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New Reforms Aim To Make Police Lineups More Reliable

CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley takes a look at a new law that protects the innocent.


City Hall

Aldermen Form Caucus To Push For Reform Agenda

Several members of the Chicago City Council said Tuesday they’ll be speaking out and pushing hard to reform City Hall, which could put them at odds with Mayor Rahm Emanuel and some of their colleagues.

WBBM Newsradio–03/12/2013

File Photo (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

Inaction On Pension Reform Costing Illinois $12.6 Million A Day: Quinn

The state could be another $1 billion or so in the hole before the Illinois General Assembly does anything. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.


U.S. cash (Bertrand Langlois/AFP/Getty Images)

New Website Could Help Pressure Lawmakers, Employees To Fix Pensions

A new voice and a new website were added Monday to the effort to avert what appears to be the potential collapse of Illinois public employee pension funds. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.



City, Cabbies Clashing On Plans For Taxi Reform Without Fare Hikes

The Emanuel administration and some Chicago cabbies are set to clash over the city’s plans to reshape the taxi industry without raising fares.

CBS Chicago–12/23/2011

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Chicago Still Ain’t Ready For Reform

Have you been hearing the talk about 14 years in prison for Rod Blagojevich, the reason being deterrence? The word is that Blago in prison will deter politicians from corruption, but I don’t buy it, because the facts don’t support it.

CBS 2–12/08/2011

City Hall

Aldermen Push For TIF Reform

A group of Chicago aldermen, along with the Chicago Teachers Union and some community groups, rallied at City Hall Tuesday to push a move to allocate surplus TIF money to go back into the budget.

WBBM Newsradio–10/04/2011

Mayor Rahm Emanuel sits down for an exclusive one-on-one interview with CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine on July 20, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Seeking To Make City Government More Open, Accessible

Mayor Rahm Emanuel sought to bolster his credentials as a reformer Wednesday, in an online interview with the head of a leading good government group.

WBBM Newsradio–08/18/2011

Illinois Senate Chambers

Senate To Vote On Bill That Would Move Workers’ Comp Cases To Courts

Local courts, and not a state system of arbiters, would handle workers’ compensation cases if a bill awaiting state Senate action becomes law.

CBS Chicago–05/31/2011

Illinois State Capitol in Springfield

Quinn Gets Education-Reform Measure

A bill sent to Gov. Pat Quinn Thursday would make it harder for teachers to strike and easier for bad teachers to be fire.


Gov. Pat Quinn (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Quinn Still Offering Few Details On Workers’ Comp Plan

Gov. Pat Quinn still says workers’ compensation is his biggest legislative priority this month, but he’s still offering few details about when lawmakers will see his plan on the floor.

WBBM Newsradio–05/05/2011

Jean-Claude Brizard

Brizard Says He’s Up To Daunting Task At CPS

In a series of interviews, incoming Chicago Public Schools chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard says he looks forward to handling a daunting task.

WBBM Newsradio–05/04/2011

Gov. Pat Quinn (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Quinn Says He Has A Plan For Workers’ Comp Reform

With just a few weeks left in Illinois’ legislative session, Gov. Pat Quinn is providing few details on how to accomplish what he calls one of his biggest goals.

WBBM Newsradio–04/27/2011