Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is apparently considering targeted tax and fee increases and cost cutting to close a $115 million deficit in next year’s county budget.
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating two near-collisions within months of one another last year at O’Hare International Airport.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy’s plan to cut gang violence and homicides could cost the city up to $14 million in overtime this summer.
The man in charge of promoting Chicago conventions and tourism is backpedaling on reports quoting him as saying that the recent crime wave in the city is going to damage his best efforts, unless it is quickly quelled.
Despite growing financial problems, the University of Illinois is giving raises to faculty members.
Wal-Mart is making another foray into Chicago’s South Side – this time in the Bronzeville neighborhood.
Members of the Illinois General Assembly trying to make a deal with Gov. Pat Quinn over the latest gambling expansion bill have promised him they will pass an ethics ordinance this fall if he will just sign the bill.
The Illinois Commerce Commission has approved a $2.3 million refund for Peoples Gas customers.
The free ride on mass transit in Illinois may soon be over for everyone.
The Chicago Public School System has not yet released its budget for the coming school year, but property taxpayers are already going to pay more.
Cook County prosecutors say nobody cared about a baby who was left home alone and accidentally died of suffocation.
McDonough Associates Inc., an engineering firm that was banned from accepting any state contracts after it was accused of overcharges that cost taxpayers millions, has struck back.
A Southern Illinois museum that honors the late Illinois U.S. Senator Paul Simon is closing at the end of the month.
A suspect suddenly backed out of a plea deal Wednesday for attacking a cab driver who later died in Zion, claiming his religious beliefs exempt him from the law.
Chicago Police are warning residents of the Ukrainian Village neighborhood about a series of burglaries this month.
A new cell phone theft scam is afoot around Chicago.
Business interests that pledged money to cover the costs of the NATO Summit are going to have to pay the Chicago’s parking meter lease company.
A woman is suing Stroger Hospital of Cook County, claiming she was sexually assaulted while she was a patient in the hospital burn unit.
A federal appeals court is backing Gov. Pat Quinn’s move to deny pay raises to thousands of union workers.
The Illinois State Senate Executive Committee has approved a plan to increase the state’s minimum wage, and let it increase automatically in the future.