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.
Bill To Abolish Legislative Scholarships Now On Quinn's DeskIllinois lawmakers voting to repeal the controversial legislative scholarship program hope the free rides are over once and for all.
State Senate Committee Approves Minimum Wage HikeThe Illinois State Senate Executive Committee has approved a plan to increase the state's minimum wage, and let it increase automatically in the future.
Parking Meter Firm Demanding $14 Million, City Saying NoThe company that leases Chicago’s parking meter system raked in $80 million last year, but now says the city owes it even more money.