Pritzker’s accounting gimmicks can’t fix pension crisis, but real reform can

By Adam Schuster
02/21/2020
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker previously floated a pension plan that included pawning-off state assets, taking on more high-interest debt and reducing pension funding before walking back the plan amid criticism. Here’s a real solution.

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Illinois home price growth slowest in nation last year

By Bryce Hill
02/03/2020
Home price appreciation in Illinois was the slowest in the U.S. between the third quarter of 2018 and the third quarter of 2019, federal data showed.

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