The average Illinois teacher’s 2018-19 salary is estimated to be $66,600, the 12th highest in the nation, according to annual rankings and estimates released last month by the National Education Association (NEA).
Illinois' powerful and longtime state House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) apparently pulled a Friday-before-Memorial-Day surprise to push legislation for Gov. J.B. Pritzker's so-called "fair tax" out of committee and onto the House Floor.
A renowned expert on health insurance and public policy stands opposed to an insurance tax that would generate hundreds of millions of dollars to be allocated for Medicaid to obtain matching federal funds.
House Speaker Michael Madigan used his absolute power over the legislative process to move legislation to the floor on Friday that exchanges Illinois’ constitutionally mandated flat income tax with a progressive tax.
As disgusted as she was to hear the news that students at an Oak Park middle school will be raising funds for Planned Parenthood as part of an eighth-grade school project, Mary Kate Knorr admits she's not entirely surprised either.
One in 312 properties in Kendall County started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year -- the 21st highest foreclosure rate among metropolitan statistical areas nationwide, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.
Thousands of signatures from Illinoisans opposed to a pair of controversial abortion bills are the result of more women understanding that the so-called "right" to terminate pregnancies is not good for them, according to one prominent pro-life advocate.
As Illinois state General Assembly enters the final, hectic days of the current session, what gets done will depend on the whim of longtime, powerful House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago), according to a Will County Republican statement.