ST. LOUIS (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner offered little insight Monday into whether Illinois, which the federal government says ranks near the bottom in emissions-reduction goals, will join other states and challenge new stringent rules […]
The Cook County Board of Review, which hears tax appeals, is moving into the 21st Century this week, unveiling a digital appeals process that is fully online, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
The move could help make Chicago the nation’s “most breast-feeding friendly” city, one alderman says.
Two key aldermen proposed limits on the operations of drones in Chicago at Wednesday’s City Council meeting, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
City Council Approves Ordinance Ending Free Garbage Pick Up Exemptions For Large Multi-Unit Buildings
The Chicago City Council has approved ending free garbage collections for hundreds of large multi-unit residential buildings among a flurry of other actions, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is refusing to discuss alternate plans if the city’s pension agreement continues to be shot down by the courts, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Free garbage pick-up for some 1,800 residential buildings is a step closer to ending in Chicago. Aldermen have taken a preliminary vote to end the deal, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Two Chicago aldermen plan to ask a City Council committee to investigate if there is a backlog of unprocessed rape kits involving Chicago sexual assaults.
The overhaul approved by lawmakers sought to eliminate a $9.4 billion unfunded pension liability by cutting benefits and increasing contributions. It would affect about 61,000 city employees and retirees.
Chairing a hearing of the House Ways and Means oversight subcommittee, U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Wheaton) said a General Accounting Office report has shown the same kind of risks now exist as when Congress found conservative groups and others were unjustly singled out for tax audits.
Members of Local School Councils from around the city have called on local leaders to stop pointing fingers in regard to the Chicago Public Schools’ budget situation, and find a way to reverse the budget cuts affecting neighborhood schools.
A City Council panel has approved a former federal prosecutor as the new head of the Chicago Police Board reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner doubled down Tuesday on his efforts to blame Democratic House Speaker Mike Madigan for the state’s budget impasse, accusing him of stalling any agreement on a spending plan.
Spurred by apparent financial abuses at the College of DuPage, Illinois lawmakers have held a hearing on legislation to crack down on questionable spending at all public colleges and universities, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy says Chicago is partnering with an African-American police group reduce the occasions when encounters between officers and teenagers get out of hand, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel insists he’s not poaching companies from the suburbs — but maybe from other parts of the nation and the globe.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has tapped his top aide, Forrest Claypool, to run the Chicago Public Schools, and former ComEd chief executive officer Frank Clark as president of the Chicago Board of Education, a move the Chicago Teachers Union derided as more of the same from City Hall.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was making her final pitch for a sales tax hike, as the Cook County Board met Wednesday to debate a tax increase she railed against five years ago.
Some aldermen want the city of Chicago to ban the sale or possession of cell phone cases that look like handguns.
The Emanuel administration said a loss of more than $100 million in state aid for the Chicago Public Schools has forced the district to make cuts at neighborhood schools, and warned things could get worse without help from Springfield.