Mayoral challenger Willie Wilson is criticizing Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s efforts to challenge the nominating petitions he filed to get on the ballot for mayor in the 2015 election.
An African-American owned company in Chicago has applied to become one of the first firms to obtain a license to grow and sell medical marijuana.
The people who knew the late Judy Baar Topinka best were gathering Wednesday to share stories and celebrate her life, a week after the longtime Illinois politician died of complications from a stroke.
A commission organized by the mayor has issued a report outlining what it calls a “strategic plan” for curbing violence in Chicago.
The Chicago Transit Authority says it will be testing a new rodent reduction plan that aims to get rid of rats before they’re born, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Illinois judges used to decide whether a young suspect was tried as an adult or a juvenile. Preckwinkle wants to undo a 1982 change in state law which makes transfers for some felony charges automatic – for example, in cases of rape or murder.
He’s been celebrated by his church and honored by its faithful, but today, the entire city of Chicago got its turn.
Mayor Emanuel is critical of Governor Quinn for engineering the appointment a campaign aid to run the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Aldermen have delayed action on a proposed ordinance that would require many gas stations to offer fuel that contains a higher blend of ethanol, in an issue that has Mayor Rahm Emanuel and powerful Ald. Ed Burke (14th) at odds.
Chicago Aldermen have given preliminary approval to an ordinance that would help licensed taxicab drivers to make more money without a fare increase, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
The City Council has bristled under criticisms that it is little more than a rubber stamp for Chicago’s mayors, but a new study has revealed that label is more accurate now than ever.
Chicago Aldermen are considering an ordinance that would ban police and others from using chokeholds to subdue suspects, reports WBBM’s Craig Dellimore.
Right now, motorists use gasoline that contains 10 percent corn-based ethanol. The ordinance would require a pump dispensing 15 percent ethanol.
The two most prominent contenders running against Mayor Rahm Emanuel in February have come up with some very different ideas about raising revenue for Chicago.
The reasoning for adjusting the plan is so the Cubs can nab a spot on the National Register of Historic Places.
The City Council’s embattled Inspector General says workers in nearly half of Chicago’s aldermanic offices have been caught doing political work on the taxpayer’s time.
Experts have asked state lawmakers to require locking containers for prescription painkillers, to help prevent theft and abuse.
Aldermen have overwhelmingly approved a plan to gradually raise the city’s minimum wage to $13 an hour over the next five years.
The City Council Committee on Workforce Development on Monday backed the mayor’s plan to raise the minimum wage in Chicago to $13 an hour by 2019, and sent the measure to the full City Council for a vote on Tuesday.
Chicago’s new city treasurer, Kurt Summers, was sworn in Monday morning, to fill the balance of the term of Stephanie Neely, who left to take a job in the private sector.