President Bill Clinton announced in Chicago Wednesday that the AFL-CIO is committed to raising $10 billion over the next five years for American infrastructure projects.Clinton is leading a two-day conference of the Clinton Global Initiative, with participants ranging from political leaders to econo
Everyone knows that Rod Blagojevich has been on trial, that he’s charged with committing crimes, but who actually understands the charges? Well, here’s a breakdown.To understand any of the particular charges, prosecutors say you have to answer only one question:“Did the defendant try to get a b
Chicago’s new Board of Education will convene for the first time Wednesday to address a hot topic: whether the district can afford $100 million in raises scheduled for unionized employees.Less than four years ago, it was Chicago Public Schools that pushed the Chicago Teachers Union for an agreement
Two Chicago aldermen say they want random drug testing for all city employees.14th Ward Alderman Edward Burke and 40th Ward Alderman Patrick O'Connor proposed legislation that would mandate random screening.
The prosecution has begun an aggressive cross-examination of Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich at the ousted Illinois governor's corruption retrial.Prosecutor Reid Schar asked Blagojevich if he was a convicted liar.
The first big gambling house in Chicago since the late 19th century may be the first big initiative of the Emanuel administration. But the big question remains: Will a Chicago casino have a kick-ass pool?The IL House approved a huge expansion of gaming and casinos in Illinois.
Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich could take the stand Thursday in his own defense. But his attorneys would not be allowed to play many of the secretly taped phone calls they'd hoped to.Blagojevich's spokesman told The Associated Press that the former governor was planning to testify.