1007, 2018

Effort to consolidate local governments is finally making headway

It’s property tax time and that’s always a good time to highlight efforts at government streamlining.

My tax bill hit home about a week ago. I took a deep breath, braced myself and opened it. It […]

707, 2018

Local Legislators, Activists Weigh In On ERA Passage

The 28th Amendment of the United States Constitution — the Equal Rights Amendment — passed both houses of the Illinois legislature last week as Illinois becomes the 37th of 38 states needed for the amendment’s […]

707, 2018

CPS to move sex abuse investigations from law department to inspector general

Investigations into allegations that Chicago school employees sexually abused students should be conducted by the district’s independent watchdog, the school board president said Tuesday as officials try to manage the fallout from an ongoing abuse […]

707, 2018

EDITORIAL: Enough with the golden parachutes for top public executives

When the president of Chicago State University, Thomas Calhoun Jr., was eased out two years ago, after a mere nine months on the job, and picked up a severance check worth $600,000.

For no reason that […]