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Afternoon Briefing: Johnson’s $1.25B bond plan moves forward


Good afternoon, Chicago.

Mayor Brandon Johnson said today the city will move ahead with evicting an unknown number of migrants from city shelters for the first time, rejecting the latest outcry from a group of aldermen opposed to the policy.

Johnson told reporters at an unrelated West Side event that an unspecified number of the thousands of migrant shelter residents who were issued 60-day notices to vacate by Saturday will receive “exemptions.” However, others without those privileges will be forced to leave and restart the process for temporary shelter.

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Ald. Bill Conway, 34th, speaks in support of the budget during a City Council meeting before the vote on Nov. 15, 2023, at Chicago City Hall. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune)
Ald. Bill Conway, 34th, speaks in support of the budget during a City Council meeting before the vote on Nov. 15, 2023, at Chicago’s City Hall. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune)

Johnson’s $1.25B bond plan moves forward; alderman says mayor is dodging spending oversight

Ald. Bill Conway, 34th, alleged Johnson had prevented a vote on Conway’s own separate ordinance that would require the mayor get council approval when spending over $1 million in in COVID-19 stimulus money from the American Rescue Plan Act. Read more here.

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Five employees of the Capital Gazette newspaper adorn candles on June 29, 2018, during a vigil across the street from where they were slain in the newsroom in Annapolis, Md. (Jose Luis Magana/AP)
Images of five employees of the Capital Gazette newspaper adorn candles on June 29, 2018, during a vigil across the street from where they were slain in the newsroom in Annapolis, Maryland. (Jose Luis Magana/AP)

Chicago architect wins commission to build memorial to fallen journalists in Washington

The Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation announced Wednesday that Chicago-based John Ronan Architects will design the memorial slated to rise at the National Mall in Washington, the culmination of a nearly yearlong selection process. Read more here.

More top business stories:

  • Archer-Daniels-Midland looks to bounce back from $8 billion wipeout
  • Lake Zurich sells downtown land to developer who plans to make the site a ‘destination’
Chicago Blackhawks' Seth Jones (4) celebrates with teammates Nick Foligno (17) and Connor Bedard (98) after scoring a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Anaheim Ducks Tuesday, March 12, 2024, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
Chicago Blackhawks’ Seth Jones (4) celebrates with teammates Nick Foligno (17) and Connor Bedard (98) after scoring a goal during the second period of a game against the Anaheim Ducks on March 12, 2024, in Chicago. (Paul Beaty/AP Photo)

Connor Bedard and Philipp Kurashev team up on a milestone night for the Chicago Blackhawks. 3 takeaways from the 7-2 blowout.

Bedard and company reached several personal and team milestones Tuesday. Read more here.

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People catch beads during the St. Patrick's Day parade on March 11, 2023, in Chicago.
Shanna Madison/Chicago Tribune

People catch beads during the St. Patrick’s Day parade on March 11, 2023, in Chicago. (Shanna Madison/Chicago Tribune)

St. Patrick’s Day 2024: Where to watch Chicago River dyeing and parades

Irish eyes turn to the city this weekend. On Saturday, the Chicago River will run green and festive floats, marching bands and politicians will parade down Columbus Drive. Read more here.

More top Eat. Watch. Do. stories:

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  • Steppenwolf Theatre’s 2024-25 season includes ‘Noises Off’ (say what?) and the return of Amy Morton
FILE - Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks, March 9, 2024, in Rome, Ga. A federal judge on Tuesday, March 12, approved the $92 million bond put up by Trump to ensure that writer E. Jean Carroll will receive a jury award for his verbal attacks against her if it survives appeals. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)
Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks March 9, 2024, in Rome, Georgia. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)

Judge dismisses some charges against Trump in the Georgia 2020 election interference case

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee quashed six counts in the indictment, including three against Trump, the presumptive 2024 Republican presidential nominee. But the judge left in place other counts. Read more here.

More top stories from around the world:

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Chicago Tribune , 2024-03-13 19:01:40

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