Former high-level aides to Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has revealed that Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady (R-Bloomington) told the then governor he was right for signing HB 40 in September 2017, the law requiring Medicaid funding of abortions. At a separate meeting, Brady also recommended that the governor sign gun control bills should they reach his desk.
Chicago’s police union says its members can’t get a fair shake from a disciplinary body, the Chicago Police Board (CPB), so it's petitioning the Illinois Labor Relations Board for the right for officers to select arbitration involving separation cases.
A representative for Bob Fioretti says the Democratic candidate for Cook County State’s Attorney was “extremely disappointed” by reports that a hearing officer is recommending incumbent state's attorney Kim Foxx remain on the primary ballot despite challenges to her nominating petitions.
The Chicago City Council on December 18 deferred a final vote on a proposed $1.2 million payout to the family of Heriberto Godinez, who died in 2015 while being arrested for burglary on the Southwest side.
Shoplifters have become so brazen in Chicago that a Facebook video posted recently by CWB Chicago shows four of thieves strolling out of a Marshall’s in Lincoln Park, their arms loaded with winter clothes. Store employees appear helpless to stop them.
A spokesperson for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office said that no charges will be filed against an armed citizen who last week held a would-be Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) mugger at gunpoint until police arrived.
The Chicago police union is asking Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx to condemn statements directed at police after last week’s body-slamming of Bernard Kersh, who spit in an officer’s face and resisted arrest, was caught on video.
State Rep. Curtis Tarver II (D-Chicago) was arrested Monday night in the Woodlawn section of Chicago and charged with carrying a weapon with an invalid concealed carry license (CCL), according to Chicago police.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is “cut from the same cloth” as her predecessor Rahm Emmanuel for diverting attention away from the city’s tragic distinction of having more homicides than New York and Los Angeles combined, writes native Chicagoan Gianno Caldwell, a political consultant and Fox News political analyst.
With junk credit and a broke city to fall back on, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) will have to cover the costs of a new teachers’ contract through higher property taxes. That bill will amount to an estimated $1.5 billion over the next five years, according to an analysis by Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner of Wirepoints. And, they say, the estimate is on the low side.
Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) President Jesse Sharkey gets a discount on his property taxes, but wants other city homeowners to dig even deeper to satisfy the demands of the city's 24,000 teachers and their broke pension system.
Sun-Times sports columnist, Rick Morrissey, recently berated (gently) NBA players for shying away from criticizing the Chinese government when it hit back at the NBA for a coach’s statement in support of the freedom protestors in Hong Kong.
A truckload of new taxes proposed by Chicago City Council’s Progressive Caucus appears as if they “deliberately selected some of the most foolish of all options,” said financial analyst and Wirepoints founder Mark Glennon.
Attorneys for the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) are demanding that the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA), an administrative oversight agency, stop preparing complaints for search warrants in cases that involve investigations of potential police misconduct.
A local writer skewered Chicago Tribune reporter Dan Hinkel for his coverage of Chicago Police officer Robert Rialmo, who the Chicago Police Board recently investigated over a 2015 shooting death of a bat-wielding 19-year-old man, and, the accidental shooting and killing of the man’s neighbor.
The union representing the Chicago Police is demanding that the Department of Justice consider new findings that the Obama Administration relied on manufactured evidence in an investigation of the CPD that led to a consent decree. The consent decree, a court order that forces the overhaul of the department’s policies and practices, went into effect in March of this year.