West Side Lawmakers Hold Emergency Meeting On Opioid Epidemic In Wake Of Heroin OverdosesA group of lawmakers held an emergency meeting on Monday to discuss ways to fight the ongoing opioid crisis, nearly two weeks after at least 20 people overdosed on heroin on the West Side.
30-Year-Old Felony Conviction Might Keep Lindsley Griffin Off Bellwood School Board; Rep. La Shawn Ford Seeks Change In State LawEveryone deserves a second chance. That’s the message from a Chicago lawmaker, after seeing a 2 Investigators story about a convicted felon who just won election to a suburban school board.
State Lawmakers Push Measure To Upgrade Expressway Cameras So They Can Record FootageWith 14 shootings on Chicago are expressways already this year, some state lawmakers have proposed legislation to give Illinois State Police a crucial tool in solving violent crime.
50-50: A Proposal That Could Shake Up Custody CasesA state lawmakers wants to change the way custody is doled out in Illinois, focusing on parents first instead of the children.
Ja'Mal Green Blames Funding, Ballot Access Requirements For Dropping Out Of Race For Chicago Mayor"Any state in this country, you don't need this amount of signatures and this process isn't so gruesome," Green said.
Lawmaker, Advocates Launch Voter Registration Drive For Ex-OffendersState Rep. La Shawn Ford (D-Chicago) said there are more than 4 million people in Illinois with some form of criminal background.
Lawmaker Suggests Fund Sweeps To Bail Out CPS, Avoid Early ClosingA West Side democrat wants to tap targeted state funds to help the Chicago Public Schools stay open through the end of the school year.
Sheriff Tom Dart Wants Ability To Seek Lower Bails For PoorCurrently, 271 people in the jail need $1,000 or less to get out of the jail but don’t have it.
Mayor Emanuel Meets With State Lawmakers To Discuss His Legislative PrioritiesAhead of tomorrow’s State of the State address by Governor Bruce Rauner, Mayor Rahm Emanuel met with more than a dozen state lawmakers to discuss his administration’s legislative agenda and efforts on education and public safety, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
State Legislators Hold Town Hall On Chicago Mayoral Recall ProposalMore than 100 angry Chicagoans attended a town hall meeting Saturday hosted by the sponsors of a bill that could lead to the recall of Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
State Rep. Introduces Bill To Create Recall Mechanism For Chicago MayorThere is no mechanism to removal the mayor of Chicago, but, a member of the Illinois general assembly wants to change that with a bill that
Lawmaker Wants To Bar 'Criminal Record' Question On All Job Applications A state lawmaker on Tuesday called on all businesses to ban the practice of asking job applicants whether they have a criminal record.