The years 2010 through 2019 will go down in Illinois history as a decade of public policy failure and economic decline. High fixed costs for pensions and government worker health care have prevented the state from balancing its budget in any year since 2001. Since the Great Recession in 2008, the state’s fiscal imbalance has...View Report
Contracts went to relatives, associates of former vice chancellor in exchange for kickbacks, charges state. Some contracts required no work.
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...