Gov. Bruce Rauner renews talk of possible bankruptcy for Chicago Public Schools. How would it work? That and more in a rare one-on-one interview with the governor.
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Friends of the Parks’ executive director Juanita Irizarry insists the lawsuit is still on, but Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday he believes an agreement can be reached.
The preservation group Friends of the Parks is denying reports that it will drop a lawsuit against the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art and its quest to build along Chicago’s lakefront.
Amid the war of words between Gov. Bruce Rauner, legislative leaders and Mayor Rahm Emanuel, is there any progress on a budget or school funding to ensure that public schools can open in the fall?
The Independent Police Review Authority on Friday released hundreds of videos and other supporting evidence in potential police misconduct cases dating back to 2011.
Illinois is about to enter a staggering second year without an agreed-upon state budget. We talk with lawmakers about what happens next.
The former Chicago City Council watchdog is back on the investigative beat. Faisal Khan, who served as City Council's Legislative Inspector General, is heading up a new government watchdog organization.
A bill to increase utility rates to bail out failing nuclear plants in Illinois failed Tuesday in Springfield. But will the plants now close? "Chicago Tonight" has exclusive new information.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel lauded lawmakers who voted to override Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto of a pension bill that relieves some short-term pressure on city taxpayers. But what does it mean in the long term?
Democrats propose a budget that includes hundreds of millions more for Chicago Public Schools. The latest from a heated day in Springfield.
Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois did not entirely shoot down rumors that he’s considering a run for governor in 2018, but he did ask those speculating to “cool it” and focus instead on a state budget.
It may be the worst-kept political secret in Springfield, and now the chatter has reached fever pitch.
Should O'Hare and Midway do away with the TSA altogether? Some aldermen are calling for the privatization of security screening at Chicago's airports.
Public officials are blasting the Transportation Security Administration as security lines at Chicago's airports – and airports around the country – have swelled to two- and three-hour wait times. What accounts for the spike, and what happens as the summer travel season approaches?
The Illinois General Assembly passes funding for social service providers and shares details on what a potential budget agreement would include. We have the latest from Springfield.
There’s more tension between the Chicago Cubs and the Lakeview neighborhood. The latest battle centers on whether the plaza just to the west of the stadium should become, as one alderman characterizes it, the world’s largest beer garden.
An Illinois constitutional amendment that would create an independent commission to redraw legislative districts every 10 years is one step closer to November’s election ballot. The group Independent Maps delivered petitions with 570,000 signatures to the state capitol in Springfield on Friday.
In a surprise move, Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez says she wants off the Jason Van Dyke case involving the killing of Laquan McDonald.
Will Illinois move to a graduated income tax from a flat tax, and will it end the practice of gerrymandering legislative maps? Tuesday marks the deadline in the Illinois General Assembly to pass laws to change these practices.