Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka said Monday the state is not prepared for a second economic recession.The tax watchdog group Civic Federation projected Illinois would end the 2012 fiscal year $8.3 billion in debt.
Even as Congress and the White House tussle over a Fiscal 2012 budget, the National Endowment for the Arts has spent the last of its Fiscal 2011 cash in a series of grants announced last month in which a number of Chicago organizations picked up federal bucks.Chicago theater industry recipients are
Some environmentalist groups say slashing funding for the EPA wouldn't be good for the Great Lakes. President Obama's proposed 2012 budget would cut 125 million dollars slated for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Cameron Davis is a senior advisor to the EPA on Great Lakes issues.