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.
The Illinois State Medical Society is urging healthy people—and others—to start planning now for what happens if you get seriously ill, or die.
Police Supt. Garry McCarthy says his department is more than ready to enforce the city’s expanded curfew law, despite a manpower shortage.
The new head of the Chicago Public School system is commenting today on Mayor Emanuel’s decision to send his children to a private school instead of the public school system for which Emanuel is responsible.
The CTA and the city of Chicago are taking steps to make sure that if another blizzard socks the city, buses won’t be stranded on Lake Shore Drive.
Recent studies have shown that many Americans don’t know very much about American History. One DePaul University professor says she’s not surprised.
Chicago Public Schools chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard says that if he is offered a salary bonus for raising students’ test scores, he won’t accept it.
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.