Former state school employee Melanie Fleenor, who retired in September 2017, saved $104,526 toward a pension over 23 years working for public schools, Teachers' Retirement System of the State of Illinois records show.
Former state school employee Suzanne Dillow, who retired in September 2017, saved $166,105 toward a pension over 31 years working for public schools, Teachers' Retirement System of the State of Illinois records show.
Small businesses in Illinois hoping to increase exports could see a boost after the Office of Trade and Investment (OTI) received a $890,000 federal grant from the federal State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) recently, according to a press release.
Since assuming control of the Illinois House Republican Caucus four years ago, the law firm of State Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) has helped Illinois municipal governments and state agencies amass more than a quarter of a billion dollars in public debt, according to an analysis by Prairie State Wire.
To the chagrin of the Illinois Republican Party, Comptroller Susana Mendoza has thrown her support behind billionaire J.B. Pritzker in his bid to become the Democratic nominee for governor, making her the second state official to do so.
Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider (R-Bartlett) says that even though he joins many fellow Republicans in dismay over Gov. Bruce Rauner's signing of abortion coverage expansion, he won't allow Democrats to use the issue to divide his party.
Gov. Bruce Rauner is looking forward to the U.S. Supreme Court taking up Janus v. AFSCME next year in the hope of ending forced union payments by employees who do not wish to be part of a union, according to a press release.
Erika Harold disagreed with Gov. Bruce Rauner’s decision to sign a controversial bill that will allow Illinoisans to use Medicaid and state insurance for abortions for any reason, but she has not joined party members who have decided not to back Rauner's re-election bid.
Hunters have an overall impact of $2.2 billion on Illinois’ economy every year, according to the newly formed Hunting Works For Illinois organization, which is trying to boost awareness of hunting's benefits to the state.