Preckwinkle's Office Briefs Board On Impact Of State Budget StalemateMembers of the Cook County Board spoke to county department heads on Tuesday about how the state’s budget impasse is affecting local services.
Dozens Of Aldermen Backing Resolution To Use Surplus TIF Funds To Help CPSDozens of aldermen say they want the city to use more than a billion dollars in so-called TIF development funds to help bail out the Chicago Public Schools, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Principals Receive Details On Budget Cuts From CPSPrincipals at the Chicago Public Schools learned Tuesday how much money they must cut from their school budgets, but some aldermen were pushing a plan to prevent the cuts by moving money from another account.
Democrats Running For U.S. Senate Seat Spar Over Leadership During Tribune Editorial Board DebateThe three Democrats running for incumbent Republican Mark Kirk’s U.S. Senate seat had a mostly cordial debate today. But there were a few sparks, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Aldermen Push Back On Emanuel’s Tobacco Proposal During City Council HearingA proposal from Mayor Rahm Emanuel to crack down on cigarette sales to young people drew heavy criticism at a City Council hearing today, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Muslim-American Leader Wants Community To See Itself As Part Of Broader Fight For JusticeA Muslim American leader here in Chicago says he wants members of his community to see themselves as part of a legacy of people from many faiths who have fought for justice so they are working on that vision right now, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Mayor Open To Possible Site Change For Lucas MuseumMayor Rahm Emanuel seemed to leave the door open a crack on the possibility of selecting a new site for the controversial Lucas Museum, a day after a judge declined to toss out a lawsuit filed by opponents who want it off the lakefront.
Emanuel: Rauner's CPS Takeover Talk Cost Schools More On Bond DealMayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday said Gov. Bruce Rauner should be ashamed of himself if he was trying to thwart the Chicago Public Schools’ $725 million borrowing plan this week by repeatedly pushing for a state takeover of the school system, and suggesting the district be allowed to file for bankruptcy.
Alvarez Defends Handling Of Laquan McDonald CaseThe incumbent Cook County State's Attorney appeared before the Chicago Tribune editorial board, with her two Democratic opponents.
County Commissioner Wants Rauner To Declare 'State Of Emergency' Over ShootingsA Cook County commissioner and others have called on Gov. Bruce Rauner to declare a state of emergency in Chicago, after shootings and murders skyrocketed last month.
Aldermen Propose Changes To Improve Management, Staffing At City Mental Health ClinicsSome Chicago aldermen, mental health workers and others are proposing a new way for the city to help those who need psychological or psychiatric treatment, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Rauner Curious To Find Out What Obama Will Tell State Lawmakers Next WeekGov. Bruce Rauner said he’s looking forward to hearing from President Barack Obama, who will visit the Illinois State Capitol next week, to speak to the General Assembly.