Overdue State Funding Prompts Major Layoffs For Family FocusThe prospect of starting a third fiscal year without a state budget has prompted one Chicago social service agency to make massive layoffs.
Activists Demand Help For Distressed NeighborhoodsWBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin led the demonstration around city hall and county building.
ACLU Disappointed Supreme Court Upholds Trump's Travel BanThe American Civil Liberties of Illinois spokesman predicts the court will overturn the ban after hearing arguments this fall.
Progressive Groups Rip Republican Plan To Replace ObamacareProgressive groups predict hundreds of thousands in Illinois will lose coverage if Congress approves the GOP plan to replace Obamacare.
Duckworth Calls Republican Healthcare Bill 'Devastating'Now that the details of the Republican Senate healthcare bill have emerged, one of Illinois' U.S. senators is sounding off.
Day 3 In Springfield: 'Time For An Intervention,' One Leader SaysA meeting of the state legislature's most powerful members never happened Friday. Why not? Depends on who you ask, CBS 2's Dana Kozlov reports.
Gov. Rauner Signs Measure Targeting Repeat Gun OffendersThe idea is to help curb street violence in Chicago. Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson attended the bill signing Friday at the Capitol with the Republican governor.
Cook County Expects More Belt-Tightening With $100M Budget ShortfallThe preliminary spending plan keeps Preckwinkle’s promise not to raise any more taxes, but she said everything else is on the table.
Illinois Legislators Meet For 2nd Day Of Budget SessionTensions were apparent on the House floor and in hearing rooms Thursday, with lawmakers sniping at each other. CBS 2's Dana Kozlov reports.
Cook County Clerk David Orr Will Not Run For An 8th TermCook County Clerk David Orr announced Wednesday that he has decided not to run for an eighth term.
Alderman Blasts Ethics Board For Accusing Husband Of Illegal LobbyingAld. King said her husband was just trying to get a fence moved, and said people like him shouldn’t have to register as lobbyists.
Critics Slam Proposed Time Limit For Public Comment At City Council MeetingsThe city has installed a big digital clock to count down the three minutes each speaker has when meetings are opened to public comment.

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