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Lightfoot calls for statewide unity in speech to Illinois House Lightfoot calls for statewide unity in speech to Illinois House

Lightfoot calls for statewide unity in speech to Illinois House

Chicago Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot issued a call for statewide unity Wednesday in a speech on the floor of the Illinois House of Representatives.

“We are all Illinoisans, and we all have the best interests of our constituents at heart,” Lightfoot said.

Lightfoot was elected mayor of the state’s largest city, and the nation’s third-largest city, in a landslide on April 2. She won majorities in all 50 of the city’s wards over Toni Preckwinkle, president of the Cook County Board and chair of the Cook County Democratic Party.

Department of Human Services seeks 9% funding increase Department of Human Services seeks 9% funding increase

Department of Human Services seeks 9% funding increase

A Senate budget committee on Tuesday began weighing Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s request for a $358 million, or 9 percent increase in general revenue funding for the Department of Human Services, the agency that manages most of the state’s social welfare programs. DHS Secretary-designate Grace Hou, who served as assistant secretary for DHS during former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s...
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