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IG Audit Finds Chicago Police Underreported Assaults

IG Audit Finds Chicago Police Underreported Assaults

A new report from Chicago's Inspector General claims "significant" reporting errors led to city... Watch »

Apr 7, 2014
Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Moved to Ala. Prison

Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Moved to Ala. Prison

Former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has been moved from the federal prison in North Carolina to a... Read »

Apr 6, 2014
Bishop Upholds Decision to Deny Durbin Holy Communion

Bishop Upholds Decision to Deny Durbin Holy Communion

Springfield Illinois Bishop Thomas Paprocki has reportedly decided to uphold a decision from Blessed... Read »

Apr 5, 2014
Rauner Ad With Wife Pushes New Bipartisan Platform

Rauner Ad With Wife Pushes New Bipartisan Platform

Rauner finds common ground with his Democratic wife Diana in new ad campaign. Read »

Apr 4, 2014
Alderman Wants To Downsize Segway Tour Groups

Alderman Wants To Downsize Segway Tour Groups

Alderman Brendan Reilly says big groups of Segway riders take over the sidewalks and cause issues with pedestrians. Read »

Apr 3, 2014
Rahm's Pension Fix Clears Committee, Heads to House

Rahm's Pension Fix Clears Committee, Heads to House

An Illinois House committee has given quick approval to a plan by Mayor Rahm Emanuel to bail out two Chicago pension... Watch »

Apr 2, 2014
N.J. Voters Aren't Buying Christie's Internal Review: Poll

N.J. Voters Aren't Buying Christie's Internal Review: Poll

The Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press poll found that 52 percent of people polled thought hat report,... Read »

Apr 2, 2014
Obama Addresses Ft. Hood Shootings From Chicago

Obama Addresses Ft. Hood Shootings From Chicago

President Barack Obama comes home to attend Democratic fundraising events. Watch »

Apr 2, 2014
Obama Returns to Chicago Wednesday

Obama Returns to Chicago Wednesday

President Barack Obama returns to Chicago for a Democratic National Committee fundraiser. Read »

Apr 2, 2014
Bill Would Let Drivers

Bill Would Let Drivers "Sign and Go" for Speeding

Legislation being considered by lawmakers in Springfield would allow drivers to keep their licenses in hand... Read »

Apr 1, 2014
Task Force Recommends Merging RTA, CTA and Metra Boards

Task Force Recommends Merging RTA, CTA and Metra Boards

In releasing the recommendations, Northeastern Illinois Public Transit Task Force co-chairman George Ranney said the... Read »

Apr 1, 2014
Senator Says Caterpillar Avoided Billions in Taxes

Senator Says Caterpillar Avoided Billions in Taxes

Caterpillar has avoided paying $2.4 billion in U.S. taxes since 2000 by shifting profits to a... Read »

Apr 1, 2014
City Pension Deal Increases Property Taxes

City Pension Deal Increases Property Taxes

Homeowners will pay more in property taxes and some city employees will see their retirement benefits cut under... Watch »

Apr 1, 2014
Chicago Man First to Have Gun-Carry Permit Revoked

Chicago Man First to Have Gun-Carry Permit Revoked

A Chicago man is the first in Illinois to have his permit to carry a concealed weapon revoked. Read »

Mar 31, 2014
2 Arrested After Distributing Obamacare Info in Chicago

2 Arrested After Distributing Obamacare Info in Chicago

Chicago Police detained and later charged two men last week after receiving a report that they were... Read »

Mar 31, 2014
City Close to Deal With Two City Pension Funds: Report

City Close to Deal With Two City Pension Funds: Report

The Chicago Sun-Times, citing unnamed sources, said talks ramped up after Moody's Investors Services earlier... Read »

Mar 28, 2014
Ill. House Passes Anti-Racial Profiling Bill

Ill. House Passes Anti-Racial Profiling Bill

Originally sponsored by Obama and Democratic Rep. Monique Davis of Chicago, the law mandated the collection... Read »

Mar 28, 2014
Rauner Sends Quinnocchio to Governor's Events

Rauner Sends Quinnocchio to Governor's Events

The GOP candidate for Governor has sent a character named Quinnocchio to Quinn's Thursday press conference at Linne... Watch »

Mar 27, 2014
Emanuel Wants

Emanuel Wants "Complete Report" on Lake Michigan Oil Spill

Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants a full report from BP after a malfunction at the Whiting Refinery in Indiana caused oil to... Watch »

Mar 27, 2014
Former President Carter Visits Chicago Thursday

Former President Carter Visits Chicago Thursday

The Democrat will be at the Swedish American Museum in Andersonville beginning at 6 p.m signing copies of... Read »

Mar 27, 2014
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