Those deceased pensioners were once state employees. And for the still-living and still-employed state employees, handling payments for medical care could be about to get a whole lot more complicated.
Now, in the sphere of higher education, we often talk about the potential for OER to save students billions of dollars in textbook costs, but what's happened at Williamsfield since the switch reveals that the value of OER over traditional learning materials extends far beyond the difference in price.
In addition to its lists of influential players in dozens of industries in Illinois and Chicago, Crain's Chicago Business also released a list of the ...
Illinois' bill backlog will reach $8.5 billion if New Year's Day arrives without a budget in place, Munger said. The last time the bill backlog got that bad, lawmakers deemed the situation an emergency and enacted a 67-percent income tax increase.
As more Illinoisans apply for and receive permission from the state to use marijuana as a medical necessity, Gov. Bruce Rauner put a stop to further e...
I spent the year on the road, pulling back the sheets of collocation at night, staying in places a roach wouldn't dare nap, but also discovering spaces that were transcendental in their hospitality, personality and sense of purpose.
As summer comes to a close and the leaves morph from a vibrant green to even more vibrant oranges, reds and yellows, there's no better way to apprecia...
With $30 billion in unfunded pension liabilities and its municipal bonds rated as junk, a $500-million cash infusion is weak medicine for what ails Chicago, a panel of experts said at the City Club of Chicago panel discussion Tuesday.
Chicago is known for its numerous and varied bars, and a lively drinking culture to go along with it. But the rest of Illinois also has its fair share...
Failing to secure the votes of all 71 Democrats in the Illinois House of Representatives, Speaker Michael Madigan didn't get the political victory he hoped for over Gov. Bruce Rauner in the union arbitration bill veto override.
In order to help Chicago and its public schools face a severe fiscal crisis after years of borrowing, mayor Rahm Emanuel is preparing to reveal some significant new Chicago taxes. Because the state is trying to deal with its own budgeting and revenue crises, the mayor can't rely on help from Springfield to shore up the city budget.
Endurance runner and musician Aprylle Gilbert has been tackling Route 6 as earnestly and powerfully as any linebacker goes after his opponents on the football field. She is not doing it for the joy or novelty, either. She's doing it to prove that she can, and "for the kids."
During debate over restoring severe cuts to the Child Care Assistance Program -- which provides child care subsidies to low-income, working parents -- tempers flared on the House floor over the ongoing budget impasse.
The cost of four-year colleges is climbing, and many students and parents have therefore been looking at community colleges as a financially sound option. Illinois has some great community colleges, and they come at an affordable price.
From local to corporate taxes, the visual guide provides Illinoisans with a comprehensive overview of state taxes and the economy in general, sans all the confusing tax terminology.
Illinois state legislators have the same entitlement to health insurance as people with most other jobs in the U.S.; this is part of their compensation for voting on and writing state laws.