Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gay activists and local elected officials on Wednesday were celebrating U.S. Supreme Court action that handed two key victories to same-sex couples.
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.
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.
Illinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon is launching an online survey to give parents and taxpayers a chance to comment on school district efficiency.
Illinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon says there may have to be some renegotiation with the union AFSCME over raises due 30,000 workers.
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.
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.
Low-income shoppers are taking advantage of opportunities to buy healthy food, by using their LINK cards at farmers’ markets.
Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon is adding her two cents to the debate over whether to abolish the death penalty in Illinois.