Craig Dellimore

Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks to the Chicago City Council about his agenda for addressing the state's budget woes, and helping the city with its own financial problems. (Credit: CBS)

Rauner Pitches Controversial Agenda To “Lions’ Den” At Chicago City Hall

Minutes before Bruce Rauner became the first sitting governor in memory to address the Chicago City Council, aldermen unanimously passed a resolution rejecting his call to create so-called “right-to-work zones,” which would allow workers to choose if they want to join unions, or pay dues in jobs organized by labor unions.

05/06/2015

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City Council Approves $5.5M Burge Torture Reparations Deal

Aldermen have approved a deal to provide $5.5 million in reparations to police torture victims, a step Mayor Rahm Emanuel said was an “essential step in righting a wrong.”

05/06/2015

Governor Bruce Rauner waits for the arrival of  President Barack Obama at the Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy on February 19, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Obama used the event to designate Chicago's historic Pullman district a national monument. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Business Owners Applaud Rauner’s Economic Agenda

A group of suburban business owners on Tuesday said Gov. Bruce Rauner is mostly hitting the right notes as he tries to move the state’s economy forward.

05/05/2015

Medical marijuana. (Credit: CBS)

Advisory Panel Endorses Use Of Medical Pot To Treat PTSD, Not Diabetes

An advisory board is recommending a few more illnesses that should be allowed to be treated with medical marijuana, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

05/04/2015

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Rauner Open To Chicago Casino As Lawmakers Weigh Gambling Expansion

Unlike his predecessor, Gov. Bruce Rauner isn’t slamming the door on a proposed casino for Chicago. At the same time, Rauner has reservations about expanding casino gaming in Illinois.

05/04/2015

Governor Bruce Rauner waits for the arrival of  President Barack Obama at the Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy on February 19, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Obama used the event to designate Chicago's historic Pullman district a national monument. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Rauner Signs Legislation Aiding Obama Library, Lucas Museum

Gov. Bruce Rauner bolstered plans to build the Barack Obama Presidential Library and filmmaker George Lucas’ museum in Chicago.

05/01/2015

One of two rows of meat packing buildings on Fulton Market, just west of the Loop. (Credit: City of Chicago)

City Weighing Landmark Status For Fulton-Randolph Market District

Despite objections from many local property owners and residents, the city of Chicago is considering landmark status for the Fulton-Randolph Market District along the west bank of the Chicago River.

04/30/2015

Soldier Field. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

With NFL Draft In Town, Bears Still Hoping To Bring Super Bowl To Soldier Field

Chicago Bears chairman George McCaskey admitted they’d first have to solve the problem of the stadium being about 8,000 seats too small for what the NFL wants for a Super Bowl.

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Mayor Emanuel Reveals Plans For Tackling City’s Debt

With the city’s bond rating just a couple levels above junk status, Mayor Emanuel told the Civic Federation he is ending or phasing out some of the city’s more questionable borrowing practices.

04/29/2015

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City Council Panel Rejects Rauner’s “Right To Work Zones” Plan

Chicago aldermen and labor leaders have answered a resounding no to Gov. Bruce Rauner’s plans to create so-called “right to work” zones in communities throughout the state.

04/28/2015

Chicago police Detective Dante Servin listens as Judge Dennis Porter reads his decision at the Leighton Criminal Court Building on Monday, April 20, 2015, in Chicago, for Servin's trial on manslaughter charges in the March 2012 shooting death of Rekia Boyd. The defense asked the judge for a directed verdict after the prosecution finished making its case last Thursday. Porter found Servin not guilty on all counts. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)

McCarthy: Evidence Would Have Cleared Officer In Rekia Boyd Shooting

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy is defending his statement that a police officer cleared in the shooting of a 22-year-old woman should never have been charged, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

04/27/2015

Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner joins other suburban mayors and other officials in speaking out again cutting state aid to local governments. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM)

Mayors Blast Rauner’s Proposed Cuts To Local Government Funding

The governor’s proposed budget would save approximately $600 million a year, by reducing the income tax revenue usually shared with municipal governments from 8 percent to 4 percent.

04/27/2015

State Rep. Derrick Smith arrives at the federal courthouse in Chicago for his bribery trial. (Credit: CBS)

Former State Rep. Derrick Smith Gets 5 Months For Taking Bribe

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.

04/23/2015

The air traffic control tower is seen behind the departures level of Terminal 2 at O'Hare International Airport. (Photo credit: Mira Oberman/AFP/Getty Images)

O’Hare Noise Activists Say More Meetings With FAA Not Enough

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.

04/22/2015

Rev. Paul Jakes (left) and attorney Anthony Romanucci (far right, at microphones) discuss a federal lawsuit seeking to end the Chicago Police Department's use of so-called "stop and frisk" tactics. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM)

Lawsuit Seeks To End Police Stop And Frisk Tactics In Chicago

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.

04/21/2015

Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd Bennett attends a Chicago Board of Education meeting. (Credit: CBS)

Mayor Emanuel Says Byrd-Bennett Right To Step Aside In Light Of Federal Investigation

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.

04/20/2015

Jennie Biggs, of Raise Your Hand, and other school advocates call for Mayor Rahm Emanuel to replace the entire Chicago Board of Education, in light of a no-bid contract scandal and other controversies at the Chicago Public Schools. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM)

CPS Protesters Want Mayor To Replace Entire School Board

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.

04/20/2015

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Former CPS Boss Concerned About “Stable Leadership” Amid Federal Probe

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.

04/17/2015

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County Commissioner Wants Sheriff’s Police To Help CPD Patrol West Side

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.

04/16/2015

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Emanuel To Rauner: “Chicago Will Not Be A Right-To-Work City”

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.

04/16/2015

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