With Springfield gripped by scandal and a series of federal corruption probes still playing out, a quartet of Republican state lawmakers recently joined forces in calling for the resignation of longtime House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago).
All eyes will be on Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker at the start of the new session to see if the Democratic leader has any intention of making good on his pledge to bring fair electoral mapmaking to the state.
A group of five Republican lawmakers is demanding a special session of the General Assembly to push forward ethics reform legislation for which they insist Illinois state government has no time to waste.
University of Illinois at Chicago, Illinois State University and Northern Illinois University reported receiving the most state financial aid in the state during the 2018-19 academic year among U.S. schools.
An Illinois Policy Institute (IPI) article claims that a healthy pension system would save the state 84 percent of the cost to fund the broken system we have today – a savings of $8.95 billion this year alone, or enough to pay the tuitions of all 122,439 undergraduate students enrolled in Illinois public universities this year, with plenty left over.