The executive director of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) was awarded a $95,000 severance package and six months of health insurance after he resigned in June without explanation.
Notwithstanding substantial fiscal deficits in Cook County and Chicago, significant year-over-year gains netted by tax increment financing (TIF) districts will not alleviate local shortages of hundreds of millions of dollars, according to Illinois Policy.
Multiple television favorites set against an Illinois backdrop recently won renewal for the 2018-19 season, with approval given to FOX’s “Empire” and NBC’s trio of Chicago shows including “Chicago P.D.,” “Chicago Med,” and “Chicago Fire.”
Pinpointing his key reason for opposing the CityKey municipal identification measure, 41st Ward Alderman Anthony Napolitano recently called out the potential red flag via Twitter: an eyebrow-raising phrase that he averred could lead to trouble.
Mt. Carmel High School, a Catholic institution on Chicago's South Side, is a high-performing school whose vice president recently responded to a controversial, across-the-board scholarship funding debate.
Recurring absenteeism, possible deflections regarding accountability and other inconsistencies are troubling the Edgar County Watchdogs (ECW) after a perusal of training standards for state law enforcement personnel, the group said on its website recently.
Bringing food, flowers and family fun to area residents, Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events will debut its rebranded “Chicago City Markets presented by Country Financial” at multiple downtown venues beginning in May.
Five Midwestern journalists who investigated police work, jail deaths and the treatment of the disabled were named as finalists for the 2017 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Awards for Investigative Reporting recently.
Even as Gov. Bruce Rauner continues to strive toward a potential state budget solution, House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) “delays and offers nothing,” the Chicago Tribune recently reported while continuing its coverage of Illinois’ hemorrhaging finances.
Swiftly rebuking the author of a tweet deemed as exceptionally offensive, the Chicago-based Liberty Advisor Group recently corrected its Twitter feed after a now-former staffer tweeted a statement perceived as wholly out of place.
The Northwest Side GOP Club has built a base from which to go after Democratic domination in the city: a new downtown office that it will share with Niles Township GOP members and from which conservative candidates in state and local elections can launch their campaigns.
Illinois Republicans have responded swiftly to Chicago billionaire J.B. Pritzker's recently formed exploratory committee, labeling him "tainted," against reform and a Rod Blagojevich financial supporter.
Illinois lawmakers are using a seemingly surreptitious way to give themselves pay raises: creating new and useless committees for which they are automatically paid an extra $10,326 as chairmen, a Chicago-based think tank is arguing.
Sponsoring webinars on electric car fast-charging startups during February, Chicago’s Department of Transportation recently announced two online events — slated for 10 a.m. on both Feb. 23 and Feb. 28 — underscoring its commitment to green transportation.
The city council recently gave the official go-ahead for the development of a $42.5 million commercial project in the West Side’s North Lawndale area, nearby the Loop, UI and other major local points of interest.