According to various news outlets in the area, Occupy Oakland -- in the midst of its one-day general strike to close down the city of Oakland -- is currently between 5,000 and 7,000 strong, heading down Broadway downtown, making pit stops at banks which haven’t closed.
Today, the Chicago City Council began their highly anticipated meeting to discuss some of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's budget proposals. Other important ordinances that would change our city were also introduced.
Evanston and Chicago, both lakefront communities with a lot going for them, including diverse populations and impressive cultural and economic draws; but Eight Forty-Eight wondered, when stacked against each other, how do they compare?
William Cellini, a native son of Springfield, could soon move from the corridors of power to a prison cell. Jurors convicted the long-time political figure and Friend of ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich on two of four counts Tuesday.
Cook County commissioners continue to debate the issue of a 2011 budget measure that requires them to take furlough days by the end of the year.As part of last year's deal, county commissioners were required to take 10 furloughs to help close a $487 million deficit.
Leaders of the Illinois House and Senate met today for two hours in Gov. Pat Quinn’s office.Senate Republican leader Christine Radogno of Lemont said they made progress on a bill to create tax breaks for businesses.