City, Cabbies Clashing On Plans For Taxi Reform Without Fare HikesThe Emanuel administration and some Chicago cabbies are set to clash over the city’s plans to reshape the taxi industry without raising fares.
Walter's Perspective: Chicago Still Ain't Ready For ReformHave you been hearing the talk about 14 years in prison for Rod Blagojevich, the reason being deterrence? The word is that Blago in prison will deter politicians from corruption, but I don't buy it, because the facts don't support it.
Aldermen Push For TIF ReformA group of Chicago aldermen, along with the Chicago Teachers Union and some community groups, rallied at City Hall Tuesday to push a move to allocate surplus TIF money to go back into the budget.
Emanuel Seeking To Make City Government More Open, AccessibleMayor Rahm Emanuel sought to bolster his credentials as a reformer Wednesday, in an online interview with the head of a leading good government group.
Senate To Vote On Bill That Would Move Workers' Comp Cases To CourtsLocal courts, and not a state system of arbiters, would handle workers’ compensation cases if a bill awaiting state Senate action becomes law.
Quinn Gets Education-Reform MeasureA bill sent to Gov. Pat Quinn Thursday would make it harder for teachers to strike and easier for bad teachers to be fire.
Quinn Still Offering Few Details On Workers' Comp PlanGov. Pat Quinn still says workers' compensation is his biggest legislative priority this month, but he’s still offering few details about when lawmakers will see his plan on the floor.
Brizard Says He's Up To Daunting Task At CPSIn a series of interviews, incoming Chicago Public Schools chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard says he looks forward to handling a daunting task.
Quinn Says He Has A Plan For Workers' Comp ReformWith just a few weeks left in Illinois’ legislative session, Gov. Pat Quinn is providing few details on how to accomplish what he calls one of his biggest goals.