A reluctance to spend has led the suburban rail system to cars decades out of date and a bottom line that has never appeared bleaker.
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.
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.
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.
CEO leaves Intersect Illinois after just a year, as questions swirl over its funding, transparency and success in luring new investment in the state.
Deal to spare the state potentially costly penalties expires the day after the next election for governor in 2018.
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.
Governor inherited fiasco with interest rate contracts that may cost taxpayers millions.
The state’s monuments to the past are in spiraling disrepair and their communities despair over the ultimate fate of these endangered sites.
Consolidation promises to cuts costs, improve investment returns but public safety retirement funds prefer local control and clout, a BGA Rescuing Illinois report finds.