Rauner's Budget Sets Sights On State's Pension CostsGov. Bruce Rauner calls for gradually shifting the burden of paying for teacher pensions from the state to local school districts.
Ald. Michele Smith Praises Cmdr. Bauer's Work, Ideas About Youth CrimeOne North Side alderman is mourning 18th District Commander Paul Bauer and praising his work and his ideas about youth crime.
Woman Accuses Speaker Madigan's Office Of Covering Up Her Sexual Harassment ClaimsA 28-year-old political consultant who accused a longtime aide to House Speaker Mike Madigan of sexual harassment accused the speaker's office of a cover-up, and said the staffer, Kevin Quinn, never would have been fired if she hadn’t decided to go public with her story.
Marquette Four Sue City, Police For Damages After Wrongful ConvictionThe men who are suing Chicago, the police and prosecutors for wrongful convictions said the police who coerced confessions from them did the same thing to others.
Barack And Michelle Obama's Official Paintings Unveiled At National Portrait GalleryNot only are the Obamas the first African-American president and first lady, but the artists who painted their portraits – Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald – are the first black painters to be commissioned by the gallery to create official presidential portraits.
Illinois Agencies Getting Thousands Of Doses Of Narcan"The greater and more expanded use of naloxone is a key focus of our efforts."
At Issue: Sharon Fairley Against Taxing Retirement Income To Balance State BudgetDemocratic Attorney General candidate is taking a dim view of a suggestion that Illinois consider taxing retirement benefits to help balance the budget.
Rauner 'Very Troubled' With llinois Policy Institute's Reported Questionable DealingsGovernor Rauner said he’s very troubled by reports that a Think Tank he once relied on may be engaged in some questionable financial arrangements.
Chicago To Spend More For Opioid Treatment ServicesThe Chicago Department of Public Health is adding another $500,000 to programs for opioid treatment services.
Tax Assessment Report Is Days AwayToni Preckwinkle countered suggestions that the report was being delayed until after the primary election.
Preckwinkle Formally Endorses JB Pritzker For GovernorCook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is supporting, and defending, Democratic candidate for Governor J.B. Pritzker.
Berrios Extends Senior Exemptions Application DeadlineThe extended application deadline is March 2, 2018.
Assessor Candidate Vows To Fight Ballot EjectionA hearing officer ruled that there was a pattern of fraud in how Andrea Raila's petitions were circulated and notarized.
Pritzker Apologizes For 'Regrettable' Remarks On Black Politicians In Call With BlagojevichIn a 2008 call with now-jailed former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, Pritzker described Illinois Senate President Emil Jones as “crass.”
Rep. Jeanne Ives Defends Controversial Campaign AdIves is refusing to take down a controversial campaign ad, despite many denouncing it as "offensive" and "divisive."