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  • 01.14.2019
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NPR Illinois: The Pritzker Agenda

Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker takes office next week on the heels of the most decisive election victory in a generation. And he’ll be working to pass his agenda through the biggest Democratic majorities in the General Assembly since the 1960s. That ...

  • 01.14.2019
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Crain’s Chicago Business: Pot, minimum wage, child care: What are Pritzker’s first priorities?

Look for fast action to raise the minimum wage, legalize the sale of marijuana for recreational use and boost child welfare and early school funding. Passing a new state budget will be a slog, with a much-needed capital program wrapped into that ...

  • 01.14.2019
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Crain’s Chicago Business: The surprising sound of pension partisans agreeing for once

Though the calendar says it's time for wassailing, kissing under the mistletoe and related pursuits, the realities of state and city finances suggest it's time for something else: yet another effort—and maybe a successful one this time—to tame the...

  • 01.14.2019
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Crain’s Chicago Business: Illinois is a popular state—to leave

Illinois remains one of the top U.S. states residents are leaving, according to three moving companies. Last year Illinois led the nation in percentage of outbound moves in a report by North American Van Lines, a unit of Oakbrook Terrace-based Si...

  • 12.20.2018
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Reuters: Grim fiscal forecast awaits Illinois’ new governor

Illinois’ new governor faces a budget deficit that could triple in size, as well as a backlog of unpaid bills that could surpass the state’s record high, according to a new five-year fiscal forecast from outgoing Governor Bruce Rauner.  Click here...

  • 12.20.2018
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CBS 2 Chicago: Illinois Looks To The ‘Land Of 10,000 Lakes’ To Help Its Budget Issues

The Illinois budget is in chronic crisis with red ink, debt and gridlock being the norm for years now. But a headline in the Minneapolis Star Tribune paints a very different picture from the Prairie State – ”Budget Surplus Swells To $1.5 Billio...

  • Elections 2018: Seeking Fiscal Solutions

    10/02/20184:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Union League Club of Chicago, Crystal Room, 65 W. Jackson Blvd, Chicago IL 60604

    On October 2, 2018, join AARP Illinois, NPR Illinois, and Illinois Issues Forum for a Town Hall meeting in Chicago, to share your story and concerns on how the fiscal crisis is impacting your community.

    Honored panelists for the evening are:
    *Joseph Mancino, Mayor of the Village of Hawthorn Woods and Chairman of the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus
    *Zaldwaynaka Z. Scott, President of Chicago State University
    *Edwin Eisendrath, CEO of the Chicago Sun-Times
    *AJ Wilhelmi, President and CEO of the Illinois Health and Hospital Association
    *Rosanna Marquez, State President of AARP IL

    Make sure your voice is heard. Stand up and share how Illinois’ prolonged fiscal crisis is impacting your life.

    Refreshment will be served starting from 4:30 pm.  Live broadcast will start at 5:30 pm and end at 6:30 pm.

    The event is FREE.  Call 1-877-926-8300 to RSVP or RSVP online here.

    Spread the word and read more on the upcoming Chicago State Budget Forum.

    AARP will also be hosting two viewing locations:

    Chicago’s Little Village/Pilsen Neighborhood
    Tuesday, October 2, 2018
    5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.; Doors will open at 4:30 p.m.
    Arturo Velasquez Institute 2800 S. Western Ave., Chicago, IL 60608
    RSVP: https://aarp.cvent.com/LVPforums or call toll-free 1-877-926-8300.

    Chicago’s Bronzeville Neighborhood
    Tuesday, October 2, 2018
    5:30 – 7:30 p.m.; Doors will open at 5 p.m.
    Gallery Guichard, 436 East 47th Street , Chicago, IL 60653
    Please RSVP at 1-877-926-8300 or register online at: aarp.cvent.com/BronzevilleForum