Illinois state Reps. Dan Ugaste (R-Geneva), Grant Wehrli (R-Naperville) and Margo McDermed (R-Mokena) have been named to a bipartisan Special Investigating Committee weighing the potential expulsion of Democratic colleague Rep. Luis Arroyo (D-Chicago).
Legislative Inspector General (LIG) Carol Pope has sent a letter to Illinois state government leaders seeking authority via subpoena power to launch probes without first going through Legislative Ethics Commission (LEC) channels.
The Illinois Senate Special Committee on Pension Investments heard testimony last week from several pension fund boards on what they were doing to increase diversity within their own ranks and the firms with which they invest.
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) announced the approval of more than $737,500 in grants for 11 wildlife habitat projects through the Illinois Habitat Fund Special Wildlife Funds Grant Program.
Support is building from both sides of the aisle among lawmakers in Springfield for a ban on red-light cameras in Illinois amid charges that the devices are being used primarily to generate revenues for cash-strapped municipalities.
The Illinois House of Representatives' Energy and Environment Committee recently heard testimony regarding the regulation of ethylene oxide (EtO) emissions and this year's earlier closing of the Sterigenics medical-device sterilization plant in Willowbrook.
Taxpayers United of America President Jim Tobin recently told a press conference that there is no way Illinois will be able to cover the state's massive pension liability without drastically changing strategies right away.
Illinois Policy Institute (IPI) reports that consolidating investments of more than 640 of 667 state public pension funds may affect less than 6 percent of the state’s almost $200 billion in pension debt.
The Illinois Republican Party points to the recent raid on the home and offices of longtime state Sen. Martin Sandoval (D-Chicago) as an illustration of just how far the state's Democrats are willing to go to impose their will.
With regard to Planned Parenthood's behemoth abortion facility that was built in secrecy near the southern Illinois-Missouri state line, leaders at the Thomas More Society insist they’ve seen this kind of thing before.
Illinois’ leading government watchdog is predicting a showdown tonight during a legislative hearing in Coles County over a move by the county to increase its borrowing power by artificially inflating property values.
With Illinois' newly formed property tax task force scheduled to make recommendations aimed at reining in the state’s outrageous property tax rates before the Thanksgiving holiday, Illinois Policy Institute (IPI) hopes that at least part of the group's solution lies in cutting the Prairie State’s massive number of government units.