City Audit: Workers' Comp Program Had 'No Formalized Governance Or Oversight Structure"Just as March 31 of this year, the program had approximately 1,300 open claims, many of which dated back several decades. Which means we were paying people, taxpayer dollars, without resolving their claims."
Mayor Lighfoot Introduces Ethics Reforms, Spars With Police Union Executive At City Council MeetingIn her first city council meeting, Mayor Lori Lightfoot took on indicted Ald. Ed Burke. Wednesday she tangled with an executive of the Fraternal Order of Police.
Governor Pritzker Signs Sweeping Abortion Rights LawGov. JB Pritzker on Wednesday has signed legislation making Illinois the most progressive state in the nation for women’s reproductive rights.
Mayor Lightfoot To Introduce New Ethics Changes For City HallMayor Lori Lightfoot says more reform is coming to City Hall, and she’s trying to tighten the reins on aldermen with new changes for the City Council.
Judicial Appointee 'A Slap In The Face' To Represent The West Side"We don't know who she is, never seen her at any events on the West Side of Chicago and for her to be representing us a judicial appointment is a slap in the face to residents of the West Side."
Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Seeking To Block Obama Center From Jackson ParkPlans to build Barack Obama's $500 million presidential center in a lakefront Chicago park can move forward, a federal judge said Tuesday, adding that a written ruling dismissing a park advocacy group's lawsuit would follow.
Court Rejects Challenge To Regulation Of Gun SilencersThe justices did not comment in turning away appeals from two Kansas men who were convicted of violating federal law regulating silencers. The men argued that the constitutional right "to keep and bear arms" includes silencers.
Mayor, Top Cop Announce New Initiative To Team Up With Businesses To Fight CrimeCity Hall and the Chicago Police Department are launching a new crime-fighting initiative that will have police partnering with local businesses.
From Car Parts To Clothing: How Proposed Tariffs Could Affect ConsumersPresident Trump is threatening to impose a 5% tariff, or tax, on all Mexican imports starting Monday, unless Mexico does more to stop  Central American migrants from reaching the U.S. Border. But last minute talks continue.
Pritzker Makes Good On Getting A Graduated Income Tax On The 2020 BallotA media war on the issue is expected to cost hundreds of millions in TV and direct mail, because the stakes are so high. To scrap the flat tax, 60% of Illinois voters, not just a simple majority, must approve the change.
Pritzker Signs Illinois Budget, Income Tax MeasureGov. J.B. Pritzker is scheduled to sign the state budget and legislation related to enacting a graduated income tax in Illinois.