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Gov. JB Pritzker spent millions attempting to influence the Republican primary without acknowledging his ballot rival, Beverly Miles — the Black woman who won over 8.2 percent of Democratic primary votes Tuesday.

I asked Miles about that. She was curt.

“JB is willing for me — a black woman who served this country, is a first line responder as a nurse, a COVID survivor — to be homeless and hungry just so he could run unopposed,” Miles said.

Beverly Miles. (Photo provided.)

Muggy, then storms. High: 82 Low: 68.

Are you a Chicago resident looking for an investment alternative to the stock market??

Bloomberg recently asked experts where they’d invest $ 100,000 right now, and many of them had the same answer: fine art.

Thinking you can’t afford a Picasso? Well in 2012, Congress passed the JOBS Act, which allowed for the securitization of artwork. A company called built the largest platform for buying and selling art securities. In the past, you could only buy shares of companies like Apple, but with this investing app, you can unlock this powerful investment.

Meaning, you can invest in shares of million-dollar artwork. And in uncertain times, it turns out, fine art may be a wise investment. Here’s why:

  • Low correlation to stocks according to Citi
  • Contemporary art historically returns 23.2% when inflation is> 3%
  • Contemporary art prices outpaced the S & P 500 by 164% (1995-2021)

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About me: Mark Konkol, recipient of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for local reporting, wrote and produced the Peabody Award-winning series “Time: The Kalief Browder Story.” He was a producer, writer and narrator for the “Chicagoland” docuseries on CNN and a consulting producer on the Showtime documentary “16 Shots.”

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