State Lawmakers Must Get Paid For Whole Month Even If They Serve Only A Day Under State Law; Comptroller Mendoza Wants That To ChangeFor most of us, you work a day, you get paid for a day. But Illinois law says if you work a day, you get paid for an entire month - if you're a state lawmaker.
Gov. Pritzker's Tax Plan Has 7.95 Percent Top RatePritzker campaigned on the progressive tax not only as a way to force the rich to carry a heavier tax load, but as a way to boost revenue. The state faces a deficit of more than $3 billion at the end of the fiscal year that ends in June 2020.
Taxpayers To Pay $4 Million To Settle Police Torture ClaimChicago taxpayers will spend $4 million to compensate a man who claims he was tortured into confessing to the murder of a cabdriver by a detective who had worked under convicted former Area 2 Commander Jon Burge.
For Some Kane County Residents, Paying Property Taxes A Laughing MatterProperty taxes are due in Kane County Tuesday, and while it's an unpleasant day for some, there are also a few laughs.
2 Investigators: State Police Retirees Draw Six-Figure PensionsRetire at 50 and collect more than $100,000 a year – that’s the plan for a special group of state workers. CBS 2's Pam Zekman reports.
Walter's Perspective: Obama's Voting Stunt An Expensive OneIt was a good photo opportunity: President Obama returning to his hometown to cast an early ballot. CBS 2's Walter Jacobson has a problem with it, though.
Business Interests To Pay For Lost Parking Meter Revenue At NATO SummitBusiness interests that pledged money to cover the costs of the NATO Summit are going to have to pay the Chicago's parking meter lease company.
Emanuel Insists Taxpayers Won't Pay For NATO SummitMayor Rahm Emanuel is reassuring Chicago taxpayers that they won't be stuck with the bill for all the activity, security and disruptions that will occur around the NATO Summit the weekend of May 19.
Report Claims Illinois Has Lost $26 Billion In Taxable Income Since 1995A 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.
State Education Department Employees Awarded Back Travel PayIllinois taxpayers could find themselves on the hook for the hours that state education employees spent traveling.
Emanuel: Better Use Of City's Grant Money Could Save Taxpayers $20MMayor Rahm Emanuel is announcing budget reforms that will ensure federal and state grants are spent in full, and thus, taxpayers are saved money.
Watchdog: State Lawmakers' Commutes Cost Taxpayers MillionsThe Illinois Policy Institute, a government watchdog group, says Illinois state legislators could save the taxpayers lots of money on their personal expenses.
Report: Severance For School Superintendents Costing MillionsBig severance packages paid to school superintendents have cost Illinois taxpayers millions of dollars over the last decade, according to a published report.
Cook County Taxpayers May Be On Hook For $108 Billion In DebtA report from Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas claims taxpayers countywide are on the hook for more than $108 billion in debt accrued by various government agencies.
Report: Wrongful Convictions Cost Taxpayers A FortuneWrongful convictions not only cost prisoners their lives, but also cost taxpayers a fortune, according to a new investigation.