Topinka: Looming $2B Drop In Revenue A 'Heart Attack' For State FinancesIllinois 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.
Simon Non-Committal On Quinn's Income Tax PlanLt. 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.
Topinka, Simon Unveil Separate Taxpayer Transparency ProgramsIn 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.
Gay Couples Tie The Knot At Market Days Fest To Support Same-Sex MarriageThe 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 Marriage Supporters Hail Dual Victories In Supreme CourtGay activists and local elected officials on Wednesday were celebrating U.S. Supreme Court action that handed two key victories to same-sex couples.
Lt. Gov. Simon Declares 'The Onion Day' In Honor Of Newspaper's MoveThe 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.
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.
Survey To Help Illinois Determine School EfficiencyIllinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon is launching an online survey to give parents and taxpayers a chance to comment on school district efficiency.
Renegotiation May Be In Order Over State Workers' RaisesIllinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon says there may have to be some renegotiation with the union AFSCME over raises due 30,000 workers.
Lt. Gov. Wants To Cut College Dropout RateIllinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon has a lofty goal – to ensure 60 percent of the state’s working-age adults are college-educated by 2025.
State Launches Reforestation Project In NorthbrookLt. 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.
LINK Card Use Up At Illinois Farmers' MarketsLow-income shoppers are taking advantage of opportunities to buy healthy food, by using their LINK cards at farmers’ markets.