One Chance Illinois President Myles Mendoza is still rejoicing over his children's education advocacy group’s successful fight to save the state’s tax credit scholarship (TCS) program from the chopping block in Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s new 2019 state spending plan.
A bill passed the Illinois House of Representatives last week that would prevent Sterigenics from reopening its doors in Willowbrook after the sterilization solutions provider's controversial shutdown in February due to dangerously high readings of ethylene oxide emissions.
Illinois Right to Life Executive Director Mary Kate Knorr does not believe that all of the Springfield lawmakers who voted in favor of Senate Bill 25 truly support the controversial abortion legislation.
The $40-billion budget that passed the state House and Senate during last weekend's overtime session in Springfield has a few head-scratching details, such as lawmaker pay raises, but a fiscal expert with a Chicago-based nonpartisan think tank said there is at least one aspect of the legislature that every Illinoisan can take to the bank: Taxpayers will pay . . . and pay . . . and pay some more.
The Senate passed a bill last week that restructures care grants and amends the Illinois Public Aid Code to require the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to restructure the Family Support Program to enable early treatment of youth, young adults and transition-age adults with a serious mental illness or serious emotional disturbance.
Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider called the House's May 28 passage of the highly controversial Reproductive Health Act, which removes restrictions for late-term abortions, a clear sign of the disintegration of the Democratic party in Illinois as it relates to the abortion debate.
Illinois Citizens for Ethics (ICE-PAC) Director Mary-Louise Hengesbaugh is among the growing number of people speaking out against the way Springfield lawmakers have sought to ram through Senate Bill 25.
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s success in pushing his progressive income tax proposal to the brink of becoming law is being celebrated as a “big win” for the new governor, but the online government watchdog organization Wirepoints sees it differently.
Illinois voters who cast ballots in the 2020 General Election but elect not to fill whether the state should have a graduated income tax could be just as critical to passage - or not - of the controversial measure, according to information on a data driven website.