The recent closure of 49 public elementary schools in Chicago has one local group alleging it's a human rights violation. We learn about the group's accusations, and talk to CPS' CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett about the district's budget.
Illinois U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk has released a video about the recent downgrade of the state’s credit rating. It’s the first video the Republican senator has released that isn’t about his recovery from the stroke he suffered earlier this year.
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.
Illinois officials say this week’s bond sale went better than expected, but traders say the state is still paying a higher interest rate than any other state in the country.Illinois bonds are rated the worst in the country by Moody’s – reflecting the state’s inability to pay