Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) argues that Senate Bill 1905 rates as a one-of-a-kind bill for good reason. “It would be the first law ever that would criminalize the vote at the local level over policy issues,” Ives told the Prairie State Wire.
As debate over reforms to deal with sexual harassment complaints swirled in Springfield, House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) appears to have clouded the issue by saying the process to investigate those complaints was
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's sudden announcement earlier this year that she will not seek another term has led to an avalanche of candidates announcing intentions to run, at least on the Democratic side.
Earlier this year, the Illinois General Assembly approved an income tax hike of 32 percent, making it the largest permanent tax hike in the history of Illinois. Despite taxpayers feeling the burden, Democrat J.B. Pritzker, who is vying to become governor, seems to support not only the tax increase but also higher tax increases.
State Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) is running for governor, and a recent House vote on legislation that was sold as a freeze on property taxes, but what fiscal experts say was little more than a ruse, is a symptom of the reason why.
For Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton), Wednesday’s sexual harassment prevention seminar for legislators at the Capitol was merely for public show — another “reform” action political leaders checked off in the wake of harassment charges against a state senator.
A fast-moving bill to freeze property taxes in Cook and adjacent counties for two years isn’t nearly as bad as it sounds for tax-hungry local governments nor as good as it sounds for tax-weary homeowners, fiscal analysts say.
Wirepoints founder Mark Glennon said he wasn’t the least bit surprised when he learned that Teacher Retirement Systems projections for this fiscal year won’t be implemented as laid out in the new state budget.