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As Illinois's state lawmakers wrap up their spring session with a last-minute flurry of activity and negotiation, it's a fairly sure bet that a gambling expansion bill will be part of this frenzy, as it has been in every session in recent years.
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Chicago can celebrate a long holiday weekend after the disaster of this week. By Tuesday most people's memories of the tragic, terrible, and horrific events greater, even than, the Chicago Fire will be erased.
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Some city officials say the private company that manages the city's parking meters will actually come out millions of dollars ahead under Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposed deal.
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Illinois Rep. Elaine Nekritz, D-Buffalo Grove speaks to lawmakers including Illinois Rep.
The United Neighborhood Organization needs to adopt "robust conflict-of-interest" policies in the wake of a scandal that's jeopardized tens of millions of dollars of state funding for UNO's network of charter schools in Chicago, a retired federal judge hired by the politically influential group urged Thursday.
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis has threatened to defeat Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 2015 at the polls for a second-term for the closing of forty-nine schools.
As Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel celebrates his mid-point year in office he also faces a number of controversies that have forced both pundits and citizens to reevaluate, not only his leadership, but also his ability to take the city from deficit to surplus, and to attract, and retain a base of support.
In 1980, the Chicago Tribune 's Richard C. Longworth wrote this city's epitaph. The steel mills were closing.
Earlier this week, thousands of students and parents and supporters rallied in Chicago to protest plans to shutter 53 public schools, disproportionately affecting black, low-income families .
Chicago's City Council has voted to award Clear Channel Airports a new five-year contract with five one-year extension options to provide indoor digital media programs at O'Hare and Midway International airports.
The Chicago board of education voted Wednesday to close 50 schools and programs, an ambitious plan that has sparked protests and lawsuits and could help define - for better or worse - Mayor Rahm Emanuel's term in office.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is seen listening to Toronto Mayor Rob Ford at a sister cities agreement in September last year.
"School reform" is one of those phrases that everybody, it seems, can get behind.
Nine-year-old Asean Johnson delivered a speech at Monday's downtown rally that has already been viewed over 30,000 times on YouTube.
Chicago Public Schools officials were set to vote Wednesday on a controversial plan to close dozens of schools across the city, but some schools will be spared from the list, a CPS official confirms.