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Daily Whale Staff

Proft, Brady differ on the best strategy for Illinois Republicans but agree on the leaders best suited to help the party find success

Radio host and political activist Dan Proft on Tuesday argued the Illinois Republican Party should rally around a pure conservative reform platform as it prepares for the 2018 general election while former Republican state party chair Pat Brady said the GOP should instead be focused on drumming up support for Bruce Rauner’s reelection bid.


Fr. Katsouros touts success of Arrupe College’s first graduating class

Father Steve Katsouros, the founding dean and executive director of Loyola University’s Arrupe College, spoke to the City Club of Chicago on Wednesday touting the success of the school’s new two-year college, which graduated its first class in June 2017.


Happy Labor Day

The Daily Whale staff wishes all of our readers a happy and healthy Labor Day weekend. In observance of the holiday, we will not publish our daily newsletters on Monday, September 4. Our normal publication schedule will resume on Tuesday, September 5.


CDOT and CTA leaders tout improvements to infrastructure during City Club luncheon; Emanuel criticizes Trump’s response to violence in Charlottesville

On Monday, CTA President Dorval Carter and Chicago Department of Transportation Commissioner Rebekah Scheinfeld discussed how improvements to Chicago’s public transit systems and infrastructure have helped spur development and economic growth in the city.


Happy Memorial Day

In observance of Memorial Day, the Daily Whale will not publish newsletters on Monday, May 29. We will resume our normal publishing schedule on Tuesday morning. The Daily Whale would like to wish all of its readers a happy and safe holiday weekend.


Tollway executive director: We’re 12 to 18 months away from a definitive plan for more I-PASS interoperability

While speaking at the City Club of Chicago on Thursday, Illinois Tollway Executive Director Greg Bedalov said his agency is working on expanding the interoperability of the I-PASS system to allow consumers to use their transponders to pay for more than just tolls.


Duncan discusses efforts to reduce Chicago violence by providing economic opportunities for the city’s young men

Former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said his latest endeavor, Chicago CRED, is working to reduce violence in Chicago by providing alternative economic opportunities for young men in the city’s most dangerous communities.

IHDA executive director says her organization’s investments created 7,400 jobs in 2016

Illinois Housing Development Authority Executive Director Audra Hamernik spoke about her organization’s efforts to expand affordable housing opportunities for Illinois residents during a City Club of Chicago luncheon on Wednesday.


Treasurer Frerichs says his office remains busy despite absence of state budget

The lack of state budget has not left the state Treasurer’s Office with a lack of work, Illinois Treasurer Michael Frerichs explained during a City Club of Chicago even on Wednesday.


Q&A with David Marzahl, President & CEO of the Center for Economic Progress

The arrival of tax day can be a stressful time for many individuals. It can be particularly troublesome for low-income families who struggle to pay the high fees associated with have their tax returns prepared by paid tax professionals and seek advances on anticipated returns. David Marzahl and the Center for Economic Progress (CEP) seek to solve those problems by providing low-income and working families with free trusted tax and financial services.