Former state university employee Karen Anderson, who retired in December 2018, saved $156,495 toward a pension over 20 years working for state universities, State Universities Retirement System of Illinois records show.
Legalization of recreational marijuana use in Illinois will almost certainly lead to a sharp increase in the number of motorists driving stoned, studies and surveys in states where pot is legal show. In Colorado, at least, fatal accidents shot up at an alarming rate during a period when legal adult use began in late 2012 followed by sales in 2014. From 2013 to 2015, traffic fatalities there rose 40 percent.
I have always admired Nobel Prize Laureate Milton Friedman’s calm and surgically precise dismemberment of brainwashed liberals’ who argued with the great man with memorized self-righteous chants of nonsense.
Much maligned state Rep. Lou Lang (D-Skokie), an ally of Illinois's powerful state House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago), resigned from the General Assembly earlier today after 30 years, only six months after stepping down from a leadership position over a sexual harassment scandal.
Trey Kovacs insists he isn’t surprised that at least some public sector unions are still resorting to what he calls the same strong-arm tactics they relied on before a landmark 2018 Supreme Court ruling supposedly outlawed them.
State Sen. John Cullerton (D-Chicago) retained his position as president of the Illinois State Senate on Wednesday, eliciting expressions of support and concern from his political allies and opponents.
A bill removing members of the Illinois Tollway board passed both houses of the General Assembly on Wednesday. Senate Bill 1298 also requires the governor to fill the vacancies on the board by Feb. 28.
In the final days of the 100th General Assembly, a bill that makes changes to the Illinois Lottery Law and raises the salaries of 49 state employees passed with 68 yes votes and 37 no votes. Two members voted "present."