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Fairley, Emanuel Butt Heads Over City’s 2018 Funding of COPA

Fairley, Emanuel Butt Heads Over City’s 2018 Funding of COPA

The head of Chicago’s new police oversight agency Sharon Fairley “is definitely considering a run for Attorney General,” a spokeswoman for the Civilian Office of Police Accountability said Monday. Fairley was appointed in 2016 to serve as the first chief administrator of COPA, a role she assumed when the office officially opened on Sept.

Mazeski Gets Endorsement From EMILY’s List

Mazeski Gets Endorsement From EMILY’s List

With 10 candidates vying in the Democratic primary to face Congressman Peter Roskam, EMILY’s List is endorsing Kelly Mazeski. EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock said Mazeski’s “experience and perspective is exactly the change that Chicagoland families deserve in Congress — and EMILY’s List is proud to stand with her.” EMILY’s List is the nation’s largest resource for women in politics.

Chicago Aldermen to Vote on City’s 2018 Budget

Chicago Aldermen to Vote on City’s 2018 Budget

The 2018 Chicago budget will impact residents’ wallets whether they live in the city or the suburbs. Mayor Rahm Emanuel unveiled the $10 billion spending plan Wednesday.

Cook County Commissioners Set for Crucial 2018 Budget Vote

Cook County Commissioners Set for Crucial 2018 Budget Vote

A crucial vote is expected Tuesday at the Cook County Board meeting, where commissioners are set to vote on the controversial 2018 budget plan that calls for drastic cuts across the board in wake of the failed sweetened beverage tax.  Commissioners were still tweaking teh budget as of Monday evening, looking to scale back some of the cuts. But even with revisions, hundreds of layoffs remain on the table.  Public Guardian employees spoke out about the predicted loss of 22 positions, and a last-minute deal may save their office from the devastating cuts.  “The Budget Office has worked today to restore the 22 positions due for layoffs in the Public Guardian’s Office,” Frank Shuftan, director of communications for Board President Toni Preckwinkle said in a statement Monday. “Advocates for the Public Guardian made a compelling case over the weekend and today to roll back the planned layoffs and maintain service levels.” The $5.2 billion budget plan also asks commissioners to voluntarily take $20,000 out of their own operating budgets.

See the Full 2017 CTA Holiday Train, Bus Schedule

See the Full 2017 CTA Holiday Train, Bus Schedule

Chicago commuters will soon be riding in holiday style!  The Chicago Transit Authority has announced its 2017 holiday train and bus schedule, which continues through the end of December.  The holiday train and elves’ workshop train will not only be bringing commuters to their destinations this season, it will also deliver food baskets to charities across the city, the transit agency announced.  The train is a tradition decades in the making, beginning on the Blue Line in 1992 with a simple “Season’s Greetings from the CTA” sign on a train that delivered food to various charities.  Now, the train has evolved, bringing Santa on board as he waves to riders from his sleigh at the front of the train.  The holiday train and elves’ workshop train will be wrapped in festive gear and adorned with thousands of twinkling lights. Inside, riders will be greeted by Santa’s elves, who will have “plenty of candy canes for good boys and girls,” the CTA said.  The 60-foot holiday bus will also be transformed into a “winter wonderland” with “Ralphie the Reindeer” and Santa’s sleigh in tow.

Bonnie Liltz Waits to Learn Her Fate

Bonnie Liltz Waits to Learn Her Fate

A chronically ill Schaumburg mother who pleaded guilty in the death of her severely disabled daughter could soon be forced to return to prison.  Bonnie Liltz, who gave her daughter a deadly dose of medication in a botched murder-suicide attempt, is expected to face a judge Monday – the same judge who sent her to prison in the first place.  Liltz has said she tried to kill herself and her daughter because she thought she was dying and was worried about what would happen to her 28-year-old daughter Courtney after her death.  The Illinois Supreme Court declined to hear Liltz’s appeal of the four-year sentence she received when she plead guilty to involuntary manslaughter for Courtney’s death. “You know, I am sure it wasn’t an easy decision,” Liltz said.

‘Chicago Med’ Prepares for Season 3 Premiere

‘Chicago Med’ Prepares for Season 3 Premiere

Relationships in the workplace can complicate things. Two characters from “Chicago Med” appear to be facing that challenge — and fans have been waiting for the answer to their cliffhanger.

Morning Rundown: Charlie Rose, Budget Votes, Bonnie Liltz

Morning Rundown: Charlie Rose, Budget Votes, Bonnie Liltz

unable to retrieve full-text content The top headlines you need to know as you start your day on Nov. 21, 2017.

West Loop Residents Gather to Strategize Against Carjackings

West Loop Residents Gather to Strategize Against Carjackings

There have been nearly 20 carjackings in the last week and residents in the West Loop say something needs to be done. Trina Orlando reports.

Chicago-Area Group Ensures Thanksgiving Dinners For Families

Chicago-Area Group Ensures Thanksgiving Dinners For Families

unable to retrieve full-text content A Chicago-area group helps people in need ensure a Thanksgiving dinner for their loved ones. Anayeli Ruiz reports.

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