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Aldermen Propose Changes To Improve Management, Staffing At City Mental Health ClinicsSome Chicago aldermen, mental health workers and others are proposing a new way for the city to help those who need psychological or psychiatric treatment, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Rauner: Changing Rules For State-Bought Goods Can Save $514M Gov. Bruce Rauner and the state's comptroller highlighted Illinois' worsening finances due to the budget deadlock Tuesday as the Republican governor unveiled a plan he said would save money by changing how goods and services are bought.
Treasurer Say City Holding Banks Accountable For Promises To Invest In Impoverished NeighborhoodsChicago’s treasurer says the administration is now holding banks more accountable for promises they make to invest in some of the city’s impoverished neighborhoods, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Cullerton Hopes President Obama's Visit Has Effect On State LawmakersSenate President John Cullerton made an appearance at today’s meeting of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, talking about the President Barack Obama’s February 10 visit to Springfield and the effort to continue funding higher education amid the on-going budget battle.
Mayor Emanuel Meets With State Lawmakers To Discuss His Legislative PrioritiesAhead of tomorrow’s State of the State address by Governor Bruce Rauner, Mayor Rahm Emanuel met with more than a dozen state lawmakers to discuss his administration’s legislative agenda and efforts on education and public safety, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Emanuel Launches Initiative To Help Chicago Home BuyersWant to buy your first house, but the down payment and closing costs are too steep? The city wants to help, with a handout worth thousands of dollars. CBS 2's Mike Parker explains how you can cash in.
Emanuel Defends High Price For New Chicago Police Advisor Charles RamseyMayor Rahm Emanuel is defending his hiring of a high-priced, former high-ranking Chicago Police official as the City's Police Department makes reforms after the Laquan McDonald shooting, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
UIC Study Shows High Unemployment Among Black, Hispanic Youth In Chicago U.S. Senator Dick Durbin says he’s stunned by a new report showing that nearly half the young black men in Chicago are neither in school nor working, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart Blasts Gov. Rauner For "Deplorable" Inaction Leading To Social Service CutsCook County Sheriff Tom Dart says Governor Rauner’s inaction has led to the shutdown of dozens of social service programs.
Former Deputy Supt. Charles Ramsey Returning To CPD To Serve As Senior AdvisorFormer Chicago Police Department Deputy Superintendent Charles Ramsey will be returning to the department to serve as a special advisor, the city announced on Sunday morning.
Emanuel Discusses Police-Community Relations At Mayors ConferenceEmanuel he says he's not hiding from the controversy over policing in Chicago.
Emanuel In Washington D.C. For U.S. Mayor's ConferenceMayor Rahm Emanuel has a little work ahead of him, repairing his reputation as a big city leader. He's in the nation’s capital for the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

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