Putting a four-year freeze on the statewide average weekly wage paid in workers' compensation cases is one of the provisions in Illinois' so-called Grand Bargain that Eugene Keefe says he and the Illinois Chamber of Commerce can live with, at least for now.
Two California appeals court rulings that public employee pensions may be changed so long as the changes are "reasonable" will probably not cause ripple effects in Illinois despite its need for some kind of financial miracle, a government watchdog researcher said recently.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's request to Moody's Investors Services to reconsider the poor rating it gave the city has been met with concerns that if he gets his way, it could end up being worse for Chicago.
For better or worse, Chicago informed former President Barack Obama at least as much as Obama informed Chicago, a communications director for a Chicago-area political group said during a radio broadcast.
U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-East Moline) filed a Statement of Organization with the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE) on Mar. 10, perhaps signaling that a fourth Democrat candidate wants to challenge Gov. Bruce Rauner in 2018.