Chicago Election Begins Taking Shape As First Candidates File PetitionsThe first day of candidate filings for the city elections in February gave some early indications about the various races, but can’t tell the whole story.
Teachers Union Bus Tour Puts Spotlight On Impact Of School ClosingsSinging the civil rights anthem “Woke Up This Morning,” Congressman Bobby Rush called it “The Freedom Bus.”
Ald. Sposato, Former Fireman, Calls TV Show 'Chicago Fire' KookyAld. Nicholas Sposato (36th), a firefighter on leave while he serves on the City Council, took some time Friday to offer his review of a new TV series, “Chicago Fire,” filmed in the city.
City Council 'Progressive Caucus' To Host 3 Public Hearings On BudgetMembers of the Chicago City Council’s self-described “progressive caucus” said the mayor’s office isn’t giving residents enough of a chance to discuss the city budget, so they’ll hold more budget hearings of their own.
Report: Perks Jack Up Firefighters' Average Salaries To $104,000 A YearA report out Friday morning indicates extra pay perks in the Chicago firefighters’ contract cost taxpayers more than $80 million last year.