Illinois took the first steps toward getting rid of half of its $15 billion debt by issuing $1.5 billion in bonds on Tuesday, ahead of a plan to sell $4.5 billion more next week, according to a press release.
The Illinois Republican Party is "circulating" a parody petition for the top three Democratic candidates for governor, labeling them as part of “The Tax Hike Team" working under the tutelage of House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago).
Gov. Bruce Rauner angered much of his base by turning Illinois into the first state to force taxpayers to fund abortions, but he never lied about his pro-choice stance, according to a fact-check by the Better Government Association (BGA) and PolitiFact Illinois.
Internet users easily saw through House Speaker Michael Madigan's (D-Chicago) Facebook debut recently, despite his attempts to portray himself as caring for children and the elderly, according to a press release from the Illinois Republican Party.
Amazon’s recent announcement that it was searching for a new headquarters got interested cities across the country scrambling to put together incentives to lure the retail giant, according to Leanna Garfield’s article in Business Insider.
Illinois continues to teeter on the brink of junk bond status, with an expected $1.5 billion bond issue possibly pulling it over the edge one way or the other, according to the Illinois Policy Institute.
Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) takes exception with Chicago Tribune columnist Mary Schmich’s recent assertion that the state is suddenly devoid of female leaders in government with the imminent retirements of Lisa Madigan and Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie (D-Chicago) and the departure of Sen. Christine Radogno (R-Lemont).
Democratic candidate for governor J.B. Pritzker refused to confirm whether House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) was backing his candidacy during a meeting last week of the Illinois Democratic County Chairmen’s Association, according to a press release from the Illinois Republican Party.