Chicago Veterans, Gold Star Families Blast TrumpRepublican presidential candidate Donald Trump continued to face heated backlash Thursday for his attacks on the family of a fallen veteran, and for accepting a Purple Heart as a gift from a retired Army colonel.
Audit Details Mismanagement Of Anti-Violence Program Launched Under Former Gov. QuinnFormer Governor Pat Quinn launched an anti-violence program years ago with taxpayer dollars. Now an audit finds there's questions about millions of state tax dollars.
Court Rules AFSCME Not Owed Pay Raises Without AppropriationThe Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday that former Gov. Pat Quinn was correct in 2011 when he denied state workers promised pay raises because lawmakers had not appropriated the money.
Former Governor Pat Quinn Endorses Kim Foxx In Cook County State's Attorney RaceFormer Governor Pat Quinn is picking sides in the Cook County state’s attorney race, reports WBBM's Nancy Harty.
Students, Lawmakers Demand Rauner Release MAP Scholarship Funds During Rally At Chicago StateStudents, educators, and the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus hosted a rally at Chicago State University demanding that Governor Bruce Rauner release funding to the state university system and grants for students, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.
Chicago Studio City Sues State, Claims Film Work Steered To RivalChicago Studio City filed the lawsuit in federal court last week against the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. The company says the department under the administration of former Gov. Pat Quinn worked with Cinespace Chicago, which opened in 2010, to steer work to Cinespace.
Illinois Supreme Court Tosses State Pension OverhaulThe decree puts new Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrats who control the General Assembly back at the starting line in trying to figure out how to wrestle down a $111 billion deficit in what's necessary to cover its state employee retirement obligations.
New Medical Marijuana Lawsuits Question Illinois PermitsThere are now four lawsuits naming the Illinois Department of Agriculture as a defendant and 33 months left in the state's pilot program, which has been troubled by questions about background checks and how the government selected businesses.
Illinois Justices Press State's Lawyer On Pension OverhaulIllinois Supreme Court justices asked the state's lawyer to explain Wednesday how the government can seek extraordinary power to reduce public pension benefits in the face of a fiscal crisis when the government itself is culpable for the financial mess.
Quinn Slams Rauner Budget Plan As "Worst I've Ever Seen"For the first time since leaving office, former Gov. Pat Quinn was back in the public eye, and he pulled no punches regarding his successor’s budget plans.
Rauner Issued Medical Marijuana Licenses Before FBI Background ChecksGov. Bruce Rauner issued the licenses Monday after conducting an internal review that noted flaws in former Gov. Pat Quinn's handling of the license process. But Rauner's announcement didn't mention the lack of national criminal background checks for the new industry he'd just launched.
Daycare Providers Rally To Get State Funding RestoredHundreds of parents and daycare providers gathered at the Thompson Center on Friday to call on state lawmakers to restore funding to the Illinois Child Care Assistance Program.