After Opposing Soda Tax, Boykin Faces Primary FightThe Cook County commissioner who led the fight against the sweetened beverage tax is now fighting to keep his job.
McCarthy To Announce Decision On 2019 Mayor's Race Next WeekFormer Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said he will announce next week whether he'll run for mayor in 2019, setting up a race against the man who fired him amid the political firestorm over the fatal police shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
1,100 Downers Grove Students Given Detention For School WalkoutDowners Grove Community High School District 99 Supt. Hank Thiele said the students consider the detention a "badge of honor."
City Hall Reaches Deal With American Airlines To Jump On Board O'Hare Expansion PlanTwo weeks after American Airlines announced their opposition to an $8.5 billion plan to expand the terminals at O’Hare International Airport, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office said it has reached an agreement to bring American on board.
Pritzker, Biss, Kennedy Face Off In Final Democratic DebateThe three leading Democrats running for governor met for the final time before next Tuesday's primary.
Illinois Senate Approves New Gun Control Measures; Wait Period Bill Sent To RaunerThe Illinois Senate has adopted a ban on bump stocks, an age limit to own assault-style weapons and an extended waiting period for delivery of high-capacity weapons.
Threatened With Punishment, Hinsdale Students To Join Walkout AnywaySome school districts have warned students they could be punished for walking out to join Wednesday’s national demonstration in support of gun control, but some high schoolers in Hinsdale plan to join the effort no matter what.
Thousands Of Catholic Chicago Students Joining National School WalkoutSt. Sabina sixth grader Lawrence Lee said the walkout shows the students are standing up for their rights.
Illinois 2018 Primary: Five Key Races To WatchThe Illinois Primary is Tuesday, March 20. Here are five key races to watch.
Rauner Vetoes Gun Dealer Licensing LegislationA day after repeatedly ducking questions about whether he would sign legislation to license gun dealers in Illinois, Gov. Bruce Rauner announced he plans to veto the measure.
Trump To Replace Tillerson With Pompeo As Secretary Of StateSpeaking to reporters at the White House, Trump said he respected Tillerson's "intellect" and said he "got along well with Rex."
Emanuel: Rauner 'Can Run, But He Cannot Hide' On Gun Dealer LicensingMayor Rahm Emanuel stepped up pressure on Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday to sign a gun dealer licensing bill, suggesting the governor is avoiding the issue ahead of the primary election next week.