From pension reform to pregnant prisoners, lawmakers returning to Springfield face a packed agenda.The first day of the veto session is Tuesday. Members of the General Assembly say they expect to vote on a gambling expansion bill, again, after Gov.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday defended the Chicago Transit Authority's plan to close its budget deficit largely through union contract negotiations.The CTA is proposing changes to union work rules that it says would save the agency $160 million to avoid fare increases and service cuts.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel defended his efforts to bring a longer school day after a state labor board sided with the Chicago Teachers union in their efforts to end the mayor's push.On Thursday, the Illinois Labor Relations Educational Board voted 5-0 to seek a court order that would block the mayor
Voting is scheduled to end Tuesday on a labor contract between Ford and the United Auto Workers union.Two Chicago area factories have already overwhelmingly rejected the plan that would have created 1,100 new jobs at the plants and were told to prepare for a strike.Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel maintai
Chicago police arrested 175 members of a group protesting corporate greed early Sunday after they refused to take down their tents and leave a city park when it closed.About 500 members of Occupy Chicago set up camp at the entrance to Grant Park on Saturday evening after a protest earlier in the day
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel defended a proposal that would raise the price of city stickers for heavy vehicles.In his 2012 budget proposal, the mayor suggested raising the sticker price on SUVs by $15 -- from $120 to $135.
Mayor Emanuel was expected to unveil his much-anticipated, much-vetted 2012 budget Wednesday. The new mayor did not tackle his first budget alone as the city faced a projected shortfall of over $635 million dollars next year.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said 138 police officers will be redeployed to a street beat by the end of this year, bringing the number of redeployed officers to more than 1000 since Emanuel took office.The mayor announced his plan with Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy on Thursday as part of his go