Republican Amanda Biela has been out and about in Cook County at local events with constituents, particularly in Maine Township, during her campaign to unseat John D’Amico (D-Chicago) and represent District 15 in the Illinois House.
James Abrams, a donor to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the husband of a city alderwoman, violated an ethics ordinance by lobbying without registering to do so, according to the Chicago Board of Ethics.
There's nothing funny about the joke that Illinois' economy has become, Michael Hicks, a professor of economics in the Miller College of Business at Ball State University, told the Chicago City Wire recently.
Officials in Springfield and around the country are talking about a “pension cliff” and trying to determine what will happen as large numbers of educators become fully vested in school district pension benefit systems.
If you take away telephone landlines, you take away lifelines for many senior citizens, the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) argued recently regarding proposed legislation that would allow telecom companies to reallocate landline resources.