Taylor takes no position, stresses her representation of Latino constituents
Stress local benefits in 'Build Back Better'; bill will go to Senate
Measure aims to promote Illinois as ‘Silicon Valley of electric vehicles’
U.S. Reps. Bobby Rush (D-1st) and Robin Kelly (D-2nd) voted last week alongside most House Democrats and 13 Republicans to pass the largest infrastructure package since Dwight D. Eisenhower’s administration.
Cook County Commissioner Bill Lowry (D-3rd) declared his bid for a second term in office Thursday, running on his accomplishments over the previous three years and outlining his platform for four more years in a Herald interview before the making the campaign official.
Health Care Right of Conscience changes, repeal of Parental Notice of Abortion, congressional redistricting and more
Moves comes amid Lightfoot-Fraternal Order of Police fight
Taylor's 'no' because of $76.5 million property tax increase, $200 million more in CPD budget
Previous map had put Hyde Park-Kenwood in 3
Measure will be up for approval in state lawmakers’ veto session
Council Progressive Caucus, chaired by Ald. King, called for him to quit Friday night
The Cook County Board unanimously approved a decennial redistricting map at its Sept. 22 meeting, with few changes to the South Side's districts.
Congress has kept the federal government running and has until Oct. 18 to raise the country’s debt ceiling.
Making official what was widely known
David Axelrod has moved back to Hyde Park
'As an attorney general and as the proud son of Haitian immigrants, I am calling on our federal government to do better'
'Maybe we are trying to accomplish a lot, but we're trying to take advantage of the times'
The Supreme Court will hear arguments on Dec. 1
The MWRD oversees water infrastructure in Cook County — waterways, wastewater treatment, drainage and flood prevention.
Hyde Park-Kenwood alderwomen heap praise on former CPS CEO Janice Jackson, who graduated from Hyde Park High School
Senate takes final legislative step on bill creating massive renewable, nuclear investment
And an ethics bill cleared the House on a second try, will head back to the governor
SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois House failed to muster the votes on Aug. 31 to accept Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s amendatory veto to an ethics bill that passed nearly unanimously earlier this year.
Democrats pass new legislative maps after contentious debate
Deadline for action is this week for most remaining bills
The letter was addressed to Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the heads of CPS and the Chicago School Board
"Victims and survivors of violent crimes and their families should be able to deal with that trauma on their own time without having to risk losing their jobs:
More legislation Sen. Robert Peters (D-13th) and Reps. Curtis J. Tarver II (D-25th) and Kam Buckner (D-26th) shepherded through the General Assembly has become law by the stroke of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s pen.
My Block, My Hood, My City CEO Jahmal Cole, Pastor Chris Butler running
Criticizes mayor and police superintendent
Said Sen. Hunter, “People are still recovering from the financial struggles brought on by the pandemic, not to mention the eviction moratorium coming to a halt.”
“This new law will go a long way toward removing the stigma surrounding HIV and other sexually transmitted conditions and allow folks living with them to get the medical treatment they need.”
"They do need to track wrong raids. They didn't track that data in any consistent way."
The City Council passed a major overhaul of Chicago Police Department oversight at its July 21 meeting, creating three-member elected councils for every police district and a seven-member commission — nominated by the councils, appointed by the mayor and approved by alderpeople — to oversee …
Another measure allows state’s attorneys to petition for re-sentencing in light of rehabilitation
U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-1st) is a new member of the House Committee on Agriculture and eager to use his position to advocate for Black farmers, as the grandson of one, and advance energy policy priorities, his longstanding pet issue on Capitol Hill.
Lawmakers, collegiate athletes and athletic directors from some of the state’s most prominent universities hailed the governor’s signing of a bill on June 29 that allows college athletes to be paid for the use of their name and likeness as innovative and equity-centric.
A much-smoother City Council meeting took place Friday than the disordered meeting two days before that, with alderpeople, including Alds. Sophia King (4th), Leslie Hairston (5th) and Jeanette Taylor (20th), voting to include Chicago founder Jean Baptiste Point du Sable's name onto Lake Shor…
The City Council accomplished little during a scheduled meeting on June 23, adjourning after South Side Alds. Raymond Lopez (15th) and Jeanette Taylor (20th) blocked confirmation of the mayor's nominee to lead the city's Law Department.
SPRINGFIELD — College athletes in Illinois would be able to independently profit from their image or likeness under a bill introduced by local Rep. Kam Buckner (D-26th) and passed by the General Assembly in May.
SPRINGFIELD — Illinois lawmakers finished a two-day special session on June 17 by passing some important legislation, including an elected Chicago Board of Education, but without reaching agreement on the one issue they had hoped to resolve: an energy bill that would phase out all carbon emi…
Politicians are often known for an iconic look. Vladimir Lenin had a shaved head. Pierre Trudeau wore rose boutonnières. Chinese leaders still wear Mao suits to black-tie events. And Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is always seen in her omnipresent blue, and sometimes green, jackets.
State Rep. Curtis J. Tarver II (D-25th) got several pieces of legislation through both houses of the Illinois General Assembly during the spring session, though bills to end qualified immunity for law enforcement officers and to automatically expunge cannabis-related juvenile law enforcement…
State Sen. Robert Peters (D-13th) had another productive legislative session this spring, passing 17 bills through both houses of the General Assembly and onto Gov. J.B. Pritzker's desk.
SPRINGFIELD — The last month of the Illinois General Assembly’s spring session produced a spate of legislative action, as representatives and senators got to work after their traditionally long 2020 session was drastically curtailed by the coronavirus pandemic.
One year ago, shortly before the riots began in her native Twin Cities and then moved to Chicago, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle expressed astonishment to the Herald that the Minneapolis mayor had immediately fired Officer Derek Chauvin for murdering George Floyd and called in …
SPRINGFIELD — Legislation revamping the state’s system for awarding marijuana dispensary licenses passed the House on May 25.
Illinois Democrats’ proposed state House districts would replace straight lines through southern Kenwood and Hyde Park — Woodlawn Avenue and Ellis Avenue, respectively — with jagged, block-by-block delineations between the 25th and 26th districts should their redistricting proposal pass thro…
SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Senate on May 25 passed a measure decriminalizing the transmission of HIV championed by local Sen. Robert Peters (D-13th).
The City Council did not vote on a measure to rename Lake Shore Drive after two aldermen used parliamentary tactics to delay a vote on the ordinance, as Mayor Lori Lightfoot ruled Ald. Sophia King (4th), who was calling for an immediate vote, out of order.
The state has made up to $25,000 available to renters who have fallen behind on their rent in one lump sum by expanding the Illinois Rental Payment Program to a total of $1.5 billion.