Interest Group Suggests Raising Gas Tax To Improve Chicago Area RoadsWith Houston about to overtake Chicago as the third most populous city in the nation, a local planning expert has offered some bold ideas for putting the boom back in the local economy.
Claypool: Chicago School Board Fine The Way It IsThe appointee of Mayor Emanuel -- recently tapped to lead Chicago Public Schools -- is the guest on "At Issue."
Alvarez: Journalists' Slayings Highlight Need For Universal Background ChecksCook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez said the televised shootings of reporter Alison Parker and photojournalist Adam Ward heightened the need to find better ways to prevent the mentally ill from buying guns.
Conservatives, Progressives Agree On Need To Help Ex-Felons Stay Out Of Prison Conservatives and progressives say they are of one mind when it comes to many programs for keeping people out of prison who don't belong there and helping them stay out of prison once they've already been behind bars, reports WBBM’s Craig Dellimore.
Conservatives And Progressives Unite To Overhaul Criminal Justice SystemTodd Belcore, lead attorney with the Sergeant Shriver Center on Poverty Law, a social justice group, said he’s not surprised conservatives at the Illinois Policy Institute agree too many people are being jailed too long for the wrong reasons.
CPD Partnering With African-American Police Group To Reduce Encounters Between Cops And TeensPolice Superintendent Garry McCarthy says Chicago is partnering with an African-American police group reduce the occasions when encounters between officers and teenagers get out of hand, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Some Aldermen Doubting McCarthy's Effectiveness As Top CopAs Police Supt. Garry McCarthy begins his fifth year running the Chicago Police Department, some aldermen – old and new – appeared to be losing confidence in his ability to reduce gun violence as summer approaches.
New Naperville Mayor Looking To Take Pressure Off Of Property Tax PayersThe new mayor of Naperville wants to restore some balance as far as property taxes go in the state's fourth largest city, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Naperville Mayor Cool To Governor's Anti-Labor AgendaSteve Chirico says his city gets along with unions, but Naperville leaders support other aspects of Gov. Bruce Rauner's "Turnaround Agenda."
Axelrod: Race A Factor In Some Criticism Of President ObamaThe political strategist who coined the “Yes We Can” slogan for Barack Obama’s first presidential campaign says he thinks race plays a role in some of the harsh criticism the president receives, even now, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Cardinal George Feared Death, And The Unknown Afterlife“I fear the unknown, and what happens after death is unknown. I mean, in faith we believe that we will live forever, and that God calls us to live with him if we cooperate with his Grace. I believe that sincerely, profoundly, but I don’t know what that means,” Cardinal George told WBBM Newsradio's "At Issue" in November.
Garcia: 'No Gravy To Go Around' In Contract Talks With City WorkersMayoral hopeful Jesus “Chuy” Garcia has scoffed at accusations he will be beholden to public employee unions that have backed him in his bid to unseat Mayor Rahm Emanuel, because of the substantial cash they’ve given Garcia’s campaign.