Mayor Richard M. Daley says he is pleased with passage of sweeping education legislation sent to Gov. Pat Quinn’s desk for signature.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is taking a strong stand urging state regulators to reverse a decision on planned changes at Oak Forest Hospital.
The head of the government watchdog group the Civic Federation says the Chicago City Council is going to have to show some strength if Chicago is to truly bring its budget under control.
The head of the Chicago Urban League says the group is pressing forward with its lawsuit against the state of Illinois over the way public schools are funded across the state.
North suburban Highland Park is among several communities that will choose a new mayor in the April 5 elections.
The contest may not have the same high profile as the mayoral race, but the rhetoric is heating up in the campaign for who will replace Chicago City Clerk Miguel Del Valle.
Freshman U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) says bankruptcy should be considered as an option for some states – such as Illinois – looking to get out from under crushing debt.
The head of the Illinois American Civil Liberties Union says she expects few problems as Counties prepare to issue certificates for couples seeking civil unions.
Lesser-known mayoral candidate Patricia Watkins says ending corruption in city government would go a long way toward helping Chicago close its budget gap.
Sonations to charitable organizations are up slightly. But other factors may mean a worsening situation for those in need.
‘At Issue’ guest Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle says some of the county departments under her control may not face budget cuts as deep as the 21 percent she is demanding from other elected officials.
Mayoral Candidate Carol Moseley Braun is spending much of this major shopping day visiting with retail merchants in various parts of the city.
A top Chicago business leader says now is the time for approval of casino gambling for the City of Chicago.