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.
Illinois's "other debt disaster" is $73 billion in unfunded state retiree health insurance benefits and more than twice that amount owed over the next four decades, according to a special report issued this week by an online news outlet.
A health policies expert for a Washington, D.C.-based Lbertarian think tank is taking issue with a Twitter post by a left-leaning justice organization that cheered the veto-overriding passage of a new state law he warns will amount to "government-imposed rationing."
Democrat U.S. House Rep. Danny K. Davis will receive a lifetime achievement award and Republican U.S. House Rep. Darin LaHood will speak at Thursday's Prevent Child Abuse America Gala in Chicago, a program official said during a recent interview.
"The media in Chicago is fiercely anti-police,' said Martin Preib, vice president of the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police. "So much so that it's almost impossible for a police officer to get a fair trial in Chicago."
A Chicago area newspaper that specializes in minority reporting is questioning whether eight black city council members were bought off with campaign donations in a $5 million legal settlement paid in a teenager's 2014 shooting death by a city police officer.
"There will be an appeal," Chicago Fraternal Order of Police President Kevin Graham told the Chicago Tribune. "Mark my words, there will be an appeal. We do think Jason has a tough road to go but he is not standing alone."
Supporting a proposal to cut Illinois property taxes in half and a slate of political candidates who would help make that happen is part of Liberty Principles PAC's recently announced "Save Your Home" campaign.