Approximately 1.9 million Illinoisans – or about 15 percent of the state’s population – were on food stamp rolls in January 2017, according to a Prairie State Wire analysis of 66 Illinois welfare offices.
In a ruling with potentially far-reaching implications for government moves to privatize public functions, a Cook County judge Thursday declared that documents of the nonprofit agency that operates Navy Pier are subject to state open record laws.
Cook County will receive a $135,000 grant out of $2.7 million in funds earmarked for 17 Illinois counties to help children who have been victims of violent crimes, according to a state criminal justice agency.
Pinpointing his key reason for opposing the CityKey municipal identification measure, 41st Ward Alderman Anthony Napolitano recently called out the potential red flag via Twitter: an eyebrow-raising phrase that he averred could lead to trouble.
The Office of Executive Inspector General has (OEIG) has ruled that disciplinary action be taken against a state worker after determining that he “knowingly and willfully” failed to properly keep an accounting of his hours while working a second job.
All rules were suspended Thursday during Senate floor debate for the presentation of SR410 by Sen. Antonio Munoz (D-Chicago) in honor of Chicago Police Cmdr. Paul Bauer of the 18th District, who was fatally shot Tuesday by an alleged four-time felon in front of the Thompson Center.