Feds Name-Drop West Side Pols During Fraud TrialThe feds say Franshaun Myles, the head of Divine Praise Inc., misused $60,000 her organization received from the state in 2011.
Emanuel Rejects Rauner Plan To Advance $450M To Chicago SchoolsMayor Rahm Emanuel is rejecting Gov. Bruce Rauner's offer to advance $450 million in state funds to help Chicago Public Schools make a $634 million pension payment.
Document: Rauner Plan Would Advance $450M To Chicago SchoolsGov. Bruce Rauner is offering to accelerate state grant payments to help cash-strapped Chicago Public Schools make a $634 million pension contribution, according to a summary of the proposal obtained Sunday by The Associated Press.
Former State Worker Sentenced To 8 Years For Bribery, Kickback SchemeA former chief of staff to the head of Illinois’ public health department was sentenced to eight years in prison Tuesday in a case that involved a multimillion-dollar bribery and kickback scheme involving government grants and contracts.
Gov. Rauner Defends Freezing Social Service Grants, Says Some Could Be Reissued Social service agencies across Illinois are trying to figure out how to operate today after the state froze $26 million in grants on Friday, reports WBBM's Nancy Harty.
Illinois Fire Service Institute Receives Grant For Training SchoolThe Illinois Fire Service Institute's hands-on training school for teens and young adults has received a $65,000 state grant.
Bonds For State Community College Grants?Community college advocates are upset over a proposal to issue hundreds of millions of dollars in bonds to pay for state-funded grants to low-income college students.