Illinois has one of the largest number of special districts in the country, but the Chicago Transit Authority is a national leader in terms of easily accessed financial reporting, according to a recent report on the online transparency of special districts.
The proposed Chicago Fair Workweek Ordinance, designed to offer greater shift predictability for hourly workers, could put significant financial burdens on businesses, according to attorney Lilia Picazo.
A penny-per-ounce tax on sugary and artificial drinks has been put on hold by a circuit judge who issued a temporary restraining order requested by the Illinois Retail Merchants Association and other grocers, according to ABC 7.
The Illinois Sports Facilities Authority recently shared in a Public Safety Committee hearing how the lack of a state budget and no appropriations, along with the state’s recent bond downgrade, will impact professional sports facilities like Soldier Stadium.
Public sector employees and retirees could accept less than their constitutionally protected pensions if they understand it's them or public education, an economist said during an appearance on a recent Chicago-based radio show.
Chicagoans could see a 28.2 percent monthly tax increase on land and cell phone lines billed to a city address if Gov. Bruce Rauner signs into law a measure that crept through the Legislature earlier in June.