- Rauner takes to airwaves post-session to criticize Democrats Updated: Jun-01-15 11:08 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Gov. Bruce Rauner took to the airwaves to criticize Illinois Democrats the morning after the state Legislature passed a spending bill the Republican said he wouldn't sign.
- Chicago mayor: Beau Biden dedicated life to public service Updated: May-31-15 10:58 am
- Effort to expand Illinois gambling likely pushed into summer Updated: May-28-15 5:21 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - An effort to approve a Chicago casino and other new casinos throughout Illinois to generate much-needed revenue could be pushed into the summer.
- Standoff between Rauner, Democrats hangs over Legislature Updated: May-25-15 5:41 pm
CHICAGO - A standoff between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrats who control the Illinois Legislature is threatening to derail action on a long list of issues as lawmakers enter the final days of their spring session.
- Obama library foundation raised $5.4 million in 2014 Updated: May-18-15 8:31 pm
WASHINGTON - The nonprofit foundation raising money for President Barack Obama's future library in Chicago took in more than $5.4 million in 2014, according to the organization's tax returns.
- Emanuel wants focus on youth for 2nd term as Chicago mayor Updated: May-18-15 5:32 pm
CHICAGO - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel focused on the need to help disadvantaged and troubled youth Monday, during an inaugural speech for his second term that touched only briefly on the major fiscal woes facing the nation's third-largest city.
- Another Daley heads to City Hall in Chicago Updated: May-18-15 1:29 pm
CHICAGO - Another member of Chicago's most famous political family is taking his place on the City Council that his grandfather and uncle presided over - and dominated - for decades.
- Chicago mayor raises stakes in hockey bet with Anaheim mayor Updated: May-17-15 2:54 pm
CHICAGO - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has upped his friendly bet with his counterpart in Anaheim, California, on the outcome of the NHL's Western Conference finals.
- Chicago Urban League CEO to make 2016 US Senate run Updated: May-15-15 5:53 pm
CHICAGO - Chicago Urban League President Andrea Zopp says she intends to run for Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk's seat. The move potentially sets up a 2016 primary battle for Democratic Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth.
- Renee Fleming extends Chicago Lyric Opera contract 2 years Updated: May-15-15 12:26 pm
CHICAGO - Famed soprano Renee Fleming will spend another two years working with the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
- Spike Lee defends 'Chiraq' title for movie about Chicago Updated: May-14-15 4:04 pm
CHICAGO - Flanked by parents holding photographs of the children they've lost to gun violence in Chicago, filmmaker Spike Lee on Thursday defended his choice to make a movie about the city with the Iraq-inspired title "Chiraq."
- It's official: Obama library will be on Chicago's South Side Updated: May-12-15 7:43 am
CHICAGO - President Barack Obama has decided to build his presidential library on the South Side of Chicago, where his political career began.
- Obamas highlight their Chicago history with library choice Updated: May-12-15 7:35 am
- Obama Library organizers to reveal site decision in Chicago Updated: May-11-15 11:22 am
CHICAGO - The Barack Obama Foundation will hold a news conference in Chicago to announce where the president's library will be built - the strongest confirmation yet that the city won the sweepstakes to erect the library.
- DC airports official named Chicago aviation commissioner Updated: May-10-15 3:40 pm
CHICAGO - A woman who oversaw airport construction projects in Washington, D.C., has been named Chicago's new aviation commissioner.
- Struggles persist as Illinois horse tracks push for slots Updated: May-10-15 10:14 am
COLLINSVILLE, Illinois - The promotions meant to drum up interest in horse racing at 90-year-old Fairmount Park among customers more comfortable staring at an iPhone than a tip sheet are creative and constant.
- Hundreds line up to be extras in Spike Lee's 'Chiraq' Updated: May-10-15 5:13 am
CHICAGO - Several hundred people lined up in Chicago over the weekend for a chance to be cast as extras in Spike Lee's film about violence in the city.
- Lawmakers working on bill to create Chicago-owned casino Updated: May-07-15 7:20 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois lawmakers are trying to negotiate a deal to open a Chicago-owned casino and expand gambling elsewhere in the state, and they believe there's a clearer path for the proposal to become law than there's been in years.
- Gov. Bruce Rauner: Illinois can't bail out Chicago Updated: May-06-15 1:25 pm
CHICAGO - Gov. Bruce Rauner says the state of Illinois can't afford to bail Chicago out of its financial problems.
- Chicago City Council honors late Cardinal Francis George Updated: May-06-15 11:46 am
- Emanuel chooses 30-year transit veteran to head CTA Updated: May-05-15 11:40 am
CHICAGO - Mayor Rahm Emanuel has chosen a veteran public transportation executive to head the Chicago Transit Authority.
- Correction: Closer Look-Privatizing DCEO story Updated: May-04-15 6:54 pm
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - In a story May 3 about legislation to privatize much of the work of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, The Associated Press misattributed a quote criticizing the plan. The quote should have been attributed to Ralph Martire, executive director of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability, not to Ron Baiman, who is no longer with the organization.