JUN 23, 2021
Ald. Daniel La Spata (1) speaks during a Right to Recovery news conference in Daley Plaza Tuesday morning [Facebook/Chicago Democratic Socialists of America]
A dozen progressive aldermen rolled out a pitch on Tuesday to spend $1.9 billion in incoming federal aid on childcare supports, housing assistance, non-police violence prevention and a host of other city resources designed to help the city’s most vulnerable.
MAR 26, 2021
Mayor Lori Lightfoot during a Wednesday news conference; Ald. Daniel La Spata (1) during a Thursday news conference hosted by the Right to Recovery coalition
Mayor Lori Lightfoot is holding her cards close as debate heats up over how Chicago should spend the $1.8 billion it’s on track to receive through the American Rescue Plan Act signed by President Joe Biden earlier this month.
But aldermen and other stakeholders are not waiting.
Newly elected Rep. Mary Beth Canty, a Democrat from Arlington Heights, pushed major pieces of legislation that would require all Illinois school districts to offer all-day kindergarten and would require all job postings to have salary ranges and information about benefits.