Teachers and their supporters held a rally at the Thompson Center before moving to the streets downtown.
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is asking heads of state agencies to prepare for state funds to run out if he and Democratic lawmakers can’t reach a deal on a 2016 budget.
The governors office says since the budget is out of balance, it is taking steps now in order to save money.
Chicago businessman Willie Wilson has announced this morning he’s taking on Hillary Clinton and other Democrats in a bid to be president.
Illinois’ House Speaker says his chamber plans to be in “continuous session” throughout the summer.
Illinois House Speker Michael Madigan is disputing Governor Rauner’s characterization of him as someone unwilling to compromise, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Illinois lawmakers are tackling a long to-do list without mentioning the biggest obstacle facing the General Assembly before its Sunday adjournment deadline: a $3 billion budget deficit.
– Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul brought his presidential campaign and his policy positions to Chicago in one of the first overtly political public visits to the city this year, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
In Springfield today, accusations of a nonsensical political theater and a path to a phony budget as Republicans fired back at powerful House Speaker Mike Madigan, reports CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine.
Mayor Emanuel attended a luncheon honoring police officers for valor and service above and beyond the call and he acknowledged this was a weekend with far too many shootings and deaths.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel says in Springfield, there’s progress being made on financial matters important to Chicago right now, though most of it has been behind the scenes, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports Clinton is in Chicago collecting cash, but now there a new problem, to add to problems dogging the early going.
Parents unhappy about the PARCC test are one step closer to a formal process for opting their children out of it now that the Illinois House has approved a bill.
The Emanuel administration is trying to spur entrepreneurial spirit on the South Aide, with a little help from Google, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Just a couple of hours after his inauguration, Mayor Rahm Emanuel was greeting a line of well-wishers in an open house at his City Hall office, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
A coalition of faith based groups gathered today in front of the Chicago Board of Trade to protest Governor Rauner’s budget cuts, reports Mariam Sobh.
While lawmakers in Washington continue to argue about immigration reform, some local representatives are trying to get people to attend a series of workshops being held across the state on the issue.
CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner has started doling out money from his campaign fund to fellow Republicans as the Illinois Legislature approaches what could be difficult votes on several big issues. Rauner divided $400,000 […]
CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports the Rauner administration is moving full speed ahead to see if it really makes sense to sell the James R. Thompson Center and move more than 2,000 state employees elsewhere.
Faced with a proposed pay cut it finds insulting, the Chicago Teachers’ Union has filed an unfair labor practices complaint with the state of Illinois, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.