Former state school employee Holly Whisler, who retired in October 2017, saved $4,023 toward a pension over 3 years working for public schools, Teachers' Retirement System of the State of Illinois records show.
Gov. Bruce Rauner traveled to Israel early this week to look for partnership opportunities between Illinois and Israeli universities, earning success right away with a first-time partnership with Tel Aviv University.
Former Rep. Sandy Pihos of Glen Ellyn pleaded not guilty on Wednesday in DuPage County Court to charges that she stole three items of women’s clothing worth hundreds from Von Maur at Yorktown Center, a shopping mall in Lombard.
Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) finds it hard to believe that Illinois has gone years without a legislative inspector general, especially in light of at least 27 sexual harassment complaints that have been filed against members of the General Assembly, according to a press release.
J.B. Pritzker wants the richest Illinoisans to pay more in taxes, yet as one of the country's richest people, he's awfully reluctant to show how much he pays, the Illinois Republican Party charged recently.
Wirepoints founder Mark Glennon said he wasn’t the least bit surprised when he learned that Teacher Retirement Systems projections for this fiscal year won’t be implemented as laid out in the new state budget.
A fast-moving bill to freeze property taxes in Cook and adjacent counties for two years isn’t nearly as bad as it sounds for tax-hungry local governments nor as good as it sounds for tax-weary homeowners, fiscal analysts say.
For Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton), Wednesday’s sexual harassment prevention seminar for legislators at the Capitol was merely for public show — another “reform” action political leaders checked off in the wake of harassment charges against a state senator.