Gov. Bruce Rauner recently announced he will sign controversial abortion funding expansion House Bill 40 into law, which critics say will increase the number of abortions from the reported 22,892 in Cook County in 2015.
As more Cook County retailers watch beverage sales spiral down following the enactment of the penny-per-ounce sales tax in August, some county board members who represent the Chicago Southland are feeling the pressure to reverse course.
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.
A series of taxpayer-paid Orland Park Public Library (OPPL) videos have disappeared from the library's official Facebook page without explanation, the Edgar County Watchdogs (ECW) contended recently on their Illinois Leaks website.
The Orland Park Public Library (OPPL) is treating a $96.50 restaurant receipt like it's a gold nugget, holding onto it with both hands and refusing to let anyone else see it, the Edgar County Watchdogs (ECW) are suggesting on their Illinois Leaks website.
Any Chicago suburbanite who thinks the “hold harmless” provision of Senate Bill 1 is a good idea had better take a closer look, Ted Dabrowski, vice president of policy at the Illinois Policy Institute, said recently.
Gov. Bruce Rauner recently added several key communication personnel to his team, further shaking up his staff following a major political defeat when the Illinois General Assembly overrode his vetoes on a budget and spending plan.