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  • 10.30.2018
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NPR Illinois: Survey: Illinois Voters ‘Angry’ About State’s Fiscal Problems, Mismanagement

The Illinois Capitol breathed a sigh of relief this summer when Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Democratic-controlled legislature agreed on a state budget. But most Illinois voters say they’re not sure the deal will solve the state’s $1.2 bil...

  • 10.26.2018
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Bloomberg: Investors Just Want an Illinois Governor Who Will Avoid a Junk Rating

Illinois investors are endorsing fiscal stability this election. No matter who wins the gubernatorial race next month, bondholders want the next chief executive to avoid a repeat of the longest budget impasse in U.S. history, one that put Illin...

  • 10.26.2018
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CIProud: Illinois ranks last in national state fiscal rankings

Springfield, Ill. - The Mercatus Center at George Mason University recently released a study ranking the 50 states according to their financial condition, with Illinois coming in last. The study has been done for five years in a row now. Each e...

  • 10.26.2018
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Politico Magazine: The Worst Job in American Politics

Almost no one in Illinois had more resources to devote to running for governor than J.B. Pritzker. At 53, Pritzker is the billionaire scion of the state’s wealthiest family. His sister, Penny, served as President Barack Obama’s commerce secretary....

  • 10.26.2018
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NPR Illinois: Some Budget Suggestions For The Winning Candidate For Governor

While debating, candidates offered no concrete suggestions for addressing fiscal problems but possibilities exist. In today's fevered political climate, is it possible to have a serious discussion about possible ways to address the fiscal probl...

  • 10.16.2018
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WTTW Chicago Tonight: AARP Illinois Survey Shows Voter Anger Over State Fiscal Crisis

Andrea Guthmann | October 11, 2018 2:08 pm A new AARP Illinois poll details voter anger with lawmakers over the state’s fiscal crisis. Nearly three-quarters of registered voters lack confidence that Illinois’ rece...

  • 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