Proposed Illinois Bill Would Give Newborns $50 For College SavingsA new bill aimed at giving newborn babies money to start college savings accounts has some politicians shaking their heads in Springfield.
Illinois Offers $100 Million In Loans To Federal WorkersState officials are offering $100 million in loans to federal workers going without paychecks during a record 33-day government shutdown.
Woman's Final Gift To Grayslake Animal Shelter Arrives After 17 YearsThe shelter expressed their gratitude but said they don't know much about Dwyer, or why she left them so much money.
Treasurer Gives Sneak Peek Of Items To Be Auctioned At Illinois State FairThe Illinois State Treasurer’s office will auction off thousands of unclaimed property items worth over $100,000 next month at the Illinois State Fair.
Illinois Treasurer To Auction Off Unclaimed PropertyHundreds of valuables and collectibles that have gone unclaimed for years will be auctioned off starting next week by the state of Illinois.
State Treasurer Pulls $30 Billion In Investments From Wells Fargo“Wells Fargo is a big financial player in Illinois, and I hope to send the message that their unscrupulous practices are not welcome and will not be tolerated,” Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs said.
Frerichs, College Students Ask Rauner To Restore College AidDemocratic Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs and others have urged Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner to restore state scholarship money for needy college students.
Treasurer, Credit Unions Offer Loans To State Workers Amid Budget StandoffFacing the possibility of not receiving any paychecks amid the ongoing state budget stalemate, Illinois state workers were getting a glimmer of hope, in the form of loans from employee credit unions.
State Government Shutdown Looms As Budget Deadline NearsState workers might have to go without paychecks if lawmakers and the governor don’t reach an agreement on the budget in the next couple days. If a budget isn’t approved by the start of the next fiscal year on July 1, the state won’t be able to pay bills, including writing checks to employees.
Marijuana Cash Is Problem For Illinois Tax CollectionThe state of Illinois is having trouble finding a bank or financial company to process the large amounts of cash it anticipates receiving for taxes and fees from its new medical marijuana industry.
Fired Rutherford Employees Seek Back Pay, Threaten LawsuitThree ex-state employees who claim former Treasurer Dan Rutherford fired them 10 months ago in retaliation for providing damaging evidence in a sexual harassment investigation are threatening legal action unless the state gives them back pay and scrubs personnel records of the misconduct charges used to show them the door.