A tax package passed by the Illinois state Senate last week to push Gov. J.B. Pritzker's revenue-raising agenda includes a property-tax freeze and other "gimmicks" that are not what they seem, the founder of an online news outlet said during a recent interview.
The most recent amendment proposed for Illinois' sports betting bill would push out online and mobile sports wagering companies, but one managing director at a California gaming industry research firm says that should come as no surprise, considering where the idea came from.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced the introduction of a bill that would legalize marijuana in Illinois for adults 21 and older, but plenty of critics believe it would be a dangerously wrong turn for the state.
Illinois is missing out on the economic boom benefiting most states, a fiscal update from the Pew Charitable Trusts shows. Years of overspending and fiscal mismanagement has the state actually contracting in some economic categories.
A recent survey of mostly public district and public charter school teachers finds that most of them would rather negotiate their own contracts as opposed to be bound by collective bargaining-reached agreements.