The body of a Blue Island alderman was pulled from Lake Michigan overnight, after he went missing while boating with friends in northwest Indiana.
CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine says it’s no surprise that Deb Mell is the frontrunner of 12 candidates.
A Cook County judge Friday ruled Former Ald. Sharon Dixon (24th) unfit to stand trial on charges alleging she approached Chicago Police officers outside the 10th district with a loaded gun last spring.
The Council’s Human Relations Committee wants to encourage athletes to be comfortable acknowledging their sexual orientation, as the NBA’s Jason Collins has.
The Chicago City Council has approved higher taxes for most people who park in downtown lots, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
A Chicago Heights alderman is facing battery charges after allegedly breaking a co-worker’s thumb in February during an argument at a Chicago Heights School District 170 warehouse, police said.
Former alderman and convicted felon Wallace Davis Jr. was sentenced to 30 months probation Friday and ordered to pay over $100,000 in child support after he admitted he was deadbeat dad to his two young daughters.
Highwood Ald. Harvey Knapp is from Britain. He was appointed to the city council five months ago to fill a vacancy. At the time, neither he nor Highwood’s mayor realized state law requires municipal officials to be citizens.
It’s been a long and busy day for the Chicago City Council, including action on issues of gun control and ethics, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore from City Hall.
A onetime Illinois Department of Transportation employee has been chosen by Mayor Rahm Emanuel to replace Ald. Sandi Jackson (7th).
Mayor Emanuel is appointing a commission with people from the South Shore community to submit a list of three finalists for him to consider.
Chicago Ald. Ed Burke has proposed a citywide ban of energy drinks, citing potential health risks with the highly caffeinated beverages.
Hoosiers can’t say the city of Chicago never gave them anything. CBS 2′s Brad Edwards reports.
Longtime alderman Dick Mell is planning to retire and wants his daughter to succeed him, according to a published report.
The Alderman has the highest absentee rate in the council and has recently missed the all important annual budget meeting.
Police followed two would-be tree grate thieves to a recycling center on the West Side, where they found hundreds of city-owned tree and sewer grates, worth thousands of dollars.
A West Garfield Park neighborhood man apparently believed he looked enough like an alderman – or that enough people had no clue what the alderman in question looked like – to go around impersonating the city lawmaker.
Former alderman and political powerbroker Edward Vrdolyak is completely free, after being released from home imprisonment three months ahead of time.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is trying to stay out of the very contentious talks among aldermen about redrawing the City of Chicago’s ward boundaries.
Former Chicago alderman and political powerbroker Edward Vrdolyak will be released from prison Thursday.