6th Ward Alderman Roderick Sawyer says he is neither for nor against imposing a fee on home garbage collections, he wants to hear more about it.
Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez said the televised shootings of reporter Alison Parker and photojournalist Adam Ward heightened the need to find better ways to prevent the mentally ill from buying guns.
Past and present Chicago Public School officials agree talk of possible bankruptcy is way off-base, and the state needs to take a more concrete role in easing the system’s pension crisis, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
The mayor said he, his finance team, and cabinet members will attend the meetings on Monday, Aug. 31, Wednesday, Sept. 2, and Thursday, Sept. 3. Emanuel said he’ll spell out the choices the city must make in these challenging, pension debt-driven times; and he wants to hear residents’ thoughts on coping with the crises.
U.S. Rep. Bob Dold (R-Ill.) said bipartisan legislation he has sponsored would commit $100 million in federal funding to states to subsidize the wages of TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) recipients, through programs like YCC.
Advocates are pushing hard–for the third time–to get a measure on the ballot that would establish an independent commission to decide on legislative voting districts and eliminate what they say is partisan gerrymandering,
The full 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s request to rehear the appeal of his corruption convictions.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is distancing himself from Governor Rauner’s latest budget proposal, which the governor says was negotiated with Emanuel among others, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Chicago Bulls icon Michael Jordan took the stand Tuesday in his lawsuit against a now defunct supermarket chain that invoked his named without first asking him.
Gov. Rauner Calls For Property Tax Freeze, Local Control Over Collective Bargaining In Latest Budget Proposal
Governor Rauner says his latest plan would freeze property taxes statewide for two years. It doesn’t include term limits or voter redistricting but he says it does help Chicago Public Schools.
Conservatives and progressives say they are of one mind when it comes to many programs for keeping people out of prison who don’t belong there and helping them stay out of prison once they’ve already been behind bars, reports WBBM’s Craig Dellimore.
A huge crowd packed the hot and steamy lakefront for the air show today.
Todd Belcore, lead attorney with the Sergeant Shriver Center on Poverty Law, a social justice group, said he’s not surprised conservatives at the Illinois Policy Institute agree too many people are being jailed too long for the wrong reasons.
Karen Lewis says meetings with public school officials have been very cordial and teachers have even been willing to take a pay freeze.
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis on Friday painted a grim picture of ongoing contract talks with the Chicago Public Schools, calling the district’s rejection of a possible one-year deal a “breach of trust.”
The Republican governor accused House Speaker Michael Madigan of refusing to bargain in good faith and called on Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and other Democratic lawmakers to pressure the him.
The expansion will include a larger parking deck, with four levels, and space for hundreds of cars. Security checkpoints also will be enhanced, and concession areas will be expanded in response to complaints from tourists and business travelers who have expressed concerns about the amenities at Midway for years.
Congress members are joining business, religious and environmental leaders in pushing for President Barack Obama’s “Clean Power Plan,” reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
CPS CEO Claypool Insists Chicago Not Asking For Special Deal In Plan To Shore Up Teacher Pension Funds
The head of the Chicago Public Schools says he can’t understand how Governor Bruce Rauner could oppose the plan Illinois Senate Democrats passed that would help shore up the system’s teacher pension funds.
Chicago Inspector General Joseph Ferguson’s latest report found the city has paid American Healthway Services more than $3 million a year to administer the employee wellness program, but the administration has done nothing to track the company’s performance.