In a narrow 61-57 vote, the Illinois House passed a bill that would legalize medical marijuana for over 30 different medical conditions. It would also be the most restrictive medical marijuana bill in the U.S.
In an 83-28 vote, the Illinois House has approved a measure that would allow Illinois residents to vote on whether or not to end the job of lieutenant governor. Doing so would save the state $1.8 million a year.
In a strange and gruesome occurrence, a severed goat's head was delivered to Wrigley Field. The mayor's office has denied any connection to the event in light of ongoing talks between the city and the team.
Individuals paying more than $25 a day would see an increase in the cost of parking taxes while those paying less would see a decrease. The hotel industry is criticizing the plan, saying that it could deter their business.
Former politicians Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife Sandi Jackson have been formally charged with crimes related to their misuse of $750,000 in campaign funds. However, both have entered plea agreements.
The Chicago Public Schools district has narrowed a list of schools from 330 to 129 for possible closure. At the same time, residents are speaking out against the potential of having schools closed down in their neighborhood.
In an announcement from the Fraternal Order of Police, Chicago police officers are demanding a 12 percent pay increase over two years, a $3,000 residency stipend, and less individual contributions to health insurance.
A newly released study has found that among very large urban areas, the Chicagoland ranks seventh in terms of worst traffic congestion. However, the area ranks second in savings as a result from public transportation use.
A new report from the Chicago Department of Aviation concludes that Midway Airport broke its previous record for number of boarding passengers in 2012, which is good news for the city as it pursues privatization.
Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan served over five years in federal prison before being released this morning. He spent only a few hours at a halfway house before being allowed to return to his Kankakee home.
CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett is warning school coaches that unsportsman-like conduct won't be tolerated. Last week, an altercation following a basketball game led to a homicide just outside the building.
A new report from Chicago Inspector General suggests moving 292 police officers from desk jobs to street duty and having their positions filled by civilians instead. The proposal could save the city up to $16.6 million per year.
Smith Electric Vehicles has announced it will open a factory in Chicago, which will create jobs and support a demand for cleaner vehicles as Chicago announces a new incentive for companies to replace diesel trucks.
At a press conference on Tuesday, Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle announced that the county will be pursuing a tax on guns and ammunition in an effort to reduce violence and fill a major budget gap.