The U.S. Attorney General, Merrick Garland, spends two days here touting a new task force to combat surging summer violence. The Illinois native arrived right after three mass shootings happened in Chicago in one day. Police Supt. David Brown said after the mass shootings, “we are in a battle for the heart and soul of these communities.”
Meanwhile, after years of negotiations, an elected police reform board passes City Council.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker is going to what could be the summer’s biggest super-spreader event, Lollapalooza.
However, Mayor Lori Lightfoot warns COVID-19 restrictions could return with the current spike in cases of the Delta variant.
Meanwhile, Chicago Public Schools announce a mask mandate when schools reopen in the fall.
In politics, Gov. Pritzker makes his reelection bid official after playing coy for months.
Will Speaker Pelosi appoint Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger to the Jan. 6 investigation panel?
Minority Leader, Kevin McCarthy, pulls another Illinois Representative, Rodney Davis, as well as all other GOP members from the panel after the Speaker rejects outspoken loyalists to Donald Trump, Reps. Jim Jordan and Jim Banks from serving on the committee.
And, Illinois’ unemployment fraud losses total nearly $15 million as of now and could reach $1 billion.
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