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The state’s fiscal year 2019 budget is out of balance by as much as $1.5 billion.
The mayor’s proposed 2 percent fee would punish short-term rental customers and providers.
Despite political differences between Chicago and much of the rest of the Land of Lincoln, making Chicago its own state is not a serious idea or good use of time.
Chicago’s regulatory roadblocks have derailed opportunity for the city’s food truck entrepreneurs. As a challenge to those restrictions reaches Illinois’ high court, the outcome of the case could be felt statewide.
In a shrinking state, half of Illinois’ largest cities have shed population since 2010.
Regulatory regimes in Illinois often discourage workforce participation without enhancing public welfare. One Senate bill, however, would require regulators to demonstrate the necessity of new rules before imposing them on workers.
Residents can recoup some costs after hitting one of the Windy City’s infamous potholes.
A Chicago city worker terminated in 2017 exhibited a pattern of serious misconduct spanning nearly 20 years. But Illinois’ largest public sector union won him back his job.
The ruling will likely mean higher taxes for Chicagoans.
The country is enjoying a food truck boom, but overbearing regulations threaten the industry. According to a new study, Chicago’s regulatory burden is among the worst.