Mayor Emanuel Says Bill For Harsher Sentences On Repeat Gun Offenders Faces ChallengesMayor Emanuel said he is not disheartened by word that a bill to get tough on repeat gun offenders remains stalled in Springfield.
Suburban Chicago Woman Pushes Bill To Help Crime VictimsA suburban Chicago woman is pushing to change a state law so that victims of violent crimes would get an attorney for free.
As More States Legislate Transgender Americans' Bathroom Use, Illinois Eyes Its Own BillNorth Carolina's bill shares some similarities with a bill proposed by Illinois legislators, but also many differences.
Measure To Ban 'Deprogramming' Of Gay Young People Goes To GovernorSen. Daniel Biss sponsored the bill. The Evanston Democrat says mental health associations support the measure that addresses therapies that can cause "mental illness, trauma and can increase the risk of suicide."
City Hall Bills Cabbie $10,000 After Lawsuit DismissedA Chicago cab driver who sued the city in an effort to get cabbies classified as government employees has been slapped with a $10,000 bill for the city’s legal costs.
Here's Why Your Heating Bill Has Been So High (It's Not Just The Cold)Has your heating bill gone way up the last few months? Especially compared to last year? There's a reason for that. Actually, there are many reasons, and not all of them have to do with the terrible cold that's caught Chicago in a mercilessly frigid headlock.
Judge Tosses City Fines Against Elderly Landlords An elderly landlord couple charged $500 for rat abatement on city property will not have to pay.
Quinn Says He'll Need The Weekend To Decide On Gambling ExpansionIt is sounding like Gov. Pat Quinn is not going to allow the casino expansion bill, which includes a Chicago casino, to become law as it is written.
Quinn Signs Bill Abolishing Legislative ScholarshipsIllinois lawmakers have a limited time to hand out their last round of legislative scholarships.
Parking Meter Firm Threatens Mediation Over Bill Sent To CityChicago and the company running the city's parking meters are at odds over a $14.2 million bill.
Business Interests To Pay For Lost Parking Meter Revenue At NATO SummitBusiness interests that pledged money to cover the costs of the NATO Summit are going to have to pay the Chicago's parking meter lease company.
Parking Meter Firm Sends City Another Big BillAnother hefty bill has arrived at City Hall from the company that leases Chicago's parking meters.