Amid the discussions regarding the Chicago City Council's approval of a rule on public comments during meetings, the Better Government Association (BGA) outlined ways the council can promote an open line of communication that works for both government officials and residents.
The Illinois Sports Facilities Authority recently shared in a Public Safety Committee hearing how the lack of a state budget and no appropriations, along with the state’s recent bond downgrade, will impact professional sports facilities like Soldier Stadium.
Mike “Mish” Shedlock, a senior fellow at the Illinois Policy Institute and financial adviser at Washington state-based Sitka Pacific Capital Management, has independently confirmed that Chicago’s police pension is poised to be broke before 2021.
Without a taxpayer bailout, Chicago’s police pension fund won’t have enough money to pay benefits to retirees in 2021, according to a projection by Local Government Information Services (LGIS), which publishes Chicago City Wire.
The Cook County Board of Commissioners is considering a measure to create an electronic "witness slip" system that would make the county – one of the largest in the country – a national frontrunner in public access and transparency.
Howard Husock is almost as shocked that seven Chicago aldermen are pushing to bring more affordable family housing to their working-class neighborhoods as he is that such programs still even exist given what he sees as their overwhelming ineffectiveness.
The Illinois Republican Party slammed Chicago Democrats after a recent series from the Chicago Tribune revealed that the Cook County Assessor’s Office has systematically provided property tax relief for the county’s wealthy residents while forcing its poorer population to pay higher taxes.
Recurring absenteeism, possible deflections regarding accountability and other inconsistencies are troubling the Edgar County Watchdogs (ECW) after a perusal of training standards for state law enforcement personnel, the group said on its website recently.