Wirepoints' Ted Dabrowski believes a series of ordinances proposed by Chicago 19th Ward Ald. Matthew O’Shea as a way of paying down the city’s massive pension debt will only add to the problem in the long run.
On the heels of asking the state for a taxpayer-funded bailout, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is offering the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) a five-year contract and a 14-percent pay raise, according to a Wirepoints report.
Illinois state lawmakers have a dubious history of subjecting residents to gas tax hikes, but the recent doubling of the state gas tax to 38 cents per gallon seems to have taken things to an entirely new level.
The Jussie Smollett case keeps getting stranger by the minute, with word now circulating that Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx never formally recused herself from the case as has been widely reported.
A Chicago Democratic lawmaker's second attempt at eliminating Illinois' rent-control ban would predictably worsen the state's housing crisis – or solve it in a negative way – the founder of an online news outlet said during a recent interview.
Chicago Teachers Union's first contract proposal, delivered earlier this week to the city's mayor, asking—among other things—for a 5 percent pay raise, is "irresponsible," the president of an online news outlet said during a recent interview.
Illinois's "other debt disaster" is $73 billion in unfunded state retiree health insurance benefits and more than twice that amount owed over the next four decades, according to a special report issued this week by an online news outlet.