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03.24.17

On March 22, two State Senate committees heard testimony on Illinois’ fiscal crisis. The not surprising message of the nearly three-hour hearing: the State’s budget problems have built up over many years, driven largely by rising pension costs, and will not be easy to fix.

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03.02.17

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) recently adopted its second amended budget of the 2017 fiscal year in an effort to balance its budget and close a $215.2 million hole before its fiscal year ends on June 30, 2017.

Chicago Public Schools adopted a $5.46 billion operating budget in August 2016...

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ICYMI: Four requirements must be fulfilled for annexation of unincorporated properties to a municipality in Illinois https://t.co/ioXM44yPOP
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From the Civic Federation archives on 9-28-16: Unincorporated Areas in Cook County: The Subsidy https://t.co/djiCGlEF4o