Of the 53 elementary schools recommended for closure by Chicago
Public Schools (CPS) officials, independent hearing officers are
rejecting 14 of the proposals.
Illinois GOP Party Chief Pat Brady resigned Tuesday.
The We Are One Coalition of labor unions and their advocates has reportedly reached an agreement with Illinois Senate President John Cullerton on the issue of pension reform.
Former Dixon comptroller, Rita Crundwell, 60, was transferred to a
federal jail in downtown Chicago last week after being convicted of stealing more than $53
million from the small Northwest Illinois town.
Gov. Pat Quinn vetoed a measure Sunday, SB 9, that would hike customer
electric rates in order for ComEd to digitize Illinois' electrical grid.
Sheriff Tom Dart has announced plans to propose a concealed carry measure for Cook County.
The CTA has started to eliminate hundreds of outside "L" and
subway guard employees and replace them with its own part-time and full-time
The U.S. Supreme Court has extended the deadline for Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan to appeal a court ruling requiring the state to legalize concealed carry.
Exhaust fans in the old Chicago Post Office building that help with
ventilation in adjacent Union Station have to be operated around the
clock, according to a federal court order.