The Cook County Board of Commissioner's decision last month to limit what property owners can ask potential tenants about their criminal histories was shortsighted and will have long-reaching effects, according to the president of a Chicago legal support services firm.
Illinois State House Rep. Jaime Andrade Jr. (D-Chicago) is co-sponsoring a major reproductive rights bill, but he has not responded to requests for comment about a Democratic colleague's reported suggestion that castration would solve the issue entirely.
A letter from a group with "Catholic" in its title criticizing Chicago City Council for approving a multi-million-dollar subsidy to Illinois' largest Catholic health care system is asking city aldermen to discriminate, claims the vice president of a faith-based advocacy group.
A Chicago Democratic lawmaker's second attempt at eliminating Illinois' rent-control ban would predictably worsen the state's housing crisis – or solve it in a negative way – the founder of an online news outlet said during a recent interview.
A letter from a group with "Catholic" in its title that criticized a split Chicago City Council approval of a multimillion-dollar subsidy to Illinois' largest Catholic health care system should not be trusted, the president of a conservative, nonprofit advocacy group said.
Chicago 5th Ward Alderman Leslie Hairston faces a runoff challenge in April from a noted South Side community activist after the five-term alderman failed to garner more than 50 percent of the vote in Tuesday's citywide election.
In one of the upsets in Tuesday's city-wide elections in Chicago, 1st Ward Alderman Proco Joe Moreno, whose private life raised questions in the run-up to voting day, lost his seat of about eight years to challenger Daniel La Spata.
A call by William M. "Bill" Daley, a Democratic candidate for mayor of Chicago, for a citywide referendum to let voters decide whether to reduce the City Council's aldermen from 50 aldermen to 15 has a thumbs-up from a Northside Republican party leader.
Illinois's powerful House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago), earlier today revealed to be a target in the same FBI investigation that led to an extortion indictment against a Chicago alderman, is not accused of anything new, a think tank reported.
Chicago Teachers Union's first contract proposal, delivered earlier this week to the city's mayor, asking—among other things—for a 5 percent pay raise, is "irresponsible," the president of an online news outlet said during a recent interview.
Longtime Chicago Alderman Ed Burke, facing a federal attempted extortion charge, was required to turn over almost two dozen firearms during an FBI raid on his office in November, according to a local research group's online post earlier this month.
The resignation of state Rep. Lou Lang (D-Skokie) on Monday marked the second time in about as many weeks that an Illinois representative who is alleged to have abused a woman got a new gig in a high-powered organization with influence in government.
Longtime Chicago Alderman Ed Burke, who faces a single count of attempted extortion released in a federal criminal complaint unsealed Thursday, told reporters later that day that he is not guilty of the charge.
Illinois's outgoing Republican governor saw a few of his vetoes overridden during the Fall Veto Session in Springfield and a few new laws have been passed, a QUAD city area lawmaker said in a summary recap released last week.
Cook County Board's new Board of Review chairman, Dan Patlak, continues to voice is disappointment in fellow review board members who failed to support a staffing resolution during a meeting earlier this week.