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  • Illinois' slow foreclosure pace traps neighborhoods in blight

     Illinois' slow foreclosure pace traps neighborhoods in blight
    Thought the foreclosure crisis was over? In many states, it is. Not in Illinois. During 2013, this state ranked No. 3 in foreclosures behind Florida and California, according to research firm RealtyTrac. The shame of it is that Illinois would be...
  • Amnesty International should not endorse policy to legalize prostitution

    Amnesty International should not endorse policy to legalize prostitution
    Natalie Bauer Communications Director Office of Attorney General Lisa Madigan 312-814-4947 (direct) 312-636-5691 (cell) @natalie_bauer During its annual meeting this week in Chicago, Amnesty International is set to decide whether it should...
  • Former Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano selling his penthouse condo

    Former Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano selling his penthouse condo
    Former Chicago Cubs left fielder Alfonso Soriano on Friday listed his three-bedroom, 3,828-square-foot penthouse condominium in River North for $2.95 million. In late 2006 the Cubs signed him to an eight-year, $136 million deal, the richest in the club'...
  • New Cook County budget includes $1-a-pack cigarette tax hike

    New Cook County budget includes $1-a-pack cigarette tax hike
    The cost of buying cigarettes and guns in Cook County will rise next year after commissioners today voted 16-1 to approve County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's $2.95 billion budget. In addition to the $1-per-pack increase on a pack of smokes and a...
  • Rescuing Illinois

    Rescuing Illinois
    Two more weeks. That's how long your legislators are scheduled to be in Springfield for the remainder of their thus far do-little spring session. As of this writing lawmakers have taken one important step to secure the future of perpetually insolvent and...
  • County Board votes to merge job-training programs with city

    County Board votes to merge job-training programs with city
    Cook County commissioners voted Tuesday to combine job training programs with the City of Chicago in a bid to cut costs. A single not-for-profit organization would be created to administer all the job training in the county, rather than having separate...
  • Mixed news on Cook County bond rating

    Mixed news on Cook County bond rating
    There’s mixed news as Cook County prepares to borrow money: one bond-rating agency assigned a negative outlook to outstanding debt, largely because of growing unfunded pension liabilities, while another service gave the proposed bond issue a high...
  • Land bank would revitalize distressed properties

    Land bank would revitalize distressed properties
    A land bank that would acquire, manage and repurpose vacant and abandoned properties in Cook County is one step closer to reality. Two months after its formation, an advisory committee appointed by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is...
  • Cook County votes to cut pay for some political appointees

    Cook County votes to cut pay for some political appointees
    Cook County commissioners on Wednesday voted to end full-time pay and benefits for political appointees on a pair of panels, a change backed by County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. Salaries, medical benefits and pension contributions for members of...
  • Cook County faces employee pension crisis, new report says

     
    Cook County's pension fund will go broke in 26 years without changes that could include an increase in employee contributions and later retirement ages, according …...
  • Lollapalooza restructures Grant Park deal, ticket prices to rise

    Lollapalooza restructures Grant Park deal, ticket prices to rise
    A new agreement with the Chicago Park District announced Wednesday will extend Lollapalooza's stay in Grant Park through at least 2021, while requiring the promoters to pay millions in annual city and county amusement taxes and state liquor taxes for...
  • Curtain may drop on Lollapalooza's county tax break

    Curtain may drop on Lollapalooza's county tax break
    After years of a free ride courtesy of a clout-laden deal, Lollapalooza might have to start paying Cook County taxes. Commissioners voted Wednesday to require organizers of events like the giant summer lakefront music festival to come to the County Board...