Latest CHICAGO Politics
City Hall has unveiled plans to build a new arena for DePaul basketball at McCormick Place, as part of larger plans to upgrade the convention center and redesign much of Navy Pier.
Union leaders and retirees blasted Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday for saving $108.7 million by phasing out a city subsidy for retiree health care and using roughly the same amount of public money to build a new basketball arena near McCormick Place.
Illinois Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky is expressing frustration at the latest reports of sexual misconduct in the military, allegedly committed by people charged with investigating cases of sexual assault, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
A Chicago housing coalition says private developers, not tenants, will be the big winners in Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s new “Plan Forward” CHA initiative, reports WBBM’s John Cody.
The deadly Boston Marathon bombings have prompted a lot of discussion about the price of having a free society, and how much freedom Americans might have to give up to stay safe.
In their continuing efforts to oppose plans to close more than 50 public schools, the Chicago Teachers Union filed two federal lawsuits on behalf of parents whose children attend schools targeted for closure or consolidation.
- Police, Fire Unions Raise Objections To School Safety Plan 2013/05/14
- More Aldermen Backing Idea To Get Out Of Parking Deal 2013/05/14
- Inspector General Slams Record Keeping For Red Light Cameras 2013/05/14
- Religious Opponents Continue Campaign Against Same-Sex Marriage 2013/05/14
- IDOT Secretary Urges Lawmakers To Reject 70 MPH Highway Speed Limit WBBM Newsradio–2013/05/14
- Alderman Talking To Bond Experts For A Way Out Of Parking Meter Deal 2013/05/13
- Nursing Home Workers Protest Medicaid Spending Cuts 2013/05/13
- Latinos Push U.S. Rep. Lipinski For Immigration Reform At Town Hall 2013/05/11
- Protesters For, Against Same-Sex Marriage Demonstrate Outside Undecided State Rep’s Office 2013/05/11
- 24 Aldermen Rush To Support Mayor’s Proposed Parking Meter Changes CBS Chicago–2013/05/10
- Schools Worry About Covering Teacher Pension Costs 2013/05/10
- Illinois Swamped By Surge In Firearm Owner Applications 2013/05/09
- Illinois Senate Passes Union-Backed Pension Plan 2013/05/09
- Aldermen Express Concerns Over New Parking Deal 2013/05/08
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- Orange Line Service Resumes After Train-Pedestrian IncidentCTA commuters were temporarily stymied on the Orange Line during the Friday rush hour after a train fatally struck a man on the tracks.401
- Illinois Senate Passes Medical Marijuana LegislationIllinois Gov. Pat Quinn must decide if he will sign a measure allowing the use of marijuana for medical purposes after the state Senate approved legislation on Friday.1238
- Teen Fatally Stabbed In Fight Outside Suburban Grocery StoreRomeoville police say a 17-year-old boy and a 22-year-old man got into a fight in the parking lot outside the Jewel-Osco on Weber Road.432
- Powerball Jackpot At $600 Million: Most Common NumbersThe Powerball jackpot was increased Friday to $600 million, making it the largest Powerball jackpot ever.781
- Police Believe Alleged Con Man Had Scores Of Victims In 4 StatesPark Ridge police were asking for the public’s health in a fraud investigation against a man they said has been using a fake identity to fleece people in at least four states.148
- Family Helping Fund Research For Rare Disease That Struck Son, DaughterThey start out growing up like any other child, until a seizure strikes. It's the first sign of a deadly, rare brain disease that robs children of their abilities before taking their lives. This weekend, you can help a Downers Grove family try to find a cure for Batten Disease.226
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