Presidential candidate saved a whopping $800,000 in property taxes on his unoccupied penthouse because of a unique Cook County policy.
Located on prime real estate and raking in huge profits, owners of Des Plaines casino argue their property isn’t so valuable, and the Board of Review agrees – leading to sizable tax cut.
A sewer and excavation firm is accused of serious workplace safety violations, and still garners tens of millions of dollars in work from Emanuel administration.
Just-passed measure removes restrictions on the number of hours pipeline welders can work, travel. But critics worry about the safety of U.S. roads.
Railroad PACs donate big money to campaign funds of members of Congress from Illinois, who have a powerful voice in regulating the industry.
Designation means they don’t have to register as lobbyists, publicly disclose clients or adhere to revolving-door limits.
Court ruling that allows Millennium Park eatery to avoid property taxes is used to justify huge tax breaks for a clout-heavy concessionaire at Midway Airport.
Lobbyist Bill Lipinski earns millions from clients who also are getting aid from his son, U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski.
Joseph Stroud’s company paid the electric bill for the Chicago church run by U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush – who has gone to bat for Stroud in Congress.
Politically connected airport contractor paid salary of U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush’s niece, allegedly for her job at the South Side church run by the congressman.