Elections and postal officials say they’re confident that mailed ballots will arrive safely and be counted. To test whether that confidence is warranted, we dropped 100 ballot-sized envelopes in mailboxes all around the city, aiming to mimic as closely as possible the mail-in balloting process.
When John Ryan ran for mayor of Alsip in 2017, his campaign fliers struck a strong populist tone: “Representation Not Compensation,” one declared, referring to his successful push as a village trustee in 2012 to cut the pay and benefits of the mayor and other members of the village board.
Public health conditions have not yet improved to a point that would allow Chicago Public Schools students to return to classrooms in November as officials had hoped, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said this week.
Touting a full re-creation of Central Perk, a wigged-out display of Rachel’s evolving hairdos and the chance to bug Ugly Naked Guy, the new interactive “Friends Experience — The One in Chicago” couldn’t BE any more of dream come true for fans of the long-running television hit series.
With another wave of coronavirus cases possible this fall and winter, hospitals are trying to stock up on N95 respirators, the most functional Personal Protective Equipment to contain respiratory droplets that can transmit the virus.