Why did the Trump transition team target Department of Energy staffers who worked on climate change? What does the future hold for climate research and nuclear weapons? A one-on-one interview with the current U.S. Secretary of Energy.
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Could Republicans and some Democrats actually plot to dethrone longtime House Speaker Michael Madigan?
In light of anti-abortion comments made by President-elect Donald Trump, a pair of proposed state bills would protect and expand abortion rights in Illinois.
Legislative leaders and the governor are in a high-stakes game of chicken. A one-on-one with Senate President John Cullerton to see how he proposes ending the Springfield stalemate.
The mayor delivers a letter to Donald Trump, urging the president-elect to protect the status of Dreamers.
When is a police officer allowed to fire a weapon? The Chicago Police Department is set to release new rules on that, but they are already drawing criticism.
Why residents on the West Side of Chicago voted overwhelmingly to raise their property taxes a bit higher than the rest of the city.
Speaking before a group that opposed the recent bill to raise electric rates and bail out two failing nuclear plants, Gov. Bruce Rauner explained why he supported it.
Why the City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to create a massive TIF district to fund the CTA.
Will there be a radical change in how consumers pay electricity bills in Illinois?
As protesters hit the streets Wednesday evening, we assess what Donald Trump’s coming presidency means for Chicago, and why Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he doesn’t expect Trump will punish the city.
All Illinois Secretary of State offices and most other state government agencies are closed Tuesday, as Illinois recognizes Election Day as one of 13 paid holidays that workers receive throughout the year.
How voters in Cook County and Illinois get to decide on more than just candidates in Tuesday's election. The skinny on two binding ballot referenda that voters must decide on.
The Cubs win the World Series in a dramatic Game 7 that will go down as a legendary moment in Chicago sports history. We have a full recap and reaction from fans and the Cubs’ top brass.
In almost poetic fashion, it took the Cubs extra innings to vanquish a 108-year drought. At times on this historic night, it seemed like the team would succumb to its snakebit history.
Instead of getting arrested by Chicago police, some offenders will be diverted to a new mental health triage center on the South Side. Why city and county officials hope it helps keep people out of jail.
Aldermen are none too happy about the new ethics rules prohibiting them from purchasing face value World Series tickets. More on that and what security measures are being taken for this weekend.