Minutes before Bruce Rauner became the first sitting governor in memory to address the Chicago City Council, aldermen unanimously passed a resolution rejecting his call to create so-called “right-to-work zones,” which would allow workers to choose if they want to join unions, or pay dues in jobs organized by labor unions.
Aldermen have approved a deal to provide $5.5 million in reparations to police torture victims, a step Mayor Rahm Emanuel said was an “essential step in righting a wrong.”
A group of suburban business owners on Tuesday said Gov. Bruce Rauner is mostly hitting the right notes as he tries to move the state’s economy forward.
An advisory board is recommending a few more illnesses that should be allowed to be treated with medical marijuana, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Unlike his predecessor, Gov. Bruce Rauner isn’t slamming the door on a proposed casino for Chicago. At the same time, Rauner has reservations about expanding casino gaming in Illinois.
Gov. Bruce Rauner bolstered plans to build the Barack Obama Presidential Library and filmmaker George Lucas’ museum in Chicago.
Despite objections from many local property owners and residents, the city of Chicago is considering landmark status for the Fulton-Randolph Market District along the west bank of the Chicago River.
Chicago Bears chairman George McCaskey admitted they’d first have to solve the problem of the stadium being about 8,000 seats too small for what the NFL wants for a Super Bowl.
With the city’s bond rating just a couple levels above junk status, Mayor Emanuel told the Civic Federation he is ending or phasing out some of the city’s more questionable borrowing practices.
Chicago aldermen and labor leaders have answered a resounding no to Gov. Bruce Rauner’s plans to create so-called “right to work” zones in communities throughout the state.
Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy is defending his statement that a police officer cleared in the shooting of a 22-year-old woman should never have been charged, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
The governor’s proposed budget would save approximately $600 million a year, by reducing the income tax revenue usually shared with municipal governments from 8 percent to 4 percent.
Former Illinois state Rep. Derrick Smith was sentenced to five months in prison on Thursday for pocketing a $7,000 bribe in an FBI sting from a purported day care in return for his backing of a state grant application.
After talking with Mayor Emanuel in Washington, Federal Aviation Administrator Michael Huerta promised to double the number of meetings to be held before a new runway opens at O’Hare Airport this fall.
A group of six black men has filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Chicago, Police Supt. Garry McCarthy, and 14 unnamed police officers, alleging so-called “stop and frisk” procedures are unconstitutional.
After a brief vacation, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has returned to Chicago and offered his first public comments since the scope of the federal inspection into the Chicago Public Schools came to light, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Chicago Public Schools parents and other education advocates were outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office at City Hall on Monday, demanding he “push the reset button” on his appointed school board, amid an ongoing contract scandal.
A major player in Chicago school reform was expressing serious concerns about the uncertainty swirling around the Chicago Public Schools, as chief executive officer Barbara Byrd-Bennett faces a federal probe into a controversial no-bid contract.
Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin (D-Oak Park) has written a letter to Mayor Rahm Emanuel, asking him to allow the Sheriff’s Department deploy additional officers on the streets of the Austin neighborhood.
Gov. Bruce Rauner has suggested creating so-called “right-to-work zones” across Illinois, but Mayor Rahm Emanuel and several aldermen have said that won’t happen in Chicago on their watch.