Suburban Congressman Bill Foster (D-Ill.) says the budget impasse on Capitol Hill could be resolved easily at this point, and with a debt crisis coming, it should be.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the city will not raise property, sales, or gasoline taxes to balance next year’s budget, but he was mum about which – if any – taxes might go up.
Chicago’s big tourism agency says the latest numbers show spending by visitors to Chicago is hitting record levels and rising, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
After defending the city’s nationwide image when it comes to violent crime while appearing on the Late Show with David Letterman on Monday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he believes Chicagoans can see the progress the city has made, and know how much culture the city has to offer.
Senior citizens in Cook County who need help navigating the court system, or fighting fraud and abuse, now have one place to turn for information.
A veteran of Chicago’s civil rights movement said Wednesay’s commemoration of the 1963 March on Washington highlights how far African Americans have come in this country, and how far they still have to go.
Don Orseno has been serving as Metra’s operations chief, and has been working in the railroad industry for 40 years.
A leading state lawmaker said a bipartisan pension reform committee has been making progress toward a deal, though not as quickly as they’d like.
U.S. Senator Mark Kirk is once again shining a spotlight on the problem of street-gang violence.
The City of Chicago is celebrating a milestone in its efforts to reduce so-called “food deserts” in low-income neighborhoods.
Members of a City Council reform coalition were banding together to pressure Mayor Rahm Emanuel to reappoint Inspector General Joseph Ferguson to his job, despite his sometimes critical reports on the Emanuel administration.
The center in Englewood, run by Metro Family Services, is a first for that community in many ways.
A government watchdog group said Wednesday that the resignations of two Regional Transportation Authority board members this week pointed to larger, troubling issues for the Chicago area’s transit agencies.
The city is holding two days of training for CPS guidance counselors, college advisers, and other employees about the Illinois DREAM Act, scholarship programs, and other initiatives for young immigrants.
School administrators and Mayor Emanuel continued to blame budget problems and the unsettled pension crisis in Springfield for the job cuts.
The head of a budget watchdog group said a major of the Chicago’s credit rating on Thursday was no surprise, but is very troubling for residents.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said, perhaps by mid-September, the Police Department won’t need as many officers working overtime on saturation patrols in high-crime areas, thanks to new recruits hitting the streets.
By a unanimous vote, Chicago aldermen approved two new gun control laws on Wednesday, at a special City Council meeting called by the mayor.
Metra Chairman Brad O’Halloran defended an expensive severance settlement with former CEO Alex Clifford, explaining the deal was cheaper than a potential lawsuit if Clifford were fired without a parting deal.
The governor said the shootings – with victims ranging from a 5-year-old watching fireworks to an elderly woman on her porch – are unacceptable.