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
Many communities in the northern Illinois border county are having trouble attracting and retaining residents.
More than half of the full-time village workforce takes home total compensation over $100,000 annually.