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.
Gov. Bruce Rauner recently named Illinois Emergency Management Agency Deputy Director Joseph Klinger to take the agency’s reins from IEMA Director James Joseph joining the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
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.
Former Rep. Sandy Pihos of Glen Ellyn pleaded not guilty on Wednesday in DuPage County Court to charges that she stole three items of women’s clothing worth hundreds from Von Maur at Yorktown Center, a shopping mall in Lombard.
Fitch Ratings has issued a "BBB" rating for all $6 billion worth of bonds being sold by lllinois under a plan by Gov. Bruce Rauner to shave off a chunk of the state's estimated $15 billion in vendor debt, according to a press release.
Gov. Bruce Rauner recently signed bipartisan legislation to reform civil asset forfeiture in Illinois and ensure that the law enforcement tool is used correctly and prudently, according to a press release.
House Minority Leader Jim Durkin's (R-Western Springs) hiring of Michael Mahoney, a former aide to Gov. Bruce Rauner, has the potential to cause some conflict of interest problems for WTTW, the primary public broadcasting member station in Chicago.
Fifteen Illinois Republicans and two Democrats have joined a bipartisan coalition of 65 lawmakers across eight states in an effort to end gerrymandering by backing an amicus curiae brief filed in the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this month.
Billionaire and Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker donated more than $121,000 to Rod Blagojevich's political aspirations, making him the fifth-largest donor to the now-disgraced for governor, according to the Illinois Republican Party.
Not all intergovernmental agreements or contracts entered into by public agencies are legal, and the public should not feel intimidated by the law and fail to question the agreements, the Edgar County Watchdogs (ECW) posted on their Illinois Leaks website recently.