Mayor Open To Possible Site Change For Lucas MuseumMayor Rahm Emanuel seemed to leave the door open a crack on the possibility of selecting a new site for the controversial Lucas Museum, a day after a judge declined to toss out a lawsuit filed by opponents who want it off the lakefront.
Emanuel: Rauner's CPS Takeover Talk Cost Schools More On Bond DealMayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday said Gov. Bruce Rauner should be ashamed of himself if he was trying to thwart the Chicago Public Schools’ $725 million borrowing plan this week by repeatedly pushing for a state takeover of the school system, and suggesting the district be allowed to file for bankruptcy.
Alvarez Defends Handling Of Laquan McDonald CaseThe incumbent Cook County State's Attorney appeared before the Chicago Tribune editorial board, with her two Democratic opponents.
County Commissioner Wants Rauner To Declare 'State Of Emergency' Over ShootingsA Cook County commissioner and others have called on Gov. Bruce Rauner to declare a state of emergency in Chicago, after shootings and murders skyrocketed last month.
Aldermen Propose Changes To Improve Management, Staffing At City Mental Health ClinicsSome Chicago aldermen, mental health workers and others are proposing a new way for the city to help those who need psychological or psychiatric treatment, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Rauner Curious To Find Out What Obama Will Tell State Lawmakers Next WeekGov. Bruce Rauner said he’s looking forward to hearing from President Barack Obama, who will visit the Illinois State Capitol next week, to speak to the General Assembly.
Rauner: State Could Get Deal With Teachers If It Took Over Chicago Public SchoolsThe governor said the CTU “Big Bargaining Team” turning down a four-year contract offer from the district should serve as a wakeup call that it’s the teachers union calling the shots at CPS, not Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Escalante, Top CPD Brass Reassuring Officers 'They Have Our Support'Amid scrutiny and criticisms surrounding the Laquan McDonald case and others, Interim Chicago Police Supt. John Escalante wants officers to know he and other top brass have their backs if they do the right thing.
Suburban Attorney Files Petition To Get Republican Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz Kicked Off Illinois Ballot A suburban attorney says he filed an objection to Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz being on the Illinois Primary ballot in hopes of bringing a court fight and help from Donald Trump, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore
Treasurer Say City Holding Banks Accountable For Promises To Invest In Impoverished NeighborhoodsChicago’s treasurer says the administration is now holding banks more accountable for promises they make to invest in some of the city’s impoverished neighborhoods, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Emanuel Welcomes Rauner's New Tone Of 'Mutual Respect'After months of heated rhetoric between them, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he welcomes what sounds like a new tone of cooperation from Gov. Bruce Rauner, saying the last year hasn’t been a successful one for the governor.
Emanuel: Blame Gangs For Spike In Shootings, Not CopsMayor Rahm Emanuel said guns and gangs are to blame for a rise in shootings in Chicago this month, not less aggressive policing.