Illinois may have a budget (for another few months anyway), but the two-year stalemate continues to put a drag on the state’s finances.
The community organizer and entrepreneur is making history as the youngest candidate to run for mayor. A conversation with Ja’Mal Green.
There’s a new candidate in the race for governor. A conversation with state Sen. Sam McCann.
He first became head of the Democratic Party of Illinois in 1998. Despite his longevity, House Speaker Michael Madigan isn’t a beloved figure.
While talk of building a new express train to O’Hare heats up, we explore a little-known line that already goes there.
Cook County Clerk Dorothy Brown joins the race for mayor. A federal appeals court says the federal government may not withhold funding from so-called sanctuary cities. And the U.S. Supreme Court denies an appeal from Rod Blagojevich.
Chicago won’t have to give up its “sanctuary city” policies in order to receive federal grant money, an appeals court ruled Thursday.
Why some experts caution that a proposed express train between the Loop and O’Hare could fly off the tracks, financially.
The ranks of challengers to Mayor Rahm Emanuel are swelling. The educator and entrepreneur tells us what’s fueling his run for office.
With billions in unfunded pension liabilities, what options remain for lawmakers to defuse the state’s pension time bomb?
The mayor outlines major projects to expand recreation along the Chicago River. Why some aldermen say it’s not enough.
Northwestern University hosts an Oxford-style debate on net neutrality this week. What are the pros and cons?
After massive layoffs in Harvey because of its underfunded pensions, a look at which other municipalities could be in similar trouble.