For what has been a relatively uncontroversial Democratic primary, the gloves came off Wednesday night when 8th Congressional District candidate Raja Krishnamoorthi criticized his opponent Tammy Duckworth's economic recovery plan as mere sound bites, lacking substance during a debate on WTTW's Chicago Tonight.
- Foe tries to score points on Duckworth during Democratic debate [Clout Street]
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday he had only an hour’s advance notice of his former boss’ decision to move the G-8 summit from Chicago to Camp David.
In an unrelenting campaign to overturn restrictive handgun laws in Illinois, gun rights advocates have pummeled Chicago and the state with lawsuits that could keep them entangled in court battles for years.
African-American students, who make up slightly less than half of those enrolled in Chicago Public Schools, face harsher discipline than their white and Latino classmates but have better access to quality education than minority students in other large, urban districts, according to a new study by the U.S. Department of Education.
Residents of Illinois nursing homes would receive at least 46 minutes per day of direct care from registered nurses by 2014 under a new proposed rule that a state legislative panel is expected to vote on today.