CHICAGO – Bruce Carter, executive director of the Wells Center in Jacksonville, told me his board has voted to postpone closing the center and he thanked me for our office’s help in trying to accelerate critical state payments to the non-profit.
CHICAGO – The State of Illinois earns a dubious distinction as our bill backlog hits an all-time high of $12.8 billion.
CHICAGO – Imagine the pain of losing your husband, a firefighter, in the line of duty. Left to raise your children alone, you get a compensatory payment from the state for $351,383. But no check comes from the state because the Governor has not fulfilled his constitutional duty to propose a balanced budget for the General Assembly to consider.