Former state university employee Amy Hermes, who retired in January 2018, saved $27,581 toward a pension over 8 years working for state universities, State Universities Retirement System of Illinois records show.
Former state school employee Victoria Bruhn, who retired in January 2018, saved $70,381 toward a pension over 13 years working for public schools, Teachers' Retirement System of the State of Illinois records show.
Illinois ended the week of Jan. 31 with unpaid vendor debt trickling down to $8,501,341,295.57, continuing a trend of at least seven straight weeks where the state’s debt issue has shown slight signs of improvement.
Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) was not pleased with a proposed pension reform plan that includes selling pension obligation bonds presented to her Tuesday at a House Personnel & Pensions Committee hearing.
Residents of Kenilworth, the South Central Loop in Chicago and Glencoe will pay the steepest income tax increases in Illinois if the state agrees to increase school funding by $7.2 billion, according to a Prairie State Wire analysis of Illinois Department of Revenue data.
Details contained in a lawsuit brought against Gov. Bruce Rauner by a former business associate have called into further question the governor’s insistence that he no longer plays a role in his business investments.
The first suffragette convention took place, the first African-American baseball league forms, and the anniversaries of a destructive fire and mass shooting are among this week's milestones in Illinois history.
Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) is blasting Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrats over the status of a property tax bill she introduced months ago that stalled and more recently the language of the measure some of her political rivals are claiming as their own.
News that Sen. Kwame Raoul (D-Chicago), part of a crowded field of Democrats vying for the attorney general seat Lisa Madigan is vacating, received a six-figure donation to his war chest might have raised fewer eyebrows if a couple of facts had been left out of the story.
Six Illinois Republican lawmakers have moved to block a bill Gov. Bruce Rauner signed in August exempting illegal immigrants from being deported if local authorities apprehend them on unrelated matters.