There's a new board chairwoman at the College of DuPage, and she wasted no time making changes. In a contentious first vote on Thursday, April 30, the new majority of reform trustees voted 4-3 to put the school's controversial president, Robert Breuder, on paid administrative leave.
Toni Preckwinkle is heading into her second term as president of the Cook County Board. She hopes to reform juvenile criminal justice and reduce the daily jail population, and has goals for the regional economy and public health. She joins us.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle joins us to talk about the board's proposed forest reserve restoration project and upcoming plans for 2014. Read an article.
New charges of patronage, no-bid contracts and strong-arming by Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan come to light as ousted Metra CEO Alex Clifford speaks out for the first time. Clifford told the RTA Wednesday that Madigan's requests reflected a "moral and ethical character flaw." Paris Schutz has the details.
Chicago State University is no stranger to fiscal dramas and failures. Now the Board wants to boot the university’s latest president, Wayne Watson. But Watson is fighting back. He joins us to share his side of the story.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle asks a political insider to resign from his part-time county post that pays salary and full benefits. Paris Schutz has more on this obscure county agency, and what it costs taxpayers.
The mayor's new infrastructure trust board was named this week. We talk with the only elected official in the group about protecting the public interest.