Amid reports of missing property and last-minute changes in move-in plans, the transition between outgoing Illinois Comptroller Leslie Geissler Munger and incoming Comptroller Susana Mendoza recently took on a testy tone.
Chris Kennedy does not appear to be a man who seeks the spotlight, as he coped with the GOP’s new digital ad linking him to House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) by eluding the topic — both on tape and afterward.
Perhaps one of the most prominent stories in 2016 was Gov. Bruce Rauner’s ongoing battle with Illinois’ largest government-employee union, but how Rauner proceeds in the months to come will be critical, a political analyst said.
A U.S. Census Bureau report released this week reveals that between July 2015 and July 2016, Illinois lost 114,144 residents -- a net loss of 37,508 when arrivals are factored in -- a record high for the state.
Invoking an old wives’ tale referring to ambivalent, “average" amphibians, the Chicago Tribune recently created an analogy between disinterested Illinois taxpayers and a hypothetical pot of frog stew to illustrate the state’s simmering fiscal status.