Chicago Transit Authority President Forrest Claypool is still hinting at a possible fare increase, after announcing the elimination of 200 non-union positions in an effort to partially fill a big budget hole.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is content running his city. As for running the United States, no thanks.
After weighing U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh’s brazen boycott of President Obama’s jobs speech Thursday, CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson says the gesture is consistent with American dissent.
Immigrant rights activists won a victory in Cook County Wednesday, as the County Board agreed to free illegal immigrants being held on lesser charges.
The Cook County Board has approved a new way of hiring consultants and making purchases, which actually reduces some of the board’s oversight.
Longtime curator Douglas Druick has been named president of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Rwandan President Paul Kagame was in Chicago over the weekend, addressing expatriates who gathered in the city for a two-day event.
Not only is this the day Rahm Emanuel is sworn in as mayor – it is also the first day on the job for his hand-picked Chicago Transit Authority president, Forrest Claypool.
The Chicago-based Democrat on Monday confirmed what we’ve all suspected the moment he took office in 2009 — that he will indeed pursue another term. An online video and email sent to supporters made it official.
Rob Solomon, the president and chief operating officer of Groupon is leaving the company and returning to California.
Chicago is preparing for the arrival of Chinese President Hu Jintao, who arrived in Washington Wednesday and will be in the city on Thursday and Friday.
Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich will be the keynote speaker at an event honoring President Ronald Reagan near Reagan’s birthplace in Tampico, Ill.
The Cook County Board meets tomorrow, and it is the last time Todd Stroger will preside.
Listen to the entire interview with Newsradio 780’s Political Editor Craig Dellimore and former President Jimmy Carter.