Alderman On Lightfoot Rebuke: 'She Painted Us All In A Very Broad Stroke'"Turning and giving us all the evil eye, mean mugging us to try to make it feel like she's trying to intimidate us, was completely uncalled for."
Karen Freeman-Wilson Unseated In Gary Mayoral RaceWhen she was elected Gary's mayor in 2011, Karen Freeman-Wilson seemed to embody new hope. But among voters, that hope turned to frustration.
Report On DCFS: Overburdened Case Workers, Unresponsive HotlineThe report covers the years 2015 through 2017 and points to an agency understaffed and overwhelmed.
Emanuel On His Time As Mayor: 'We Got Our Game Back'"I am at fault for being impatient. I take it. I'm happy about that because sometimes a political system with a lot of fixed interests needs a little impatience in it."
Violence Prevention Plans From Chicago's Mayor-Elect, Police Superintendent Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said he's creating a new summer CTA unit, increasing bike patrols in entertainment districts, and a summer mobile patrol; all steps to reduce violence and maintain order.
Acting DCFS Chief On A.J.'s Death: 'Your Sense Of Outrage I Share 100%'DCFS has placed A.J.'s case worker and supervisor on administrative duties, removed from child care decisions, while an investigation continues.
Pritzker On DCFS, Its Role In A.J.'s Death: 'We're Looking Into It'"This child was killed by his parents. There aren't words to describe how I feel."
Pritzker On Possible Federal Investigation: 'No Concerns At All'Pritzker is back talking toilets again, after a public radio report that the feds are probing how he tore the toilets out of a Gold Coast mansion to gain a gold-plated tax break.
Controversial Priest And Head Of Maryville Academy, Fr. John Smyth, Is DeadJust four months, ago, with Smyth already ailing, he was accused of sexual misconduct dating from the years 2002 and 2003. The archdiocese removed him from active ministry.
Amtrak, Metra Debate Who Should Run Metra's Trains Out Of Union StationThe agony of February 28 is what led to the hearing. That's when an Amtrak computer blackout led to the stranding of more than tens of thousands of Metra commuters. Now, Metra said it can do a better job of dispatching its trains.
Golfers Look To Tee Off On Tiger Woods' Chicago Course If It's BuiltThe biggest roadblock seems to be money: 30 million in tax dollars would be needed just to build three underpasses so golfers won't have to cross roadways.
As Lightfoot Meets With Springfield Power Brokers, Ethics Reform Is Front And Center In Chicago"There was a vote in the City Council to strip out the power to investigate aldermen. And so, the power to investigate aldermen was taken away, and that was 30 years ago."
Lincoln Yards and The 78 Get The Green Light From City CouncilLincoln Yards will soak up a as much as 900 million dollars in TIF subsidies, creating 6,000 housing units over its 70 acres. And The 78, a south of the Loop district along the Chicago River, could could consume up to 700 million in TIF funds, while creating 13 million square feet of residential and commercial space.
Aldermen Want Lightfoot To Prioritize Violence Prevention Plans"Until we start focusing on redeveloping communities and putting people to work, we will not be able to get a hold on this violence."
Foxx Under Fire From Suburban Law Enforcement OfficialsThe Chicago Fraternal Order of Police said it's not just Kim Foxx dropping the charges against Jussie Smollett that's behind their call for resignation. Their disaffection began with lack of charges in attacks on police officers.