Congressmen Call On City To Open New O'Hare Noise Complaint LineThe hotline issue emerged after city aviation officials rolled out new numbers showing monthly complaints to it had soared between September, 2013 — the last full month before new flight paths debuted — and July 2014.
Three Lawmakers Call For New O'Hare Noise Hearings, StudyThree Congress members from Illinois were demanding new public hearings on jet noise at O’Hare International Airport, in the wake of a report the FAA provided inaccurate data before hearings held nine years ago before the project to overhaul the airport’s runways.
Colter Takes Northwestern Player Union Case To Capitol HillMembers of a group trying to unionize college athletes sought out potential congressional allies Wednesday as they braced for an appeal of a ruling that said full scholarship athletes at Northwestern University are employees who have the right to form a union.
Schakowsky: Too Many Questions Remain About SyriaU.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) said Thursday that Congress must have a say about what to do about the ongoing civil war in Syria.
Fast Food, Retail Workers Stage One-Day Strike For Higher WagesA couple hundred fast food and retail workers chanted “we can’t survive on $8.25” as they rallied outside and inside the Rock N Roll McDonald’s in the River North neighborhood.
Schakowsky Upset At Continued Delay In Backup Camera Rule For CarsCongresswoman Jan Schakowsky said she's angry that the U.S. Department of Transportation has – for the fifth time – delayed rules requiring rearview cameras on all new cars.
2 Locals Among Guests At State Of The Union AddressTwo Chicago area residents have received invitations to attend President Obama's State of the Union address, for markedly different reasons.
Local Gun Control Advocate To Attend State Of The Union AddressCarolyn Murray was invited to the State of the Union by U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill).
Democratic House Candidates Urge Voters To Cast Ballots EarlyDemocrats in the northwest suburbs are trying to prod more voters into casting ballots early, even though there are already many in line.
Romney In Rosemont: 'I'm An Economic Heavyweight'Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney made a crack about the purported Chicago tradition of voting early and often Friday, as he campaigned at a restaurant in Rosemont.
Women's Health Advocates Rally Against Birth Control RestrictionsPro-choice advocates packed a Loop auditorium Friday to push back against restrictions to the availability of birth control.
'Occupy Chicago' Protesters Talk Economy, Education At Town Hall MeetingHundreds of people filled Chicago Temple for a "Move the Money" town hall meeting Thursday night, and then marched to LaSalle and Jackson Streets, to join and show support for Occupy Chicago protesters.