Hike After Hitting Brick Wall of Opposition [WTTW]

Sorry, Chuy: Chicago Teachers Union, United Working Families endorse Brandon Johnson for mayor [Sun-Times]

Chicago Police Must Allow Those Arrested Access to a Phone Within 3 Hours: Consent Decree [WTTW]

General Iron’s draft permit shows Lightfoot’s blocking of business was political, attorneys say [Sun-Times]

With property taxes late, Cook County offered suburban communities millions in interest-free loans. Who’s seeking the money? [Tribune]

Rogers Park Tent City Residents Served Fake Eviction Notices That Promised To Move Them To Fancy Hotel: ‘Don’t Do That To Us’ [Block Club]

In Pilsen, community effort builds to close Chicago’s last big scrap-metal shredder [Sun-Times]

Why O'Hare is the world's most connected airport [Crain's]

What Would Ron Swanson Think? Nick Offerman Makes Pitch for Cook County Forest Preserve Tax Levy Hike [WTTW]

Webster Avenue Bridge Construction Will Wrap By End Of November, Officials Say [Block Club]

Springfield headlines: 

Record review: Pritzker touts fiscal and crisis management -- but critics just see campaign management [Sun-Times]

Record review: Bailey proud to be lawmaker who tells truth about Illinois' decline -- not one who makes a lot of laws [Sun-Times]

Darren Bailey's latest Chicago comparison: An 'unruly child' in Illinois' 'family' [Tribune]

Illinois' governor race echoes U.S. abortion, crime debates [Pantagraph]

Governor forum: Pritzker considering SAFE-T Act changes; Bailey urges full repeal [Capitol News Illinois]

Pritzker defends SAFE-T Act amid onslaught of lawsuits [WCIA]

Ken Griffin may be gone, but his influence and cash still linger in Illinois politics [Crain's]

Abortion ruling intensifies fight over state Supreme Court [WTTW]

Where rivals in 54th District stand on SAFE-T Act, crime, gun control [Daily Herald]

No Illinois counties rated high for COVID-19 transmission [News Channel 20]

Illinois surpasses 35,000 COVID-19 deaths [Daily Herald]

Illinois' Old State Capitol announced as new addition to National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom [WTTW]

ComEd sticks ratepayers with part of $140 million electrocution settlement [Crain's]

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