Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the upcoming delivery of almost 800 new stun guns will ensure that every police officer will have access to a Taser, following a series of high-profile fatal shootings in the city.
Mayor Rahm Emmanuel and Chicago Transit Authority President Dorval Carter Jr. say the city plans to buy 20 to 30 more all-electric buses in the next few years. The Chicago mayor says the effort marks his commitment to protecting the environment.
A Chicago Public Schools official says the district will lay off some of its central office staff on Friday. The announcement comes a day after Republican legislators called for a state takeover of the financially troubled school district.
An ex-vice president at Chicago's former red light camera vendor says he gave more than $14,000 in gifts to a then-Chicago official on trial for allegedly taking bribes to steer red-light camera contracts.
Chicago-area Democratic leaders have thrown their support behind a challenger to embattled Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez, who has been facing heavy criticism over her office's handling of alleged police misconduct cases.
A trial is set to begin for a former Chicago transportation official accused of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash and gifts to steer more than $100-million in red-light camera contracts to a Phoenix-based company.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he has confidence in the head of Chicago's law department following the resignation of a top city attorney who was accused of hiding evidence in a fatal police shooting lawsuit.
Newly released emails reveal close coordination between the Chicago mayor's office, police and the body that investigates police shootings in the days after a white officer shot a black teenager in 2014.
Arne Duncan gave an emotional final speech as U.S. education secretary at a church on Chicago's South Side. He used the occasion to speak out against the violence in children's lives and the inability of Congress to pass gun control legislation.