Northern Illinois University women's golf tops the list of highest grossing programs in the state, reporting $432,067 – or $48,007 per athlete – in 2016, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data.
In Illinois, owners of 387,854 properties with mortgages owe at least 25 percent more on their loans than their property is worth, according to an analysis by ATTOM Data Solutions looking at home equity at the end of the first quarter.
Former state school employee David Wood, who retired in May 2018, saved $67,350 toward a pension over 7 years working for public schools, Teachers' Retirement System of the State of Illinois records show.
Former state school employee Cheryl Kochman, who retired in May 2018, saved $143,509 toward a pension over 24 years working for public schools, Teachers' Retirement System of the State of Illinois records show.
Although there is no evidence of wrongdoing, an Illinois government official’s close ties to two side businesses that could benefit from his day job presents a problem of optics, according to an op-ed piece by the Illinois Policy Institute.
Why would we want to remain in a club that’s organized to pressure and browbeat us into acting against our best interests and better judgment? Suppose also that someone signed us up without our consent. Why would we reward such trickery and endure years of nagging, scolding and bad advice?
Illinois state government leaders say they will spend a record $38.5 billion and borrow an estimated $11.5 billion over the next year, according to a fiscal year 2019 budget plan approved by Gov. Bruce Rauner.