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Trump could shake up Illinois politics this weekend
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Trump could shake up Illinois politics this weekend

Rep. Mary Miller at the Illinois State Fair in 2021. Photo: E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via Getty ImagesFormer President Trump is in Illinois this weekend to stump for downstate congressional candidates. But all eyes are actually on his choice for governor. Why it matters: Downstate state Sen. Darren Bailey is seeking Trump's endorsement to help defeat Ken Griffin-backed opponent Richard Irvin in the GOP primary. Between the lines: Trump's endorsement means a lot for most conservative Republicans across the country. But Illinois Republicans have skewed moderate in the last few years, including elected officials like Rep. Adam Kinzinger, former Sen. Mark Kirk and former Gov. Bruce Rauner. State of play: Bailey has surged ahead of Irvin in recent polls, but that s...
Amazon accused of “obstructing” House probe into deadly warehouse collapse
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Amazon accused of “obstructing” House probe into deadly warehouse collapse

Congressional Democrats are accusing Amazon of "obstructing" their investigation into the retailer's labor practices during severe weather events.Members of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform have sent a letter to Amazon CEO Andy Jassy, saying the company has failed to produce materials requested more than two months ago.The committee, which launched the investigation in late March, gave the Seattle-based e-commerce company a list of materials to hand over by mid-April. But the company "still has not produced any of the key categories of documents identified by Committee staff, let alone the full set of materials the Committee requested in March," said the letter signed by committee chairwoman Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, a Democrat from New York....
Chicago Alt-Weekly Survives Column Clash, Going Nonprofit | Entertainment News
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Chicago Alt-Weekly Survives Column Clash, Going Nonprofit | Entertainment News

By KATHLEEN FOODY, Associated PressCHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Reader, the city's famed alt-weekly, is expected to become a nonprofit this month after the sale was nearly derailed over a co-owner's column opposing COVID-19 vaccine requirements for children.The publication was on track to be sold to the new nonprofit last year until the November printing of defense attorney Leonard Goodman’s column headlined “Vaxxing our kids" prompted allegations of misinformation and censorship.Goodman agreed to step aside in late April, allowing the sale to go through. Still, the standoff among the alt-weekly's managers left staff members in limbo for months, wondering if the Reader would be shut down after surviving multiple previous sales and the coronavirus pandemic.In the column, Goodman wrote that “f...