Former Illinois state Rep. Derrick Smith was sentenced to five months in prison on Thursday for pocketing a $7,000 bribe in an FBI sting from a purported day care in return for his backing of a state grant application.
After talking with Mayor Emanuel in Washington, Federal Aviation Administrator Michael Huerta promised to double the number of meetings to be held before a new runway opens at O’Hare Airport this fall.
A group of six black men has filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Chicago, Police Supt. Garry McCarthy, and 14 unnamed police officers, alleging so-called “stop and frisk” procedures are unconstitutional.
After a brief vacation, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has returned to Chicago and offered his first public comments since the scope of the federal inspection into the Chicago Public Schools came to light, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Chicago Public Schools parents and other education advocates were outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office at City Hall on Monday, demanding he “push the reset button” on his appointed school board, amid an ongoing contract scandal.
A major player in Chicago school reform was expressing serious concerns about the uncertainty swirling around the Chicago Public Schools, as chief executive officer Barbara Byrd-Bennett faces a federal probe into a controversial no-bid contract.
Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin (D-Oak Park) has written a letter to Mayor Rahm Emanuel, asking him to allow the Sheriff’s Department deploy additional officers on the streets of the Austin neighborhood.
Gov. Bruce Rauner has suggested creating so-called “right-to-work zones” across Illinois, but Mayor Rahm Emanuel and several aldermen have said that won’t happen in Chicago on their watch.
It was in the mayor’s City Hall office Wednesday morning that he met with Spike Lee and delivered a blunt message.
Money matters were uppermost at Wednesday’s Chicago City Council meeting, reports WBBMs Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Chicago Public Schools is the target of a federal investigation, officials acknowledged on Wednesday.
Chicago Aldermen have to rethink their positions on who will become the City Council’s budget analyst. Former Alderman Helen Shiller has broken the stalemate over the job by saying she no longer wants it, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Survivors of torture under former Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge and victims’ supporters have long called for repayment for the suffering, pain, and often wrongful imprisonment they have suffered.
A Chicago City Committee has voted to approve two big settlements in connection with cases involving police, in one way or another, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
One of the key players in any Chicago pension reforms says he expects some significant moves from Springfield in the coming weeks, regardless of how the State Supreme Court rules on the existing pension deals, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Mystery surrounds the reported film project to be filmed in the Windy City with an all-star cast. Some aren’t crazy about the title, which suggests violence.
After touring the damage left by powerful tornadoes that killed two people and injured nearly two dozen others, Gov. Bruce Rauner declared two counties disaster areas.
If you thought Chicago’s 40 percent turnout on Tuesday was poor – and it was – pity the surrounding suburbs. The Cook County Clerk’s office said suburban turnout was only about 14 percent on Tuesday. McHenry County barely reached 11 percent. Lake County was little better at 11.25 percent.
“This is the best job I ever had,” he said. “I have no interest in another job. Zero, zilch, none, nothing, okay?”
Starting their last full day of campaigning, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia spent the morning shaking hands with potential supporters, and expressing confidence they’ll win on Election Day.