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June 12, 2019

Sun-Times: Pritzker signs abortion law

Sun-Times: Pritzker signs abortion law

Bucking neighboring states, Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Wednesday sent a big signal by signing a law to protect Illinois’ abortion rights should Roe v. Wade be overturned, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Supporters have said the legislation is essential, worrying that women will not have access to reproductive health care in Illinois should the Supreme Court decision be overturned.

Anti-abortion groups, like the Thomas More Society, said it makes Illinois “an abortion destination for the country.”

• Get the full report at the Chicago Sun-Times.

Published at Wed, 12 Jun 2019 14:58:11 +0000

YouTube Bans White Supremacist, Neo-Nazi Videos

YouTube Bans White Supremacist, Neo-Nazi Videos

YouTube was right to allow videos that contain anti-gay slurs to remain on its service, the company’s CEO said Monday while apologizing for the hurt they caused, according to NBC News.

The interview at Code Conference was Susan Wojcicki’s first public appearance since YouTube imposed a stricter ban on hate speech last week, which includes videos that promote the idea of racial superiority. But she was questioned about why YouTube allowed to leave up videos made in what journalist Carlos Maza says was a conservative YouTuber’s campaign of targeted homophobic abuse and harassment.

“I know the decision we made was very hurtful to the LGBTQ community,” Wojcicki said. “That was not our intention at all. We’re really sorry about that.”

But the videos were “not violative of our policy,” she added. Harassment is only banned on YouTube when it is “malicious,” and Wojcicki said there’s a high bar for that on the platform.

Published at Tue, 11 Jun 2019 13:49:06 +0000

Ready or not, here come 2,500 electric scooters as city chooses 10 vendors

Ready or not, here come 2,500 electric scooters as city chooses 10 vendors

Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s administration on Tuesday chose 10 companies to run a four-month, 2,500 electric scooter pilot program and launched a quickie education plan to persuade Chicago residents and visitors to abide by the rules of the road.

Bird, Bolt, gruv, JUMP, Lime, Lyft, Sherpa, Spin, VeoRide and Wheels will each be granted 250 scooters to operate within a 50-square-mile test area bounded by Halsted Street and the Chicago River on the east; Irving Park Road on the north; Harlem and the city limits on the west and the Chicago River on the south.

During the four-month test, users will be free to “access the scooters wherever it is legal to lock a bike in the public way,” according to City Hall.

The plan calls for scooter riders to “use a smartphone to unlock and ride the devices within the pilot area, though vendors will offer services for non-smartphone users and cash-based options,” according to the city.

Two priority areas have been identified within the pilot zone, where at least 25 percent of scooters must be placed every morning.

For the full story, click here.

Published at Tue, 11 Jun 2019 22:12:37 +0000

✅ TOP 10: Things To Do In Chicago

✅ TOP 10: Things To Do In Chicago

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