Chicago, Illinois General Assembly, Springfield discussed on Steve Cochran

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We'll have to wait until at least early next year for legislation that would help Chicago get a casino the Illinois General Assembly adjourned for the year yesterday without taking action on proposed changes that would reduce city and state taxes on a casino life it wasn't able to garner enough support among Democrats before the end of the fall veto session despite paying a visit to Springfield this week mayor says she's disappointed but a Chicago casino is still a possibility in the future after almost four decades has Illinois lawmakers Senate president John Cullerton has announced he is retiring in January here's WGN's Kim Gordon now's the time that's what color to reportedly told members of the democratic caucus on the last day of the fall veto session the seventy one year old retirement was allegedly heavily negotiated with his wife he says this will allow him to spend more time with his family in practicing law in Chicago Cullerton says he will not take part in choosing his successor Kim Gordon WGN news palatine district to eleven board voted last night to ease bathroom in locker room restrictions for transgender students the decision came in a meeting attended by nearly fifty people at palatine high school where students address both sides of the issue I do not want the transgender students to see me naked in the locker rooms I do not want my card the district should be helping transgender students not putting more obstacles in front of them because they face enough already under the new policy students will have unrestricted access to locker rooms and bathrooms for the gender they identify with nurses at the university of Chicago Medical Center could go on strike again this month the workers have notified the hospital they're prepared to walk off the job November twenty six the nurses went on strike for one day back on September twentieth the union says they remain concerned about staffing levels at the hospital Chicago police are dealing with a burst of organized shoplifting cases in areas like Linkin park and on Michigan Avenue that area is an older and Brian Hopkins ward and he says one problem they're having is a change in the police at the cook county state's.

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