• The next battlefront in Chicago’s gentrification war: South Shore: The Obama Center has ignited a fight in South Shore, as anti-gentrification forces square off with homeowners hoping for some long-awaited upside. A.D. Quig and Crain’s contributor Corli Jay explain.
• Fund projects that move people, not vehicles, U.S. reps urge: Democratic lawmakers want Pritzker to change the way the state allocates transportation funds. Greg Hinz has the details.
• Why it’s harder for food and drug companies to stop Russian sales: Several Chicago companies, from Mondelez to Abbott, continue some operations in Russia as they deem their products essential. Crain’s Katherine Davis and Ally Marotti report.
• Illinois’ pot market isn’t up to snuff: Cumbersome regulations and litigation are holding back an industry that should be growing faster, Crain’s columnist Joe Cahill contends.
• Tenured UIC professor fired over sexual harassment allegations: The associate professor, whose research focused on sexual assault prevention, and the university are being sued by six female graduate students. Crain’s Elyssa Cherney has the details.
• What equitable infrastructure means in a time of climate change: Communities that haven’t seen updates in weatherization, air conditioning and removal of lead service lines are more at risk to climate effects. Guest columnist Delmar Gillus weighs in as part of Crain’s monthly Equity series.
• Dick Durbin among senators pressing Wells Fargo on race disparity in refinancing: An investigation found that in 2020 Wells Fargo approved only 47% of applications to refinance mortgages completed by Black homeowners compared with 72% of those from white applicants.
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