Illinois has a lot bigger problems to worry about than workers' compensation issues, a Chicago law firm argued recently, pointing to massive debt, business departures and taxpayers being left behind as much more pressing issues.
People dealing with pre-existing conditions will not only be covered by the Affordable Health Care Act (AHCA), they will be covered by insurance they can actually afford, U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL) said recently.
All of the Democrats hoping to unseat Gov. Bruce Rauner in 2018 are backing Speaker of the House Michael Madigan's budget goal of raising taxes rather than enacting reforms, a Madigan spokesman told the Chicago Tribune recently.
The Illinois High School Association, a non-profit organization that runs high school sports competitions, is not subject to the same transparency requirements as public institutions, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled on May 18.
Gov. Bruce Rauner took to social media recently to remind lawmakers what he has been saying for months: Expect a veto if any budget plan passes the General Assembly without taking property taxes into account.
Increasing Illinois' minimum wage to $15 an hour would be devastating to small businesses and cost the state 93,000 jobs, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Research Center forecast recently.
When a major department store closes in a mall, it can do a lot more than leave an empty space in the shopping experience: It can leave a big hole in local revenue projections as well, the Better Government Association (BGA) argued recently.
Gov. Bruce Rauner sees some cracks in the Democratic wall but worries that time is running out on a true breakthrough, according to an op-ed article he wrote for the State Journal-Register that was published on May 15.
Rep. Sara Wojcicki Jimenez (R-Leland Grove) touted the recent passage of Senate Bill 1238 as a way to make it easier for veterans to receive the services they need rather than getting lost in the judicial system.
Rather than trying to build back the crumbling Illinois economy, a proposed tax would add a new disincentive for anyone considering moving to the state and make it more likely that those already here would get out as soon as possible, the Illinois Policy Institute argued on its website recently.
Anyone 21 years of age and older would be free to use, manufacture and distribute marijuana in Illinois under an amendment to the Cannabis Control Act filed by state
Rep. Kelly Cassidy (D-Chicago), the Illinois Policy Institute reported recently.
After rolling out what has been described as a "ghastly" new state license plate, Secretary of State Jesse White has rolled out something more disheartening, the Illinois Republican Party said recently: the possibility of running for re-election.