The Land of Lincoln is suffering a number of financial woes, fueled in large part by unfunded pension liabilities, but neither Illinois nor any other state should expect a bailout from Uncle Sam, according to a resolution introduced into the senate last summer.
A Republican Illinois House representative from the 93rd District earlier this week renewed her call for fair maps and pushed support for an independent map-drawing petition following a U.S. Supreme Court decision not to hear gerrymander cases.
The Cook County Board of Commissioner's decision last month to limit what property owners can ask potential tenants about their criminal histories was shortsighted and will have long-reaching effects, according to the president of a Chicago legal support services firm.
Illinois's powerful House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago), earlier today revealed to be a target in the same FBI investigation that led to an extortion indictment against a Chicago alderman, is not accused of anything new, a think tank reported.
Illinois's outgoing Republican governor saw a few of his vetoes overridden during the Fall Veto Session in Springfield and a few new laws have been passed, a QUAD city area lawmaker said in a summary recap released last week.
Illinois's "other debt disaster" is $73 billion in unfunded state retiree health insurance benefits and more than twice that amount owed over the next four decades, according to a special report issued this week by an online news outlet.
Supporting a proposal to cut Illinois property taxes in half and a slate of political candidates who would help make that happen is part of Liberty Principles PAC's recently announced "Save Your Home" campaign.
The recent bipartisan budget agreement recently signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner isn't good and reflects the business-as-usual attitude among Springfield lawmakers, a Mt. Greenwood Republican who is running for the state House said during a recent interview.
With recent census data showing Chicago's population shrank for the third year in a row, a Mount Greenwood Republican running for the state House said during a recent interview that the cause isn't difficult to find.
The Chicago-area Republican running against a three-term incumbent in the 35th House District paints a stark image of what will happen in Illinois if a proposed statewide 1 percent property tax were to see the light of day.
Illinois ranks among the worst states in the nation in which to do business and needs to gird itself better to become more economically competitive, a Chicago-area resident running against a three-term incumbent in the 35th District House seat said.
Harvey 3rd Ward Alderman Christopher Clark, a possible mayoral hopeful, says he can't confirm a recent story about city fire pensioners receiving $25 million in pensions after paying little or nothing into the fund, but he said the city's pension woes are a symptom of a greater disease.
A new tax-credit scholarship program passed by state lawmakers last summer to provide tuition funds to attend nonpublic schools could be making private school attendance possible for low-income students, a Morgan Park Academy spokesman said during a recent interview.
The Chicago Southland Chamber of Commerce is hosting an event titled "Your Key to Success - Chamber 101," which is open to chamber members and those who would like to join the chamber, according to a chamber announcement.
While state lawmakers ended a two-year budget impasse, the measures adopted by the Illinois Legislature will not fix the state's fiscal mess, an analyst who co-wrote a paper that places the state 49th in long-run solvency told the Sangamon Sun.
Public sector employees and retirees could accept less than their constitutionally protected pensions if they understand it's them or public education, an economist said during an appearance on a recent Chicago-based radio show.