The Better Government Association (BGA) recently suggested that the Chicago City Council’s new 7 cents-a-bag tax authorization is one more in a series of cloaked legislative efforts, wherein the stated purpose may obscure another motive.
Illinois Senate Republican leader Christine Radogno is at the heart of a bold new plan aimed at ending the state’s two-year budget stalemate, which includes income and corporate tax hikes and billions more in added borrowing.
Illinois residents burdened with falling home values and high property taxes are headed toward a cliff if Springfield doesn't do something soon to pull the state back from the precipice, a financial analyst said.
Not all Illinois public employees who are members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) are gung-ho and in lockstep with the government-worker union's negotiating tactics.
After Senate Bill 3319 was passed on the last day of the 99th Illinois General Assembly, the Edgar County Watchdogs called on Gov. Bruce Rauner to veto the measure, which it says violates the state's constitution.
Early risers enjoyed a 7 a.m. breakfast event Friday, Jan. 27 at Gaslite Manor, in Aurora, featuring the theme 'Learners Today, Leaders Tomorrow' and sponsored by the Aurora Hispanic Heritage Advisory Board (AHHAB).