Tuesday, Nov 15, 2022 - Posted by Isabel Miller
* Something less serious and plenty cute.
* Here’s a quick roundup to start your day…
* Sun-Times | Supporters declare victory in workers’ rights amendment battle — but other side not ready to concede: The Associated Press has not yet called the final results, but it reported that with an estimated 99% of the votes counted, support for the amendment was at 58.1%. That’s short of the 60% that would ensure passage. But the amendment has another pathway to success: winning a simple majority of all persons voting in the election.
* Country Herald | State Rep. Bennett hospitalized after Car Crash near Gibson City: “He was taken to the hospital where they’ve been observing him and running some tests. He’ll be resting for a few days, so he won’t be able to make it over to Springfield for the veto session which begins tomorrow.“ A Representative for Bennett posted Monday afternoon.
* WGN | Jim Durkin on the future of the GOP: “Donald Trump is toxic, everything he’s touched in the past year has been a failure.”- IL House Minority Leader Jim Durkin
* Capitol News | Theis, sworn in as chief justice, says partisanship has no role on state Supreme Court: Mary Jane Theis was sworn in as chief justice of the Illinois Supreme Court on Monday in a public ceremony, becoming the fourth woman to hold the gavel since the court was created in 1818. By next month, the Democrat will find herself presiding over a new historic first for the court, as women take a 5-2 majority for the first time in Illinois’ history.
* WBEZ | Jill Biden touts ‘career-connected learning’ in Chicago, calling education a nonpartisan issue: The first lady urged Chicago employers to create “inclusive career opportunities” for students from all backgrounds. She touted the Biden administration’s commitment to “career-connected learning” programs that bridge the gap between what students learn and the careers they eventually find, calling it “the future of our workforce.”
* Block Club Chicago | 25 City Council Members Ditch Meeting About City’s Homelessness Crisis: Alderpeople who support the Bring Chicago Home ordinance said they’re “profoundly disappointed” by efforts to derail the meeting after Mayor Lori Lightfoot spoke out against the measure.
* Sun-Times | Biker war brewing in Chicago as Mongol Nation pushes onto Outlaws Motorcycle Club turf: Five people were shot last weekend at a Southwest Side bar amid escalating violence between the rival biker gangs. “There’s a lot of bad blood brewing,” one biker says.
* Sun-Times | Thanksgiving turkeys more expensive, harder to find: Turkeys are running 32 cents a pound more this year after avian flu culled flocks in the spring. The outbreak also means that some turkeys showing up at stores are younger and smaller.
* WCIA | First snowfall lands in Central Illinois, more to come : A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued as another round of snow is set to arrive Monday night. If you didn’t see snowfall on Saturday, expect to see some tonight, with the possibility of more than three inches in some areas.
More to come!