Springfield Prepares For President Obama’s Speech To General AssemblyPresident Barack Obama is about to take a trip down memory lane.
Dozens Of Aldermen Backing Resolution To Use Surplus TIF Funds To Help CPSDozens of aldermen say they want the city to use more than a billion dollars in so-called TIF development funds to help bail out the Chicago Public Schools, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Democrats Running For U.S. Senate Seat Spar Over Leadership During Tribune Editorial Board DebateThe three Democrats running for incumbent Republican Mark Kirk’s U.S. Senate seat had a mostly cordial debate today. But there were a few sparks, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Aldermen Push Back On Emanuel’s Tobacco Proposal During City Council HearingA proposal from Mayor Rahm Emanuel to crack down on cigarette sales to young people drew heavy criticism at a City Council hearing today, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
School Funding Overhaul Again Faces Long Odds In SpringfieldLawmakers of all stripes have pledged support in recent weeks for overhauling the state's outdated school funding formula, a nearly 30 year old system that nearly everyone agrees penalizes students in poorer districts.
Aldermen Propose Changes To Improve Management, Staffing At City Mental Health ClinicsSome Chicago aldermen, mental health workers and others are proposing a new way for the city to help those who need psychological or psychiatric treatment, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Rauner: Changing Rules For State-Bought Goods Can Save $514M Gov. Bruce Rauner and the state's comptroller highlighted Illinois' worsening finances due to the budget deadlock Tuesday as the Republican governor unveiled a plan he said would save money by changing how goods and services are bought.
Treasurer Say City Holding Banks Accountable For Promises To Invest In Impoverished NeighborhoodsChicago’s treasurer says the administration is now holding banks more accountable for promises they make to invest in some of the city’s impoverished neighborhoods, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Cullerton Hopes President Obama's Visit Has Effect On State LawmakersSenate President John Cullerton made an appearance at today’s meeting of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, talking about the President Barack Obama’s February 10 visit to Springfield and the effort to continue funding higher education amid the on-going budget battle.
Mayor Emanuel Meets With State Lawmakers To Discuss His Legislative PrioritiesAhead of tomorrow’s State of the State address by Governor Bruce Rauner, Mayor Rahm Emanuel met with more than a dozen state lawmakers to discuss his administration’s legislative agenda and efforts on education and public safety, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Emanuel Launches Initiative To Help Chicago Home BuyersWant to buy your first house, but the down payment and closing costs are too steep? The city wants to help, with a handout worth thousands of dollars. CBS 2's Mike Parker explains how you can cash in.
Emanuel Defends High Price For New Chicago Police Advisor Charles RamseyMayor Rahm Emanuel is defending his hiring of a high-priced, former high-ranking Chicago Police official as the City's Police Department makes reforms after the Laquan McDonald shooting, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.