A new report ranks Illinois fifth in the nation for having the largest combined pension and debt burdens per capita. The Moody's Investors Service report attempts to hone in on how pension liabilities will affect credit ratings.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn plans to appeal a court ruling striking down a $31 billion dollar statewide construction plan. The appellate court ruling, issued Wednesday, said the construction plan, which is meant to pay for big roads, bridge and school projects, is unconstitutional.
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn says an inquiry by the Securities and Exchange Commission won’t interfere with the state’s plan to sell bonds next month. Kelly Kraft, a spokeswoman for the governor, says the SEC began the inquiry in September.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker says his NFC Championship Game bet with Illinois Governor Pat Quinn involves team colors and some volunteer time.Walker says the losing governor of the bet on Sunday's Green Bay Packers-Chicago Bears game will volunteer in a food pantry in the winner's state wearing a
A pair of Illinois men who were charged with killing their daughters but were cleared by DNA evidence said the state should put an end to the death penalty. The Chicago Sun-Times reported that Kevin Fox and Jerry Hobbs said it should be required in murder cases
New statistics from the state's food stamp program show an increase in those receiving assistance in Illinois. The Chicago Sun-Times reported Saturday that numbers from the Illinois Department of Human Services show about 857,000 households enrolled in the Supp