Yes the squeaky wheel syndrome is firmly in place and will continue to be until the mayor, the chancellor, and the DOE provide solutions based in substance and depth, not buzz words and quick fixes so that more NYC public school students get the educational support they should.
Millennials in New York are more educated than the previous generation, but they're stuck in bad jobs with paltry pay.
With $30 billion in unfunded pension liabilities and its municipal bonds rated as junk, a $500-million cash infusion is weak medicine for what ails Chicago, a panel of experts said at the City Club of Chicago panel discussion Tuesday.
I contrasted the sizzle of the election -- which will pit incumbent Leslie Geissler Munger against either state Sen. Daniel
If Munger and the state can't figure out a way to pay those social service providers, some of them will have to stop providing help to Illinoisans who need it.
Until her run against Sente last year, Munger was a political unknown. And while she now controls the state's checkbook, she remains the lowest profile of the state's six constitutional officers.
Thursday's vote on a special election to fill the second half of what would have been Judy Baar Topinka's second term as Illinois State Comptroller was such a perfect storm of Illinois political forces that my head is spinning.
After weeks of discussion about what to do with the now-vacant Illinois comptroller's seat, House Speaker Michael Madigan has now said he supports the idea of a special election. This opinion comes after he previously stated he would support a four-year appointment by Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner.
Reboot Illinois' Madeleine Doubek shared her thoughts on the issue: In another corner of state government, the Better Government
It's something we voters almost got for ourselves this year. A massive citizen initiative called Yes for Independent Maps
Illinois is famous for its corrupt politicians, exemplified by its long list of former governors who went on to serve jail sentences. But the state also has plenty of political corruption that's perfectly legal.
Please bear with me as I make a long wind-up for a simple pitch. The pitch is: I've always thought Pat Quinn was a pretty decent guy. Honest, sincere, well-meaning and not self-aggrandizing. Lately, though, Quinn has given me reason to wonder.
While the identity of her successor remains a mystery, Illinois continues to remember the life and governmental career of state Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka. Recollections came in from prominent political figures, including Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and even President Obama.
The narrowing in the race follows the launch of Stringer's first ad campaigns, in which he sought to introduce himself to
Democratic voters haven't forgotten the scandal that drove Spitzer out of the governor's office -- he resigned after admitting
LAWSUITS HAMMER SMALL BUSINESS Speaking of jobs and business in Illinois, Illinois lawsuit watchdog Travis Akin sounds off
Is anything more fortuitous for a late night comedian than the fact that Eliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner are running for
Eliot Spitzer's sudden political re-emergence, as a candidate for Comptroller of New York City, is an exercise in redemption, or farce. Take your pick.
Eliot Spitzer as Comptroller will bury the past in a pile of papers, lose himself in reports on the city's economy, and he'll come out the other side of this public service cleansed and processed, stamped and sealed.