The longtime Republican lawmaker allegedly paid about $1.7 million in cash to a longtime acquaintance – identified as Individual A in the indictment – beginning in 2010, to conceal misconduct that occurred years earlier.
A new book about Illinois politics shows its not-so-proud tradition of corruption dates back further than you might have guessed.
Four days after the blizzard, some neighborhoods feel slighted, CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
The City Council has bristled under criticisms that it is little more than a rubber stamp for Chicago’s mayors, but a new study has revealed that label is more accurate now than ever.
At last report from his attorneys, Blagojevich was about to begin working in the prison library last November, after starting out washing dishes like any other new inmate.
Tourism officials are keeping an eye on the headlines but say the city’s homicide rate doesn’t seem to be keeping visitors away.
With both sides in the Chicago teachers’ strike optimistic a deal to end the walkout could be done by the end of the day, one Chicago political analyst said the Chicago Teachers Union could come out a big winner, and not just in terms of the contract they’re likely to get.
A former Chicago alderman turned political science professor has found the Chicago is the most corrupt city in the country.
Observers say the stiff sentence given to disgraced ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Wednesday was warranted, but some doubted whether it will deter corrupt office-holders.
Rev. and State Sen. James Meeks (D-Chicago) is the latest in a line of Chicago area lawmakers who have decided not to seek re-election.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle will hold an online town hall meeting on Tuesday evening to discuss county business and the coming budget.
Chicagoans aren’t just voting for a new mayor. Many of them will be selecting new aldermen on Tuesday.
Looking back as new board president to be sworn in: John Stroger replaced old County Hospital, Todd put through tax hike to keep county afloat.