Chicagoland

Chicago’s income statement paints a false picture of city’s interest burden
Aug 29, 2017

In state and local government accounting, the income statement is called the Statement of Activit...

Illinois House Republicans, Democrats file bills to repeal Cook County pop tax
Aug 15, 2017

Updated Republican state lawmakers from the Chicago-area have introduced legislation to repea...

Sanctuary city battle creates uptick in rare municipal lawsuits against U.S. government
Aug 15, 2017

Chicago city officials recently filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration after a pe...

Federal government warns Cook County on soda tax collection
Aug 10, 2017

CHICAGO (AP) — The federal government is threatening to withhold about $87 million in food stam...

Cook County ends bid to get $17 million from retailers
Aug 09, 2017

CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County has ended its effort to grab $17 million from the Illinois Retail Me...

Chicago sues over sanctuary city threat; Sessions fires back
Aug 07, 2017

By Michael Tarm and Sophia Tareen | AP  CHICAGO — Mayor Rahm Emanuel has taken his fight ag...

Illinois governor signs law to honor Barack Obama's birthday
Aug 07, 2017

CHICAGO (AP) — The home state of former President Barack Obama will commemorate his birthday un...

Chicago lawyer nominated US attorney in northern Illinois
Aug 04, 2017

CHICAGO (AP) — President Donald Trump has nominated Chicago lawyer John R. Lausch Jr. as the ne...

Lawsuit seeks refunds for Chicago drivers ticketed for cellphone use
Aug 02, 2017

CHICAGO (AP) — The city of Chicago is being sued over the way it administers tickets received b...

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...


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