U.S. residents enrolled at Illinois institutions of higher learning face among the steepest cost of attending four-year in-state colleges and universities in the U.S., according to an analysis of federal data.
Members of Advocates for Victims of Illegal Alien Crime (AVIAC), a nationwide grassroots group that includes a number of Illinois residents, are in Washington D.C. this week, lobbying Congress for change – including closing loopholes that allow some alleged offenders, who are here illegally, to escape prosecution.
The Illinois Endangered Species Protection Board will hold a public hearing on proposed changes to the Illinois List of Endangered and Threatened Species Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 at the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) headquarters in Springfield. The hearing will be conducted from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Illinois’ record-setting 2017 income tax hike has done little to slow the state’s rising pension costs, leaving state taxpayers on the hook for nearly $250 billion in unfunded public pension liability.
The Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS) today won a national award for Innovation in State Government for improving its outside hiring process through a more diverse and qualified hiring pool for open positions even as it reduced the turnaround time from job posting to new hire by 75 percent, from as long as 330 days previously to an average of 45 days.
WFLD Fox 32 Chicago President and General Manager Dennis Welsh did not mince words about the perilous place Illinois’ growing pension crisis has left the state in during a recently aired editorial on the network in which he predicted voters are primed for revolt given anything short of pension reform.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign employee Richard Gallivan improperly used his work email and architectural-design software licensed to the university for his personal drafting and design business, the state's Office of the Executive Inspector General (OEIG) has ruled.
Taxpayer contributions to Illinois’s public pension funds in 2017 amounted to 80.4 percent of the total, the seventh highest ratio among the 50 states, according to newly released data by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Joined by more than 500 attendees, the Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA) held their annual conference in Peoria last week. IDoA Director Paula Basta opened proceedings and joined State Senator Dave Koehler and National Association of Area Agencies on Aging CEO Sandy Markwood to give opening remarks.