Organized crime wears a new face in Chicago — and the retiring special-agent-in-charge of the area’s FBI office says many times, it speaks a foreign language.
A former Democratic Congressman running to get his old job back is critical of the way he says bipartisan cooperation is falling out of favor on Capitol Hill.
The Democrat trying to unseat U.S. Rep. Robert Dold (R-Ill.) says he has mixed feelings about the role SuperPACs may play in the race.
U.S. Rep. Don Manzullo (R-Ill.) is calling for an end to SuperPACs, the powerful political groups that pump large amounts of money into campaigns across the country.
The head of the Chicago Transit Authority said he hopes surveillance cameras aboard CTA trains and at CTA stations will act as a deterrent to more mob attacks like the ones that occurred this past weekend.
The head of the Chicago Public Schools says one of his top priorities, besides working out a new contract with the Chicago Teachers Union, is closing the achievement gap among a number of schools.
Suburban prosecutors say they are satisfied that it is now a lot more difficult for someone to be wrongfully convicted of a crime than it was years ago.
On the one year anniversary of becoming Chicago’s mayor, Rahm Emanuel was talking Wednesday about what has surprised him about the job over the past 12 months.
The Democrats vying to face off against U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) are airing their differences ahead of Tuesday’s Primary, even as they agree on many issues.
Supt. Garry McCarthy says there is no need to worry about police trying to block social media used by demonstrators expected during the upcoming NATO/G8 summits in May.
Just as Jeanne Gang changed high-rise facades with the wavy blue Aqua tower balconies downtown, she’d also like to change the face of suburbs – and decided to start with Cicero.
The city’s Director of Animal Care and Control says onetime problems at the sprawling facility at 27th Street and Western Avenue are well under control these days.
The head of the Chicago Public Schools says officials will replace a substantial number of principals, in an effort to help address the problem of poor performance in the most impoverished areas of the city.
As part of its plans for a longer school day at the Chicago Public Schools, physical education classes will be phased back in for all high school juniors and seniors.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle says only about half of the county’s workers took unpaid furlough days agreed to by their unions this year.
Gov. Pat Quinn said Friday that he is not dismayed about a new poll that shows most Illinois residents don’t approve of the job he’s doing.
Chicago Inspector General Joe Ferguson says he expects some of the dozens of budget options he outlined in a new report will indeed be embraced by the mayor and City Council this fall.
The head of the City Colleges of Chicago says she is seeing small signs of progress, as she and the system’s leadership try to reverse some disturbing trends at the community colleges.
U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) says President Barack Obama bolstered his bid for re-election, by his latest moves on Immigration reform.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the city is teaming up with the University of Chicago to spur development in Hyde Park and other parts of the South Side.