Mayor Lightfoot's Budget Proposal Calls For Cuts To Police Budget, But Mayor Remains Against Defunding PoliceIn Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s budget proposal calls for the Chicago Police Department to cut a big chunk of its own budget.
Record Mail-In Ballots For 2020 Election Mean Record Postal CostsThe record number of mail-in ballots for the 2020 election has also meant record postal costs.
Mayor Lightfoot Placed On Hot Seat About What She Knew About Former Police Supt. Eddie Johnson's Relationship With Officer Now SuingMayor Lori Lightfoot was on the hot seat Monday about what she did and did not know about the relationship between former Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson and Chicago Police Officer Cynthia Donald – who is now suing Johnson for sexual assault.
Cook County Acknowledges Backlog As Many Voters Get Message That System Can't Verify Their RegistrationThousands of Cook County voters are going online to check their voter registration status, only to get an unsettling message – the system can’t verify their registration.
Teen In DCFS Custody Describes Experience Of Being Held In Psychiatric Hospital 67 Days Longer Than NecessaryHopeless, anxious, trapped – that is how a teenager described being locked in a psychiatric hospital for months longer than medically necessary.
Ads For And Against Illinois Graduated Income Tax Proposal Are Ubiquitious, So What's The Truth?We’re being bombarded by them – ads for and against the graduated income tax proposal for Illinois that will be on the ballot next month.
Chicago Firefighter Struck, Killed Wife With SUV In What Was Ruled Accident; High-Ranking Officials Take Issue With How Matter Was HandledControversy is brewing inside the Chicago Fire Department about a tragic incident that happened on Labor Day weekend.
Teen Spends 67 Days Longer Than Necessary In Psychiatric Ward, And Now DCFS Is Fighting His Request To Tell His StoryA teenager spent months longer than necessary locked in a psychiatric hospital, and now out and in the custody of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, he wanted to share his story.
Experts Believe Wisconsin Could Be The Key Battleground State In 2020 Presidential Race, And Likely Won't Be Decided Until After Nov. 3The first debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic rival former Vice President Joe Biden will be held in Cleveland, Ohio Tuesday night, but the presidential race could hinge on the swing state of Wisconsin.
Woman 'Livid' After Receiving Garbled And Unhelpful Callback Message, Yawn From IDES EmployeeImagine being out of work, waiting weeks to get a call back from the state’s unemployment office – and then when you do, the caller not only yawns, but says he has no idea what the problem is.
High Turnout In Geneva As Early Voting Begins In IllinoisThere was impressive turnout Thursday for the first day of early voting for parts of the Chicago area.
State Urges Man To Apply For Gig Worker Unemployment After Penalty Weeks Hold Up His Benefits For MonthsA possible solution has emerged for an unemployment benefits problem we have been reporting on for months.
Democrats, Republicans On House Committee Investigating Madigan Send Competing Letters To Feds On Limits For HearingsLawmakers from both parties agreed to consult with U.S. Attorney John Lausch to make sure their probe won’t interfere with the criminal investigation of ComEd.
'Cheer' Star, Naperville Resident Jerry Harris Reportedly Investigated On Claims Of Trying To Solicit Sex With MinorsLocal “Cheer” champion Jerry Harris was reportedly under investigation Monday night on suspicion of trying to solicit sex with minors.
Illinois House Panel Investigating Possible Disciplinary Action Against Speaker Madigan Will Consult With Feds Before Calling WitnessesThe House Special Investigating Committee held its first hearing Thursday in Springfield as lawmakers on the panel consider whether to recommend Madigan face any political sanctions over his dealings with ComEd, which has been charged with a years-long bribery scheme.