A possible income-tax hike in Illinois may have some taxpayers grumbling, but bond investors say it’s a good step. California is in terrible financial shape, but the bond-rating agency Moody’s says we are even worse. It rates Illinois bonds the lowest in the country.
Chicago's reputation for hardball politics and public corruption is legendary. But who knew that reputation was global? We didn't have a clear idea of it ourselves until the BBC World Service called to ask if we'd be willing to collaborate with them on a documentary examining the history
The Illinois chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has created a virtual memorial wall of those lost to suicide.The state's chapter says the wall posted on its web site allows people to publically remember loved ones and to let other survivors know they aren't alone.Each month is
A new law in Illinois prevents employers from looking up a job applicant’s credit report, except in certain cases. Increasingly, employers have been looking up people’s credit histories when they apply for a job. The new law in Illinois makes that illegal.
A new state law that goes into effect Jan. 1, 2011, aims to help members of the military avoid foreclosure.The law allows people recently deployed in combat zones to apply for a 90-day delay if they’re facing foreclosure. State Representative Mark Walker sponsored the bill.