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Illinois’ food stamp enrollment would fall by 317,800 people if the state was to place a work requirement on able-bodied parents to receive food stamps, the report said. It would see an estimated decline of 272,500 if the state excluded parents of infants in that requirement, still saving taxpayers more than $459 million annually.
Via the Illinois Department of Human Services, Gov. Bruce Rauner’s office acquired a waiver for non-working adults to receive food stamps, saying there were places in Illinois without enough jobs to support the work requirement. According to DHS, 174,000 Illinoisans will remain eligible for the benefit for 2018 that otherwise wouldn’t have.
Zorn: Slow-walked investigation is the excuse Madigan needs to step down – Opinion – Chicago Tribune
The median price of Chicago condos sold last year in the upper one-tenth of prices was $383 a square foot. For houses it was $322. In Manhattan, the median price was over $3,300 per square foot for either type of housing. In San Francisco, both medians were in the range of $1,200 a foot.
Rauner’s $38B budget trims costs at the expense of Illinois public schools, higher ed – The Bond Buyer/SourceMedia
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Berrios property tax assessments for Cook County homeowners are flawed and unfair, study confirms – Chicago Tribune
Berrios primary challenger for Cook County assessor removed from ballot, vows court fight – Chicago Tribune
Cook Courts Clerk appeal: Federal judge wrongly stepped into dispute over public access to court files – Cook County Record
Rauner re-election budget takes aim at two favorite targets: CPS and unionized state workers – Chicago Tribune
Handwritten documents, Manila folders, carbon paper — welcome to Cook County criminal court – Chicago Tribune
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What could possibly go wrong with court-ordered tax increase for pensions? Bonds, says Moody’s – Quicktake
Jeanne Ives’ fiery description of how Chicago’s new bond scheme sold out pensioners and taxpayers – Quicktake
Leaked Outline of Territorial Debt Relief Act: Any relevance to Illinois and bankruptcy-for-states? – Quicktake
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Snake oil, the budget impasse and Illinois’ $1 billion in late payment penalties – Wirepoints Original
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