Illinois State Museum, DNR Layoffs On Hold Amid Legal FightGov. Bruce Rauner's administration has agreed to delay more than 100 layoffs of Illinois State Museum staff, conservation police officers and other state workers scheduled for next week.
Cupich: Politicians' Language 'Demeans Immigrants'Archbishop Blaise Cupich didn't mention Donald Trump by name, but he had some pointed words of criticism for politicians who use hateful language that Cupich says "demeans immigrants."
Even With Tight Budget, Mayor Emanuel Willing To Continue Practice Of Aldermanic Menu MoneyEvery year each ward receives $1.3 million to address what aldermen feel are needs in their communities.
Expert Says Potential City Property Tax Increase "Not Going To Be Enough" A top Chicago city official agrees with budget experts that a possible property tax hike alone will not end the city's financial crisis, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Emanuel Says City Helping Families Hurt By Rauner's Cuts To Early Education ProgramMayor 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.
African-American Aldermen Question Potential Garbage Collection Fee6th 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.
Hundreds Protest Planned Parenthood Outside Aurora ClinicThe 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.
Governor's Day At Illinois State Fair Draws ProtestersParty crashers tried to dampen the mood at the Illinois State Fair for the first Republican Governor's Day in 13 years.
Emanuel Distancing Himself From Rauner's Latest Budget ProposalMayor 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 ProposalGovernor 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.
Illinois Becomes 23rd State With 'Right To Try' LegislationHouse 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.