The Illinois Association of Museums has recognized the Illinois State Museum as the Leader Institution of the Year (2018), one of the association's "Awards of Distinction" that recognize excellence in the museum field, the highest honor given by the IAM.
Jan. 8 marked the end of the 100th General Assembly in Springfield, and almost certainly the end of any chance at transparency in contract negotiations between Illinois school districts and the all-powerful, politically connected teachers’ unions, says an outgoing legislator.
The resignation earlier this week of longtime Illinois House Rep. Lou Lang (D-Skokie) is a part of "bipartisan corruption" throughout the state that Illinoisans can do nothing about but flee, a well-known conservative radio talk show caller said during a recent interview.
Springfield lawmakers are being pressured to add 20 to 30 cents to Illinois's gas tax, which could make it the highest fuel tax in the nation, a Chicago-based conservative think tank reported earlier this month.
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Director Alec Messina and DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) Executive Director Karen Ayala announced that results of well sampling near the Sterigenics facility in Willowbrook showed no signs of groundwater contamination.
In the final days of the 100th General Assembly, a bill that makes changes to the Illinois Lottery Law and raises the salaries of 49 state employees passed with 68 yes votes and 37 no votes. Two members voted "present."
A bill removing members of the Illinois Tollway board passed both houses of the General Assembly on Wednesday. Senate Bill 1298 also requires the governor to fill the vacancies on the board by Feb. 28.
State Sen. John Cullerton (D-Chicago) retained his position as president of the Illinois State Senate on Wednesday, eliciting expressions of support and concern from his political allies and opponents.
Trey Kovacs insists he isn’t surprised that at least some public sector unions are still resorting to what he calls the same strong-arm tactics they relied on before a landmark 2018 Supreme Court ruling supposedly outlawed them.