Despite delays and debunked predictions—and a never-ending wait for Gov. Pat Quinn’s decision on a gambling expansion bill—supporters of expanded gambling in Illinois say they expect to find common ground by Oct.
Wars cost money--lots of it. During World War II, the U.S. government raised money by selling war bonds to the public.The third bond sale was launched here on September 9, 1943. The country had already been at war nearly two years.
Indiana’s schools Superintendent Tony Bennett has been getting a lot of heat for his state’s aggressive move to take over five poor-performing schools in recent weeks.Even as recently as Thursday afternoon, Bennett was in Gary to once again defend the state’s decision to replace management of Roosev
The Chicago City Council is backing a casino and wants the additional revenue to pump money into local rickety infrastructure.The Black and Hispanic Caucuses successfully pushed a measure through the full City Council on Wednesday.
Another issue hung over the state's head is its pensions; more money was promised than available to distribute. But, a new investigation from the Better Government Association took a closer look at one group that continued to make out nicely upon retirement.
Thousands of Illinois state employees await news on whether or not they still have jobs. Earlier in the week, Gov. Pat Quinn signaled that layoffs were on the way due to the state’s record budget deficit. The governor was expected to release more details about state closures and layoffs Thursday.