| Nov 2, 2011
| 2:35 PM
As lawmakers contemplate a tax incentive package to appease Chicago’s financial exchanges who have threatened to leave Illinois, Gov. Pat Quinn says any deal must also include breaks for working families.
The requirement comes as Quinn prepares...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 3:32 PM
Senate President John Cullerton said Thursday that progress is being made toward a broad deal to pair tax breaks for the city’s financial exchanges with relief for smaller businesses and individual taxpayers.
Legislative leaders, who meet privately...
| Nov 6, 2011
Occupy Chicago protesters are writing another chapter in a long history of dissent in this city. Here are 10 demonstrated facts:
1 Chicago has never landed an Olympics, but in 1932 it hosted a "counter-Olympics." The event was organized by American...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 2:46 PM
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn was in New York on Tuesday to ring the opening bell at a stock exchange and get some face time on a national cable morning chatfest.
The cost to taxpayers? An estimated $1,200 on airfare and hotel for the governor and a press...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 11:26 AM
A coalition of public employee unions issued a report today blasting state legislation to address their vastly underfunded pension systems and offering instead to make increased worker contributions if lawmakers raised $2 billion by ending tax benefits to...