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.
A bill that supporters say would make fracking operations in Illinois more transparent cleared its first legislative hurdle last week.
Sen. Dick Durbin grills Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Chicago homicides are in decline. South suburban Harvey goes belly-up. And Cubs bats come to life despite injury to star slugger Anthony Rizzo.
Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson tells us about a big new cash gift to fight crime, discusses police oversight and more.
Congress makes another attempt at passing a balanced budget amendment as a new report shows the federal deficit skyrocketing.
Supporters have tried to resurrect the ERA for years, but the movement gained steam Wednesday, passing the Illinois Senate by a vote of 42 to 12 – more than 35 years past its deadline.
Two Illinois politicians grabbed national headlines as they grilled Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg during his testimonies before Senate and House committees this week.