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Illinois has the second worst fiscal health in U.S., analysis finds
Jul 12, 2017

With $14.7 billion in unpaid bills and an estimated $251 billion in unfunded pension liabilities,...

S&P, Moody's drop Illinois credit rating one notch above 'junk' status
Jun 01, 2017

Illinois credit rating now lowest on record for a U.S. state Updated - June 1 at 4:30 p.m. ...

The history of Illinois taxes and debt from 1981 to 2015
Aug 25, 2016

Back in 1981, the Chicago Cubs finished the strike-shortened year with 38 wins and 65 losses, com...

Up from last but still below the rest: Illinois' financial health in 2016
Jul 13, 2016

You know Illinois isn't the best fiscally, but how bad exactly is it and how bad it is compared...

Chicagoans: How much would you owe to make your government debt-free?
May 19, 2016

With Chicago Public Schools in financial crisis, the city of Chicago's pension troubles and the s...

When Chicago teachers and Illinois grown-ups behave like children, what happens to the kids we love?
Mar 28, 2016

OPINION  My family has been quite, um, productive lately. I mentioned quite a while back t...

Civic Federation outlines painful recommendations, including future progressive income tax, to mend Illinois finances
Feb 11, 2016

A report released today by the Civic Federation lays out a number of recommendations -- includin...

Illinois budget impasse projected to create $6.2 billion more in debt by June 30, comptroller says
Feb 02, 2016

Illinois budget impasse has state spending far more than it will bring in by end of FY 201...

Bruce Rauner plans $480 million in borrowing for road, bridge construction; cites "long-term benefit"
Jan 05, 2016

SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner plans to borrow nearly half a billion dollars for road, bridge ...

Moving on up: Illinois no longer worst-run state in the nation, sorta
Dec 04, 2015

Illinoisans don't need a report or survey or scholarly article to know the Land of Lincoln is p...


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