Only 51 percent of black adults reported having some form of work in Illinois.View Report
Cook County has lost nearly 50,000 black residents since the 2010 census, and the rate is accelerating.
Instead of working to pass a budget, House representatives passed a nonbinding resolution to rename a portion of Roosevelt Road on the boundary line of Chicago and Cicero.
Although Illinois hosts corporate headquarters of many large companies, its economy lags in blue-collar job opportunities.
Unionized teachers at Chicago charter schools are voting on whether to merge with the Chicago Teachers Union – a move that would be detrimental to both teachers and students in Chicago.
Among the inspector general’s suggestions are shortening the length of contracts, allowing subcontractors to take over more services, and keeping employee compensation in line with what taxpayers can afford.
Despite Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s spin, residents are fleeing Chicago, showing they feel they are better off elsewhere.
Chicagoans already pay the highest in the nation 911 surcharge and a newly passed bill would raise that rate even higher.
Middle class families are unwilling to live in a city where there aren’t enough jobs and the cost of living is too high.
While major headlines broke over news that Chicago was the only one of America’s largest 20 cities to shrink from July 2015 to July 2016, most of Illinois’ other cities with 50,000 people or more also lost population.
Illinois state Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie has introduced a pension bill that is unfair to new and current workers, is potentially unconstitutional, bails out Chicago Public Schools’ pensions, and perpetuates Illinois’ broken pension system.