Chicago School Board Approves $5.4B CPS BudgetThe Chicago Board of Education voted unanimously today to approve a controversial $5.4 billion budget for the Chicago Public Schools, including a property tax hike to fund teacher pensions.
Illinois Democrats Say Don't Trust Trump To Soften Immigration StanceEven though Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump recently seems to have toned down his hard-line rhetoric on immigration, Illinois Democrats said he can’t be trusted to soften his actual position.
Peanut Tillman, Golden Knights, Thunderbirds Top Air And Water Show Day 2Organizers planned for more than two million to pack the lakefront over the course of the weekend.
IPRA Critic Praises Agency's Boss, But Says It Must GoA prominent Chicago law professor on Wednesday urged aldermen to get it right this time when they replace the agency that investigates police conduct, and make sure it can truly do its job.
Group Launching Ad Campaign To Protect State's Road FundA coalition of business, labor, and construction groups has launched a statewide campaign to change the Illinois Constitution to prohibit state government from raiding its road fund whenever it needs to balance the budget.
Top Deputy Escalante Leaving CPD To Be NEIU Police ChiefFive months after he was passed over for the top job at the Chicago Police Department, First Deputy Supt. John Escalante is leaving to take the job as police chief at Northeastern Illinois University.
Democrats Slam Rauner For Veto Of Automatic Voter RegistrationDemocratic state lawmakers and others have lashed at Gov. Bruce Rauner, for his veto of legislation that would allow for automatic voter registration when people get their driver’s licenses.
Labor Secretary Calls Clinton 'Most Famous Unknown Person In America'The U.S. Secretary of Labor dropped in on Illinois delegates to the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday, urging them to work hard so Hillary Clinton can help working people.
Democrats Already Eyeing Potential Candidates For Governor In 2018While the focus at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia is on nominating Hillary Clinton as the party’s nominee for president, various Illinois elected officials were dancing around the question of who ought to run for governor in two years.
Alderman's Son Among Youngest Delegates At DNCOne of the youngest Illinois delegates to the Democratic National Convention said his love of politics came from his father, who is one of the most powerful Democrats in Chicago.
Kinzinger Still Has Doubts About Trump, But Says GOP Needs To UniteCongressman Adam Kinzinger might still have some doubts about Republican nominee Donald Trump, but he brought a message of party unity to Illinois delegates at the Republican National Convention.
Former Campaign Manager Predicts Trump Will Stump For Votes In IllinoisThe man who planned Donald Trump’s ill-fated Chicago rally predicted the presumptive Republican presidential nominee will be back in Illinois leading up to the November election.