July 25, 2014 @ 7:04 AM

Rahm Emanuel scrambling to deal with red light ticketing mess

After the Chicago Tribune raised serious questions in recent days about the city's red light ticketing system, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and executives in his administration appear to have finally acknowledged that there could have been problems with ...

July 25, 2014 @ 7:04 AM

New fuel isn't right mix for Chicago

On Monday, the Finance Committee is scheduled to consider an ordinance introduced by Ald. Edward Burke (14th) and Ald. Anthony Beale (9th) that would make Chicago the first jurisdiction in the nation to require filling stations to offer a higher ...

July 25, 2014 @ 7:04 AM

Graffiti Fines More Than Doubled by Chicago City Council Committee

CITY HALL — A City Council committee Thursday approved a dramatic increase in graffiti fines as aldermen called for a crackdown on such defacements. "Helen Keller can see that graffiti is a cancer on the city," said Ald. Michael Zalewski (23rd). "The ...

July 25, 2014 @ 7:04 AM

Aldermen Back Temporary Halt To SRO Hotel Conversions, Demolitions

CHICAGO (CBS) – Aldermen have given preliminary approval to a six-month moratorium on converting or demolishing any single-room occupancy hotel in Chicago. WBBM Newsradio Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports, for some ... Now, the City Council ...

July 25, 2014 @ 7:04 AM

Aldermen Back Tougher Fines For Graffiti

CHICAGO (CBS) – A City Council panel has endorsed stiffer penalties for people caught defacing buildings and other structures with graffiti. WBBM Newsradio Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports the Committee on Public Safety on Thursday recommended ...

July 25, 2014 @ 7:04 AM

GROW-IL Coalition: Illinois' foot-dragging means lost dollars from fracking

Labor, industry and business leaders are strongly encouraging Gov. Quinn to complete the task he committed to when he signed legislation in 2013 that received strong bipartisan support and passage in the General Assembly. Back then, the governor basked ...

July 25, 2014 @ 7:04 AM

No rules for fracking in Illinois

... Illinois' Department of Natural Resources to finish the rules for hydraulic fracturing. The coalition says it's left wondering if the governor's administration might be dragging the process for political reasons. It's been over 400 days since the ...

July 25, 2014 @ 7:04 AM

One way or the other, the bill has to be paid

(I)t's important to remember that the mess was delivered not by today's sons but by their political fathers. The problems follow decades of others' leadership that operated the state on credit while courting votes from happy constituents who suffered ...

July 25, 2014 @ 7:04 AM

Quinn, Rauner Spar Over Crime-Fighting Policies

CHICAGO (CBS) – Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner traded barbs Thursday on the issue of violent crime, as the governor sought to make Rauner's support for ownership of assault weapons a major campaign issue.

July 25, 2014 @ 7:04 AM

Business, labor: Speed up Illinois' fracking rules

The General Assembly passed legislation more than a year ago that was meant to pave the way for hydraulic fracturing — the process of injecting high-pressure water and chemicals underground to extract oil and natural gas. Supporters of fracking lauded ...

July 25, 2014 @ 7:04 AM

Two cents on minimum wage increase

It would continue to pile on reasons why Illinois is not a great place to do business.” The Chamber ... “They haven't been able to gain enough votes in the General Assembly, and so now they have made it a ballot measure to try and pass it again.” On ...

July 25, 2014 @ 7:04 AM

Gov. Pat Quinn backs county ballot measure on gun laws

CHICAGO — Gov. Pat Quinn has thrown his support behind a Cook County ballot measure that asks voters to weigh in on Illinois gun laws. The Democrat called on county residents Thursday to support tougher gun laws through what he called "the power of ...

July 25, 2014 @ 7:04 AM

Quinn announces Lake County construction project investments

LIBERTYVILLE – Governor Pat Quinn today announced capital investments of more than $333,000 for construction projects Lake County. Funded by his Illinois Jobs Now! construction program, the projects are part of Governor Quinn's agenda to create jobs ...

July 25, 2014 @ 7:04 AM

Simeon Principal Will Meet With Parents To Discuss Elimination Of Programs

"Electricity students can continue to pursue a career as an electrician while also earning college credit by choosing to dually enroll in the City Colleges of Chicago while remaining full-time Simeon students. Students will also have the option of one ...

July 25, 2014 @ 7:04 AM

Panel: Proposed North Central science center's size 'will be detrimental' to ...

North Central College's request to demolish the dormitory seen on the left and five homes including the one on the right to make way for a new science center was turned down Thursday by members of Naperville's historic preservation commission.

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