WBEZ 91.5 | NPR Station for Chicago News, Politics, Education
Skip to main content
Lightfoot Budget Speech

WBEZ News

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Pitches A 2020 Budget Plan With No Major Property Tax Hike

But the mayor wants to close the projected $838 million gap with higher taxes on ride-shares, restaurant bills and high-priced home sales.
CTU march in Loop

WBEZ News

Live Updates: Chicago Teachers Strike 2019

No school on Wednesday as the teachers strike continues. Last updated at 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 23.
Tif

WBEZ News

Mayor To Direct Extra TIF Money To CPS, But For Existing Contract Offer Only

The mayor unveils $160 million in TIF money for schools — to cover existing offer for the striking teachers union, not for other demands.
Forest Preserves

WBEZ News

Cook County Prez: No Tax Hike To Aid Forest Preserves

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, who also oversees the preserves, said the time’s not right for a tax hike.
What We Know About Chicago’s $838 Million Budget Gap

WBEZ News

Chicago's Mayor Increases Homeless Funding; Critics Say It’s Not Enough

Advocates want Mayor Lori Lightfoot to keep her promise to use the real estate transfer tax to generate millions more to end homelessness.
'A gun that could never have been fired'

WBEZ News

Chicago Officers To Keep Jobs Despite Their Disproved Account Of Fatal Shooting

City admits 30-day suspension not appropriate discipline for officer who chased after teen firing round after round from assault rifle.
Rev. Otis Moss III

Reset

For Rev. Otis Moss III, Faith and Social Action Go Hand In Hand

Nearly 6,000 residents of Chicago’s South Side will see their medical debt wiped out thanks to local churches' fundraising efforts.
Chicago Police Car

WBEZ News

Chicago Cops Convicted In Federal Corruption Trial

Two Chicago police officers were convicted by a jury of lying to get search warrants and stealing from the illegal raids.
Illinois Tollway traffic

WBEZ News

Illinois Tollway Leader Cancels City Club Speech As Corruption Probe Broadens

A top Illinois tollway official canceled his planned speech Tuesday, citing “questions” about the City Club’s ties to a federal probe.
madigan

WBEZ News

Source: Feds Sought Info On House Speaker Michael Madigan In City Club Raid

Madigan’s was one name that showed up on a federal subpoena to the prominent Chicago civic organization, WBEZ has learned.
Bobby Rush

WBEZ News

Chicago Congressman Bobby Rush Rush Blasts Trump ‘Lynching’ Tweet

U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush and other lawmakers rejected the president’s comparison of the impeachment inquiry with racist violence.
Jaimie Branch

Reset

Chicago Trumpeter Jaimie Branch Delivers A Political Message On ‘FLY or DIE II’

Branch says she wanted to send a message to “ranting right-wingers” and white supremacists emboldened by the rhetoric of President Trump.

Get the WBEZ App

Download the best live and on-demand public radio experience. Find out more.

CLOSE X