Preckwinkle: Sales Tax Hike Necessary To Keep County AfloatCook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said Tuesday she will present a preliminary budget plan that includes a proposal to increase the county sales tax she spent years rolling back.
In City Club Speech, Trump Won't Apologize For Controversial Remarks On ImmigrationThe City Club of Chicago said more than 2,000 people were on the waiting list for Donald Trump’s speech at Monday’s luncheon at Maggiano’s Banquets.
Outgoing Governor Pat Quinn Plans On Remaining ActiveOutgoing Governor Pat Quinn still has plans for a special legislative session this week, but he gave something of a farewell speech here in Chicago this afternoon, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
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Quinn Urges Business Leaders To Help Push For Medicaid, Pension ReformsGov. Pat Quinn is enlisting the support of Chicago's business community to sell his Medicaid and pension reform plans to state lawmakers before the Legislature adjourns at the end of this month.
Alvarez Creates New Unit To Probe Questionable ConvictionsIn what her office is calling a "shift in philosophy," Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez plans to form a new unit that will actively review criminal cases involving questionable or wrongful convictions.
McCarthy Disagrees With Claim Of Police 'Manpower Problem'Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy found himself in the line of fire Monday, because of his decision to move more officers to patrol duty.