state of Illinois
The State of Illinois plans to add $10 million to a $21 million fund to disinfect sewage flowing into the Chicago River, as Chicago joins other major cities in making the most of a natural asset.
Suburban school districts are pushing back hard against a 2005 state law that was meant to rein in Illinois’ skyrocketing pension costs.
Illinois State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka has launched a new Web site that allows the public, government watchdogs, and the media to follow the state’s finances more easily.
As the state struggles to pay its bills, it spent $121 million on government-issued cars for employees in 2010.
As many as 140,000 college students could be denied financial aid, as a state-operated source of funds has gone dry much earlier than usual.
What has been called one of the greatest economic tools available in Illinois will disappear unless lawmakers take action.
The Illinois Department of Labor claims Cook County owes its canine officers more than $500,000 worth of back pay.
Less than a week after a tornado killed six people in downstate Harrisburg, the State of Illinois is holding a drill in every county Tuesday morning.
Thousands of state workers are still fighting for the pay raises the governor canceled this summer, and some lawmakers are now joining the fight.
A gun rights group is appealing after a downstate federal judge ruled against allowing Illinois to carry concealed weapons.
Big corporations got tax breaks last year, and the state’s largest public employee union is still asking, what about us?
A state lawmaker says Illinois is wasting a lot of money on cars that aren’t needed.
The Better Government Association doesn’t trust lawmakers to reform the state’s legislative scholarship program, so it is calling for the abolition of the program.
Leaders at the state’s largest public employee union are taking issue with what they believe are backroom deals being struck by Gov. Pat Quinn to close state mental health centers.
With the start of a new calendar year comes a familiar call from dozens of state lawmakers – abolish the legislative scholarship program.
State revenues have increased this fiscal year, but there are still billions of dollars in backlogged bills to contend with.
A new year doesn’t mean the end to old problems for the State of Illinois.
A conservative think tank says the population exodus from Illinois to other states since the mid-1990s has cost the state $26 billion in taxable income.
Northfield-based Kraft Foods reportedly the latest company looking for a incentives from the State of Illinois.
The state of Illinois maintains thousands of cars in its fleet but, but now it is trying a cheaper and greener alternative.