Clean Energy Advocates Push For Electric Vehicles In Low-Income Communities

CHICAGO – Clean energy advocates want to improve access to electric vehicles in low-income communities in Illinois. A new analysis from the Citizens Utilities Board — a consumer advocacy organization based in Chicago — argues that creating policies that promote the use of electric vehicles could lower consumer costs and air pollution in communities most […]

News Around Illinois – Aug. 5, 2020

As COVID-19 Cases Rise, Chicago Public Schools To Start Remotely Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot confirmed Wednesday morning that the city’s public school district will hold the first quarter of next year, until Nov. 8, with remote learning only. Lightfoot and the school district are holding out hope that the second quarter can have hybrid learning […]

Flash Index Show Improvement In State Economy But Not Growth

The Illinois economy has been contracting since the onset of COVID-19. But the latest University of Illinois Flash Index shows economic activity is beginning to recover. The Flash Index rose from 93.1 in June to 93.9 in July, for its second month of improvement since the coronavirus sent it plummeting. The Flash Index is based […]