Former state school employee Karen Stauffer, who retired in November 2017, saved $121,506 toward a pension over 19 years working for public schools, Teachers' Retirement System of the State of Illinois records show.
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.
Regarding the debate over whether conservatives should be more involved in politics or should focus more on the so-called culture wars, Maggie Gallagher, senior fellow at the American Principles Project, offers some sobering statistics.
State Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) said the acquittal last week in San Francisco of an illegal immigrant of murder shows how Gov. Bruce Rauner betrayed Illinoisans when, in August, he signed a statewide sanctuary bill into law.
State Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) made it official on Monday that she is challenging incumbent Gov. Bruce Rauner in the Republican primary. After three years in office, Rauner nearly went out of his way to invite the challenge, according to a cover story for the Dec. 18 edition of the nation’s leading conservative magazine, National Review.
Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) senses one of the keys to taking down Gov. Bruce Rauner in the 2018 Republican primary lies in reminding voters just how little they really seem to know about him. “You look at his record and what he said on the campaign trail when we all helped to elect him,” Ives said during a recent appearance on “Chicago's Morning Answer” radio show on WIND.
Illinois Democrat gubernatorial hopefuls' support for legal marijuana is effectively inviting the industry dubbed Big Tobacco 2.0 into the state, the founder of a marijuana industry pushback group said during a recent interview.
Despite dismal student performance on annual exams covering math and reading, Illinois high school graduation rates remain high, according to a Prairie State Wire analysis of 2016 data from the Illinois State Board of Education.
A lawyer for House Minority Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) has threatened Local Government Information Services, which owns this publication, via two cease-and-desist letters after reporters asked questions about the legislator.