Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he’s taking steps to protect children who could be shoved out of an early education program, because of Rauner administration cuts, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
6th Ward Alderman Roderick Sawyer says he is neither for nor against imposing a fee on home garbage collections, he wants to hear more about it.
The controversy over videos purporting to show Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of body parts from aborted fetuses drew hundreds of people to a protest outside of the group’s Aurora clinic this morning.
Party crashers tried to dampen the mood at the Illinois State Fair for the first Republican Governor’s Day in 13 years.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is distancing himself from Governor Rauner’s latest budget proposal, which the governor says was negotiated with Emanuel among others, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Gov. Rauner Calls For Property Tax Freeze, Local Control Over Collective Bargaining In Latest Budget Proposal
Governor Rauner says his latest plan would freeze property taxes statewide for two years. It doesn’t include term limits or voter redistricting but he says it does help Chicago Public Schools.
House Bill 1335 which was signed by Governor Bruce Rauner, will soon give patients in Illinois the ability to try experimental drugs that may not have gone through clinical trials by the FDA, but have been tried elsewhere.
CPS CEO Claypool Insists Chicago Not Asking For Special Deal In Plan To Shore Up Teacher Pension Funds
The head of the Chicago Public Schools says he can’t understand how Governor Bruce Rauner could oppose the plan Illinois Senate Democrats passed that would help shore up the system’s teacher pension funds.
Illinois lawmakers approved a plan Tuesday to direct almost $5 billion in federal funds to social service agencies after one advocate described the state’s long-running budget problems as a “death march” for the organizations and the people they serve.
City Council Approves Ordinance Ending Free Garbage Pick Up Exemptions For Large Multi-Unit Buildings
The Chicago City Council has approved ending free garbage collections for hundreds of large multi-unit residential buildings among a flurry of other actions, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
epublican Gov. Bruce Rauner is praising a vote by the Illinois House of Representatives to block a contentious pay raise for lawmakers.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is refusing to discuss alternate plans if the city’s pension agreement continues to be shot down by the courts, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Free garbage pick-up for some 1,800 residential buildings is a step closer to ending in Chicago. Aldermen have taken a preliminary vote to end the deal, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
The governor issued a challenge to Democrats: support reforms or raise taxes.
State Sen. Darin LaHood won the GOP nomination Tuesday in the race to replace disgraced ex-U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, defeating an anti-establishment conservative writer in a heavily Republican swath of central Illinois.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel says police are doing all they can to quell violence on the streets, but the problem requires having fewer guns on the streets and more moral values in the homes, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Chicago area political leaders are urging Washington to spend more money to increase train safety, reports WBBM’s Cisco Cotto.
Senator Mark Kirk says President Barack Obama wanted to cut, by a third, the Space Grant Program that funds research, education and service projects designed to promote an interest in space and the sciences.
A temporary budget to keep Illinois government operating in a new fiscal year has failed in the House, but one is still alive because the Senate OK’d an identical measure.
The American Civil Liberties Union says it’s gotten court orders keeping state budget money flowing to help many people with physical and psychological disabilities, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.