A 40-year-old policy requiring nonmembers of government employee unions to pay union agency fees may come to an end, as a lawsuit Gov. Bruce Rauner filed challenging the rule heads to the Supreme Court with the Trump administration's blessing.
The Illinois Republican Party slammed Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios and House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) for the county’s property tax assessment system following a recent Chicago Tribune and ProPublica Illinois report exposing its problems.
The Illinois State Board of Elections (IBOE) held its lottery Wednesday to determine ballot position for the March 20 primary for candidates who submitted petitions simultaneously on Nov. 27, the first day of filing. Based on the lottery results, J.B. Pritzker will be the first gubernatorial candidate listed on the Democratic ballot.
Rich Morthland, who was tapped by Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) to be her running mate in her bid to unseat Gov. Bruce Rauner, said Ives is starting to elevate Illinois by doing some of the things Rauner promised, but never saw fit to follow through on.
Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton), who is vying for the Republican nomination for governor, recently criticized Gov. Bruce Rauner’s performance and vowed to focus on Illinois’ fiscal situation if elected during an appearance on southern Illinois' Newsradio WJPF with Tom Miller.
“One of the core values of our society is the rule of law,” Jason Plummer told the Metro East Sun. “I don’t think there should be sanctuary cities or sanctuary states because it goes against our core values.
State Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) is demanding answers – answers about what moved Gov. Bruce Rauner to suddenly terminate top attorney Dennis Murashko and have him immediately escorted from his office in the Chicago.
A report from the American Tort Reform Foundation cements Cook County’s dubious distinction as a desired destination for personal injury lawyers and plaintiffs looking to hit it big in the game of lawsuit lottery, naming the county to a list of the nation’s “Worst Judicial Hellholes.”
With the New Year about a week away, it's time to reflect on the rough-and-tumble time that was 2017 and project forward into the uncertainty of 2018. From struggles in the state General Assembly over the budget and sexual harassment, to Gov. Bruce Rauner's swings to the left to Lisa Madigan's unexplained decision to not seek another term as Illinois attorney general and other news items that made for an interesting year, here's our 2017 in review.
The Illinois Republican Party is questioning whether Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker supports efforts of some of his supporters to see former Gov. Rod Blagojevich released from prison early, according to a recent release from the GOP.
New data from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) shows that Illinois had a net loss of approximately 86,100 people to other states between 2015 and 2016, a record high according to an analysis from the Illinois Policy Institute.
I attended a spiffy wedding (cruel and unusual punishment) in Dallas this past Saturday, at a park on the Texas State Fairgrounds. After the reception, at a dinner table for eight with Dallas executives, both male and female, we played the "Where are you from; what do you do?" game.
Diana Rickert and the Liberty Justice Center are willing to carry their share of the weight in the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case deciding whether state employees should be required to pay union dues to keep their jobs.