It took just seven days for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his lobbying team to convince a reluctant state legislature to pass a bill allowing speed-detection cameras near hundreds of schools and parks throughout Chicago.The quick approval marked another General Assembly victory for the mayor who mo
The Chicago Transit Authority is threatening to reduce some suburban bus service if several Cook County commissioners follow through with a plan to cut $1.3 million in county funding to the agency.The proposal filed this week could set up a showdown between County Board President Toni Preckwinkle an
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he believes the state is close to passing a bill that could put a casino in the city.An Illinois House committee approved a scaled-down version of the proposed expansion on Tuesday during the veto session, moving it closer to a vote before the full House.
The Chicago Transit Authority says more than 700 new rail cars are being added to the city's "L" trains as part of a plan to upgrade the transit system.The new, more energy-efficient 5000 series rail cars will have wider aisle, sideways seating and LED maps.
A controversial bill that would place speed cameras around Chicago school zones is heading to the Illinois House for a full vote.State Rep. Dan Burke (D-Chicago) chairs the committee that voted Tuesday morning to send the bill to the full House.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is lobbying hard for a bill that would allow the city to use red light cameras to catch speeders near school zones and parks.The measure quickly passed the Senate two weeks ago, but some representatives say it could face stiffer opposition in the House, which is expected t
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is restoring cuts to city libraries and pushing an across-the-board increase in vehicle sticker prices after a majority bloc of aldermen raised objections to some unpopular pieces of the mayor's proposed budget.