Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said a recent poll showing most voters are unhappy with how Mayor Rahm Emanuel is handling the Chicago Public Schools reveals “pushback for … failed policies” such as the controversial closing of nearly 50 schools.
“I issued the first indictment of the red light camera operator, because I fired them. I inherited them, and I fired them. That was the first indictment, and I convicted them, because they no longer have the contract,” Emanuel said Thursday.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin was trying to stay out of the dispute over whether the University of Chicago Medical Center should open a trauma center on its Hyde Park hospital campus.
The start of construction on a new office building along the west bank of the Chicago River could change the riverfront landscape in more ways than one.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel defended the Chicago Public Schools’ use of what some would call a fiscal “gimmick” to balance its $6.8 billion budget for next school year.
The City Council Committee on Housing and Real Estate has recommended passage of an ordinance that would prohibit owners from tearing down single-room occupancy hotels, or converting them to condos for six months.
Prosecutors said Francisco Espinal-Quiroz was driving at least 15 mph faster than the posted construction zone speed limit at the time of the crash, and there was no evidence that he applied the brakes before the crash, although it was not clear if he fell asleep at the wheel.
Kristi LaFleur acknowledges the original estimated price tag for the Northern extension of Route 53 is nearly $3 billion.
The Quinn administration has expanded a job training program that helps people get jobs in the construction industry, on the heels of news the state’s unemployment rate dropped to 7.1 percent in June, its lowest level in nearly six years.
Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner on Thursday offered a plan to revamp the state’s tax system, and voiced support for raising the minimum wage, coupled with business reforms.
A bipartisan legislative panel was debating Wednesday morning whether to comply with a request from federal prosecutors to hold off on their own investigation a scandal-plagued anti-violence program Gov. Pat Quinn launched during his 2010 election run.
Union laborers throughout the Midwest have joined the call for passage of a long-term highway bill in Congress; and they said it’s not just about jobs, it’s about safety.
Minimum wage workers and community activists came to City Hall on Wednesday to say Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to gradually raise the city’s minimum wage to $13 per hour by 2018 is too little, too late.
A sunny morning made the perfect start for the July 4th weekend; and an ideal day for parades, picnics, and barbecues before the night’s fireworks.
Public-employee unions applauded the high court decision. Lawmakers and pension experts — not so much. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.
A government watchdog group has filed a lawsuit against Cook County, to get access to records about potential patronage in county hiring.
The campaigns of Gov. Pat Quinn and challenger Bruce Rauner were trading fire Thursday over who pays what in personal income taxes.
Gov. Pat Quinn visited the historic – and conveniently named – Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church to sign a measure extending the life and powers of the state’s African American Family Commission.
A year after the U.S. Senate approved a comprehensive immigration reform plan, North Shore Congressman Brad Schneider said it’s unfortunate the bill remains stalled in the House.
State Rep. Kelly Cassidy (D-Chicago) said the legislation Gov. Pat Quinn signed Thursday would require all public schools to develop and carry out an anti-bullying policy.