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Gov. Pat Quinn declared a statewide disaster area on Monday, due to the extreme cold, and heavy snow still clogging many roadways. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Halts IDOT Political Hiring

The Chicago Democrat’s actions, which also included ordering an outside audit of past IDOT hires, come amid questions about whether state jobs were improperly filled based on clout rather than qualifications.

07/04/2014

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Confidential Records Left Behind After Mental Health Centers Closed

Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration closed three health facilities in 2012 but left behind tractors and a forklift, an unidentified medical specimen and boxes full of confidential patient and employee records, an audit released Thursday said.

05/30/2014

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Advice For Successfully Getting A Small Business Loan

Even during challenging times, a small business with a sound strategy can obtain a loan.

03/17/2014

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Advice For Successfully Getting A Small Business Loan

Even during challenging times, a small business with a sound strategy can obtain a loan.

03/17/2014

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Buyer’s Guide: What To Look For In A New Digital Camera

When it comes to cameras, there is a wide array from which to choose. Consider these factors before making your next camera purchase.

03/17/2014

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Buyer’s Guide: What To Look For In A New Digital Camera

When it comes to cameras, there is a wide array from which to choose. Consider these factors before making your next camera purchase.

03/17/2014

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Lawmaker Asks Feds To Examine Quinn Program To Combat Violence

Gov. Pat Quinn continues to be dogged by questions about his $55 million anti-violence program and questions about where and how the money was used. CBS 2′s Dana Kozlov reports.

03/13/2014

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Tax Advice: Common Small Business Tax Filing Mistakes

Small businesses can innocently make tax mistakes that wind up racking up steep penalties. Consider these common mistakes before filing your taxes.

03/10/2014

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Tax Advice: Common Small Business Tax Filing Mistakes

Small businesses can innocently make tax mistakes that wind up racking up steep penalties. Consider these common mistakes before filing your taxes.

03/10/2014

This slush-filled canyon on North Menard stranded motorists Friday. (CBS)

City Hall Following Trail Of Potholes, Cracks To Road Contractors

Amid a massive crop of potholes, City Hall has launched an audit and plans to enforce the one-year guarantee on asphalt. CBS 2′s Courtney Gousman reports.

03/06/2014

Illinois State Capitol

Audit: Anti-Violence Program Rife With Problems

A Chicago violence prevention program ordered by Gov. Pat Quinn was so hastily organized and sloppily executed that auditors questioned 40 percent of the expenditures claimed by service providers, an audit released Tuesday found.

02/25/2014

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CTA Union: Ventra System Allowing Commuters To Ride For Free

A union official on Thursday showed reporters a photograph of a Ventra card that worked –- despite having a negative balance of $272.50.

11/21/2013

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RTA Chief Calls For Ventra Audit

The chairman of the Regional Transportation Authority said Wednesday the problems with the Ventra fare card system amount to “systemic failure,” not just “a computer glitch.” And he ordered his chief auditor to determine how much it’s costing.

11/20/2013

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RTA Board Slams Metra Board’s Severance Deal For Former CEO

Regional Transportation Authority board member William Coulson said former Metra chair Brad O’Halloran and director Larry Huggins sparked a clash with former CEO Alex Clifford over political hires at the agency.

08/21/2013

Former Metra CEO Alex Clifford testifies before the RTA Board about political patronage allegations involving House Speaker Michael Madigan. (Credit: CBS)

RTA Audit Says Settlement With Former CEO “Flawed”

The Regional Transportation Authority is putting the finishing touches on a sharply critical audit of former Metra CEO Alex Clifford’s severance agreement – and says the commuter rail agency could have gotten out of the contract for a fraction of the potential $718,000 cost.

08/20/2013

City Hall

Emanuel, Inspector General Spar Over Garbage Collection Audit

The feud between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the aggressive inspector general he inherited escalated Monday with a new claim from Joe Ferguson: that City Hall stonewalled his attempt to audit Emanuel’s grid-based garbage collection system and verify the mayor’s $18 million-a-year savings claim.

07/09/2013

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Parents Protest School Budget Cuts, Seek State Audit Of CPS Budget

Claiming the move to close 49 elementary schools won’t save any money, opponents of the Emanuel administration’s plans protested outside CPS headquarters on Monday, asking state leaders to step in.

06/17/2013

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How (Not) To Get Audited

It’s time to talk taxes: 1099 forms have gone out and you should be organizing your paperwork and getting ready to pay the taxman.

03/25/2013

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What Triggers an IRS Tax Audit?

The odds of an audit can increase substantially depending on your income, types of income, deduction amount and changes you have made since filing your last tax return.

03/25/2013

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Mayor Orders Audit Of Parking Meter Deal

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has ordered an independent audit of the controversial $1.15 billion parking meter lease, to determine whether the city is being overcharged.

10/15/2012

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