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Gov. Pat Quinn prepares to sign legislation requiring Illinois schools to develop and implement anti-bullying policies. (Credit; Craig Dellimore/CBS)

Governor Signs Anti-Bullying Legislation

State Rep. Kelly Cassidy (D-Chicago) said the legislation Gov. Pat Quinn signed Thursday would require all public schools to develop and carry out an anti-bullying policy.

06/26/2014

City Hall

Aldermen Back Mayor’s Plan To Hike Phone Tax To Fund Pensions

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he has lined up enough City Council support to increase the monthly surcharge added to phone bills in Chicago, as part of the effort to address the city’s pension crisis.

06/26/2014

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

City Council Approves Plan To Allow Gun Shops In Chicago

Facing a court order to allow gun sales in the city, the Chicago City Council voted unanimously on Wednesday to approve an ordinance allowing gun shops in the city limits, but with tight restrictions.

06/25/2014

Chicago aldermen and advocates for the homeless discuss a proposed moratorium on closings of single room occupancy hotels in Chicago. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/CBS)

Mayor’s Office Pushing For Moratorium On Closures Of SRO Hotels

Advocates have said many people are being left homeless because residential hotels have been closing in increasing numbers.

06/25/2014

City Hall

Aldermen, Chefs Call For Ban On Non-Therapeutic Use Of Antibiotics

Several top Chicago chefs and an influential alderman have joined the call for Congress to ban the routine use of antibiotics for livestock, saying the practice can hasten the spread of so-called “superbugs.”

06/24/2014

Ald. Ed Burke at the Chicago City Council meeting on July 6, 2011. (Rich Hein/ Sun-Times)

Ald. Edward Burke To Have Surgery For Prostate Cancer

Ald. Edward Burke (14th), the longest-serving and most influential member of the Chicago City Council, confirmed Tuesday he is undergoing surgery for prostate cancer this week.

06/24/2014

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IT Firm To Train Minority Women In STEM Jobs

Former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez said his Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategy firm, is proud to work with UST Global in what’s called the “Step IT Up” program in Chicago.

06/19/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn's campaign shared this photo comparing his 500-plus-page budget plan to Republican challenger Bruce Rauner's 11-page budget "blueprint," the only detail he's offered on his plan for the state budget so far. (Credit: Twitter/QuinnForIl)

Vallas: Rauner ‘Chickened Out’ On Budget Plan

Gov. Pat Quinn has dispatched his running mate, Paul Vallas, to ridicule the so-called 10-point budget plan outlined by Republican challenger Bruce Rauner.

06/13/2014

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Year-Round City Sticker Sales Coming To Clerk’s Office

This is the last June that Chicago motorists will have to wait in long lines outside the City Clerk’s office to get their vehicle stickers.

06/13/2014

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Chicagoans Living 7 Years Longer, New Health Report Says

The average life expectancy is now is a record-high 77.8 years, compared with 70.3 years at the start of the period. WBBM’s Craig Dellimore reports.

06/12/2014

Skyline of Chicago taken from Willis Tower. (CBS)

Electric Firm Moving Back To Chicago

Meade Electric Co. designs, installs and maintains electric, gas and telecommunications systems, WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports.

06/06/2014

City Hall

Motion: End Federal Oversight Of Chicago Hiring

An attorney who has fought patronage hiring for decades says the city of Chicago is largely in compliance with bans on the practice.

05/15/2014

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GOP Lawmakers Push For Stiffer Penalties Against Heroin Dealers

House Republican Leader Jim Durkin calls DuPage “ground zero” for heroin use.

02/13/2014

Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Doug Truax (Truax Campaign)

Republican U.S. Senate Hopeful: Let Cost Of Living Determine Minimum Wage

Downers Grove Businessman Doug Truax is in the Republican primary, seeking to square off against Democrat Dick Durbin in the general election.

01/31/2014

A city plow clears a residential street. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Mayor Confident City Will Have Enough Snow Removal Money This Winter

Although the city of Chicago has spent the vast majority of its budget for salting and plowing roads, because of an especially brutal winter, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said City Hall has the money to keep handling what Mother Nature throws our way.

01/28/2014

A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Aldermen Want More Control Over Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Ald. Edward Burke (14th) and other members of the City Council have expressed concerns about limits on their oversight, claiming they’re prohibited from setting other restrictions on dispensaries and cultivation centers, beyond what is in state law.

01/23/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn (left) is running against Democratic challenger Tio Hardiman, former director of the anti-violence group CeaseFire, in the 2014 primary election in Illinois. (Credit: Scott Olson/Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Hardiman Confident In Chances Of Beating Quinn In Race For Governor

Despite being a relative unknown, especially outside Chicago, and having only a few hundred dollars in his campaign fund, former CeaseFire director Tio Hardiman said he’s serious about trying to beat incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn in the Democratic primary election in March.

WBBM Newsradio–01/17/2014

(Clockwise from top left) Republican candidates for governor Bill Brady, Kirk Dillard, Bruce Rauner, and Dan Rutherford. (Photo illustration by CBS)

GOP Rivals For Governor Pounce On Rauner At Candidate Forum

For the first time this year, all four of the Republican candidates for governor were on the same stage, and there were some fireworks.

01/16/2014

Snow still hasn't been shoveled on this block in River North. (Credit: CBS)

City Official Urges Neighbors To Keep Snowy Sidewalks Passable

Yes, 3-1-1 system director Audrey Mathis concedes, sometimes city snowplows make the job tougher by dumping snow at corners.

01/09/2014

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Metra Chief Says Rail Agency Doesn’t Have Enough Money For Brake-Safety Mandate

Interim Chief Executive Officer Don Orseno says Metra wants the “positive train control” system but is asking for an extension of the January 2016 federal deadline.

12/22/2013

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