Public sector employees and retirees could accept less than their constitutionally protected pensions if they understand it's them or public education, an economist said during an appearance on a recent Chicago-based radio show.
Illinois’ average personal income growth since the Great Recession is tied with Nevada for the worst in the country, according to data from the Pew Charitable Trusts recently published on the Illinois Policy Institute website.
The Illinois Society of Anesthesiologists (ISA) cited Rep. Patti Bellock's (R-Hinsdale) work on patient safety legislation and other health care initiatives in naming her "Legislator of the Year" recently.
The laundry and dry-cleaning industry might not be able to take another hit in Illinois, Sue Kratz, the executive director of the Illinois Professional Drycleaners and Launderers, told the DuPage Policy Journal recently.
U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren(R-IL) announced recently that he is cosponsor of two bills that would make it easier for Americans to access the training and education required for jobs in high-demand industries, according to a press release.
Rep. Grant Wehrli (R-Naperville) said the recent passage of House Bill 418 will prevent retired police officers who are already receiving a pension from earning a second pension if they take on a new active-duty position.
Rep. Peter Breen (R-Lombard) described Monday's passage of Senate Bill 1446 as a hypocritical move by Democrats to make it harder for Gov. Bruce Rauner to use managed care systems for some Medicaid recipients.
Calling it "one of the stupidest bills up to that point to come up in the General Assembly," Rep. Peter Breen (R-Lombard) lashed out at supporters of House Bill 2462, arguing that they knew little about its potential effects.
Rep. Reggie Phillips (R-Charleston) is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the capture of vandals who raided one of his senior-assisted living construction worksites and damaged valuable equipment.
A bill to provide 5G internet for cell phones and tablets by installing small cell facilities in municipalities throughout Illinois failed in the House on Wednesday despite vigorous endorsement by Rep. Peter Breen (R-Lombard), who argued that it would bring money and jobs to the state.