Led by Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider, top GOP lawmakers are demanding answers after the discovery of an email in which one of House Speaker Mike Madigan’s (D-Chicago) closest associates openly refers to a rape cover-up.
The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation has announced 11 more "Same Site" adult use cannabis licenses, which will allow an existing medical cannabis dispensary to obtain an adult use dispensing license, and the first "Secondary Site" adult use cannabis license, which will allow an existing medical cannabis dispensary to obtain an adult use dispensing organization license within a limited geographic area.
Forty-six dispensaries throughout Illinois can sell recreational marijuana to adults as of Wednesday, including 10 in the city of Chicago, according to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
A recent article by Illinois state government watchdog Wirepoints asserts that lawmakers in Springfield could take a cue from beleaguered Sears Co., in particular from the one-time local “king of retailers'” fall from grace over the past decade.
Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA) Executive Director Richard Pearson is blasting the recent discovery that nearly $30 million generated from FOID (firearms owners identification) card applications and fees from the Illinois Concealed Carry License (ICCL) program are being used for general state spending.
An Illinois Policy Institute (IPI) article claims that a healthy pension system would save the state 84 percent of the cost to fund the broken system we have today – a savings of $8.95 billion this year alone, or enough to pay the tuitions of all 122,439 undergraduate students enrolled in Illinois public universities this year, with plenty left over.
A group of five Republican lawmakers is demanding a special session of the General Assembly to push forward ethics reform legislation for which they insist Illinois state government has no time to waste.
All eyes will be on Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker at the start of the new session to see if the Democratic leader has any intention of making good on his pledge to bring fair electoral mapmaking to the state.
With Springfield gripped by scandal and a series of federal corruption probes still playing out, a quartet of Republican state lawmakers recently joined forces in calling for the resignation of longtime House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago).