Some Skepticism On Lightfoot's Budget Proposal"I think this is a budget that we're going to try to see what sticks after it's thrown up against the wall."
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Says 2020 Budget Plan Doesn't Include Large Property Tax Hike, But Needs Help From SpringfieldThe mayor's plan relies on the Illinois General Assembly to approve a graduated real estate transfer tax, revisions to the Chicago casino plan, and statewide pension reform.
Lightfoot After Johnson Was Found In Vehicle: 'The Superintendent Is Very Much On The Job'"The superintendent is very much on the job."
School Canceled For Friday; No Deal As Teachers' Strike ContinuesAs 25,000 teachers walked off the job and hit the picket Thursday, union and CPS negotiators met to resume efforts to hammer out an agreement.
Chicago Public Schools Teachers On Strike; Mayor Says, 'I Hope This Work Stoppage Will End Soon'A teachers’ strike is going ahead in Chicago on Thursday, after Chicago Teachers Union delegates voted unanimously to go ahead with a walkout.
Exelon Utilities CEO Retires Amid FBI Probe Of Illinois State Senator SandovalThe move comes weeks after the FBI raid at Illinois State Senator Martin Sandoval's home and offices. As part of that investigation, officials subpoenaed communication records between ComEd and Sandoval.
Village Manager On Leave After Alleged Involvement In Hit-And-RunPolice took Deetjen into custody and on Monday, Village of Oak Lawn officials voted to put him on paid administrative leave until the police investigation is complete. Oak Lawn Police Chief Randy Palmer is taking over for now.
Man Says He Got No Help After Car Was Damaged By Gravel-Spilling TruckCars were swerving as a trucker headed down the road, apparently oblivious to rocks pouring from his truck. That is what a suburban man said happened on his commute – and when he tried to get help, he couldn’t find any.
Preckwinkle Presents County Budget Plan Without Taxes Or Layoffs, With New Marijuana Expungement JobsIt’s balanced, there are no new taxes or fees. and there are no layoffs. Those are three reasons Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and her budget staff believe the budget she is about to propose is good news.
Police Release Surveillance Images In Violent Home Invasion On Fullerton ParkwayPolice late Wednesday released surveillance images of three men suspected in a violent home invasion in an apartment building on Fullerton Parkway in Lincoln Park.
Uber Eats Driver Caught On Video Stealing Packages From South Loop BuildingGetting food using a delivery app is something many of us do, but a South Loop man’s $8 craving ended up costing a lot more than that for residents of his building.
Criminal Charges Filed After Grace Watanabe, 98, Was Bilked Out Of Life SavingsFinally, there is some justice for a 98-year-old woman who was swindled out of her life savings – at least that is how the Cook County Public Guardian sees it.
2 Chicago Area Business Leaders Among 4 Killed In Wrong-Way Crash In San FranciscoTwo people from the Chicago area were among four people who were killed early Thursday in a crash on a San Francisco highway.
Chicago Teachers Choose Strike Date Of Oct. 17; Mayor Lightfoot Denies Request For CommentChicago teachers on Wednesday voted to pick a date of Oct. 17 to start a strike, should they not reach an agreement with the Chicago Public Schools.
Attorney Claims New Evidence Proves Marni Yang Did Not Kill Rhoni Reuter, Former Bear Shaun Gayle's Pregnant GirlfriendThe case drew national attention – a woman who was pregnant with former Chicago Bear Shaun Gayle’s baby was murdered, and a woman with whom Gayle was sleeping on the side was convicted. But now nearly nine years later, the new attorney for Marni Yang says she didn’t do it.