Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says lawmakers will try again this year to pass a gambling expansion bill.Quinn said on Friday he's talked with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Illinois Senate President John Cullerton about ways to revive the so-far failed measure in the coming months.
Chicago officials and members of the Chicago Police Department gathered in the Lawndale neighborhood on the city's West Side Thursday to pay their final respects to slain police officer Clifton Lewis.Lewis was working off duty as a security guard at a convenience store last week when he was fatally
Construction on Chicago-based Commonwealth Edison's new electrical grid system is scheduled to begin in January.The announcement comes about one week after Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed controversial legislation allowing electric companies to raise rates to pay for a so-called digital "smart grid."
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is defending the decision to shorten the Taste of Chicago.Officials from the city's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, which is organizing this year's event, announced last week the annual food festival would be cut down to five days in 2012.
Protesters are criticizing Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to raise fines and tighten security measures during the upcoming G8 and NATO summits.The mayor introduced an ordinance during Wednesday's City Council meeting that, if passed, would temporarily raise fines for resisting police or aiding so
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to temporarily change some city rules and regulations during the upcoming G8 and NATO summits.Emanuel introduced an ordinance during a City Council meeting Wednesday that, if passed, would significantly increase fines for resisting a police officer from $25-$500 to $