Illinois State Comptroller Susana Mendoza announced Monday that her office has suspended more than $5.7 million in payments to a company that designed a web portal that manages state employee benefits.
Mendoza made that announcement following the release of an audit in late March that outlined numerous problems with the state’s MyBenefits Marketplace system, which was designed and built by a Toronto-based company, Morneau Shepell.
The Illinois Senate has passed and sent to Gov. J.B. Pritzker a bill aimed at resolving a conflict in eastern Illinois over which unit of local government has authority to control zoning for wind farms.
House Bill 2298 provides that only a county may enact zoning regulations for wind farms in the rural parts of a county, outside the zoning jurisdiction of incorporated cities, even in...