Cook County Land Bank Authority Celebrates Its 200th Rehabilitated HomeThe Cook County Land Bank Authority celebrated Monday the 200th home that’s been rehabilitated under the program program that turns vacant homes into rehabbed, affordable houses.
Preckwinkle: Nothing Pleasant About Hundreds Of Layoffs15 of the 17 Cook County Board members have signed on as co-sponsors to budget amendments that Board President Toni Preckwinkle says will close the shortfall caused by the repeal of the county's unpopular sweetened beverage tax. 
Newly Appointed Special Legislative Inspector General Discusses Investigation ProcessGovernor Rauner said state ethics laws do not give the official investigating sexual harassment complaints against lawmakers enough power or independence.
Gov. Rauner Silent On Tax-Cut PlanGov. Bruce Rauner is ducking questions about what the Republican-backed tax-cut plan in Washington would mean for people in Illinois.
RTA Pushes CTA To Raise FaresWhile Mayor Rahm Emanuel is not ruling out a possible fare increase, he says he is not willing to support that move just yet.
City Breaks Ground On Phase 2 Of Navy Pier FlyoverThe Navy Pier Flyover is an elevated path being built alongside Lake Shore Drive between the Chicago River and Ohio Street Beach.
200 Recruits Graduate From Chicago Police AcademyThis graduating class is part of an ongoing hiring plan to add nearly 1,000 officers by the end of 2018.
Columbia College Building Its First Student Center In 127 YearsThe 5-story student center will include dance studios, analog and digital maker labs, an 800-person event space, study lofts, a fitness center, and a dining area.
Aldermen Hesitant About City Revenue Earmarked For CTASeveral Chicago aldermen have expressed some hesitation about city revenue earmarked for the Chicago Transit Authority.
Finance Committee Approves City's Property Tax LevyThe City Council’s Finance Committee approved Chicago’s property tax levy Monday, as it began a hearing for the proposed 2018 budget.
Emanuel Blames Rauner For Stalled Veterans Home In ChicagoThe project in Chicago would provide 200 veterans with long-term skilled nursing care.
At Issue: County Hospitals Resisting Efforts To Cut Budget Any FurtherA few county commissioners seem incredulous that, in a budget of $2.5 billion, the county hospital system cannot find $25 million in cuts.

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