Gov. J.B. Pritzker inherited a $2.8 billion budget deficit the moment he stepped into office. Next year, that deficit is projected to be $3.4 billion1. It’s the same story every budget season. But Illinois’ budget crises could be a thing of the past if the state would adopt pension reform, right-size its union contracts and...View Report
Mayor Rahm Emanuel pushed an e-cigarette tax hike through City Council within a matter of hours.
Months after an investigation found Lake Forest’s city manager to have squandered $200,000 on unauthorized lobbying payments, the north suburban official announced plans to retire next year.
Illinois’ largest community college system saw a decrease in enrollment, but a doubling of degrees.
Here in Chicago it would be rather awkward if a local union were to go out of its way to criticize President Barack Obama or his signature achievement, Obamacare – he’s a Chicagoan after all. But there is at least one area union that is having a little trouble on account of the national health...