Mayor Lightfoot's former top attorney, who resigned amid the Anjanette Young raid scandal, claims her administration reached out to give him city business at his new law firm, without her objections.
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After almost a century of thoroughbred racing, Arlington International Racecourse in Arlington Heights closed its gates to the sport Saturday for the final time – and the future of the venue remains uncertain. trib.al/MM8ALRE
Nicolas Benitez was fed up with the asphalt speed bump outside his garage in the alley behind his Brighton Park neighborhood home. So after complaining to his alderman’s office, Benitez got a pickax and set about tearing out the speed bump. trib.al/aWbscNO
A court ruling in July is blocking more than 80,000 new applications from young adults brought to the United States illegally as children who are seeking protection under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. trib.al/P6IfaSa