“This is going to be a landmark case,” said Gov. Pat Quinn, who used his veto power last month to block lawmakers’ salaries over their failure to reach an agreement on pension reform.
The legislation, approved by the governor on Monday, would strip the elected county clerk of oversight of Lake County elections, and hand those duties over to a five-member commission appointed by the county’s chief judge.
Democratic candidate for governor Bill Daley said the Regional Transportation Authority – which oversees the finances of CTA, Pace and Metra – has reached the end of the line, and should be eliminated.
A plan to charge for a taxi along Chicago’s stealth highway is picking up some City Council support, reports WBBM’s John Cody.
Known as the Muon G-2 Storage Ring, the electromagnet will be used to study muons, subatomic particles with a lifetime of only 2.2 millionths of a second, in hopes of discovering new subatomic particles.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk said if NSA leaker Edward Snowden thinks he did the right thing by revealing the agency’s sweeping data collection of U.S. phone and Internet records, he should come home and defend himself in court.
A group of parents and several local elected officials teamed up Tuesday to call for an end to severe budget cuts at the Chicago Public Schools.
A man who served two decades behind bars for the murders of two people — despite records showing he was in police custody at the time of the shooting — will soon go free, after prosecutors dropped all charges on Friday.
This is the day for a nice downtown bike ride, before or after the Blackhawks victory party.
A government watchdog group wants the Regional Transportation Authority to look into why former Metra executive director got a severance package worth up to $750,000 when he stepped down, even though he apparently wasn’t legally entitled to any severance pay.
An annual study by DePaul University has found people’s reliance on tablet computers, smart phones and other electronic devices might be driving travelers to buses and trains for short trips instead of airplanes.
Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky said she’s angry that the U.S. Department of Transportation has – for the fifth time – delayed rules requiring rearview cameras on all new cars.
While chances for sweeping immigration reform have improved with a Senate package of border security measures added to a bill backed by the White House, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) said the proposal remains chancy in the House.
In just three weeks, local residents will lose their chance to get federal funding to pay for cleanup from flooding that hit from mid-April through early May.
Metra police said the move was an effort to raise officers’ visibility as the summer season brings more casual riders on the trains, along with regular daily commuters.
The group of 40 applicants for the police academy argued they were unfairly discriminated against because they came from law enforcement families, or had military backgrounds.
Workers at the Will County Recorder of Deeds office have been complaining of a rotten stench in the office, but officials haven’t been able to figure out what’s causing it.
A model airplane club has stepped up to the plate to fill the breech left by the cancellation of the Rockford Airfest, after the Blue Angels halted their air show performances due to federal budget cuts.
Commuters should notice some improvement in air quality as they board Metra and Amtrak trains at Union Station.
Cook County Clerk David Orr flipped the coin at his downtown Chicago office, to decide the race between Lea Torres and David DeLeshe, who’d tied for third place with 573 votes in the Stickney village trustee race.