Illinois Will Plant 58,000 Trees Along TollwaysThe Morton Arboretum, which is along the Reagan Tollway, is working with the agency on the environmentally friendly plan. WBBM's Craig Dellimore reports.
RTA Head Says Chicago Area Needs To Invest More In Public TransitThe head of the Regional Transportation Authority believes the public will understand the need for more public transit money when they hear what the money is buying, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Analyst With Religious Group Argues Separate Facilities Are Best For Transgender People While some states and localities are considering laws that require transgender people to use certain bathrooms and locker rooms, a religious group official feels separate facilities are the safest answer, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
IPRA Head Sharon Fairley Says Agency Working To Speed Up Investigations Of Police Shootings The new head IPRA, the agency that investigates police shootings, promises most reviews won't take as long as they have in the past, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Prison Watchdog Blames Mandatory Minimum Sentences For Increasing Cost Of Criminal Justice SystemThe head of a prison watchdog group says the prevalence of mandatory minimum sentences for many crimes is driving up the cost of our criminal justice system, and not doing society much good either, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Muslim-American Leader Wants Community To See Itself As Part Of Broader Fight For JusticeA Muslim American leader here in Chicago says he wants members of his community to see themselves as part of a legacy of people from many faiths who have fought for justice so they are working on that vision right now, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Even Without Budget, Rauner Says He Is Proud Of His First Year AccomplishmentsGovernor Bruce Rauner may not be able to boats of passing a budget that’s shaken up Springfield, but he says there are still some accomplishments he’s proud of after his first year in office, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Chicago Police Should Create 'Early Warning System' To Detect Bad Cops, Watchdog SaysJason Van Dyke, the white police officer who shot and killed black teen Laquan McDonald in October 2014, has 18 complaints against him and yet no disciplinary action.
'At Issue' Profiles Unconventional Cook County JudgeJackie Portman gives what she calls "the speech" about three times a month to medium-to-high-risk probationers who have violated that probation. Steve Miller reports.
Lisa Madigan Supports Recall Measures For Chicago Mayor, Other Elected OfficialsThe Illinois attorney general discusses the controversy facing Mayor Emanuel in the wake of a white police officer's fatal shooting of a black teen.
State's Attorney Candidate Pushes Idea Of Dedicated Gun CourtOne of the two challengers running against Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez next year has said she wants to do better to crack down on gun violence, but she can’t agree with the cornerstone of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s wish list for new state gun laws.
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.