As the newly elected Galesburg treasurer, Elisha French's top priority while in office is to save taxpayer money, and in order to do that he wants to merge the duties of treasurer and the Finance Department, ultimately doing away with the his own position, he told Chicago City Wire.
Chicago-area hotels had no reservations about contributing big chunks of change to city aldermen who made it almost impossible for Airbnb to find a home in the big city, a government accountability group said.
Simplified reporting and "loosened eligibility by government bureaucrats" led to record-high enrollment in the federally funded Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly referred to as food stamps, Douglas Besharov, a professor at the University of Maryland told Chicago City Wire.
lllinois has tried going without a budget for years and compromising on a "grand bargain" that ended up being a bust, so now some are asking whether bankruptcy is a viable way out of the state's financial morass.
Insults hurled by 45th Ward Alderman John Arena at both the state of Indiana and his own constituents have triggered a detailed response by a group that studies the economic climate of Illinois and Indiana.
At least one parent has objected to a recent field trip in which Francis W. Parker School sophomores were encouraged to create political protest signs, many of which allegedly attacked the Trump Administration.
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.
The Chicago Police Department routinely engages in a pattern of excessive and
sometimes-deadly force in violation of the U.S. Constitution, the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) charged in a recent report.
A crowd of about 200 protestors gathered and lined the sidewalk in front of 45th Ward Alderman John Arena’s office on Feb. 21, objecting the construction of the proposed 10-story, 100-unit low-income subsidized housing project in the Jefferson Park neighborhood.
The Liberty Justice Center (LJC) filed a civil rights lawsuit against the city of Chicago on Nov. 15, alleging that the constitutional rights of Chicago homeowners and renters are violated by a newly adopted ordinance that places a ban on home sharing by homeowners and renters, and imposes an elevated tax to those who rent for vacation purposes.