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A public relations firm that appears as a grassroots campaign from small-business owners is mounting a campaign against Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi's valuations. Crain’s government reporter A.D. Quig joins today's episode to talk about what the PR firm wants, and has more on Chicago’s reopening of the lakefront and the fight within City Council over how to protect renters struggling during the pandemic.
Plus: An inexpensive drug turns out to save COVID patients’ lives, Chicago sues the Trump administration for failing to open Obamacare enrollment, United Airlines vows to ban passengers who refuse to wear masks, and Joffrey nixes its ‘Nutcracker’ performance while Lyric cancels its 2020 slate due to the pandemic. Find #CrainsDailyGist on Twitter and let's continue the conversation.