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Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019 at 10:44 PM

Chicago Wants Public to Weigh in on Legal Marijuana Sales

Chicago officials are holding public meetings for residents to weigh in on the sale of recreational marijuana in the city. A new state law will allow recreational marijuana to be sold to people 21 and... Read »

Monday, Oct 7, 2019 at 6:29 PM

Lightfoot, CTU Point Fingers as Strike Date Nears

Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the Chicago Teachers Union pointed fingers at one another Monday as the clock continued to tick down to a potential teachers strike later this month. Read »

Monday, Oct 7, 2019 at 10:36 AM
Lightfoot on CTU Negotiations: 'The Clock is Ticking'

Lightfoot on CTU Negotiations: 'The Clock is Ticking'

Mayor Lori Lightfoot addresses ongoing negotiations with the Chicago Teachers Union with a potential strike just 10 days away.  Watch »

Monday, Oct 7, 2019 at 6:40 AM

Pritzker Spends $850K of His Money to Fix Governor's Mansion

Gov. J.B. Pritzker will spend $850,000 of his own money for continuing renovations to the historic Illinois Governor's Mansion, a move that comes after the billionaire businessman has already spent millions... Read »

Thursday, Oct 3, 2019 at 5:28 PM
Illinois Rep. Congressman Kinzkinger Reacts to Trump Impeachment Inquiry

Illinois Rep. Congressman Kinzkinger Reacts to Trump Impeachment Inquiry

Illinois Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger is one of the very few Republicans to speak out about the inquiry. NBC 5's Mary Ann Ahern has the interview. Watch »

Thursday, Oct 3, 2019 at 12:38 PM
Lightfoot Addresses CTU Strike Date

Lightfoot Addresses CTU Strike Date

Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks after the Chicago Teachers Union announced its strike date.  Watch »

Thursday, Oct 3, 2019 at 4:37 PM

Mayor: Contingency Plans in Place for Possible CTU Strike

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she wants to negotiate with the Chicago Teachers Union seven days a week until an agreement is reached as schools across the city brace for a potential strike. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019 at 12:57 PM

IG Report Finds Madigan Aide Violated Harassment Provisions

A newly released legislative inspector general's report has concluded that Kevin Quinn, a former top aide to Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, did sexually harass former political consultant Alaina Hampton... Read »

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019 at 10:24 PM

CTU Announces Strike Date If Agreement Not Reached

The Chicago Teachers Union announced Wednesday teachers will go on strike on Oct. 17 if a deal cannot be reached. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 1, 2019 at 7:07 AM

Negotiations to Resume as Chicago Schools Brace for Strike

Negotiations are slated to resume Tuesday as Chicago schools brace for a potential teachers strike. Read »

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