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Wednesday, Aug 1, 2018 at 6:45 AM

Chicago Watchdog Reveals Tainted Alternative School Bids

Chicago Watchdog Reveals Tainted Alternative School Bids

Chicago Public Schools inspector general says there continues to be fallout from Barbara Byrd Bennett's tenure as the school district's CEO. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 31, 2018 at 6:51 PM

Woman's 3-Year Battle Against Aviation Department Slogs On

Fired from Chicago's aviation department, Marva Mack filed a federal lawsuit that's cost her her savings and has left her without an attorney to continue the fight. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 31, 2018 at 5:11 PM
Rauner Signs Law Allowing Officers to be Equipped with EpiPens

Rauner Signs Law Allowing Officers to be Equipped with EpiPens

Governor Rauner signed a law Tuesday that now allows police officers to be equipped with EpiPens used to save those undergoing a possibly-fatal allergic reaction. NBC 5's Mary Ann Ahern reports. Watch »

Tuesday, Jul 31, 2018 at 6:14 AM

Chicago Making Changes to Issue More City ID Cards

Less than 1 percent of Chicago's residents have been issued a city ID card since the program launched this summer. Read »

Monday, Jul 30, 2018 at 8:18 AM

Groundbreaking for the Obama Presidential Center Delayed

Groundbreaking for the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago will be delayed until next year because of a delay in the federal review process. Read »

Monday, Jul 30, 2018 at 7:41 AM

US Loses Bid to Have Sanctuary City Lawsuit Tossed Out

A federal judge ruled Friday that the U.S. Justice Department does not have the authority to withhold grants from the city of Chicago because of its policies that provide sanctuary to immigrants. Read »

Saturday, Jul 28, 2018 at 5:17 PM

Gainer Decides Against Chicago Mayoral Run

Gainer Decides Against Chicago Mayoral Run

Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer will not be joining the crowded field trying to unseat Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, as she revealed Saturday that she will not run for the office. Read »

Friday, Jul 27, 2018 at 2:38 PM

See the Full Draft Consent Decree Outlining CPD Reforms

City and state officials reached an agreement Friday on a plan outlining far-reaching reforms more than a year after a scathing Justice Department report found civil rights abuses within the Chicago Police... Read »

Friday, Jul 27, 2018 at 6:08 PM

'Different This Time': Officials Reveal Plan on CPD Reforms

Major changes could soon come to the Chicago Police Department as the city reaches an agreement on a plan to carry out far-reaching police reforms more than a year after a scathing Justice Department report. Read »

Thursday, Jul 26, 2018 at 7:29 AM

Rauner Says He Will No Longer Donate to Wilson's Foundation

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says he will no longer give money to the charitable foundation of a Chicago mayoral candidate. Read »

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