The Illinois Attorney General’s Public Access Counselor has contended that the city of Naperville improperly withheld public records related to Watchdog's Freedom of Information Act request of certain utility bills of a named individual.
Among Illinois counties, Boone, Montgomery and Bond had the highest percentage of property owners with mortgages who owe at least 25 percent more on their loans than their property is worth, according to an analysis by ATTOM Data Solutions looking at home equity at the end of the first quarter.
Illinois state government leaders say they will spend a record $38.5 billion and borrow an estimated $11.5 billion over the next year, according to a fiscal year 2019 budget plan approved by Gov. Bruce Rauner.
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is publicly preaching party unity on the campaign trail. But behind the scenes, Rauner is quietly leading an effort to purge conservatives from the Illinois Republican State Central Committee, which governs the party and has elections this month.
Illinois Republican Party Chairman and Cook County Commissioner Timothy O. Schneider (R-Bartlett) is president of an Elgin car wash that owes $21,448 in overdue property taxes from 2016, according to the Cook County Treasurer.
H.J. Mohr, which has sold crushed limestone, sand and clay from its south Oak Park location since 1893, is closed for business, citing “financial woes.” Whatever the circumstances, the company’s nearly $107,000 annual property tax bill on its plant at 915 S. Maple Street last year didn’t help.
The three major local government entities serving the Village of Oak Park have more than doubled their spending over the past 40 years, according to an analysis by Local Government Information Services, which publishes West Cook News.
A lawyer for House Minority Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) has threatened Local Government Information Services, which owns this publication, via two cease-and-desist letters after reporters asked questions about the legislator.
Three years ago this week, State Reps. Michael Zalewski (D-Riverside) and Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) were plotting to override a veto of their bill that would have regulated Uber and Lyft out of existence in Illinois.