Republican Sen. Kirk: Fundraising More Challenging Here With Trump Atop TicketThe incumbent admits fundraising is a little harder among Republican donors because of uncertainty over Trump’s candidacy.
Home Care Workers Boo Rauner Over Proposed CutsUnionized home care workers tried to confront Gov. Bruce Rauner on Thursday, outside a state agency they claim he is hurting.
IPRA Critics Insist On Elected Watchdogs For Police MisconductCritics of Mayor Emanuel's own reform plans went to City Hall on Wednesday.
Crossing Guards Ask To Stay Under Control Of Police DepartmentSome Chicago school crossing guards and their union have asked the City Council to reverse a decision transferring their oversight from the Police Department to the Officer of Emergency Management and Communications.
Lawmakers To Discuss Cybersecurity Threats At Chicago HearingIn a series of hearings, members of Congress want to hear how government and the private sector can work together to ward off cyber threats.
Chicago Sick-Pay Mandate Advances In City CouncilAldermen have given preliminary approval to a proposed ordinance that would make most companies in the city give their workers mandatory sick days off.
Blackhawks Begin Building New Practice Rink Near United CenterThe $50-million building will serve as the Blackhawks’ primary practice rink and a community training center for youth hockey programs
McDonald's Moving Corporate Headquarters From Oak Brook To ChicagoMcDonald's is leaving its west suburban headquarters for a new location in Oprah Winfrey's old studio complex in the West Loop, the fast food giant confirmed Monday.
Democrats Blast Rauner For Comparing Chicago Schools To 'Crumbling Prisons'Some Democratic state lawmakers visited a Chicago public school on Thursday, to show Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s heated rhetoric about the district’s funding is wrong on several counts.
Police Reform Task Force Chief Calls For More Transparency From City HallMayor Rahm Emanuel’s former point person on police reform called on his administration to be more transparent as it overhauls department policies and procedures.
Senate GOP Leader Expects Short-Term Budget Deal By End Of The MonthA top Republican lawmaker said it’s likely the Illinois General Assembly will reach an agreement on a stopgap budget deal soon, but long-term solutions might take a while.
Airbnb Hits Airwaves In Fight Against Possible City Hall RegulationsThe battle between home-sharing company Airbnb and Chicago city officials has taken to the airwaves, and that might have drawn the ire of the Emanuel administration.

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