Workers Swarm McDonald's HQ In 'Fight For $15' RallyThe tent city and overnight campout was intended as a physical display of McDonald’s workers’ dismay as shareholders gather for their annual meeting.
CPS Parents Protest Possible Cuts, Call For More State FundingChicago Public Schools parents rallied in the Loop on Wednesday, venting their frustration with warnings about severe budget cuts for next year.
Two FBI Agents Shot Serving Arrest Warrant In Park Forest; Suspect DeadTwo FBI agents were shot Tuesday morning while serving an arrest warrant in far south suburban Park Forest, and the suspect they were after was later found dead.
Fleeing Motorist Knocks Two Deputies Down Near MilwaukeeA Milwaukee woman pulled over on a busy interstate for speeding decided to flee and in the process knocked two deputies and a passenger to the pavement.
TSA Demonstrates How Carrying Prohibited Items Slow Security LinesTop officials from the TSA were at Midway International Airport on Thursday, to demonstrate how the public can help security screeners move people through checkpoints more quickly, and alleviate the painfully long lines seen at many airports in recent weeks.
Aldermen, SEIU Push To Take Airport Control Away From EmanuelSeveral alderman have joined union airport workers in an effort to create an elected airport authority, and wrestle control of O’Hare and Midway airports away from Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson Calls On Residents To Band Together To Help Fight CrimeChicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson is encouraging city residents to band together to help police fight crime and he’s promising he will make the police department better, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
35 CPS High School Students Awarded Scholarships From Gates FoundationChicago Public Schools lead the nation in number of Gates Millennium Scholarships from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation this year, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Emanuel Not Offering Specifics On IPRA Replacement, But Says Citizen Participation Key Mayor Rahm Emanuel isn’t offering specifics yet, but he says a new agency that will replace the much-criticized Independent Police Review Authority will have citizen involvement and will put the police department and the city in a better place, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Alderman Who Proposed Scrapping IPRA Glad To Hear Mayor Emanuel's PlanA South Side alderman who proposed doing away with the much-criticized Independent Police Review Authority in the wake of the Laquan McDonald case said Saturday morning she was surprised to learn the mayor is planning to do just that, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Naperville Gets FAA Approval To Deploy DroneNaperville Fire Department Division Chief Andy Dina said the drone will have many uses besides giving crews a better vantage point while fighting fires.
ComEd Offering Financial Assistance To Customers Facing Extended Hospital StaysComEd has expanded a program that helps military families, veterans, seniors, and others who have trouble paying their electric bills, while at the same time warning the program won’t continue unless lawmakers approve a rate hike.