Watchdog groups from across the political spectrum agree Gov. Brucer Rauner’s new budget proposals grapple with the serious fiscal problems gripping the state, but they differ about whether the plans to cut billions in spending will fly.
With Ald. Bob Fioretti (2nd) aiming to oust Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the upcoming election, six candidates are vying to replace Fioretti as alderman, and will face plenty of challenges in a ward where boundaries have completely changed since the last election.
Mayor Emanuel’s challengers have hammered away at his decision to close 50 schools in Black and Latino neighborhoods during this campaign. But, the Mayor says he’s done what it takes to improve education in those areas, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Cash-strapped mayoral hopeful William “Dock” Walls says his campaign is going strong, and getting stronger in race pitting four challengers against Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
2015 will be a year of remembering the Eastland disaster, which killed more than 800 people on the Chicago River near Clark Street in 1915.
Mayoral challenger Willie Wilson is criticizing Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s efforts to challenge the nominating petitions he filed to get on the ballot for mayor in the 2015 election.
The two most prominent contenders running against Mayor Rahm Emanuel in February have come up with some very different ideas about raising revenue for Chicago.
At a time when many people give to charity groups, the economy has improved, but there are still challenges in raising money.
A group of school administrators has outlined a plan to change curricula and modify some hiring practices, in an effort to improve school performance; but overhauling school funding has proven to be a thorny issue.
Less than two weeks until Cardinal Francis George retires as archbishop of Chicago and makes way for Archbishop-designate Blase Cupich, George said the transition is well-underway.
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said a recent poll showing most voters are unhappy with how Mayor Rahm Emanuel is handling the Chicago Public Schools reveals “pushback for … failed policies” such as the controversial closing of nearly 50 schools.
Activists upset with the increased jet noise from the new runway configuration at O’Hare International Airport have said they believe the city and the FAA conspired to hide the impact of new flight patterns on homes and businesses along airport flight paths.
Activist priest Fr. Michael Pfleger has planned another gun buyback program, but his latest effort to get guns off the streets has a twist.
A government watchdog group has filed a lawsuit against Cook County, to get access to records about potential patronage in county hiring.
A year after the U.S. Senate approved a comprehensive immigration reform plan, North Shore Congressman Brad Schneider said it’s unfortunate the bill remains stalled in the House.
This is the last June that Chicago motorists will have to wait in long lines outside the City Clerk’s office to get their vehicle stickers.
Despite so many high-profile arrests and convictions in political corruption cases in Chicago, the head of the local FBI office said there are still plenty of active investigations running.
Dr. John Jay Shannon, interim CEO of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System said the county’s not just running hospitals and clinics, it now has its own Medicaid-managed care plan, called CountyCare.
Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon, who is running for Illinois State Comptroller, had some praise for Gov. Pat Quinn’s budget plan on Friday, but she stopped short of endorsing his plan to make a 2011 income tax hike permanent.
McCarthy acknowledged it took several months after he took over the Police Department in 2011 to see how splintered street gangs had become.