Tax relief may not on the horizon for some residents in Cook and collar counties under proposed tax legislation because Illinois has some of the highest tax rates in the country, according to the Homeowners Defense Association.
Steve Cortes insists the circumstances of the tragic church shooting in Texas in early November in which 26 people died makes his decision about what side of the ledger he comes down on in the long simmering gun debate even easier.
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's sudden announcement earlier this year that she will not seek another term has led to an avalanche of candidates announcing intentions to run, at least on the Democratic side.
A public housing development advertised as LGBTQ friendly is about to break ground in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood, and it is raising some eyebrows among public policy experts who say it favors one class of people over another.
State Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) is running for governor, and a recent House vote on legislation that was sold as a freeze on property taxes, but what fiscal experts say was little more than a ruse, is a symptom of the reason why.
Gov. Bruce Rauner recently announced that Illinois has deployed approximately 150 Army National Guard soldiers to aid in the recovery efforts in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria, according to a release from the governor’s office.
A fast-moving bill to freeze property taxes in Cook and adjacent counties for two years isn’t nearly as bad as it sounds for tax-hungry local governments nor as good as it sounds for tax-weary homeowners, fiscal analysts say.
Hunters have an overall impact of $2.2 billion on Illinois’ economy every year, according to the newly formed Hunting Works For Illinois organization, which is trying to boost awareness of hunting's benefits to the state.
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to hear a teacher and other public employee pay case could move the country closer to ending forced labor dues payment, Gov. Bruce Rauner said in a press release recently.
Illinoisans who want to assist those struggling in the wake of recent hurricanes are being urged to donate money or time to trusted voluntary, faith- and community-based charitable organizations, Illinois' governor and lieutenant governor said in a press release recently.