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The Spin: Trick-or-treating on, polls remain open as COVID-19 surges in Illinois | Jennifer Pritzker is politically homeless | Study: Property tax hikes exceed inflation in Cook County

A man walks past a house in the East Ukrainian Village neighborhood on Oct. 22, 2020, in Chicago. The house is highlighted in Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas’ report on Cook County property tax increases over the past 20 years. The tax on the house was $3,352 in 2000. Today, it is $15,245. (John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune) […]Read full article >
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CPS reports most weekly COVID-19 cases since pandemic began, but the numbers remain low. Can they stay that way if schools reopen next quarter?

Of the cases reported this quarter, most have been isolated, with 19 schools reporting two or more cases. Two elementary schools, Edwards and Pulaski, have each reported four cases, while three schools — Greeley Elementary, Hubbard High and Northside Prep — have each reported three cases, according to CPS data. […]Read full article >