Recent fiscal news from the Illinois’ Comptroller Susana Mendoza, the overseer of the state’s finances, seemed to give Illinoisans a glimmer of hope that the state was finally emerging from its fiscal abyss. A positive-sounding statement from Mendoza’s office surrounding the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the fiscal year that ended June 2018 showed that the state’s general funds budget was still running a deficit, but it was a deficit reduced by half over the previous year.
Former State Rep. Peter Breen (R-Lombard) is spearheading a grassroots effort, Fair Maps Illinois, to break House Speaker Michael Madigan’s iron control over the decennial reconfiguration of legislative districts.
As student's head back for another year at Illinois colleges and universities, the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) encourages students and parents to make fire safety a top priority. Governor Pritzker has signed a proclamation marking September "Campus Fire Safety Month in Illinois."
As part of her investigation, Maggie Hickey and her Schiff Hardin LLP investigative team sought to learn about the Speaker’s Office’s workplace culture, identify any issues and recommend ways to address any issues.
At a June 6, 2018 press conference in Chicago, account technician Sherri Garrett made several allegations against Timothy Mapes, who was – at the time – the Chief of Staff for the Illinois Speaker’s Office.
After more than a year of outside investigation, a report has been released surrounding claims of sexual harassment and overall workplace cultural issues within the Illinois House of Representatives, Office of the Speaker. This is Part 3 of a report on the 202-page document.
The report evaluating the workplace of the Office of the Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives was not supposed to be partisan – but, the writers said, there was no escaping the fact that during the time period in question, Democrats controlled the office.
After more than a year of outside investigation, a 202-page report has been released surrounding claims of sexual harassment and overall workplace cultural issues within the Illinois House of Representatives, Office of the Speaker.
Madison Dearborn Partners co-founder and Chairman John Canning published an article on Crain’s Chicago Business criticizing Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s dishonesty with his state income tax plan and provided three main solutions for Pritzker to fix Illinois most challenging community problems.
Over the last 30 days, Illinois’ already overtaxed state-run pension systems have added at least 651 retired government workers that are projected to average $1.3 million in lifetime pension benefits, according to an Illinois Policy Institute (IPI) report.
State Republican Party leaders are encouraging supporters to turn out en masse for the 2019 Illinois Republican Day Rally at the State Fair on Aug. 15 on the Director’s Lawn at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, where House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-Louisiana) will serve as special guest and keynote speaker.