More than 400 horses that once belonged to former Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell will be on the auction block next month, as the federal government tries to recoup the more than $53 million she allegedly stole from the city over a 20-year period. Read more.
Gov. Pat Quinn proposed an ambitious plan Friday to bring Illinois out of its $83 billion pension funding hole, but he still needs the buy-in of the General Assembly and labor unions, not to mention a constitutional blessing, to make it a reality. Read more.
SPRINGFIELD — On the day the Illinois Legislature reconvened for the remainder of its spring session, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker used the state’s deepening financial quagmire as proof positive that his controversial actions in the last year have benefited the Badger State. Read more.
The long road to landing a job isn’t getting any shorter for the nation’s 12.8 million job seekers, and the end of their journey is becoming increasingly uncertain even as the economy continues to rebound. Read more.
After six hours behind a table at a recent job fair, Michael King and Katy Chadwick started sifting through the piles of resumes they’d collected.
It had been a long day, and one of mixed productivity. Although traffic had been fairly brisk at Workplace Staffing’s table, quality applicants were far outweighed by people without the right kind of experience, people who’d dropped a resume on the table with barely a word to spare, people who’d shown up in sweatpants. Read more.
As school districts across the state contemplate how they’ll absorb teacher retirement costs if state leaders stop paying into educators’ pension plans, a Register Star analysis shows the burden here is likely to be in the tens of millions of dollars. Read more.