More Calls For Alvarez, McCarthy To Resign Over Laquan McDonald CasePressure continued to mount Monday for Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez and Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy to step down over their handling of the Laquan McDonald case.
Suburban, Downstate Educators Say Funding Formula Unfair, But Change Unlikely Educators in the suburbs and downstate agree the state’s formula for doling out money for schools is unfair, but it might be had to change things in the midst of a financial crisis, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Human Service Agencies Scaling Back As State Budget Impasse Continues Officials with the region's social service agencies and their supporters says the ongoing state budget impasse is having a growing effect on the work that they are doing, or trying to do, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Plan Pulled For Medical-Marijuana Dispensary On South SideOriginally, Ald. Michelle Harris had expressed support for the planned medical marijuana dispensary at 1111 East 87th Street.
Alderman Wants To Open Chicago's Doors To Video Gambling, But Mayor Says NoAld. Raymond Lopez (15th) has introduced a measure that would open the doors for video gambling machines in Chicago, but would allow aldermen to ban the machines from specific areas, or entire wards.
Mayor Emanuel Defends Speed Camera Program Amid Reports Of Erroneous Tickets Mayor Rahm Emanuel is defending the worth of the city’s speed camera program in the face of reports of nearly $2.5 million in erroneous tickets being issued, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
New Ordinance Would Prohibit Fast-Tracking City Asset SalesAt today’s Chicago City Council meeting, Aldermen are expected to approve an ordinance that will shed more light on any plans to privatize City services or City assets.
Claypool Says CPS Ready To Make Budget Cuts If Springfield Increases FundingChicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool says his administration is ready to make more budget cuts if Springfield ups the ante on funding for the City’s school system, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Illinois Supreme Court Hears Arguments In Chicago Pension CaseThe Illinois Supreme Court has heard arguments in the Emanuel administration’s attempt to save its pension deal with some city employee unions, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Paris Terror Attacks Prompt Debate About Resettling Syrian RefugeesThe deadly terrorist attacks in Paris have led some to call for blocking Syrian refugees from resettling in the U.S., while others have called for America to welcome migrants from the war-torn Middle Eastern country with open arms.
Mayor Doesn't Seem Worried About Preckwinkle Hotel Tax PlanThe head of the Chicago’s official tourism agency has warned a planned Cook County hotel tax could hurt the city’s convention industry, but Mayor Rahm Emanuel seemed less concerned.
Emanuel: State Budget Impasse 'Much Ado About Nothing'As Chicago prepared to celebrate William Shakespeare’s 400-year legacy, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said politics in Illinois would qualify as a Shakespearean tragicomedy.