Near W. Side Robberies Leave Area Residents UpsetPolice say a man entered the store called Sam’s Quick Stop around 11:00 a.m. to try rob it. When the suspect pulled out a weapon, the store clerk shot at the man before he got away.
Ferguson Calls For Federal Court Oversight In CPD Reform EffortsChicago’s Inspector General says that the court-enforced decree may be the only way to maintain public confidence in the process.
Aldermen Upset At Lack Of Contact From CPS As June 1 Closing NearsAn ordinance to send surplus TIF money to CPS whenever the district is in financial distress remained bottled up in committee.
2 Killed, 4 Wounded In West Side Shooting; 'It's So Heart-Wrenching'Two men were killed and four were wounded in a shooting on a block a Chicago alderman said is notorious for drug trafficking in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side.
Alderman: Closing CVS In East Garfield Park 'Amounts To Theft'Elected officials stood in front of a store on Chicago's West Side to denounce the move, saying it would create a "pharmaceutical desert"
West Side Alderman Blasts McCarthy For His '60 Minutes' CommentsThe former Chicago police superintendent offered a grim assessment of officer morale in Chicago, but Jason Ervin says he helped create the environment. WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports.
Aldermen Hold Off On Plan To Overhaul TIF RulesA City Council committee has delayed an effort to tighten the rules for the city’s often-criticized tax increment financing system.
Alderman Acknowledges Federal Probe, Claims He Is CooperatingA spokesman for Ald. Jason Ervin (28th) said the alderman is cooperating with a federal probe into how he ended up with a check for nearly $5,000 from a woman accused of improperly spending a state grant.
Aldermen Divided On Steering TIF Dollars Away From Community Projects To Held Fund CPSCBS 2's Dorothy Tucker has dilemma they're facing.
Aldermen Propose Changes To Improve Management, Staffing At City Mental Health ClinicsSome Chicago aldermen, mental health workers and others are proposing a new way for the city to help those who need psychological or psychiatric treatment, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Alderman Wants Every Chicago Police Officer Armed With TaserThe Chicago Police Department would be required purchase a Taser for every one of its 12,500 sworn officers and train them on how to use it by Jan. 1, 2017, under one of several proposals made by African-American aldermen in response to the Laquan McDonald controversy, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.
City Council Approves Record $588 Million Property Tax HikeThe City Council has approved the largest property tax hike in modern Chicago history, with the vast majority of the new revenue going to shore up police and fire pension funds.