While whispers of "strike" continue to be heard among the membership of the state's largest public sector union, the on-and-off negotiations with the governor reveal the power of that union, the president of a nonpartisan public-interest litigation center said.
Despite a federal criminal investigation underway and state lawmakers continually calling on Illinois's embattled Auditor General Frank Mautino to answer questions about prior campaign expenditures, the only person who has filed a complaint said he feels all alone.
Illinois voters, regardless of party affiliation, need to have a stern conversation with their state legislators to revive redistricting after the Illinois Supreme Court decision last week that took free maps off the November ballot, Gov. Bruce Rauner said during a recent interview.
With violence tarnishing a former police officer’s reputation and subsequent cash contribution, the Illinois Republican Party today urged city official and state Comptroller candidate Susana Mendoza to reject over $20,000 in support from Juan Gaytan.
The new Chicago Transit Authority bus boarding facility, Union Station Transit Center, opened for service in time for Labor Day, representing a milestone in the transportation hub’s revitalization and sheltering 120,000 commuters daily.
Summer’s not quite over, and Chicago’s airport statistics prove it, with record-breaking travel statistics logged during 2016’s warmest months and predictions for heavy Labor Day weekend traffic from the Chicago Department of Aviation.
Chicago native Eddie Johnson was confirmed this spring as the latest Chicago Police Department (CPD) superintendent on the strong recommendation of Mayor Rahm Emanuel after major upheaval of the department in the wake of the Laquan McDonald shooting.