Public Action for Change Today is working to seed state boards and commissions with a younger, more diverse bunch of engaged citizens. The group hopes the effort will lead to political reform.
6 years ago | Adeshina O. Emmanuel Jr.
Chicago's human service agencies anxiously await a vote on an income tax hike in Springfield, which could prove to have devastating consequences in the city and state.
6 years ago | Alex Parker
Alderman Danny Solis won the 25th Ward seat by a slim margin after the Illinois Supreme Court disqualified an opponent. Some voters say they were disenfranchised.
6 years ago | Samantha Liss and Adrian G. Uribarri
Commissioner Tony Peraica says Twitter is helping transform Cook County politics. He uses the service to provide a minute-by-minute look at county proceedings -- and to lash out at political opponents.
over 6 years ago | Alex Parker
Two Cook County commissioners say the state's attorney is reviewing a possible procurement deal by the Cook County Health and Hospital System to see if it violates the county's purchasing code.
over 6 years ago | Alex Parker
Striking workers hoped to speak against a rumored lawsuit settlement between the city and hotel. Commissioners declined to hear from the approximately 60 workers, union representatives and sympathizers.
over 6 years ago | Claire Bushey
Patricia Young resigned her seat on the Metropolitan Water Reclamation Districtâ€™s board. Her replacement will be named by the governor.
over 6 years ago | Jennifer Slosar
Alderman William B. Cochran (D-20) is preparing for the new year by devising plans for afforable housing and improving public safety. He is a former Chicago police officer.
over 6 years ago | Kimberly Lyles
Chicago aldermen are threatening to pull city money from Bank of America accounts in the wake of the battle between a local company and ousted workers over financing and back pay.
over 6 years ago | Megan Cottrell
Area residents can go to the Chicago Cultural Center to watch and discuss the film "Chicago 10," which deals with a tumultuous time in Chicago and American history. The event is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday.
almost 7 years ago | Raven Moore
Mikva Challenge gets high schoolers engaged and involved in politics. This year, some 1,800 kids will assist at polling places across the city - and those who can vote say they will cast ballots.
almost 7 years ago | Craig Kanalley
A $298,000 parking-lot contract goes to the firm with the highest price tag and the longest list of campaign contributions. County commissioners say the company was more experienced than competitors.
almost 7 years ago | Paul Rock
The ordinance would require anyone who promotes an event drawing more than 100 people to obtain a two-year license at a cost ranging from $500 to $2000. Bands and community groups would have to pay.
over 7 years ago | Jennifer Slosar
Alderman Latasha Thomas says the South Side neighborhood she represents takes an undeserved beating in the press as a place where only crime and poverty make the headlines.
over 7 years ago | Marcie Hill
Charges of racism in water district campaign
over 7 years ago | Andrew Peck
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