A published report says severance packages paid to superintendents have cost Illinois taxpayers millions of dollars over the last decade.The Chicago Tribune reports that school boards have given out six-figure separation checks, district-paid health care, cash for sick days and e
On any given day, the Cook County Jail holds hundreds of inmates picked up on criminal charges who also happen to be wanted for an immigration violation. Sheriff Tom Dart’s office keeps them up to 48 hours beyond when the criminal cases would allow them out.
We caught up with Marcus Gilmer before his big show at ThePaper Machete tomorrow. Gilmer is an editor at AV Club. He has performed at The Paper Machete before and tomorrow afternoon, he joins these great writers performing original work.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says Rod Blagojevich’s conviction on federal corruption charges Monday shows a need for more state government reform.Quinn says Illinois has taken strides to lift ethics standards since Blagojevich’s 2008 arrest.