Illinois 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 officials said Friday the television and film industry spent a record amount of money in Illinois last year, creating more than 2,200 jobs.
The best part of paying your taxes is probably getting your refund check.
Chicago 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.
One 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.
It’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.
Shoppers 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.
At a time when money is tight for most cities in suburbs, the Town of Cicero reportedly has a surplus of rubber chickens.
While 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.
The 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.
Illinois lawmakers are hearing pitches for more money for schools.
In 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.
While many of his fellow Republicans are denouncing the hastily-passed Illinois state income tax increase, former governor Jim Edgar supports it.
With a country anxious for good economic news, reports are already in on Black Friday 2010 and it looks like people spent just a little more this year. Shoppers spent a record $10.69 billion.