| Jun 24, 2015
| 9:00 AM
Illinois regulators on Wednesday approved Wisconsin Energy’s $5.7 billion acquisition of Integrys Energy, the parent of Peoples Gas.
The vote was 4-1, with Commissioner Miguel Del Valle voting against.
The approval by the Illinois Commerce...
| Apr 2, 2015
| 3:03 AM
Radio host Vicente Serrano spared no emotion as he took to the stage in the historic Logan Square Auditorium last month to fire up a Latino unity rally where mayoral challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia was billed as the main attraction.
"This is something...
| Feb 21, 2015
| 4:24 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has spent nearly $7 million on TV ads, including a final one featuring an endorsement from President Barack Obama, while a pro-Emanuel group is running another $450,000 worth of spots attacking rival Jesus "Chuy" Garcia.
| Jan 22, 2015
| 6:49 AM
Under its new chairman Brien Sheahan, the Illinois Commerce Commission voted Wednesday 3-1 to raise Peoples Gas bills despite pleas from residents not to increase rates.
Peoples Gas customers will see their average monthly bills increase by $2.70 to $2....
| Jan 13, 2015
| 7:38 PM
Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner spent his first full day in office Tuesday vowing to overturn a series of moves Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn made on his way out the door, accusing his predecessor of engaging in "inappropriate" political hiring and appointments....
| Jan 13, 2015
| 2:15 PM
Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner said Tuesday that he will try to undo a host of moves made by Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn on his way out of office, saying his predecessor was “inappropriate” in making a flurry of last-minute appointments and hires....
| Dec 14, 2014
| 3:50 PM
Aiming to present a united front among the city’s Latino political heavy hitters, Rahm Emanuel rolled out the endorsement of a former foe who once suggested the mayor’s North Shore upbringing didn’t make him well-suited to run Chicago....
| Aug 22, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis continued her public contemplation of a run against Mayor Rahm Emanuel Thursday night, using a community meeting in Little Village to rail against his policies.
But this time Lewis, who has called Emanuel a...
| Mar 9, 2014
Edna Pardo worked tirelessly to improve her community, focusing much of her effort on the inequities of Illinois school finance in her longtime role as a leader of the League of Women Voters of Chicago.
"Edna was a very optimistic lady, and she really...
| Sep 16, 2011
A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Connected to Chicago (mp3 link) (WLS-AM): Host Bill Cameron with Greg Hinz of Crain Chicago Business, Ray Long of......
| Feb 16, 2011
Less than a week remains before Chicago elects a new mayor (maybe), which means we'll probably only be treated to the candidates' colorful quips for a handful of days. Sigh.
Today, we look at five of our favorite words or phrases from the mayoral...