Staredown Continues Over Illinois School FundingIllinois House Democrats brought together school superintendents to blast Gov. Rauner's recent school funding veto.
Officer Van Dyke Takes Stand In Laquan McDonald HearingSome statements made by Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke -- made the night Laquan McDonald was shot 16 times – are admissible as evidence, a judge ruled.
Blagojevich Attorneys Ask For Another Appeals Court HearingA month after his 14-year prison sentence was affirmed, lawyers for Blagojevich asked for another hearing before the three-judge panel.
Study Finds Adults Of All Ages Concerned About Long-Term Affects Of Loud NoisesA new study finds that adults of all ages are concerned about what loud noises may be doing to affect their ability to hear as they get older.
House Committee Grills Airlines In Wake Of United Passenger DraggingHouse Transportation Commitee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) said "something is broken" and the airlines all agreed they can do better.
Chicago Aldermen Grill United, Airport Officials Over Passenger-Dragging DebacleThe vice president of United's Chicago hub came to City Hall to offer an apology for the incident seen on social media.
Board To Hear Case For Marijuana For PTSD, Other ConditionsMonday's hearing is a step toward expanding the Illinois medical marijuana program to include PTSD and other conditions. An advisory board made up of patients, nurses, doctors and a pharmacist will hear testimony. The board will make recommendations to the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Lawmakers Probe Illinois Youth Centers In Wake Of Newspaper SeriesThe head of the agency that oversees children who are wards of the state told state lawmakers Wednesday that a revolving door at the top is partly to blame for abuses that have plagued the department for decades.
Complaint Hearing Against Gary Fire Chief Suspended After 4 HoursFour firefighters with four separate complaints against their chief expected to present evidence Thursday at a special meeting set by the Gary Fire Civil Service Commission to hear the first of 24 cases filed against Chief Teresa Everett.
Proposals For 21 CPS Charter Schools Prompt Heated DebateA hearing on 21 proposed new Chicago Public Schools charters drew at least 300 people to CPS headquarters on a snowy Monday evening, with supporters and opponents equally passionate about the need to propel or quash charter efforts.
Daley Won't Have To Testify In Man's Bid To Overturn ConvictionFormer Mayor Richard M. Daley will not have to take the stand in a post-conviction hearing of a man who said he was forced into confessing to a 1982 gang rape after detectives working under disgraced Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge tortured him.
Hearing Begins On School Closing LawsuitsA federal judge has begun a hearing on two lawsuits seeking to block plans to close 49 elementary schools, with testimony expected to last for up to four days.