The tax increment financing (TIF) program is nothing more than a slush fund controlled by Democratic Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago, according to Tom Tresser, civic educator and public defender, who said TIFs are sitting on $1.4 billion.
The waning months of 2017 have seen a rash of sexual harassment allegations surfacing, and U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) is one of the more recent notable people to have these allegations brought against them.
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is accepting public comments on its 2017 Freight Plan, which discusses the current state of freight movement in the state and lays out strategies to increase the system’s efficiency, according to a release from IDOT.
Chicago's taxi cab cartel donated $180,750 to 61 state legislators in 2014-15, including multiple Chicago-area legislators, encouraging them to help preserve their traditional monopoly by banning ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft in Illinois.
Gov. Bruce Rauner touted security cooperation and met with top Israeli officials to discuss mutual security interests during his official visit to that country earlier this month, The Jerusalem Post reported.
The Active Transport Alliance (ATA) has a message for Chicago lawmakers angling to fine pedestrians for texting, reading emails, playing video games or talking on their cellphones while crossing streets: You're going up a blind alley.