Craig Dellimore

U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro speaks in Chicago, alongside Mayor Rahm Emanuel, on July 8, 2015. (Credit: CBS)

HUD Secretary Troubled By CHA Hoarding Millions

The Obama administration expressed concerns Wednesday about the millions of dollars in funds the Chicago Housing Authority has been hoarding in a great time of need, but said it appears problems are on their way to being solved.

07/08/2015

Illinois State Capitol

Judge: Illinois Can’t Pay Workers In Full Without State Budget

The stakes just got higher in the battle over the state budget. A Cook County judge has ruled that Illinois cannot keep paying its state employees their full salaries without a budget in place, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

07/07/2015

Emanuel visits with teenagers working on sprucing up infrastructure as part of summer jobs program. (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

Emanuel: Violent Weekend Not A Sign That Anti-Violent Strategies Are Failing

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says police are doing all they can to quell violence on the streets, but the problem requires having fewer guns on the streets and more moral values in the homes, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

07/06/2015

Former Congressman Melvin Reynolds arrives at the Harare Magistrates court on February 19, 2014. Reynolds had been arrested for violating immigration laws and possessing pornographic material. (Photo credit: JEKESAI NJIKIZANA/AFP/Getty Images)

Former Congressman Reynolds Doesn’t Show Up For Arraignment On Tax Charges

A former U.S. congressman has failed to appear at a scheduled arraignment to enter a plea on federal tax charges.

07/06/2015

About 100 Chicago teachers and supporters marched outside City Hall on Thursday, to protest $200 million in budget cuts, including 1,400 job cuts. (Credit: CBS)

Teachers Protest CPS Budget Cuts, Layoffs

Public school teachers were raising their voices against Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s leadership of the district; in particular his proposal to help shore up CPS finances by having teachers pay the full cost of their individual pension contributions, most of which is now paid by the district.

07/02/2015

Gavel File Photo (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

ACLU Obtains Court Orders To Maintain State Funding To Help People With Disabilities

The American Civil Liberties Union says it’s gotten court orders keeping state budget money flowing to help many people with physical and psychological disabilities, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

07/01/2015

Gov. Bruce Rauner outlines his agenda after being sworn into office on Jan. 12, 2015, in Springfield, Illinois. Rauner is the first Republican governor in Illinois since 2003. (Credit: CBS)

Rauner Vetoes Pay Raises For Lawmakers, Constitutional Officers, Top Aides

In a new twist to the state’s ongoing budget battle, Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed salary increases for Illinois lawmakers, and other highly paid state employees.

07/01/2015

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Preckwinkle: Sales Tax Hike Necessary To Keep County Afloat

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said Tuesday she will present a preliminary budget plan that includes a proposal to increase the county sales tax she spent years rolling back.

06/30/2015

Business mogul Donald Trump gives a speech as he announces his candidacy for the U.S. presidency at Trump Tower on June 16, 2015 in New York City.  Trump is the 12th Republican who has announced running for the White House.  (Photo by Christopher Gregory/Getty Images)

In City Club Speech, Trump Won’t Apologize For Controversial Remarks On Immigration

The City Club of Chicago said more than 2,000 people were on the waiting list for Donald Trump’s speech at Monday’s luncheon at Maggiano’s Banquets.

06/29/2015

The spirits flow in Boystown after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in every state. (CBS)

Celebrations Erupt In Chicago After High Court Affirmation Of Same-Sex Marriage

The timing of the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide couldn’t have come at a better time for Chicago’s gay community, which is celebrating Pride Weekend.

06/26/2015

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 Vetoes Most Of State Budget, Cites $4 Billion Deficit

The governor blamed House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton for sending him a spending plan that is nearly $4 billion short on revenue.

06/25/2015

Chicago Public Schools Headquarters

Analyst: CPS Has ‘No Choice’ But To Borrow $1B Amid Cash Crunch

A top financial analyst said bond rating agencies probably won’t be troubled by the Chicago Board of Education’s vote to borrow more than $1 billion to help the Chicago Public Schools address a massive budget crunch in the coming year.

06/25/2015

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle (Credit: CBS)

Preckwinkle Defends Plan To Raise Cook County Sales Tax

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is defending her attempt to bring back the sales tax increase she vowed to eliminate when she first ran for the office, reports WBBM’s Craig Dellimore.

06/24/2015

Jackie Robinson West attorney Victor Henderson holds up a copy of the Little League rulebook, as he discusses a lawsuit filed over the league's decision to strip JRW of its national title. (Credit: CBS)

Jackie Robinson West Sues Little League Over Removal Of National Title

Little League International caused an uproar when it vacated all of Jackie Robinson West’s wins from the 2014 Little League World Series, including its national championship, for allegedly violating residency rules by bringing in top players who lived outside the team’s established boundaries.

06/24/2015

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City Street Repaving Program In Full Swing

If you’ve found driving on city streets a little smoother recently, city officials said that’s because paving crews got an early start on road repairs, and have been going full blast.

06/24/2015

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Islamic Convention An Opportunity To Help Different Faiths Connect

At a time of international turmoil and racial tensions, American Muslims were preparing to hold their annual convention in Chicago on Labor Day weekend.

06/23/2015

Illinois State Capitol in Springfield

Democratic Lawmaker Says Next Moves In Budget Standoff In Gov. Rauner’s Hands

A key lawmaker says many of the next moves are in the governor’s hands, reports WBBM’s Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

06/22/2015

Jesse Jackson Jr. speaks to reporters outside his home in Washington, D.C., after he was released from a halfway house to begin three months of home confinement. (Credit: CBS)

Jesse Jackson Jr. Leaves Halfway House To Begin Home Confinement

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. returned to his home in Washington, D.C., on Monday, after spending 17 months in federal prison, and another three months in a Baltimore halfway house.

06/22/2015

Police Headquarters

Some Aldermen Doubting McCarthy’s Effectiveness As Top Cop

As Police Supt. Garry McCarthy begins his fifth year running the Chicago Police Department, some aldermen – old and new – appeared to be losing confidence in his ability to reduce gun violence as summer approaches.

06/19/2015

Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville hoists the Stanley Cup. (Getty Images)

Blackhawks Are So Popular, They’re Even Selling T-Shirts In Israel

You wouldn’t think ice hockey would be a very popular sport in the desert, but as a shirt in the crowd for Thursday’s Blackhawks parade proved, the team is drawing fans in Israel.

CBS Chicago–06/18/2015

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