Fed Chair says federal budget needs "return to a sustainable path," but "the time is not now."
When asked if continued spending on infrastructure and COVID-19 relief could set off inflation, Jerome Powell said he doesn't "see that now" and the economy needs to fully recover before spending levels "return to a sustainable path."cbsnews.com
Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here’s what happened Feb. 5 with COVID-19 in the Chicago area
Among more than 150 readers who told the Tribune in an informal online survey about their experiences trying to get the vaccine, Dyra-Hamel was among the earliest to get it. Most of those who responded said the hardest part was trying to sign up for an opening, while actually getting the shot was easy. Many said they spent a long time scrambling to sign up online, and lucked out to get a slot.chicagotribune.com
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s budget includes recurring property tax increase, 3-cent gas tax hike and layoffs for city workers, as she seeks to close $1.2B deficit
“The lessons I take from that history are many. Importantly, as Chicagoans, throughout our history we have been tested and we have repeatedly risen to meet and exceed every challenge,” Lightfoot said to a handful of staffers in an otherwise empty City Council chambers. “But what I also know, as a woman of color, is that this time, in 2020, as we rebuild, we must continue to bring others along with us on the journey toward the next chapter in our shared destiny. We cannot afford to leave anyone behind.”chicagotribune.com