Ahead of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s budget address where he is excepted to outline the budget for the 2021 fiscal year and his funding priorities, the State of Illinois has been named one of the "Least Tax-Friendly" states to live in, by MSN.com.
A week before Friday’s 47th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., the Illinois Department of Public Health (DPH) released figures showing that the number of abortions in the state increased by more than 3,000 from 2017 to 2018.
Illinois House candidate Peter Breen (R-Lombard) argues that a bill seeking to make it unlawful for state motorists to pump their own gas is just the latest example of how Democrats have lost their way.
Illinois state Rep. Tim Butler (R-Springfield) told a panel of state agencies that transparency, full cooperation and a sense of urgency were key to fixing a recently reported issue with the state's automatic voter registration (AVR) system that allowed 574 non-citizens to be registered to vote in 2018.
Illinois state Rep. Keith Wheeler (R-Oswego) told a panel of state agencies during a House Executive Committee hearing that he appreciated how they addressed a recent error that allowed 574 ineligible residents to be registered to vote through the state's automatic voter registration (AVR) program.
Illinois state Rep. Ryan Spain (R-Peoria) told a panel of state officials during a House Executive Committee hearing on the state's automatic voter registration (AVR) that he believed they were headed toward correcting the recent issues that have allowed hundreds of ineligible voters to become automatically registered.
The Illinois House Executive Committee recently heard testimony from two organizations during a hearing about the state's automatic voter registration (AVR) program, which is currently under fire for a series of glitches that have resulted in hundreds of non-citizens and underage individuals being put into the system.
Illinois House Rep. Joe Sosnowski (R-Rockford) had some questions for the Illinois State Board of Elections (BOE) during a recent House Executive Committee hearing regarding a series of recently disclosed glitches in the state's automatic voter registration (AVR) program.
Gun owners in Illinois are waiting too long to receive their firearms owner identification (FOID) cards, and the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA) has joined a lawsuit against the Illinois State Police to fix the problem, ISRA Executive Director Richard A. Pearson announced in a bulletin to members last week.
The Senate House Joint Commission on Ethics and Lobbying Reform heard testimony from Illinois Legislative Inspector General (LIG) Carol Pope and two former LIGs about what changes can be made to better assist the office in its role of upholding ethical standards in state government.
Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider (R-Burr Ridge) has demanded that Secretary of State Jesse White (D-Chicago) "shut down" the state's Automatic Voter Registration (AVR) program until the causes of a series of recently reported gaffes are identified and fixed.
The Senate House Joint Commission on Ethics and Lobbying Reform listened to testimony from several directors of policy about how to aid the legislative inspector general (LIG) in upholding ethical standards in state government.
If he could, Wirepoints President Ted Dabrowski would ask the same question of every Illinois voter planning to cast a ballot in November on the issue of whether the state should replace its flat income-tax rate with a progressive or graduated rate.
Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider (R-Burr Ridge) is calling for the resignation of McHenry County Board of Commissioners Chairman Jack Franks (D-Marengo), who is currently under investigation by the Illinois State Police for allegations of sexual misconduct that date back to 2016 – as well as for some accountability from the state's Democratic Party leader, House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago).