Sears Holdings Corp. and Chicago’s financial exchanges have quit threatening to pull up stakes now that Illinois has enacted tax breaks for them. But it remains unclear whether state incentives to big companies are wise uses of economic-development resources.
The University of Illinois at Chicago has received a grant to improve access to healthy food for African American and Latino Chicagoans.Those groups have higher rates of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. And an $850,000 grant seeks to reduce health disparities.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently announced a memorandum of understanding between the city and the University of Chicago. The university will undertake more than a billion dollars in capital development over five years.
University of Illinois President Michael Hogan says faculty at all three of the systems main campuses, including Chicago, could receive their first pay raise in three years this summer if current state budget proposals become reality.Hogan told The News-Gazette newspaper in Champaign on Monday that
Chicagoans who punch cards for their favorite aldermanic candidates might have the issue of crime on their minds. But depending on where they live, they will have heard more—or less—about crime from their candidates.