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Public school administrators told lawmakers Thursday that some local districts would have to raise property taxes if legislators vote to have them cover the cost of teacher pensions.
Illinois State Police say they’re trying to deal with a huge backlog of applications for Firearms Owner Identification cards.
The Illinois Senate voted Thursday to send a union-supported pension reform bill to the House, leaving lawmakers with two competing proposals for dealing with the nation’s worst state pension crisis just weeks before the Legislature is scheduled to adjourn.
The Mayor claims it’ll save taxpayers a billion dollars, but according to CBS 2 chief correspondent Jay Levine parts of the deal have some aldermen concerned.
Cyclists who violate traffic laws or motorists who open their doors in front of people on bikes would face steeper fines under a measure Mayor Rahm Emanuel introduced to the City Council on Wednesday.
Leading Illinois law enforcement organizations stepped up their opposition Wednesday to legalizing marijuana for medicinal use, warning Gov. Pat Quinn in a letter about lax motorist safeguards on a day a committee moved the measure to the Senate floor.
As former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, former Ald. Sandi Jackson, await sentencing on corruption charges, several people have sent in letters in an effort to influence the punishment a federal judge will mete out in July.
As the Cubs defeated the arch-rival Cardinals several blocks away, neighborhood residents and a Cubs vice president again discussed details of the Wrigley Field renovation plan, and possible competition to move the team.
Norma Reyes, a top official under former Mayor Daley, has died. WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore looks back.
The Council’s Human Relations Committee wants to encourage athletes to be comfortable acknowledging their sexual orientation, as the NBA’s Jason Collins has.
A suburban woman is using her family’s tragedy to lobby Congress for tougher regulation of the trucking industry.
Independent hearing officers enlisted to review plans to close 53 Chicago Public Schools at the end of the school year have opposed at least 13 of the proposed closings.
A replacement for Illinois GOP Chairman Pat Brady has to resolve inner-party squabbles at a time when the GOP is having identity issues and Democrats dominate them at the State Capitol and in the congressional delegation.
Oak Park’s incoming Mayor will still be able to own a restaurant that serves liquor thanks to a new law that Governor Quinn signed yesterday, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
To be honest, 2nd Ward Alderman Robert Fioretti says he hasn’t seen the mayor’s ordinance yet and whether it exempts enough charities. But if it doesn’t, he says he and some colleagues have their own.
Dart said he’s worried about a stalemate in the General Assembly on a law to license people to carry concealed guns. If legislators don’t meet a June 9 court deadline to pass such a law, anyone with a state firearm owner’s identification card could legally walk anywhere in public with a concealed weapon.
Quinn said Senate Bill 9 would undermine electric utility oversight and lead to higher bills.
Skokie Democrat Jan Schakowsky says the lower unemployment figures are welcome as far as they go, which isn’t quite far enough.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk made a symbolic return to his former Congressional District on the North Shore on Friday, four months after returning to work in Congress.
The U.S. Supreme Court is giving Illinois’ attorney general more time to decide whether to appeal a ruling that the state’s ban on the public possession of firearms is unconstitutional.
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