For the first time in Illinois history, 17-year-olds are allowed to register to vote – and hundreds in Chicago have registered so far.
The Governor signed a bill this morning making registering to vote easier for Illinois residents, reports WBBM’s Brandis Friedman.
After two days of snags in moving the issue, Sen. Heather Steans finally won committee approval by an 8-5 vote Thursday evening, sending the measure next to the floor.
The labor vote literally has been cast this morning in the south suburbs.
If you’re still looking for a reason to decide on which candidate to vote for, think about Obamacare and the fact that one report after another clearly shows that it’s going to cost the nation much, much more than originally stated by President Obama and his administration.
Today was election day for some people who won’t get to cast a ballot for president of the United States for more than a decade.
You can’t vote in the presidential election if you’re not registered. Today is the last day to do so.
As teachers in southwest suburban Evergreen Park begin a strike, teachers in the Chicago Public Schools are ready to vote on the new contract that ended their strike last month.
Chicago Teachers Union delegates are expected to meet Sunday afternoon and could decide whether to end a strike that kept students out of classes last week.
The Illinois House of Representatives has voted to expel state Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago).
The City Council on Tuesday approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan for a controversial infrastructure trust.
Leadfoots look out, speed cameras are coming to Chicago this summer.
The Chicago Teachers Union is slamming the School Board, after the board approved a plan to close seven public schools next year and stage “turnarounds” for 10 others.
The Chicago Board of Education has voted to close seven public schools next school year and “turn around” 10 other schools, despite vehement objections from many parents, teachers and community members.
The Chicago City Council has voted unanimously to adopt Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s first budget, which both he and many aldermen said represented a compromise on a number of tough issues in its final form.
Just one more day remains before the City Council votes on Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s first budget proposal.
The Chicago Transit Authority board is expected to vote Tuesday to approve a budget that holds the line on fares and service for six months — but cold pack a punch down the line.
The Metra board has approved the largest fare increase in the agency’s history.
It took two tries before the Illinois Toll Highway Authority Board managed to legally approve its 2012 budget.
Three finalists have been chosen in the competition for Chicago’s official Christmas tree.