Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon

Illinois State Capitol

Topinka: Looming $2B Drop In Revenue A ‘Heart Attack’ For State Finances

Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka is warning of “a $2 billion collapse” next year when the state’s temporary income tax increase begins to roll back.

07/09/2014

Sheila Simon

Simon Non-Committal On Quinn’s Income Tax Plan

Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon, who is running for Illinois State Comptroller, had some praise for Gov. Pat Quinn’s budget plan on Friday, but she stopped short of endorsing his plan to make a 2011 income tax hike permanent.

03/28/2014

Money

Topinka, Simon Unveil Separate Taxpayer Transparency Programs

In a case of dueling transparency, both the comptroller and her challenger introduced new programs to let taxpayers know where their money is and where it’s going, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

02/03/2014

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Gay Couples Tie The Knot At Market Days Fest To Support Same-Sex Marriage

The Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago has been offering faux weddings for anyone who wants to stop by their tent at Halsted Street and Belmont Avenue, and get fake-hitched.

08/11/2013

Gay rights activists gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building, on June 26, 2013, in Washington, D.C., after the court handed two key victories to same-sex couples. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Gay Marriage Supporters Hail Dual Victories In Supreme Court

Gay activists and local elected officials on Wednesday were celebrating U.S. Supreme Court action that handed two key victories to same-sex couples.

06/26/2013

The Onion

Lt. Gov. Simon Declares ‘The Onion Day’ In Honor Of Newspaper’s Move

The very name “Chicago” is believed to be derived from a Potawatomie word for wild onions, and now perhaps the wildest of those onions – the one of the satirical newspaper variety, that is – calls Chicago home.

CBS Chicago–07/31/2012

One City, One Food Drive

Chicagoans Urged To Donate Food For ‘One City, One Food Drive’

Hunger is a growing problem this year, with many families who never thought they would have trouble putting food on the table really struggling because of the economy.

CBS Chicago–11/21/2011

Empty Classroom

Survey To Help Illinois Determine School Efficiency

Illinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon is launching an online survey to give parents and taxpayers a chance to comment on school district efficiency.

10/08/2011

Illinois State Capitol

Renegotiation May Be In Order Over State Workers’ Raises

Illinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon says there may have to be some renegotiation with the union AFSCME over raises due 30,000 workers.

WBBM Newsradio–07/21/2011

Sheila Simon

Lt. Gov. Wants To Cut College Dropout Rate

Illinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon has a lofty goal – to ensure 60 percent of the state’s working-age adults are college-educated by 2025.

WBBM Newsradio–07/21/2011

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State Launches Reforestation Project In Northbrook

Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon says reforestation of 40 north suburban acres will pay big dividends for area residents in terms of cleaner air, cleaner water and wildlife habitat.

CBS Chicago–07/20/2011

Wicker Park Farmers Market

LINK Card Use Up At Illinois Farmers’ Markets

Low-income shoppers are taking advantage of opportunities to buy healthy food, by using their LINK cards at farmers’ markets.

CBS Chicago–07/11/2011

Sheila Simon

Simon To Quinn: Abolish The Death Penalty

Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon is adding her two cents to the debate over whether to abolish the death penalty in Illinois.

CBS Chicago–01/25/2011