Human Service Agencies Scaling Back As State Budget Impasse Continues Officials with the region's social service agencies and their supporters says the ongoing state budget impasse is having a growing effect on the work that they are doing, or trying to do, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Mayor Emanuel Defends Speed Camera Program Amid Reports Of Erroneous Tickets Mayor Rahm Emanuel is defending the worth of the city’s speed camera program in the face of reports of nearly $2.5 million in erroneous tickets being issued, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Claypool Says CPS Ready To Make Budget Cuts If Springfield Increases FundingChicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool says his administration is ready to make more budget cuts if Springfield ups the ante on funding for the City’s school system, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Illinois Supreme Court Hears Arguments In Chicago Pension CaseThe Illinois Supreme Court has heard arguments in the Emanuel administration’s attempt to save its pension deal with some city employee unions, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Feds Seize Files, Computers As City Legislative Inspector General’s Office Shuts DownCBS 2’s Mike Parker talked to the watchdog who has had his last bark.
Opponent Criticizes Rep. Luis Gutierrez For Missing Votes A candidate for the Congress in Illinois says if those in office now don't want to do their job he will.
Madigan Can't Attend Budget Summit, Rauner Postpones ItGov. Bruce Rauner has postponed the Nov. 18 budget summit because a family matter will prevent House Speaker Michael Madigan from attending.
On Veterans Day, Senate Candidates Highlight Military TiesVeterans Day celebrations in the Chicago area today were a mix of patriotism and politics.
Rauner Touts Compromise, Dems Criticize 'Inconsistency'The first-year governor has positioned himself this week as the more flexible party in the 18-week budget standoff. On Tuesday, for the second time in as many days, he reversed course to support a Democratic-backed spending plan.
Gov. Rauner Backs Down On Restrictions For State Child Care Assistance Governor Bruce Rauner has backed down on restrictions imposed this summer for state child care assistance.
Preckwinkle Formally Proposes Increase In Cook County Hotel TaxThe hospitality industry and some commissioners are predicting a calamity, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Attorney General Lisa Madigan Joining FTC Crackdown On Harrasing Debt Collection ServicesIllinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is joining the Federal Trade Commission and other local law enforcement agencies in a crackdown on illegally aggressive debt collection services, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.