At Issue: South Shore’s Revitalization Goes Beyond Obama CenterThere are hopes of redeveloping the old Michael Reese Hospital and the U.S. Steel South Works sites, as well.
BGA: New Tax Credit For Private Schools Have Monetary Advantage Over Public SchoolsThe head of a government watchdog group said there seems to be an imbalance built into the new tax credit for private and religious school students that is part of the new school funding formula.
McHenry Co. Chair Wants Some Officials Off State Retirement FundThat includes the board chairman, state's attorney, county clerk, court clerk, treasurer, auditor, recorder, coroner and sheriff.
At Issue: Officials Look At Disaster Preparedness In Wake Of HarveyTexas Gov. Greg Abbott says it will take years for the state to recover from Hurricane Harvey, a disaster that has local officials looking at ways to help, as well as their own preparedness.
At Issue: Illinois House GOP Leader Defends School-Funding CompromiseJames Durkin says Chicago Public Schools needed the money and Democrats were going to get it somehow. WBBM's Craig Dellimore reports.
At Issue: School Official Running For GovernorBob Daiber is the Regional Superintendent of Schools in Downstate Madison County. He says some of his local districts will have trouble making payroll if the school funding crisis isn’t resolved.
Rauner Says He's 'Open To Compromise' On School Funding DisputeThe governor said he'd accept a compromise that restores some of the $250 million in state funding he vetoed for Chicago Public Schools.
At Issue: Crime Fighting And FundingRiverside Police Chief, Tom Weitzel, said some of the policies State’s Attorney Kim Foxx is putting in place is helping to dismantle the criminal justice system, not reform it.
At Issue: City Colleges Of Chicago Still Suffering From State's Budget ImpasseThe end of the state budget crisis has not ended some serious financial challenges at the City Colleges of Chicago.
At Issue: Tio Hardiman Discusses Clash Between Rauner And Madigan, Governor's RaceLong-shot candidate for Governor, Tio Hardiman said people in Illinois need for the "Clash of the Titans" between the Governor and the House Speaker must end, so the budget standoff can too.
Juvenile Jail Too Hard On Some Offenders, Advocate SaysThe head of a prison watchdog group suggests a youth detention center in Southern Illinois is going overboard in handling some disciplinary cases among the teenagers there.
At Issue: Key Lawmakers Believe A State Budget Agreement Is Still PossibleLawmakers in the Illinois Senate say they are in an agreement on many of the elements of a state budget and a measure was approved in their Chamber, but some nagging differences remain on some key issues.