Mark Glennon, Wirepoints founder, took Illinois to task over its reporting of hospitalizations and resource availability information related to the COVID-19 outbreak in his April 6 article "Illinois Finally Starts Collecting Key Coronavirus Hospitalization Info. The Backstory is Shameful."
On April 8, Rep. Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) filed a bill to establish guidelines to provide Illinois residents with property tax relief during public health emergencies—such as the current COVID-19 pandemic.
The $42 billion budget outlined by Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has drawn a crowd of critics since it was announced Feb. 19, including Wirepoints, an organization that researches the Illinois economy and government and offers commentary to inform the citizens of the state.
The Illinois State Rifle Association has been watching gun-related legislation make its way through Springfield, and executive director Richard A. Pearson is warning members about three bills in particular.
Instead of working with the Republicans in the Senate, U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) says that Democrats are instead working behind closed doors and demanding cash handouts to the airlines, and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), who, he says is demanding cash for Illinois and Chicago, both of which have serious financial issues they are dealing with.
Bars, restaurants, and schools have all been ordered to close across the state of Illinois in an attempt to minimize the spread of the novel coronavirus, also called COVID-19.As of March 15, there were 93 diagnosed cases of COVID-19 in 13 counties, according to an update from the Illinois Senate Republican Caucus.
Ahead of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s budget address where he is excepted to outline the budget for the 2021 fiscal year and his funding priorities, the State of Illinois has been named one of the "Least Tax-Friendly" states to live in, by MSN.com.
Gun owners in Illinois are waiting too long to receive their firearms owner identification (FOID) cards, and the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA) has joined a lawsuit against the Illinois State Police to fix the problem, ISRA Executive Director Richard A. Pearson announced in a bulletin to members last week.
Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider (R-Burr Ridge) is calling for the resignation of McHenry County Board of Commissioners Chairman Jack Franks (D-Marengo), who is currently under investigation by the Illinois State Police for allegations of sexual misconduct that date back to 2016 – as well as for some accountability from the state's Democratic Party leader, House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago).