Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's midterm job performance ratings shows that disapproval among the city's voters is growing, particularly among African Americans, according to a new poll from Tribune/WGN-TV.
The Illinois Retired Teachers Association said the latest pension plan from Illinois Senate President John Cullerton is unconstitutional. The association warned that it would sue if the bill becomes law.
Ballots are scheduled to be recounted starting Wednesday for 14 candidates who were within five percent of winning their race in the April 9 Consolidated Election, according to Cook County Clerk David Orr's office.
The federal Ethics in Government Act requires U.S. House members who depart from office to file a financial disclosure report within 30 days of leaving, but it appears as though former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has not yet done that yet, the Chicago Tribune reports.