Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker's proposed so-called "fair tax" plan, which he claims will cut taxes for 97 percent of state residents, will cost the typical DuPage County family about $3,500 and not resolve the state's fiscal issues, according to an Illinois Policy Institute (IPI) report.
Even if Illinois state House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) used "dirty tricks" to fend off 2016 primary challenger Jason Gonzales, the strategy allegedly employed was not illegal, according to a recent court filing.
A Republican Illinois House representative from the 93rd District earlier this week renewed her call for fair maps and pushed support for an independent map-drawing petition following a U.S. Supreme Court decision not to hear gerrymander cases.
U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-Naperville) was going for shock value when she referred to the deaths of migrant children under the care of border security agents as "intentional," the Republican state House Representative from East Dundee said during a recent interview.
Legislation that would extend state student aid eligibility to undocumented immigrants, on the governor's desk unsigned for about a week, will not be any easier to fund than the current program, State Sen. Jim Oberweis (R-Sugar Grove) said during a recent interview.
Months after area protesters called for the closure of Sterigenics' Willowbrook facility over allegedly elevated ethylene oxide emissions, an Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) official earlier today ordered the facility shut down.
State Sen. James D. "Jim" Oberweis (R-Sugar Grove) says that Illinois needs to take a close look at what's happening in New York before implementing newly elected Gov. J.B. Pritzker's progressive income tax
Illinois's powerful House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago), earlier today revealed to be a target in the same FBI investigation that led to an extortion indictment against a Chicago alderman, is not accused of anything new, a think tank reported.
U.S. Rep. Bill Foster's endorsement of fellow Democrat Nancy Pelosi for speaker of the House only weeks after publicly opposing the idea is what Foster is always going to do—what the party tells him—his opponent in the general election said during a recent interview.
Illinois's outgoing Republican governor saw a few of his vetoes overridden during the Fall Veto Session in Springfield and a few new laws have been passed, a QUAD city area lawmaker said in a summary recap released last week.
Illinois's "other debt disaster" is $73 billion in unfunded state retiree health insurance benefits and more than twice that amount owed over the next four decades, according to a special report issued this week by an online news outlet.
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has been calm during the ongoing Sterigenics ethylene-oxide-emissions controversy, the national EPA not so much and the residents of Willowbrook should breathe easy, an air quality specialist said during a recent radio interview.
Lombard is taking positive steps in the wake of news this past summer about actuary Timothy W. Sharpe's suspension that prompted one lawmaker to call for pension plans to be recalculated and reviewed, a village finance official said during a recent interview.
That a Chicago-based news affiliate had to fact check a negative campaign ad by Democrat Terra Costa Howard in her bid to take the 48th District House seat says something about her, the incumbent in that race said during a recent interview.
Supporting a proposal to cut Illinois property taxes in half and a slate of political candidates who would help make that happen is part of Liberty Principles PAC's recently announced "Save Your Home" campaign.