Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he wants to reform the city's tax increment financing program. The mayor called for transparency and accountability in the program, and for TIF dollars to only be spent as part of a larger, long-term economic plan.
New research shows a large number of suburban Chicago teens are not living the healthiest lifestyles.The Cook County Public Health Department surveyed more than 1700 high school students at 20 suburban high schools last year.
The Chicago Board of Education has passed the 2012 budget for Chicago Public Schools.Chief Administrative Officer Tim Cawley and CEO Jean-Claude Brizard presented the proposed budget at Wednesday's school board meeting.
A coalition of activist groups in Illinois say they support the state's decision to deny tax exemptions for three non-profit hospitals.The Illinois Department of Revenue ruled yesterday that Northwestern's Prentice Women's Hospital in Chicago, Edward Hospital in Naperville and Decatur Memorial Hospi