Markham Interim Mayor Ernest Blevins unilaterally ordered a pay raise for himself, increasing his compensation by more than $70,000, in addition to ordering over $30,000 in back pay, according to a recent report from Project Six, a government watchdog group.
Tinley Park Mayor Jacob Vandenberg visited the Tinley Park Police station for less than a minute on the night of a recent Paul McCartney concert at which he was allegedly intoxicated, according to the Edgar County Watchdogs (ECW).
Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker has only a few more days to change his mind on the Cook County sugary beverages tax before the county board meets to hear a repeal plan, according to the Illinois Republican Party.
Illinois’ economy will take decades to recover from the state’s current pension and workers’ compensation obligations, to say nothing of the debts continually being added because of a significant lack of reform, according to a blistering analysis from Chicago attorney Eugene Keefe.
While every state around it continues to grow in population and prosperity, Illinois keeps shrinking under the strain of higher taxes and more regulations, Michael Lucci, vice president of policy for the Illinois Policy Institute, said in an article on the institute's website.
An Illinois Appellate Court decision has confirmed that home rule units cannot pass ordinances to weaken their duties under state open-records laws, according to the Better Government Association (BGA), which brought the case.
Illinois’ average personal income growth since the Great Recession is tied with Nevada for the worst in the country, according to data from Pew Charitable Trusts recently published on the Illinois Policy Institute website.
The Illinois Republican Party will host a "Cocktails with the Congressmen" fundraising event at the Gene & Georgetti Steakhouse in Rosemont on Monday, with Gov. Bruce Rauner attending as a special guest, according to a press release.
Commuters between Burnham and Chicago’s Southeast Side can again travel over Torrence Avenue after the early completion of the reconstructed bridge over the Grand Calumet River, according to a press release from the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT).
All of the Democrats hoping to unseat Gov. Bruce Rauner in 2018 are backing Speaker of the House Michael Madigan's budget goal of raising taxes rather than enacting reforms, a Madigan spokesman told the Chicago Tribune recently.
Gov. Bruce Rauner got some respite from running the state and some enthusiastic students got a major audience for their artwork when Rauner visited Homewood-Flossmoor High School in Flossmoor recently.