Chicagoland

Restraining order on Cook County soda tax extended a week
Jul 21, 2017

CHICAGO — A Cook County judge has extended for another week a temporary restraining order block...

Who lives longer: Chicago police or Chicago firefighters?
Jul 20, 2017

Looking at the actuarial reports for their pension plans, it is hard to say. Pension plans est...

Chicago's financial decline sped up from last year
Jul 14, 2017

Yesterday’s release of the City of Chicago’s annual financial report was notable for a few re...

Debate over Cook County soda tax is not uncommon in U.S.
Jul 12, 2017

An ongoing legal battle continues to plague Cook County's proposed Sweetened Beverage Tax, wh...

MPC: Most African Americans leaving Chicago, Cook County are low income
Jul 10, 2017

New detailed population estimates released [in June] by the U.S. Census Bureau show that Cook Cou...

Fiscal watchdog group searches for the overdue Chicago financial report... Again
Jul 05, 2017

Over the long holiday weekend (hmm), the Illinois legislature finally passed budget measures, inc...

Here are the best cities to spend Fourth of July in America
Jun 30, 2017

Nothing screams patriotism like Fourth of July. Hot dogs, fireworks and summer fun at the beach. ...

Illinois fireworks by county for Fourth of July in 2017
Jun 21, 2017

The Fourth of July is right around the corner, and we don't know about you, but we're ready to wa...

Big property tax hikes coming for Chicago homeowners
Jun 13, 2017

Chicago homeowners: Be prepared, the taxman is coming. Cook County Clerk David Orr’s office ...

What's the best place to staycation in the country?
Jun 08, 2017

The weather is getting better, the kids are almost out of school and everyone in the office is br...

Obama unveils plans and design for South Side presidential center
May 04, 2017

Barack and Michelle Obama swung by the South Side Wednesday to unveil the newest plans for the Ob...

Following S&P rating downgrades, 5 Illinois universities now have junk bond status
Apr 21, 2017

Just days after Moody’s Investors Service placed six of Illinois’ public universities under r...

How launching a Chicago home-based business just got easier
Mar 15, 2017

(This guest view was written by Elliot Richardson and Ryan Tolley. Richardson is the CEO and foun...

Chicago Public Schools sues state over 'discriminatory' school funding
Feb 14, 2017

Chicago Public Schools along with five minority families with children in the district filed suit...

Pension problems plague Chicago's fiscal health, new rankings show
Jan 13, 2017

With more than $30 billion in unfunded pension debt alone, Chicago's rankings are scraping the b...


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