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Activists Reach Out To Help Tenants Of "Problem Landlords"

CHICAGO (CBS) – Tenants in some West Side apartment buildings in need of repairs have received help from activists trying to make a better quality of life, but even the activists acknowledge some landlords have little incentive to fix up their buildings. 317 more words

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Kane County Moving To Slash Sheriff's Budget

CHICAGO (CBS) – The Kane County Board Finance Committee has voted to cut the sheriff’s budget by $225,000, just a part of the amount that will be cut if the sheriff doesn’t straighten out an inmate housing situation involving the federal government. 318 more words

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Lawmaker Threatens To Punish College Of DuPage Over $750K Severance To President

CHICAGO (CBS) – A northwest suburban lawmaker was threatening to slash state funding for the College of DuPage, after its board of trustees agreed to a $762,868 severance package for the community college’s retiring president. 293 more words

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Advocates For Poor Hoping Rauner Will Step Up Fight Against Poverty

CHICAGO (CBS) – In light of a new study showing Illinois lagging in efforts to help fight poverty, advocates were hoping state officials rededicate themselves to the task. 274 more words

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Lawmakers Propose Giving Terminally Ill "Right To Try" Experimental Drugs

CHICAGO (CBS) – A conservative Republican lawmaker from Wheaton has teamed up with a liberal Democrat from Chicago in an effort to make Illinois a “right to try” state. 273 more words

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Union Station Set For $12M Renovation

CHICAGO (CBS) – The iconic 90-year-old Union Station is about to get a $12 million facelift, including upgrades to frequently crowded concourses, and improved temperature controls to avoid burst pipes that twice flooded the rail terminal this month. 333 more words

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Humorous CTA Ads Want You To Know The Truth About Squirrels

CHICAGO (CBS) — Some new print ads on CTA Red Line trains seek to inject a little humor into the lives of riders, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser. 121 more words

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