Illinois' economic crisis continues but it's not as bad as it could get, a Chicago regulatory compliance attorney, who is expected to be part of a panel discussion next week about the state's debt load, said during a recent interview.
The city of Chicago Committee on Finance met Friday to discuss a proposed resolution urging the Chicago Cubs, the Chicago Blackhawks and the Chicago Bulls to designate a POWMIA empty chair at Wrigley Field and the United Center.
While whispers of "strike" continue to be heard among the membership of the state's largest public sector union, the on-and-off negotiations with the governor reveal the power of that union, the president of a nonpartisan public-interest litigation center said.
Despite a federal criminal investigation underway and state lawmakers continually calling on Illinois's embattled Auditor General Frank Mautino to answer questions about prior campaign expenditures, the only person who has filed a complaint said he feels all alone.
Illinois voters, regardless of party affiliation, need to have a stern conversation with their state legislators to revive redistricting after the Illinois Supreme Court decision last week that took free maps off the November ballot, Gov. Bruce Rauner said during a recent interview.
With violence tarnishing a former police officer’s reputation and subsequent cash contribution, the Illinois Republican Party today urged city official and state Comptroller candidate Susana Mendoza to reject over $20,000 in support from Juan Gaytan.
The new Chicago Transit Authority bus boarding facility, Union Station Transit Center, opened for service in time for Labor Day, representing a milestone in the transportation hub’s revitalization and sheltering 120,000 commuters daily.