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CTA Bus (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Claypool: Whistleblower Off-Base On CTA Budget

A former CTA employee who says he was axed for blowing the whistle on what he called unrealistic budget projections “has no clue what he’s talking about,’’ CTA President Forrest Claypool said Wednesday

05/15/2014

Illinois House Of Representatives

Madigan: Budget Vote Helps With Tax Increase

House Speaker Michael Madigan said Wednesday that his chamber’s effort to pass a budget without first securing all the needed revenue would aid a push to make an income tax hike permanent, but his colleagues in the Senate were not happy with the unusual move.

05/15/2014

Majestic Star Casino in Gary, Ind. (Credit: CBS)

Northwest Indiana Casinos Post Lower Revenues Again

The five casinos took in a total of $95.3 million last month, an 8.9 percent drop from the $104.3 million in revenue reported in March 2013, according to the monthly report issued Tuesday by the Indiana Gaming Commission.

04/10/2014

A city of Chicago red light camera (Credit: CBS)

City’s Red Light Camera Revenue Continues To Drop

Figures obtained by The Expired Meter website showed the number of red light camera tickets issued in 2013 dropped 5 percent compared to 2012, and were down 20 percent over the last five years.

03/25/2014

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan (R) makes an announcement with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder at the Treasury Department April 6, 2009 in Washington, DC. The leaders announced a new effort to align responses from federal law enforcement agencies, state investigators and prosecutors, civil enforcement authorities and the private sector to protect homeowners seeking assistance under the Administration's Making Home Affordable program from people looking to perpetrate predatory schemes. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Attorney General Madigan’s Office Collects Nearly $1 Billion

The money came through a combination of litigation and collection efforts. About one-third of the money was collected through litigation for damages to state property, child support, unpaid educational loans, fines and penalties.

03/11/2014

Illinois State Capitol

Government Panel Predicts $1.6B Drop In State Revenue

The drop in revenue reflects an expected decrease in the state’s income tax. The temporary hike is scheduled to drop from its current 5 percent to 3.75 percent next January.

02/05/2014

Wrigley Field.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Lindholm: Preview Of The 2014 Cubs, Part 1–Revenue

With spring training less than a month away, it’s time to begin reviewing the 2014 Cubs. I’ll begin with the most important piece of any team: the revenue side.

670 The Score–01/21/2014

Casino Gambling

Indiana Gambling Revenue Declines In November

As Illinois continues to consider gambling expansion, Indiana is watching its casino revenue drop.

12/11/2012

Tow Truck, generic sized image

Report: Lack Of Towing, Other Revenues In Olympia Fields Have Caused Budget Crisis

Drivers in Olympia Fields may want to watch where they park, to avoid becoming part of the south suburb’s answer to its budget crisis.

CBS Chicago–07/31/2012

Speed Cameras

Poll: Speed Cameras Aren’t Too Popular With Chicagoans

Chicago’s program to use cameras to catch speeders near schools and parks is not generating widespread support, according to a just-released poll.

CBS Chicago–05/25/2012

Red Light Cameras

Alderman: Mayor May Be Looking To Install 1,800 Speed Cameras Across City

City Hall has said it would activate fewer than 100 speed cameras around schools and parks to keep environments safe for kids. But one alderman fears that number could be larger — a lot larger.

03/12/2012

The bane of Chicago motorists: red-light cameras. (CBS)

2 Investigators: The Red-Light Cameras That Generate The Most Tickets

Do red-light cameras prevent accidents or just generate money for city governments? 2 Investigator Pam Zekman reports.

02/20/2012

Photo Of Gamblers Playing The Slots. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Report Commissioned By Quinn Casts Doubt On Gambling Revenues

A new report commissioned by Gov. Pat Quinn says the initial gambling expansion bill passed by lawmakers in May would bring in about $840 million less in new revenue than supporters have claimed.

CBS Chicago–11/22/2011

Rivers Casino

Most Northwest Indiana Casinos’ Revenues Down In June

The Northwest Indiana casino market, like that in all the Chicago area, continued to decline last month, with only Ameristar in East Chicago showing some increase in revenues.

07/09/2011

Roger Goodell and DeMaurice Smith

NFL, Players’ Union Enter 13th Day Of Negotiations

The NFL players’ union and the NFL owners will continue, for the 13th day, to try and work out how to split the roughly $9 billion in annual revenues.

03/08/2011

U.S.currency. (credit: BAY ISMOYO/AFP/Getty Images)

State Adding Up Cash From Tax Amnesty Program

State revenue workers are still opening envelopes and counting the money from Illinois’ just-ended tax amnesty program – only the second in the state’s history.

WBBM Newsradio–11/10/2010

Photo Of Illinois 1040, Gov. Pat Quinn (Inset/AP Photo)

Quinn: Election Win Shows Tax Increase Is Right On

The governor wants to raise $3 billion more a year by raising the state income tax by 1 percentage point.

WBBM Newsradio–11/08/2010