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January 15, 2015 @ 6:01 AM

Fitch Rates University of the Sciences, Pennsylvania Series 2015 Rev ...

CHICAGO — Fitch Ratings assigns an 'A-' rating to Pennsylvania Higher Educational Facilities Authority (PHEFA) revenue refunding bonds series 2015, issued on behalf of University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (USciences, or the university ...


January 15, 2015 @ 6:01 AM

Emanuel talks Chicago economy; critics say he hasn't done enough

... Chicago residents. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has lamented this "zero sum game" of municipalities in the area poaching companies from one another, arguing regional officials need to cooperate in order to truly improve the economy.


January 13, 2015 @ 6:04 AM

Bruce Rauner Sworn In As Governor

“The campaign is over, said Chicago Federation of Labor President Jorge Ramirez. “There were still campaign aspects to the speech, but it's time to govern.” Rauner's pro-business stance was music to the ears of corporate leaders who helped underwrite ...


January 13, 2015 @ 6:04 AM

Can worker cooperatives alleviate income inequality?

It is, according to Wayne Ho, the chief program and policy officer at the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA), the biggest sum ever invested in cooperatives by a city government. Co-ops, according to an FPWA report released last year, are ...


January 13, 2015 @ 6:04 AM

Quinn lays political traps for Rauner on way out the door

Quinn also appointed Ald. Ed Burke, 14th, a longtime Quinn backer; Timuel Black, a noted Chicago historian and activist; Gery Chico, who is being replaced by a Rauner appointee as chair of the State Board of Education; Cinda Klickna, the longtime chief ...


January 13, 2015 @ 6:04 AM

City of Chicago to publish list of 'bad landlords'

The city said penalties will be imposed against the landlords listed. They will not be qualified to obtain city land, zoning licenses, business licenses or any building permits that do not address their violations. In the worst case, landlords on the ...


January 13, 2015 @ 6:04 AM

Commercial building leaders move city of Chicago closer to energy goals

“The City of Chicago, through our Retrofit Chicago initiative, is reducing energy use in commercial, residential and municipal buildings,” said Karen Weigert, chief sustainability officer for the City of Chicago. “JLL and Urban Innovations – along with ...


January 13, 2015 @ 6:04 AM

Inauguration Day ushers in new administration

It's the 2015 Illinois Inauguration. Governor Rauner spoke to a very supportive crowd at the Prairie Capitol Convention Center. He also directed his first act as governor for all agencies to freeze non-essential spending. He reduced his own salary to ...


January 13, 2015 @ 6:04 AM

Madigan, White take the oath after Rauner

The swearing-in was routine for Attorney General Lisa Madigan, who has now held the office longer than any other attorney general in Illinois history as she enters her fourth term. By the time this term ends in four years, Madigan will be the longest ...


January 13, 2015 @ 6:04 AM

Outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn won't issue medical marijuana licenses

Pat Quinn did not award licenses for cultivating medical marijuana before his term ended. The Democrat did sign into law tougher penalties for violations of the state's new medical marijuana law. Quinn was expected to issue licenses before leaving office.


January 13, 2015 @ 6:04 AM

An Open Letter to Governor Pat Quinn #FreeHowardMorgan

Governor, you stand by the principle that everyone is in and no one should be left out. Howard Morgan has been left out and you have the power, with the stroke of a pen, to bring him back in…back into society. Governor Quinn, we ask that before you ...


January 13, 2015 @ 6:04 AM

Pat Quinn's Last Move Disappoints Medical Marijuana Patients All Over Illinois

Illinois residents still waiting for access to medical marijuana were left disappointed Monday when outgoing Governor Pat Quinn (D) not only failed to award licenses to growers and dispensaries before leaving office, but actually tightened the state's ...


January 13, 2015 @ 6:04 AM

Pat Quinn leaves Illinois medical marijuana decisions to Bruce Rauner

28, 2014 file photo, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn answers questions during a luncheon in Chicago. On Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, Quinn decided not to award licenses to medical marijuana cultivation centers before his term in office ends. The decision means the ...


January 13, 2015 @ 6:04 AM

Quinn lays political traps for Rauner on way out the door

In an eleventh-hour flurry Monday in Chicago, Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn signed a few final bills into law, appointed friends to ceremonial posts and laid a series of political traps for incoming Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner. Quinn also maintained his ...


January 13, 2015 @ 6:04 AM

Rauner Appoints Meeks To ISBE

Big labor coalition skips mayoral race Chicago Tribune: The Chicago Teachers Union and American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 31, in particular, have fought him on school and pension policy. But the lack of action also could ...


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