Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is defending her attempt to bring back the sales tax increase she vowed to eliminate when she first ran for the office, reports WBBM’s Craig Dellimore.
With a major payment deadline just over a week away, Mayor Rahm Emanuel says Springfield has to help Chicago work out its public school budget problems, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller.
The church slaughter committed by a young man with a gun in Charleston is the reason behind a plan for a new type of gun legislation here in Illinois, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.
The Chicago City County today quickly approved a $ 1.1 billion dollar bond issue that the Emanuel administration asked for, despite a few misgivings, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Mayor Emanuel says the increasing war of words in the battle over the state budget isn’t likely to help resolve the differences, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
The Chicago City Council Finance Committee has signed off on Mayor Emanuel’s plan to add another billion dollars to the city’s debt load, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
A Northwest Side Church is leading a petition drive asking Governor Rauner to reconsider proposed funding cuts.
CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov takes a look at some of the sad and surreal moments.
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.