Mayor Rahm Emanuel urges state lawmakers to approve legislation allowing the city to install speed cameras. (Credit: CBS)

City Council Approves Mayor Emanuel’s First Budget

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.

CBS Chicago–11/16/2011

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Just One More Day Until Vote On Mayor Emanuel’s Budget

Just one more day remains before the City Council votes on Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s first budget proposal.

CBS Chicago–11/15/2011

CTA Bus (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

CTA Set To Vote On Contentious Budget Plan

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.

CBS Chicago–11/15/2011

Metra locomotive (CBS File Photo)

Metra Board Approves Steep Fare Increase

The Metra board has approved the largest fare increase in the agency’s history.

CBS Chicago–11/11/2011


Tollway Budget Passage Delayed Due To Mistake By Quinn

It took two tries before the Illinois Toll Highway Authority Board managed to legally approve its 2012 budget.

CBS Chicago–11/01/2011

Vote For Chicago’s Christmas Tree

Three finalists have been chosen in the competition for Chicago’s official Christmas tree.



Tollway Board Approves Steep Toll Increase

The cost of tolls will nearly double under a plan approved by the Illinois Toll Highway Authority Board Thursday.

CBS Chicago–08/25/2011

Oak Forest Hospital (Credit: CBS)

State Board Votes To Allow Closure Of Oak Forest Hospital

A state board voted Tuesday to allow Cook County to close Oak Forest Hospital and turn the facility into a regional outpatient center.

CBS Chicago–08/16/2011

Dwight Welch

Country Club Hills Aldermen Take Mayor’s Credit Card Away

The Country Club Hills City Council voted unanimously Monday evening to pull the mayor’s village-issued credit card because of questionable spending.

CBS Chicago–06/28/2011

Illinois State Capitol

Meeting Planned On Possible Special Legislative Session

A meeting is planned for Wednesday between Gov. Pat Quinn and House Speaker Michael Madigan to discuss calling lawmakers back for a special session.

CBS Chicago–06/15/2011

Oak Lawn Community High School

Oak Lawn Teachers Vote To Reduce Raises, Avoid Layoffs

Teachers and staff at Oak Lawn Community High School have voted to take smaller pay raises the next couple years, rather than face cutting staff by about 20 percent.

CBS Chicago–03/29/2011

Gavel, Court, Generic Sized Image

Indiana GOP Moving Forward Without Dems

Indiana Republicans say they are fed up with the Democrats who fled the state nearly a month ago to prevent votes on education and labor-related legislation.

CBS Chicago–03/18/2011

Vote For The City’s Christmas Tree

For the first time ever, Chicagoans get to choose the city’s official Christmas tree. Three finalists have been selected to provide the evergreen that will grace Daley Plaza, and through Oct. 24, you can vote […]

CBS Chicago–10/17/2010