Research by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) debunked findings from a recent study by a Chicago researcher suggesting that Waukegan residents in close proximity to Medline Industries have higher levels of the carcinogen ethylene oxide (EtO) in their blood.
House Speaker Michael Madigan’s Capital office was searched last Wednesday by Illinois state Police in connection with an ongoing investigation into sexual allegations against former state Rep. Jack Franks.
This November, Gov. J.B. Pritzker hopes to convince voters to do away with the state’s current flat-rate tax structure and adopt progressive rates that require higher earners to bear a larger portion of the tax burden. However, a closer look at how some states that adopted progressive tax rates have fared in recent years is a clear indication of what lies ahead for Illinois should taxpayers vote in favor of progressive tax rates later this year.