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.