‘I wish every budget could be like this,’: Commissioners approve $5.94B 2019 county budget with warning about future pain November 16, 2018 By A.D. Quig - It was a kumbaya budget for the ages, as the Cook County Board voted Thursday to quickly and unanimously approve 16 amendments and the county’s 2019 election year spending plan in less than an hour.
Plan for Chicago’s 78th community area along river could mean 500 new apartments in Pilsen, Little Village: officials November 16, 2018 By Heather Cherone - Plans to create a new neighborhood between the South Loop and Chinatown will include requirements for the developer to build 500 affordable housing units in Pilsen and Little Village, according to a detailed development proposal approved unanimously by the Chicago

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Government jobs lead employment growth in Illinois over past 12 months November 16, 2018 By Hannah Meisel - The leading sector in job growth during the past year in Illinois has been government, according to new figures out Thursday from the Illinois Department of Employment Security.

Democratic Party of Illinois’ Christian Mitchell talks Pritzker’s big money, Madigan, and statewide outreach

Illinois Democrats say they are confident they will ride a “Blue Wave” to victory Nov. 6th, and recent poll numbers have bolstered that confidence — Democrat JB Pritzker is currently leading Gov. Bruce Rauner by a full 20 points, and Pritzker’s money has bolstered races up and down the ballot. State Rep. Christian Mitchell, a Hyde Park Democrat and interim Executive Director of the Democratic Party of Illinois, sheds light on the future of the party, House Speaker Mike Madigan, and money in politics. 

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