After months of nowhere negotiations, the Cubs declared an impasse with rooftop club owners Wednesday and essentially declared war — with a new proposal to build seven outfield signs, including a second video scoreboard, 300 new seats and new outfield lights.
House Speaker Michael Madigan delivered crushing news to Gov. Pat Quinn’s hopes of passing an income-tax extension, telling reporters Wednesday that less than half of the House Democratic caucus supports the governor’s budget plan.
House Democrats decided to participate in the GOP-created Benghazi select investigation committee, with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Wednesday naming Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., to the panel, throwing a spotlight on the fast-rising freshman and highlighting her military credentials.
Several dozen unionized Stroger Hospital employees descended on a Cook County board meeting Wednesday, expressing their displeasure with President Toni Preckwinkle’s pension-reform plan, which is expected to surface soon in Springfield.
U.S. Attorney Zach Fardon called on Chicago’s business leaders to join the fight against gang violence Wednesday as he unveiled a program to intervene in troubled youths’ lives.
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