Urban unrest propels global wave of protests


Nov 14, 2019

“Numerous anti-government protests have paralyzed cities across the globe for months, from La Paz, Bolivia, to Santiago, Chile, and Monrovia, Liberia, to Beirut. Each protest in this worldwide wave of unrest has its own local dynamic and cause. But they also share certain characteristics: Fed up with rising inequality, corruption and slow economic growth, angry citizens worldwide are […]

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$250 million will bring ‘transformative change’ to 10 South, West side neighborhoods, Lightfoot says


Oct 25, 2019

“Chicago will spend $250 million over the next three years to bring “transformative change” to ten South and West Side neighborhoods “starving for too long,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Monday. ‘We are bringing the whole of government to these efforts. … We will be creating targeted workforce programs and transforming our use of public owned […]

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World shares mostly dip as China, US to resume trade talks


Oct 10, 2019

“World stock markets were mostly lower on Thursday as investors looked ahead to the re-opening of trade talks between the U.S. and China. Markets have grown increasingly jittery in recent days over the talks as conflicting rumors swirled and rifts surfaced between the Chinese government and private American enterprises, such as the NBA and Apple […]

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Chicago Area Remembers 9/11


Sep 13, 2019

“From the city to the suburbs, events all over the Chicago area are paying tribute to the victims and heroes of 9/11. ‘We can never forget, and we’ve got to keep giving testimony to the lives that were lost,’ Mayor Lori Lightfoot said.” Read more here.

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What’s the best way to get from Downtown to O’Hare?


Jul 23, 2019

“For more than a decade, Chicago politicians have talked about a faster way to get between downtown and Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. Mayor Richard M. Daley pictured a high-speed rail station at Block 37, and put more than $250 million into a hole in the ground before work stopped in 2008. Last year, Mayor Rahm […]

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Fulfilling Chicago’s transportation destiny


Jul 10, 2019

“A world-class system of roads, bridges, light rail, freight rail, water and aviation made Chicago the leading transportation hub in the nation. Our city must now retain this position, while leaving no neighborhood behind. Thanks to the transformative transportation bill Gov. J.B. Pritzker recently signed, Chicago can make this happen with thoughtful, multimodal investments. The […]

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World Trade Centers Predict Trade Uncertainty Will Worsen, China Eyes Mexico


Jun 25, 2019

“According to the business leaders in charge of over a hundred of the world’s World Trade Centers from Boston to Nanjing, China, 83% of them think global trade uncertainty will either stay at its current elevated levels (30% saying so) or get even worse (53%). U.S.-China trade tensions and Brexit pose the greatest risk to […]

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Why the world’s mayors are stepping up on global issues


Jun 06, 2019

“Nationalism is all the rage right now, and not just in the United States. Throughout much of the Western world, voters in areas of economic and often demographic decline are making their anger felt at the ballot box. Mainstream political parties on both the right and the left are scrambling to capture the momentum and […]

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