The Chicago City Council's Progressive Reform Caucus is holding a town hall meeting on Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposed budget Wednesday evening.
The federal government is reporting that the U.S. budget deficit has hit its lowest level in five years, according to the AP.
Chicago aldermen had a number of questions about how the 22,000 surveillance cameras throughout the city are being maintained and monitored at a city council budget hearing Wednesday.
Despite parent opposition, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced plans Tuesday to turn Logan Square's Ames Middle School into a military academy next school year.
U.S. Rep Robin Kelly (D-IL, 2) on Tuesday said she is co-sponsoring legislation that would test the health and environmental effects of petroleum coke, or petcoke.
Undocumented immigrants in Illinois can begin to apply for a Temporary Visitor Driver's License starting in December, according to an announcement made Tuesday by Senate President John Cullerton and Secretary of State Jesse White.
Will County was charged with being in violation of two state labor laws Tuesday.
Reductions in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program are set to affect Illinois families beginning this Friday.
U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and John McCain (R-AZ) say Hillary Clinton is the top favorite for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016.