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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
California State Senator Arrested in FBI Corruption Sting

California State Senator Arrested in FBI Corruption Sting

California state Sen. Leland Yee has been arrested on public corruption charges as part of several arrests made... Watch »

Mar 28, 2014
Quinn Proposes Making Income Tax Increase Permanent

Quinn Proposes Making Income Tax Increase Permanent

Illinois' temporary income tax increase scheduled to roll back next year should remain in place, Watch »

Mar 26, 2014
Ted Kennedy Jr. Mulling Run for State Senate in Connecticut

Ted Kennedy Jr. Mulling Run for State Senate in Connecticut

Ted Kennedy Jr., who has been mentioned as a possible political candidate for years, says he's considering a run for... Read »

Apr 7, 2014
Poll Shows Voter Conflict in Solving State Budget Woes

Poll Shows Voter Conflict in Solving State Budget Woes

A majority of respondents said they don't want a temporary income tax hike to become permanent. Read »

Mar 25, 2014
Obama Says US to Host Next Nuclear Summit in 2016

Obama Says US to Host Next Nuclear Summit in 2016

President Barack Obama says world leaders will convene in the United States in 2016 for the next Nuclear... Read »

Mar 25, 2014
Kirk Won't Campaign For Oberweis

Kirk Won't Campaign For Oberweis

Kirk tells reporters he's going to be "protecting his relationship" with Durbin and won't... Read »

Mar 25, 2014
Resolution to Suspend Sister City Ties With Moscow Advances

Resolution to Suspend Sister City Ties With Moscow Advances

A group of Chicago aldermen are taking steps to show their disapproval of Russia's invasion of the... Read »

Mar 25, 2014
House Dems Will

House Dems Will "Petition" for Immigration Vote

House Democrats will file another 'discharge petition' Wednesday in an effort to force a vote on a bill to overhaul... Read »

Mar 24, 2014
Quinn Gets SEIU Endorsement in Re-Election Bid

Quinn Gets SEIU Endorsement in Re-Election Bid

Gov. Pat Quinn has picked up a major labor endorsement for his re-election during a campaign that's already focused... Watch »

Mar 24, 2014
Nanci Koschman Sues Police Over Civil Rights Violation

Nanci Koschman Sues Police Over Civil Rights Violation

Saying officers of the Chicago Police Department fabricated evidence and covered up facts in order to protect... Watch »

Mar 24, 2014
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