Illinois Lawmakers Seek More Funds For Affordable Housing

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — More money is needed address the need for more affordable, permanent and stable homes for Illinois’ most vulnerable residents, even after the governor approved $200 million for the state’s affordable housing program, two Democratic lawmakers said. Sen. Mattie Hunter and Rep. Delia Ramirez, both of Chicago, said the money Gov. J.B.…

China Threatens Countermeasures if Trump Hikes Tariffs

BEIJING (AP) — China’s government has threatened unspecified “necessary countermeasures” if Trump’s planned tariff hike goes ahead. The Commerce Ministry said Trump’s announcement is a violation of his agreement with President Xi Jinping in June to revive negotiations aimed at ending their fight over Beijing’s trade surplus and technology ambitions. The ministry said if the…