Trade shows and conventions are booking Chicago's McCormick Place after a labor agreement with the city was reached last week. The new agreement allows McCormick exhibitors to unload vehicles and set up booths, rather than have union workers do it for them."
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to crack down on pet owners who don't register their dogs with the city.Starting next year the city will begin enforcing a long-standing ordinance that fines pet owners up to $200 for not licensing their canine. Chicago Animal Care and Control says less than fiv
The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois is suing the City of Chicago, alleging unequal police deployment to minority neighborhoods.The lawsuit filed Thursday claims the number of police in predominantly African American and Hispanic communities is disproportionately low as measured by the num
Occupy Chicago organizers are intent on getting a permanent camp site, and they want Mayor Rahm Emanuel to make it happen.On Wednesday, more than 100 protestors marched from the Chicago Board of Trade building to the mayor's office in city hall to hand over a petition asking that Emanuel allow the g
A representative for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office says attempts to arrange a meeting with Occupy Chicago protest leaders have been rejected or gone un-addressed.Tuesday at a City Hall protest, the mayor's Deputy Chief of Staff Felicia Davis told demonstrators that she tried last week to arran
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