In a move Gov. Bruce Rauner claims will ease the regulatory burden on small businesses, he approved a bill on Dec. 20 that reduces the fees limited liability companies (LLCs) must pay to conduct business in the state.
Jeanne Ives argues there’s really only one conclusion voters can derive from all of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s genuflecting. In a recent release, she offers up a list of what she calls Rauner's top 10 betrayals of 2017.
Approximately a month after assuming her role, Special Legislative Inspector General (LIG) Julie Porter said only about a third of the nearly 30 ethics complaints she inherited are worthy of investigation, according to a Dec. 20 memo from the Legislative Ethics Commission.
Despite corruption accusations against Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios, current Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White has nonetheless endorsed him, raising concerns with Republican Jason Helland, his opponent in next year's race.
The state of Illinois’ unpaid vendor debt trickled upward to $9,750,610,362.34 as of Dec. 20, marking the third straight week the amount has hovered around that level, according to the state comptroller’s office.
The backlash to what state Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) calls Gov. Bruce Rauner’s "betrayal" of conservative and traditional Republicans is showing itself through a series of high-profile non-endorsements for his re-election and weak attendance at some of his fundraisers.
Better Government Association (BGA) President and CEO Andy Shaw is hopeful the tide is finally turning against Illinois’ many and overlapping units of government, according to a recent opinion piece published on the group’s website.
Illinois Policy Institute CEO John Tillman recently reaffirmed the organization’s commitment to uprooting the state’s current political system in a message to supporters highlighting the organization’s work over the past year.
Rep. Peter Breen (R-Lombard) and several other Republican lawmakers and anti-abortion organizations will argue against the implementation of House Bill 40, which increases public funding for abortions, in court on Dec. 28, according to a report from Illinois News Network.