While Nov. 8 was a highly energetic time for the U.S. presidential race, it was also an anticipated time for state government as citizens elected new officials. In Illinois, Republican David Olsen of Downers Grove was elected to the 81st District House seat.
State Rep. Tim Butler (R-Springfield), a Peoria native who has long been active in local civic life, recently lauded Gov. Bruce Rauner’s approach to Illinois’ Bicentennial Celebration, set for 2018, commending his initiative in establishing a Bicentennial Commission.
Illinois' Constitution will be amended to include the so-called "Safe Roads Amendment," meant to allocate billions for transportation projects; but opponents say it will cause financial strain in an already financially strained state, after voters passed the measure during Tuesday's general election.
Republican state Comptroller Leslie Munger of Lincolnshire, who was seeking to retain the post she held for nearly two years, conceded to Democrat Susana Mendoza, Chicago's city clerk, and congratulated her on her win.
Illinois needs to diversify its tax base and make changes to become more competitive if it wants to stem the tide of people leaving the state, an analyst for an independent policy organization said during a recent radio show interview.
In the overwhelming majority of states, the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) provides benefits to families with an illegal immigrant wage earner in it while denying benefits to an identical family of American citizens having the same income, according to a report from the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS).
One of the biggest wins for the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) when it scored a victory through a new four-year contract is that pension pickups were preserved; but what is good for teachers is not always what is good for everyone else as the plan stands to cost taxpayers a fortune.
Marco Martinez's top-30 individual finish highlighted the College of DuPage's (CoD) showing at the National Junior Collegiate Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I national cross-country championship recently in El Dorado, Kansas.