A proposal in Chicago would ban side gigs if they cause ethical conflicts. It’s the latest addition to a national debate about what the salaries and time commitments of city council members should be.
A new study highlights sharp differences in capital flowing to poor and wealthy and minority and white areas in Chicago.
Work requirements for public assistance have recently attracted attention from the Trump administration and others.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Ohio lawmakers pick sides on how best to run sports gambling … Connecticut launches interactive campaign to cut red tape … Georgia to provide $1.5 million in free menstrual products.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Oakland teachers strike continues … boosting teacher pay in Texas … and Florida mayor ‘socialized with people of dubious repute.’
The mayor dominates the City Council while aldermen reign over the “fiefdoms” of their wards.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Texas now has a measles outbreak … San José mayor interested in Musk tunnel … and a N.C. city suspends drug testing.
COMMENTARY | Policy makers need to question their assumptions about what makes a good school.
Polar vortex brings coldest temperatures to many areas in decades.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel last week proposed issuing bonds to improve the city’s pension funding levels. Is that a good idea?
While the trend isn’t universal, Brennan Center for Justice research findings “definitively reject any claims” of the nation being in a “crime wave.”
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | California proposal calls for text messaging fees … Philly mayor’s office to pay interns … and Anchorage quake damage data.
Many of these schools are improving, but the persistent stigma against them contributes to segregation.
The move could signal a shift in the long, contentious relationship between teachers’ unions and these privately run schools.
As Rahm Emanuel prepares to leave City Hall next year, this map helps cement his transportation legacy in the nation’s third-largest city.
A public-private partnership between the city, Waze and SpotHero installed more than 500 Waze Beacons to help drivers pinpoint their locations.
Ensuring teens are employed for six-week stints can keep them out of trouble, but that doesn’t always mean long-term employment success.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Ohio pension calculation lawsuit … a “stark warning” on public records in Texas … and PG&E’s $1 billion loss.
“There can’t be an autonomous future without autonomous parking,” said SpotHero CEO Mark Lawrence.
Two cities are debating whether it’s a form of discrimination.
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