Ahead of Wednesday’s City Council meeting, activists were celebrating the looming rise in the minimum wage in Chicago.
Mayor Emanuel says the increasing war of words in the battle over the state budget isn’t likely to help resolve the differences, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Like thousands of other Blackhawks fans, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he was up all night celebrating the team’s Stanley Cup win, but he wasn’t complaining about the lack of sleep.
With the stroke of a pen, Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans set June 1 as the start of the new Prostitution and Trafficking Intervention Court. Evans said state law already treats prostitution as a misdemeanor, and not a felony. The new intervention court takes that approach a step further.
“When the complaint comes in, it’s down within five days; very often, within three days. If it’s high, it may take a day or two longer, but within five days the graffiti is removed,” said Streets and Sanitation Commissioner Charles Williams.
(CBS) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the city of Chicago is doing what it can to resolve its debt problems, but action from Springfield is still vital. WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports from City […]
Thibodeau was fired Thursday after five seasons in charge of the Bulls.
On Wednesday, an Illinois Senate committee voted down the governor’s proposed changes to workers’ compensation laws, and on Thursday the Judiciary Committee debated Rauner’s plan to overhaul the state’s civil court system – specifically, lawsuits seeking financial damages.
– Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul brought his presidential campaign and his policy positions to Chicago in one of the first overtly political public visits to the city this year, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Citizen advocates have called for changes in a state law allowing local school boards to use big pay raises to boost the pensions of retiring teachers.
Mayor Emanuel attended a luncheon honoring police officers for valor and service above and beyond the call and he acknowledged this was a weekend with far too many shootings and deaths.
In the wake of a holiday weekend in which at least 55 people were shot in Chicago – 12 of them fatally – a Cook County Commissioner was calling for city- and county-wide action to quell gang violence.
The new mayor of Naperville wants to restore some balance as far as property taxes go in the state’s fourth largest city, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Steve Chirico says his city gets along with unions, but Naperville leaders support other aspects of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s “Turnaround Agenda.”
Sister Carolyn Sieg has lived most of her life around St. Joan of Arc School; having been a student and teacher at St. Joan of Arc School in Lisle before serving as principal there for 48 years.
Illinois State Board of Education spokesman Matt Vanover said the PARCC governing board has streamlined the Illinois exam, after analyzing feedback from parents and others.
Chicago remains the third largest city in the U.S., but Census data show it’s the slowest-growing of the top 10 cities with populations of 1 million or more.
A nearly two-year deadlock over who would run the Chicago City Council’s independent budget office has come to an end, as aldermen have reached a consensus choice to become their first-ever financial analyst.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel says in Springfield, there’s progress being made on financial matters important to Chicago right now, though most of it has been behind the scenes, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Facing backlash from the Humboldt Park community for damage caused by last year’s festival, organizers of Riot Fest have moved the annual punk rock bash to Douglas Park.