Loud protests from residents weren't enough to prevent a city panel from approving a zoning change that will allow a controversial mixed-income housing complex to be built in Chicago's Jefferson Park neighborhood.
Sen. Iris Martinez (D-Chicago) joined several Democrats colleagues recently in calling for an investigation into what they called a leak by Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration regarding a bill on school funding.
Sen. Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) is demanding a state investigation after the Kankakee Times reported on the anticipated district-by-district financial impact of his Senate Bill 1, which promises to change the state's formula for dispensing money to public schools.
A consortium of Illinois mayors has gone public – to a degree – with its fight against a possible statewide property tax freeze, telling residents that as great as a freeze might sound, it could destroy their communities.
A legislative proposal that would regulate trampoline parks – which made it through the House of Representatives on a 64 to 46 vote – has made some wonder about what are the legislative priorities of the current lawmakers in Springfield.
Politicians on both sides of the aisle reacted angrily to a recent newspaper report that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel appears to have violated a city ethics law by allegedly lobbying via his personal email accounts.
A video recently posted to YouTube might have added fuel to the fire already putting heat on 45th Ward Alderman John Arena, who is mired in controversy over his support of a plan for additional subsidized housing in Jefferson Park.