Dirty needles littering Illinois sidewalks and playgrounds will almost certainly be one of the side effects of legislation establishing a statewide needle exchange program for intravenous drug users, news reports of exchange programs in other states show.
An investigation by the Illinois Office of the Executive Inspector General (OEIG) has found that the Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS) recently violated procurement code in awarding at least two leases.
Illinois Policy Institute (IPI) estimates that the $45 billion infrastructure plan Gov. J.B. Pritzker recently signed into law will mean hundreds of dollars more in annual car costs for most Illinois motorists by virtue of the state’s gas tax doubling to 38 cents, and vehicle registration fees jumping to $148 as of July 1.
Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider has declared a clear-cut winner in the first Democratic presidential debate in which 20 candidates lobbied for support from the nation's voters ahead of the 2020 election.
Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA) Executive Director Richard A. Pearson recently shared a bulletin with members alerting them to be on the lookout for anti-gun, anti-Second Amendment groups funded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg that will be misrepresenting themselves as organizations promoting community safety.
The Cottrell family is praying for one small measure of relief from staggering grief: the prosecution of the man charged with running a red light in Bloomington on June 22 and killing 39-year-old Corey Cottrell of Normal.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has confirmed to Prairie State Wire that Jose Rodriguez, who struck and killed Corey Cottrell, 39, of Normal on June 22, is in the United States illegally. Border Patrol agents, in fact, issued the 27-year-old from Honduras an expedited removal order all the way back on April 17, 2013, according to a statement from ICE.
Illinois state lawmakers have a dubious history of subjecting residents to gas tax hikes, but the recent doubling of the state gas tax to 38 cents per gallon seems to have taken things to an entirely new level.
Veteran state Rep. Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) is among a group of GOP lawmakers introducing House Bill 3850 that would repeal the Reproductive Health Act recently signed into law by Gov. J.B. Pritzker.