In some ways, Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) regards news that some Republican leaders have resulted to “rigging” the GOP endorsement process to favor Gov. Bruce Rauner as a backwards compliment to the challenge she is posing to him in the upcoming Republican primary.
The Illinois Office of the Executive Inspector General (OEIG) has recommended that a former state employee be barred from all future employment with local government after she pleaded guilty to defrauding the state in an ongoing double-dipping scheme.
The president of a Chicago-based legal group representing a public-sector employee in a case that could end forced unionism nationwide has demanded that Gov. Bruce Rauner stop overplaying his role in the case.
Illinois residents pay up to 76 percent more to attend a Big Ten school and up to 49 percent more to attend a Mid-America Conference school than their counterparts in other states, according to a Higher Education Tribune’s analysis of in-state tuition at public colleges and universities in 10 Midwest states.
Illinois has so many different ways to tax its citizens, it can be hard to keep up. Join us as we interview David Merriman, an economic policy professor at the University of Illinois-Chicago about the past, present and future of Illinois tax structure.
The day after unveiling a new budget blueprint for the coming fiscal year, Gov. Bruce Rauner followed that up with a televised campaign ad that portrays the re-election seeking incumbent as “leading the charge” to cut taxes for working people in Illinois.
Could it be that billionaire J.B. Pritzker, scion of the Hyatt hotel fortune, looks down his nose at Emil Jones, a man who rose from being a Chicago sewer inspector to president of the Illinois Senate?
The #MeToo movement now has touched both the political operation of House Speaker Michael Madigan and the Illinois Senate. Is this just the start of the moment and movement striking the halls of Illinois government?
Governor Bruce Rauner just gave his budget address to the Illinois General Assembly and has formally submitted his budget proposal for consideration — his budget would spend $37.6 billion and is estimating that the state will bring in $37.9 billion.
A plan by Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Plainfield) to tie continuation of the Invest in Kids Act, a private-school scholarship program, contingent upon the General Assembly satisfying a minimum funding level for all schools each year, according to a report from the Illinois News Network.