Illinois Democrats Ask Wisconsin Governor To Review Foxconn Plant ImpactSens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth along with Reps. Brad Schneider and Lauren Underwood sent Gov. Tony Evers a letter saying stormwater run-off from the plant would drain into the Des Plaines River watershed and could worsen flooding in Illinois' Lake County, which covers the northeastern corner of Illinois and is just north of Cook County, which includes Chicago.
Storm Runoff Prompts Swim Ban At All Chicago BeachesThe effects of Monday’s heavy rains were being felt Tuesday at the city’s beaches, where officials have banned swimming, due to high bacteria levels caused by runoff.
Mell Clings To Two-Vote Edge, Runoff Less Likely In 33rd WardA city election official says it isn’t over. There are still absentee and provisional ballots to be counted with the final tally to be announced March 11 or 12.
Fioretti Hedges On Endorsing Garcia, After Calling For "United Front" Against EmanuelJust hours before the election, mayoral challenger Bob Fioretti was assuring reporters he wanted to see the “anybody but Rahm” movement stick, regardless of which candidate ended up in a runoff with the mayor.
Teachers Union On Runoff In Mayor's Race: 'A Beautiful Day For Democracy'Among the first to back Jesus “Chuy” Garcia in his bid for mayor, the Chicago Teachers Union on Wednesday was taking a brief moment to enjoy Garcia’s success in forcing a runoff with Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Drought Helping Provide Data For Fox River Pollution StudyThe lack of rain this summer might be killing your garden, but it's actually good news for people studying the health of the Fox River.
Cappleman To Replace Shiller In Uptown's 46thSocial worker James Cappleman will succeed 24-year veteran Ald. Helen Shiller to represent the Uptown neighborhood’s 46th Ward in the City council.
Napping Worker Among Problems At Polling PlacesElection officials were expecting very low turnout for Tuesday's municipal elections. After the polls had closed at 7 p.m., only a handful of problems had been reported at polling places in Chicago and the suburbs.
Voters Head To Polls For Aldermanic Runoff RacesResidents of 14 of Chicago’s 50 wards are heading to the polls today to cast their ballots in runoff elections for alderman.
Early Voting For Runoff Elections Starts MondayEarly voting begins this coming Monday for aldermanic run-off elections in 14 Chicago wards.
Ald. Stone In Runoff For Second TimeFor the second consecutive time, Ald. Bernard Stone (50th) has been forced into a runoff with a challenger.
Social Worker, Attorney Up For Rematch In 46th WardA social worker and an attorney will meet again on April 5 in the battle to replace Helen Shiller as 46th Ward alderman.
Smith, Egan To Battle For Lincoln Park's 43rd WardNine candidates ran to replace outgoing Ald. Vi Daley in the high-profile Lincoln Park neighborhood’s 43rd Ward, but now, the field has been narrowed to two candidates who have both run before.
Dixon To Take On Ex-Ald. Chandler In 24th WardEighteen candidates ran for alderman in the West Side’s 24th Ward, but now it’s down to two – the current and former alderman.