Tenants of the Rogers Park complex see the limitations of the city’s 311 complaint hotline as City Council adopts new rules requiring air conditioning units in senior buildings.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Claims Chicago’s ’Tougher’ Gun Laws Fail To Prevent Gun Violence
Chicago is frequently targeted as a city with ineffective, strict gun laws. While the city has a history of implementing tougher laws in comparison to other cities, a Supreme Court decision drastically loosened some restrictions.
Orland Park Mayor Says Crime at Lowest in Nearly Three Decades
In his bid for Congress, Mayor Keith Pekau is touting the downward turn in reported crimes during his tenure. While the reported statistics bear him out, there was a spike in violent crime his first year in office.
Illinois Rep. Mary Miller Claims Biden Administration Is Encouraging Kids to Take “Castration” Drugs, Undergo Surgeries
Miller, a Republican from east central Illinois, took to Twitter after White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki called out Alabama lawmakers for approving a bill to block transgender youth from receiving gender-affirming care. Miller falsely claimed the White House is lying to kids by telling them puberty blockers are reversible.
Duckworth Overstates Specifics of Gender Pay Gap Study
The U.S. Senator and veteran joins a growing number of Democratic politicians who have incorrectly cited a national study of the gender pay gap to include an analysis of men and women in the same job. It doesn’t.
Fact-check: Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin claims he reduced homicides by 40% his first year in office
Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin in a tweet last month claimed he reduced homicides by 40% during his first year in office. Experts say using percentages instead of actual numbers to describe crime trends is misleading.
State Rep. Blaine Wilhour Claims No ‘Observational or Clinical Data’ Exists Proving Benefits of Masks in K-12 Schools
Illinois state Rep. Blaine Wilhour, R-Beecher City, said there is absolutely no observed or clinical data to indicate any benefit to masking K-12 students. No clinical data is available to date, but a health expert says there is plenty of observational data out there.
Fact-Check: Pritzker’s Mostly Correct About Illinois’ Vaccination Claims
Gov. Pritzker said “a larger percentage of Illinoisans have been vaccinated,” compared to the rest of the Midwest. That’s mostly true but when it comes to those who are fully vaccinated, Minnesota is the region’s top performer.
Fact-check: No, Chicago’s Jobless Rate in 2021 Was Not Better Than ‘Any Large American City’
Mayor Lori Lightfoot proclaimed that Chicago’s unemployment rate in 2021 was better than New York and Los Angeles but it was not lower than most other large cities across the nation.