Report: Tax, Fee Increases Under Consideration To Balance County BudgetCook 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.
Report: Near-Collisions Continue To Cause Worries At U.S. AirportsThe National Transportation Safety Board is investigating two near-collisions within months of one another last year at O'Hare International Airport.
Report: Police Overtime Strategy To Fight Violence Could Cost City $14 MillionMayor 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.
Report: Tourism Chief Backtracks After Reports That Crime Is Hurting EffortsThe 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.
U Of I Giving Raises To Faculty Members Despite Financial WoesDespite growing financial problems, the University of Illinois is giving raises to faculty members.
Report: Wal-Mart Signs 20-Year Lease For New Bronzeville DevelopmentWal-Mart is making another foray into Chicago's South Side – this time in the Bronzeville neighborhood.
Quinn Says He Won't Be Signing Latest Gambling BillMembers 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.
Peoples Gas To Refund Customers Following Court RulingThe Illinois Commerce Commission has approved a $2.3 million refund for Peoples Gas customers.
Free Rides On Mass Transit May End For EveryoneThe free ride on mass transit in Illinois may soon be over for everyone.
CPS To Impose Maximum Allowable Property Tax HikeThe Chicago Public School System has not yet released its budget for the coming school year, but property taxpayers are already going to pay more.
Grandmother Gets Probation In Accidental Death Of 5-Month-Old BoyCook County prosecutors say nobody cared about a baby who was left home alone and accidentally died of suffocation.
McDonough Engineering Firm Sues IDOT After Overbilling AllegationsMcDonough 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.