At Issue: Chicago Needs To Reduce Segregation, Advocacy GroupsAdvocacy groups are sounding a warning that Chicago needs to reduce racial and economic segregation, or lose billions of dollars each year.
Paul Vallas Named To Administrative Post At Chicago State UniversityThe former head of the Chicago public school system says troubled Chicago State can "grow itself out of its problems."
At Issue: Democratic Governor Candidate Daniel Biss Talks Rauner's FailureDemocratic candidate for governor Daniel Biss said Bruce Rauner may already be running re-election campaign commercials, but his record as Illinois Governor is clearly one of failure.
Roskam: Trump Not ‘Wise’ To Propose Great Lakes Preservation Funds CutPeter Roskam favors some parts of Trump's proposed budget, but thinks cutting funds that help preserve the Great Lakes is not "sustainable."
Official: Rauner “Plays Politics” With Chicago Infrastructure FundsCDOT Commissioner Rebekah Scheinfeld said the state is holding up final approval on a number of road, bridge and traffic signal projects.
Englewood Community Has Mixed Emotions On Plans Of A New High SchoolResidents of the South Side's Englewood community have hope--and some concerns--about plans to build a new high school in the area.
Advocate: Immigrants Fearing Trump Policies Are Filing Taxes LaterOfficials think fears about changing U.S. immigration policies might keep some undocumented immigrants from filing early tax returns.
Businesses Look Ahead To Outcome Of "Grand Bargain" After New Budget PlanA Chicago business leader said local companies can live with tax increases in the budget plan being worked out by Illinois Senate leaders, but they want to see other reforms in the so-called "Grand Bargain".
Son Of Late State Comptroller Said Topinka Would Be 'Furious' With Budget Stalemate The son of the late State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka suggests his mother would be livid at the long budget stalemate underway in the state of Illinois.
Immigrant Rights Advocate: Courts Will Side With 'Sanctuary Cities'Mony Ruiz-Velasco said the 10th Amendment protects cities from being threatened with the loss of federal funds over new deportation laws.
Police Board Chief Urges Emanuel To Create CPD Reform "SWAT Team"Police Board President Lori Lightfoot said Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Supt. Eddie Johnson must take ownership of reforms in the wake of the U.S. Justice Department’s scathing report on the Chicago Police Department.
Trump Presidency Raises Concerns About Constitutional LimitsWith the inauguration fast approaching, the American Civil Liberties Union has expressed concerns president-elect Donald Trump might infringe upon constitutional freedoms after taking office.

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