Broadcasting retirement system or pension fund hearings in real time and archiving the recorded video on a website for public access is a great idea, but not necessarily feasible to some GOP lawmakers.
HB4237, sponsored by Rep. Jonathan Carroll (D-Northbrook) to alter the Illinois Excellence Fund, would seemingly undermine the $10,000 cap on state and local tax (SALT) deductions placed on charitable contributions by the federal government and hamper private scholarship funding donations, according to some GOP lawmakers.
A bill that would require all public elementary and high schools to include “a unit of instruction studying the significant role of African American individuals in society” has been referred to a House Rules Committee.
The Illinois Auditor General's office has released its compliance examination report for the state Office of Management and Budget for the two-year period ending June 30. The report was released March 6.
The Illinois Auditor General's office has released the Office of the Treasurer Nonfiscal Officer Responsibilities Compliance Examination for the two-year period ending June 30. The report was released to the House on Feb. 27.
Democratic legislators are taking a huge political risk citing the Village of Deerfield as a model in the Senate Judiciary Committee’s April 17 approval of legislation giving local governments the right to regulate firearms, Second Amendment advocates say.
Proposed legislation in the state Senate that would change the way cities select fire chiefs would not be good for municipalities, Richton Park Village Manager Regan Stockstell said during a recent interview.
A statewide government watchdog group is compiling evidence to mount a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against Gov. Bruce Rauner and his administration for numerous violations of the law enacted to bring more transparency to government operations.
Sen. Sam McCann (R-Plainview) had made his third-party run for governor official in a new YouTube video, where he blasts Gov. Bruce Rauner, along with Democrats, as failing the state and leading it "down the wrong path."
Elementary and high school textbooks would need to include a study of the role and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people under proposed legislation, SB3249, which was recently discussed by the Senate Education Committee.