Illinois State Treasurer
Facing the possibility of not receiving any paychecks amid the ongoing state budget stalemate, Illinois state workers were getting a glimmer of hope, in the form of loans from employee credit unions.
Three former state employees allege in a lawsuit filed Wednesday that then-Treasurer Dan Rutherford fired them in 2014 in retaliation after they offered damaging evidence in a sexual harassment investigation conducted by a law firm into the Illinois Republican.
State workers might have to go without paychecks if lawmakers and the governor don’t reach an agreement on the budget in the next couple days. If a budget isn’t approved by the start of the next fiscal year on July 1, the state won’t be able to pay bills, including writing checks to employees.
The state of Illinois is having trouble finding a bank or financial company to process the large amounts of cash it anticipates receiving for taxes and fees from its new medical marijuana industry.
Three ex-state employees who claim former Treasurer Dan Rutherford fired them 10 months ago in retaliation for providing damaging evidence in a sexual harassment investigation are threatening legal action unless the state gives them back pay and scrubs personnel records of the misconduct charges used to show them the door.
The people who knew the late Judy Baar Topinka best were gathering Wednesday to share stories and celebrate her life, a week after the longtime Illinois politician died of complications from a stroke.
Illinois State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, a brash pioneer for women in Illinois politics, died early Wednesday, less than a day after suffering a stroke
Cross released a statement Wednesday saying he called and congratulated Frerichs, a state senator from Champaign.
A week after Election Day, the race for Illinois State Treasurer is growing extremely tight, with the two leading candidates separated by just a few hundred votes. Now, charges of vote fraud have started to fly.
The attorney for a former aide to Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford claimed the former candidate for governor acted like a “mob boss,” by intimidating employees to work on his campaign, and that of 2012 presidential hopeful Mitt Romney.
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit accusing state treasurer and failed Republican candidate for governor Dan Rutherford of sexually harassing a former top aide, and pressuring him to perform campaign work on government time.
Cross, who faces a Republican opponent in the March primary, had considered seeking the state’s attorney general post, but the former prosecutor changed course after Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan decided to seek re-election.
Illinois State Treasurer and Republican candidate for governor Dan Rutherford has disavowed the controversial the $50 million dollar renovation going on at the Illinois State Capitol building in Springfield, including expensive new doors at three entrances.
The representative from Oswego is informing House Republicans of his future plans Wednesday morning in a call.
A lot of people are checking unclaimed property sites to see if there’s an old paycheck, jewelry or other forgotten wealth awaiting them, but the Illinois state treasurer’s office is warning that some sites might not be legitimate.
The Illinois State Treasurer’s office has some Christmas gift suggestions: unclaimed property that will be auctioned off online later this month.
For Illinois GOP delegates, getting to the Republican National Convention in Tampa was a pain on Tuesday, but once inside, the delegation’s chairman had a little fun.
For the second year in a row, the public has a chance to see the inside of the Illinois Treasurer’s vault at the state Capitol in Springfield.
Rick Santorum dropped out of the Republican race for president on Tuesday, clearing the way for a showdown between President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney in November. The head of Romney’s campaign in Illinois credited this state as having a big influence in Santorum’s decision to end his bid for the GOP nomination.
It’s going to be painful. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn was putting the finishing touches Tuesday night on what can only be called a bad news budget; one which might stop the bleeding, but does little to treat the wound.