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New $5M grant fund for Chicago founders

“Desiree Vargas Wrigley, executive director of TechRise by P33, said in helping to establish the initiative, she thought of ways to give diverse tech founders what they need most — capital and resources for those who don’t have family or […]

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The DMV can be a frustrating place…

Felony bond court — Off-duty Chicago cop, on restricted duty and barred from carrying a firearm, is charged with having a gun and causing a disturbance at NW Side driver’s license office by (here comes some extra irony) refusing to […]

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A debate: what’s an accelerator without funding?

I’m not much of a twitter user but sometimes that’s where the action is! Crain’s reported “Tech incubator 1871 is launching a 12-week virtual program to help Black entrepreneurs start and grow companies.” The catch? There’s no funding. Chicago VC Ezra […]

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The fine line between jail and bail

“A driver who allegedly dragged a Chicago cop for several blocks with her car during a traffic stop in River North this week got out of jail by posting just $5,000 bond after a court hearing, according to court records.” […]

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Former Chicago alderman sentenced to prison, but not yet

“A former Chicago alderman nicknamed “Fast Eddie” for his backroom dealing was sentenced Friday by a federal judge to 18 months in prison for tax evasion.” Here’s the part that makes me shake my head: “After sentencing Vrdolyak, U.S. District […]

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A tax on all your boxes

“With the pandemic bringing a host of financial problems Chicago’s way, 11th Ward Alderman Patrick Daley Thompson proposed a ground delivery tax.” The city’s never-ending search for ways into residents’ pockets goes on. Not content with taxing the contents of […]