Illinois Issuing Driver's Licenses Complying With U.S. LawThe new cards will be marked with a gold star in the top right corner and will cost $30, the same as current cards.
Chicago's Mayoral Candidates Get Dueling EndorsementsThe man who ran Garcia's 2015 mayoral campaign, Manny Perez, is now Lightfoot's campaign manager. When Garcia was elected to the Cook County Board, Preckwinkle chose him as her floor leader.But in his 2015 challenge against Rahm Emanuel, Preckwinkle did not endorse Garcia. And so far, this year, Garcia has returned the favor.
Pianist, Composer Ramsey Lewis Honored In ChicagoThe 83-year-old Lewis formed the Ramsey Lewis Trio early in his career and won several Grammy awards.
Illinois House, Senate To Be Sworn Into New SessionMembers are expected to elect Chicago Democrat Michael Madigan to a 19th term as speaker. Democrats have a 74-44 majority in the House.
Secretary Of State: Slow Down As Kids Hit The Streets For HalloweenResearch published by Canadian researchers found that there's a 43 percent higher risk of pedestrian deaths on Halloween night than on other nights near that date.
Illinois To Impose Tougher Penalty For Texting While DrivingStarting July 1, 2019, drivers caught texting will be issued a moving violation that will go on their driving record.
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.”
Jesse White Holds Hearing To Tighten State Laws On Impaired DrivingA Loop hearing has highlighted efforts to tighten up Illinois' laws on impaired driving.
Graduated License Program Credited With Lowering Driving FatalitiesIt's National Teen Driver Safety Week and driving teen fatalities are down 51 percent, according to Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White.
Rauner, Emanuel And Other Dignitaries Cut The Ribbon Of The 109th Chicago Auto ShowThe 109th Chicago Auto Show is open for business.
Brutal Cold Not Putting Damper On Annual Ham And Turkey GiveawayAs frigid cold grips the Chicago area, some gathered in the Old Town neighborhood early Wednesday to help the city’s needy for the holidays.