State Sen. Bill Brady (R-Bloomington) played a role in duping a friend into loaning $1 million to a home building business owned by two of his brothers, a federal bankruptcy judge determined in a ruling issued this week.
For over a year scientists have been refuting the Chicago Tribune’s reporting that emissions of ethylene oxide (EtO), from a medical equipment plant in Willowbrook, Sterigenics, presented a danger to the public.
The Edgar County Watchdogs (ECW) are urging Illinoisans to pay close attention to government directives and other actions taken in response to the proclaimed state of emergency over the coronavirus pandemic.
Chicago Chef Erick Williams, and other members of a coalition of city restaurants, are urging Gov. J.B. Pritzker to immediately release unemployment funds and enact additional emergency measures to help their employees withstand the economic shock of his directive to close all the state’s restaurants and bars until March 30.
The U.S. Supreme Court will almost certainly pass on taking on Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that gave women a constitutional right to abortion, when it rules on an Louisiana abortion law heard in oral arguments before the court on Wednesday, says Thomas Olp, Vice President and Senior Counsel of the Thomas More Society (TMS), the pro-life legal group based in Chicago.
A week before Friday’s 47th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., the Illinois Department of Public Health (DPH) released figures showing that the number of abortions in the state increased by more than 3,000 from 2017 to 2018.
One of the key selling points for Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s push to switch the state’s flat income for a progressive one is that the higher taxes paid by the top 3 percent of wage earners under a progressive tax will ease pressure on property taxes for the middle class. Newly elected Senate President Don Harmon (D-Oak Park) has been making the same claim.
A McLean County judge failed to revoke bail for Jose Rodriquez, the 28-year-old man from Honduras living in the country illegally who on Monday pleaded guilty to killing 39-year-old Corey Cottrell in Bloomington in a hit-and-run last June.
The Property Tax Relief Task Force, an 88-member legislative leviathan, missed one deadline for presenting its final recommendations for property tax relief in Illinois, and it’s about to miss another for putting those recommendations into action.
Employers in Illinois are anticipating an increase in lawsuits stemming from a new sexual harassment-training law, and three weeks into the new year they still await guidance from the state on how best to comply.
Former high-level aides to Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has revealed that Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady (R-Bloomington) told the then governor he was right for signing HB 40 in September 2017, the law requiring Medicaid funding of abortions. At a separate meeting, Brady also recommended that the governor sign gun control bills should they reach his desk.
State Rep. David McSweeney (R-Barrington Hills) pumped more life into a dust-up between two legislative colleagues over the limited disclosure required of lawmakers with financial interests in the gaming industry.
The legal system is compounding the grief of the family of Corey Cottrell, the 39-year-old Normal resident struck and killed in Bloomington last June 22 by a van allegedly driven by illegal immigrant Jose Rodriguez.