A reluctance to spend has led the suburban rail system to cars decades out of date and a bottom line that has never appeared bleaker.
How Much Would You Pay To Avoid Traffic? Illinois and ‘Congestion Pricing’
An approach that borrows from Uber’s fluctuating pricing strategy and a theme park express pass is being eyed by experts to finance long-overdue improvements on the Eisenhower and other roads.
As The Nation’s Rail Hub, Chicago Is An Expensive And Dangerous Bottleneck
Nearly $1 trillion in goods chug annually through the city on a severely tangled network of rails, prompting some industry leaders to weigh ways to bypass Chicago entirely.
Why The Online Threat To Big Retail Means Bigger Holes In Illinois Budgets
The take from sales and property taxes, key revenue sources for local governments, often takes a hit as brick and mortar stores reel under Internet competition. That puts a strain on paying for municipal services.
Resignation, Hazy Details Dog Rauner’s Move To Take Economic Development Private
CEO leaves Intersect Illinois after just a year, as questions swirl over its funding, transparency and success in luring new investment in the state.
Rauner Reprieve On Costly Credit Swap Solution May Have Political Timetable
Deal to spare the state potentially costly penalties expires the day after the next election for governor in 2018.
Rauner Not Yet Clear Of Costly Credit Swap Hurdle
While the governor has taken the first step in mitigating damage from a bond deal made under Rod Blagojevich, a penalty is still possible without an additional step.
Rauner Mulls Options To Unwind Bad Deal With Wall Street Banks
Governor inherited fiasco with interest rate contracts that may cost taxpayers millions.
Illinois’ Historic Problem
The state’s monuments to the past are in spiraling disrepair and their communities despair over the ultimate fate of these endangered sites.
Cop, Fire Pensions Don’t Respond To Merger Call
Consolidation promises to cuts costs, improve investment returns but public safety retirement funds prefer local control and clout, a BGA Rescuing Illinois report finds.