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CPS downgraded again

Just a short time after Republican legislative leaders announced a proposal on Jan. 20 to help Chicago Public Schools with their ongoing financial crisis, Fitch

Human trafficking awareness efforts

In the greater Chicago area, between 16,000 and 25,000 women and girls are estimated to be exploited by human trafficking each year. The average age

Senate Leader Radogno addresses the City Club

Senate Leader Radogno addresses the City Club Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) discussed the challenges facing Illinois during her address at the City Club

Efficient and Accountable Government

On Jan. 4, the final report from Gov. Bruce Rauner’s task force on local government consolidation and unfunded mandates was made public. After 11 months

Economic Realities Send People Packing

A sluggish economy, a not seasonally adjusted Illinois unemployment rate (5.8%) that lags behind the national average (4.8%) – according to the most recent state

Winter Flood Update

Although the flood waters are beginning to recede, Illinois continues to be plagued by flooding triggered by heavy rains during the last week of 2015.

State Tax Refunds Delayed

The Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) announced Jan. 4 a delay in state income tax refunds. The agency cited concerns about fraud and identity theft.

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