A powerful national group of anti-abortion attorneys has filed a lawsuit on behalf of hundreds of thousands of Illinois taxpayers against House Bill 40, legislation that provides public funds for elective abortions that Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner signed into law in late September.
A public housing development advertised as LGBTQ friendly is about to break ground in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood, and it is raising some eyebrows among public policy experts who say it favors one class of people over another.
State Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) is running for governor, and a recent House vote on legislation that was sold as a freeze on property taxes, but what fiscal experts say was little more than a ruse, is a symptom of the reason why.
For Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton), Wednesday’s sexual harassment prevention seminar for legislators at the Capitol was merely for public show — another “reform” action political leaders checked off in the wake of harassment charges against a state senator.
A fast-moving bill to freeze property taxes in Cook and adjacent counties for two years isn’t nearly as bad as it sounds for tax-hungry local governments nor as good as it sounds for tax-weary homeowners, fiscal analysts say.
Former Rep. Sandy Pihos of Glen Ellyn pleaded not guilty on Wednesday in DuPage County Court to charges that she stole three items of women’s clothing worth hundreds from Von Maur at Yorktown Center, a shopping mall in Lombard.
Any remaining support for Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner from the conservative, anti-abortion faithful in Illinois was swept away with a statement from 20 groups released late Monday declaring a vote of “no confidence” for the governor after he signed into law House Bill 40, which expands public funding of abortion in Illinois.
The evidence-based school funding formula recently adopted in Illinois will drive up costs without the corresponding gains in student performance promised by many school officials and lawmakers, education experts say.
Since assuming control of the Illinois House Republican Caucus four years ago, the law firm of State Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) has helped Illinois municipal governments and state agencies amass more than a quarter of a billion dollars in public debt, according to an analysis by Prairie State Wire.
Gov. Bruce Rauner is at risk of alienating not only every Republican in the Legislature but now the entire Republican Congressional Delegation if he signs HB40, the bill that would expand public funding of abortion in Illinois.
The Illinois Lottery will now be managed by a private firm represented by super lobbyist and deal-maker Nancy Kimme and a group of former top staffers from the Rauner Administration working with Kimme, according to a press release.
Abortion foes in Illinois say they are confused and troubled by a statement in a recent Politico article that said Gov. Bruce Rauner had “appeased” Republicans regarding legislation that would expand public funding for abortion.