Not only are Illinois residents burdened by some of the highest taxes in the nation, but their personal behaviors and habits are increasingly being manipulated by many of these same tax policies, according to a study published earlier this month by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.
The tsunami of TV ads, news stories, press releases and social media that floods an election season is washing over us now, and Round One—the primaries—is just over a month away, so this is a good time to dry off and revisit some basic obligations in a healthy democratic society.
Billionaire JB Pritzker is the wealthiest candidate ever to run for Illinois governor and likely the most philanthropic, laying claim to at least $152 million in donations in recent years to children’s programs, universities, hospitals, a state Holocaust museum and much more.
The $15.7 billion the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) recently approved in its fiscal year 2019 budget request is bad for the state's economy, a Cato Institute director said during a recent interview.
With the NBA season at the midway point, the Chicago Bulls are sitting in last place in the Central Division and 12th place overall in the Eastern Conference with a record of 20-37. The Bulls will be hoping that the second half of the season is kinder than the first.
Four Republican senators made it clear to Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) officials how upset they were with the school funding holdup at Tuesday's Senate Education Committee hearing on the SB650 Mandate Waiver.
Republicans from at least one township in Cook County said that Tuesday's endorsement of Gov. Bruce Rauner was the outcome of a rigged process and not a reflection of grass-roots support within the party.