City Colleges of Chicago, which has a taxpayer-funded annual budget of more than $523 million, is considering a 2 percent annual tuition increase over the next four years despite tumbling enrollment and questions surrounding its graduation numbers.
Lori Lightfoot leads all 14 Chicago mayoral candidates in the number of campaign donations received with 1,295 brought in between Jan 1, 2018 and Jan. 31, 2019, according to the Illinois State Board of Elections.
The Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago, a group of top executives from the area’s biggest employers, this week proposed paying off more than $130 billion in state pension debt by hiking taxes while leaving the pensions themselves largely untouched.
Supporters of John K. Kozlar for a Better Chicago, the candidate committee, has yet to receive any contributions toward his bid to become mayor of Chicago, according to the Illinois State Board of Elections.
Friends of Amara Enyia, the candidate committee, reported receiving $628,279 from Oct. 22 through Jan. 21, including $400,000 from Chance the Rapper and another $200,000 from Kanye West, according to the Illinois State Board of Elections.