The political arm of Illinois’ largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, has already spent nearly $600,000 this year across 24 competitive state House and Senate races, according to filings with the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE).
Erika Harold, a Republican candidate for Illinois attorney general, was recently endorsed by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, marking the first time in nearly a century it has backed a candidate for that office.
One of the state’s most respected fiscal watchdogs is warning taxpayers to be on the lookout for legislation in Springfield that would give new life to the practice of “pension spiking” for public school teachers.
Jim Dodge, a Republican running to be state treasurer, sees J.B. Pritzker’s handling of the property tax scandal now dogging his campaign as further evidence that he wouldn’t be right for the job of governor of Illinois.
From insisting he did nothing wrong to deflecting the conversation to talk about veterans, Democratic candidate for governor, J.B. Pritzker, recently tried to spin reporters' questions about tax breaks he received after tearing out toilets in a mansion he owns.
The Illinois Senate Special Committee on Housing held a hearing to discuss Illinois’ rent control ban and increasing the efficiency of scavenger sales to more quickly revitalize deteriorating neighborhoods.
House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) and Rep. Grant Wehrli (R-Naperville) recently introduced House Bill 5960, which would define property tax vacancy fraud as a Class 4 felony in the state of Illinois.
"Pritzker’s ad suggests Illinois’ protracted budget stalemate held up state aid for K-12 schools and left local property tax payers to pick up the tab, all thanks to Gov. Rauner. But that argument doesn’t quite add up."