After recent deaths, Chicagoans want safer roads for pedestrians – Chicago Tribune

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As the Chicago area went from cleaning up hundreds of downed trees from Monday night’s supercell storm to scorching temperatures on Tuesday, 125,000 residents of northern Illinois were without power. Most of it was restored by midday as temperatures reached 100 degrees in Midway.

An excessive heat warning will be in effect until 8 p.m. Wednesday.

And activist Ja’Mal Green announced on Tuesday that he would run to oust Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot. In an interview, Green said his range of life experiences made him a strong candidate for mayor of the nation’s third-largest city.

“Across the board, I feel like I understand the issues more than a lot of other candidates, and we need a mayor to do that so we can change the course of what’s happening in our city. “, Green told the Tribune.

Here’s who’s in and who’s out of the mayoral race.

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Commonwealth Edison power customers are reportedly receiving more than $38 million in refunds related to the federal bribery scandal that led to the indictment of former Illinois President Michael Madigan in a proposal being considered by state regulators.

While it would be about $17 million more than the rebate ComEd offered in December, a utility watchdog estimated that a typical residential customer would save ‘less than $5’ in the form of a credit. on invoices.

Shortly before being killed by a car crossing the street, Peter Paquette took part in a rally to raise awareness about the importance of voting early. Paquette’s death was at least the third in recent weeks in Chicago in which a vehicle struck and killed someone, including two young children killed within a week of each other.

The deaths sparked anger among community members who rallied on Leland Avenue on Sunday for road improvements that would keep cyclists and pedestrians safe and shined a spotlight on city streets that are usually not designed for walking and cycling.

Less than six weeks after defense contractor and aircraft manufacturer Boeing announced it would move its global headquarters out of downtown Chicago, executives of another major company are set to leave the region.

Caterpillar Inc., a longtime Illinois company, will move its headquarters from Deerfield to an existing office in Irving, Texas, outside of Dallas. The move means the majority of the roughly 230 employees based at the mining and construction equipment maker’s Deerfield office are expected to move to Texas over time.

The Chicago Bears kicked off their mandatory minicamp Tuesday at Halas Hall — the final play of the first offseason for a new regime — and it was another bumpy performance for the offense with cornerback Jaylon Johnson and rookie safety Jaquan Brisker leaving with interceptions.

Here are four things we’ve heard and seen.

Backyard string lights have become a popular sight in Park Ridge and elsewhere. Inexpensive, weather-resistant fixtures feature LED bulbs, making them energy efficient. They are easy to install and can turn a deck or patio into a welcoming party space once the sun goes down. It’s no surprise that they’ve exploded in popularity during the pandemic, when an outdoor meeting area has become more important than ever.

What is surprising is that they are technically a violation of Park Ridge rules on lighting.

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