Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D., Ill.) has paid his wife and daughters hundreds of thousands of dollars from his campaign’s coffer since 2010, according to campaign finance data.
Chicago Public School employees engaged in improper political activity, stole kids’ museum passes to sell online, smoked marijuana with students, and stole money meant for cheerleader uniforms, according to a year-long review.
The husband of Illinois Democratic Rep. Jan Schakowsky, Robert Creamer, who committed $2.3 million in bank fraud in the 1990s, is currently leading the anti-conservative Americans United For Change, the Illinois Review reported.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago is pushing the Illinois state legislature to approve a city-owned casino to help shore up the city’s broken pension system, but critics fear that it could soon become a handout to union supporters.
A milestone bill meant to combat international boycotts of Israel cleared a major procedural hurdle in the Illinois House this week, paving the way for the state to become among the first to divest funds from any company supporting the anti-Israel Boycott, Sanctions, and Divestment (BDS) movement.
A Chicago man was able to shoot another who’d opened fire on a crowd of people in the city’s Logan Circle neighborhood on Friday night. The man who ended the shooting was in the area dropping off a customer from his Uber as the perpetrator began firing. Chicago officials said they will not be charging the Uber driver with any crimes since he was legally license to carry a firearm.