According vendor spending data published by CPS, in 2015 and 2016 the district spent $1.26 million at restaurants, including $832,013 at Alonti Cafe, a “fast casual” restaurant located at 401 S. La Salle St. in Chicago’s Loop.
The Chicago Teachers' Pension Fund (CTPF) paid out $1.5 billion last fiscal year, mostly on benefits to retirees. But it only earned $7.8 million on its investments, according to a filing it made with the Illinois Department of Insurance.
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.
A class of only 86 freshman in 2016 has Chicago State University (CSU) trustees and administrators considering a variety of ways to increase enrollment, including the surprising proposal to start a Division I football program at the financially troubled school.
A review of publicly available local primary election records conducted by 'Chicago City Wire' revealed that, among the staff members producing Chicago’s local news whose party voting history could be identified, 83 percent were Democratic voters while only 17 percent voted in Republican primaries.
Republicans say that, in Illinois, there exists a democracy of one — Mike Madigan, to be exact — with the longtime House speaker managing affairs as if the state were a dictatorship rather than a system of egalitarianism.
Term limits are not a short-term solution to Illinois' financial problems, and when or if they are implemented, such limits must be done right or the result will be more of the same, co-founders of a conservative nonprofit said during a recent Chicago-based radio broadcast.
With Illinois facing a "death spiral," noted economist Brian Wesbury cannot understand why Gov. Bruce Rauner hasn’t spoken out against recent talk of an added tax hike, which he believes would exacerbate the issue.
Remembered as “a titan,” a “war hero,” a “true gentleman” and above all as a skillful, diplomatic peacemaker, longtime U.S. Rep. Bob Michel has passed away at the age of 93, Capitol Fax announced today.
Chicago’s Public Schools received nearly $5,200 per student in 2015 from State of Illinois taxpayers-- more than than 260 of the 290 school districts in the Chicagoland area, according to an analysis of Illinois State Board of Education financial reports by Chicago City Wire.