Senator Mark Kirk says Illinois can forget about federal assistance if it goes to Congress saying it’s broke and needs a bailout. Kirk has released a report showing that Illinois state government is teetering on the edge of insolvency.
The Chicago-based John Howard Association prison watchdog group says the Menard Correctional Center downstate is becoming increasingly dangerous.
City Inspector General Joe Ferguson said Tuesday that former Mayor Richard M. Daley’s administration forced several firms that received city development subsidies to direct a portion of their own funds to charities, including one run by the ex-mayor’s wife, Maggie.
An Illinois Senate committee holds hearings Monday on the high cost of wrongful convictions.
It’s the worst kind of crime – abuse against mentally ill children – and it’s happening at the very place they turn for help: a psychiatric hospital.
It’s a cruel reality. Property taxes are up all over Chicagoland, according to a new report. In the city and suburb after suburb, property values are dropping, but tax levies for schools and services are going up.
Despite billions of dollars spent beefing up security since Sept. 11, 2001, a new report claims passengers may still be seriously vulnerable.
Social smoking and second-hand smoke can quickly do damage, according to the U.S. Surgeon General.
Residents of a Near West Side community are trying to fight back and set the record straight about a label they say their neighborhood doesn’t deserve: most dangerous in the nation.