Facing Spending Probe, Schock Has Benefited From Donor ProjectsIllinois Rep. Aaron Schock, under scrutiny for lavishly redecorating his Capitol Hill office and flying aboard private planes owned by donors, has built his personal wealth off extensive business dealings with campaign contributors since entering politics more than a decade ago.
State Touts Record $184M In Film Industry Spending In 2012State officials said Friday the television and film industry spent a record amount of money in Illinois last year, creating more than 2,200 jobs.
How To Spend Your Tax RefundThe best part of paying your taxes is probably getting your refund check.
CPS Restructures Funding To Give Principals More Say On SpendingChicago Public Schools will move to a per-pupil funding model next year, intended to give principals more flexibility in determining how they spend their school’s dollars — while bringing all schools, including charters, onto the same funding formula.
Lincolnwood School Officials Quit Amid Spending ControversyOne week after voters in north suburban Lincolnwood District 74 overwhelmingly rejected a referendum to finance construction of a new school building, its two top leaders are out.
Lincolnwood Residents Blast School Spending After Taxpayer ProbeIt's a small suburban school district that some say is spending big money on things like Chicago hotel rooms, fancy meals and a luxury car. As CBS 2’s Kristyn Hartman reports, residents in Lincolnwood took it upon themselves to get the dirt on how school officials have been spending their money.
'Black Friday' Deals Losing Allure For ShoppersShoppers will be cautious with their dollars this holiday season and are less likely to rush to door-buster sales on "Black Friday," according to a new analysis.
Report: Cicero Spent Thousands On Rubber Chickens, Other TrinketsAt a time when money is tight for most cities in suburbs, the Town of Cicero reportedly has a surplus of rubber chickens.
Partisan Debt Standoff Spills Over Onto County BoardWhile the standoff between Democrats and Republicans continues in Washington over the debt ceiling and spending cuts, the partisan rhetoric is spilling over into local governmental debates as well.
Board Member: School District Will Rank Last In Spending Per PupilThe southwest suburban Mokena School District 159 board elected new officers at a special meeting last week, but the district’s old problems cropped up, too.
State Board: More Funds Needed For EducationIllinois lawmakers are hearing pitches for more money for schools.
County Treasurer Sits At $23,000 Office Set, Hired $95,000 Party PlannersIn its third report on questionable spending, CBS 2 and the Better Government Association shine a light on how your taxpayer dollars are being spent by Maria Pappas' administration.