Perhaps one of the most prominent stories in 2016 was Gov. Bruce Rauner’s ongoing battle with Illinois’ largest government-employee union, but how the Rauner proceeds in the months to come will be critical, a political analyst said.
Chris Kennedy does not appear to be a man who seeks the spotlight, as he coped with the GOP’s new digital ad linking him to House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) by eluding the topic — both on tape and afterward.
Amid reports of missing property and last-minute changes in move-in plans, the transition between outgoing Illinois Comptroller Leslie Geissler Munger and incoming Comptroller Susana Mendoza recently took on a testy tone.
The U.S. Census Bureau report released this week reveals that between July 2015 and July 2016, Illinois lost 114,144 residents -- a net loss of 37,508 when arrivals are factored in -- a record high for the state.
Invoking an old wives’ tale referring to ambivalent, “average” amphibians, the Chicago Tribune recently created an analogy between disinterested Illinois taxpayers and a hypothetical pot of frog stew to illustrate the state’s simmering fiscal status.
Chatham resident Jewel Brant recently uncovered potential fraud and related misconduct in the village of Chatham and the South Sangamon Water Commission (SSWC), with both entities’ activities tied to tainted water delivery in the surrounding area.