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Tribune analysis: Average raise in 2009-10 for CEOs of 18 nonprofits double that for private-industry workersDuring the height of the recession, employees at one of the area's biggest nonprofits were not supposed to get pay raises greater than 6 percent — but that didn't apply to the CEO. The board for the Community and Economic Development Association of...
Tribune reportersDozens of companies doing business in the Chicago area are routing their sales through small outlying municipalities with low sales tax rates, siphoning tens of millions of dollars from city and suburban taxing districts. These companies, ranging from...
Clout StreetSPRINGFIELD — State lawmakers today voted to give themselves 12 unpaid days off during the next year and rejected 1.1 percent cost-of-living increases. The proposal, sponsored by Sen. Dan Kotowski, D-Park Ridge, effectively would leave lawmakers'...
Clout StPosted by Rick Pearson at 2:22 p.m.; updated at 2:23 p.m. SPRINGFIELD --- Democrats in the Senate sent Gov. Pat Quinn a new map of the state’s congressional boundaries for the next decade, a plan which carves up suburban districts......
In March, Rep. Kristi Noem voted in lock-step with Republican leaders in Washington to completely eliminate the watershed and Flood Prevention and Operations program and to slash $800 million in FEMA funding to state and local governments. Last week,...
Clout StUPDATED at 2:24 p.m. with Cullerton, Radogno reaction; originally posted by Rick Pearson at 10:08 a.m. The Democrats who control the state Senate released their proposed map of new legislative boundaries today -- a redistricting plan that is likely to.......
Norma Zimmer Singer was Welk 'Champagne Lady' Norma Zimmer, 87, the "Champagne Lady" of television's "The Lawrence Welk Show" and a studio singer, died Tuesday at her home in Brea. Her son, Larry, did not give the cause of death. Zimmer performed on...
Just 11 students make up the entire 7th grade in Lake County's Rondout School District 72, where the lone school has but 161 students. The cost to taxpayers: $23,449 per child, the highest of all elementary districts in Illinois, the most recent data...
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