The Libertarian Party of Illinois recently announced its support for a new measure introduced by Rep. Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) that if passed, would offer greater parity to election candidates representing independent and minor parties.
Republicans say that, in Illinois, there exists a democracy of one — Mike Madigan, to be exact — with the longtime House speaker managing affairs as if the state were a dictatorship rather than a system of egalitarianism.
The Chicago-based Better Government Association (BGA) watchdog group recently shared its viewpoint via an online article that Illinois government leaders practice a strong avoidance of organizations — such as itself — that are equipped to expose accountability.
The traditional 'fight or flight' motif took on new dimensions when potential gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker's camp played 'dodge and distract' in efforts to divert observers from spotting his existing connections to imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
In a public statement, state Rep. LaShawn Ford (D-Chicago) recently said term limits would be one way to help bridge the gap with GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner on his calls for reform and possibly help end the budget impasse -- a rare departure from the usual Democratic protocols in the General Assembly.
While clearly not condoning President Donald Trump’s own highly publicized approach to taxes, the Better Government Association (BGA) recently reminded Illinoisans of how many Illinois tax code loopholes distinctly impact both taxpayers and their state’s budget.
Chosen for her extensive business, government and human services experience, former Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger was named deputy governor today by Gov. Bruce Rauner in order to support conquering the state’s financial ordeals.
If an amendment recently introduced in Springfield by state Sen. Toi Hutchinson (D-Chicago Heights) passes muster, Illinois dwellers could face what the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) considers taxation of citizens’ Second Amendment rights.
Several Illinois legislators have responded to the House’s latest capitulation to longtime Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago), decrying the body’s utter lack of independence or apparent motivation to value representation of home jurisdictions over the speaker’s sway.
From a farmhouse to a church inspiring Gospel music, 25 historically significant sites throughout Illinois were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2016 thanks to the Springfield-based Illinois Historic Preservation Agency (IHPA).
Following Gov. Bruce Rauner’s recent State of the State address in Springfield, major news organizations observed the highlights and takeaways as Rauner reiterated remarks on continuing budget gridlock while simultaneously calling for compromise and reform.
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 Chatham Mayor Tom Gray used obscene body language at a meeting that was originally scheduled as an ethics commission hearing against the mayor himself, the Village of Chatham unanimously voted to censure him.
Workers’ compensation is perceived primarily as a responsibility of private-sector businesses in Illinois, which have the highest premiums in the Midwest, but industry experts said Prairie State taxpayers shell out over $400 million annually for the program.
Illinois House Democrats may be coming to the end of a 'comfortable' era working alongside Speaker Mike Madigan, with long-time mutual back-scratching among the statesman’s elected cronies possibly diminishing soon, according to the 'News-Gazette.'
Even as Gov. Bruce Rauner continues to strive toward a potential state budget solution, House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) “delays and offers nothing,” the Chicago Tribune recently reported while continuing its coverage of Illinois’ hemorrhaging finances.
Alleging election and oath of office violations in the Village of Chatham, Edgar County Watchdogs (ECW) recently requested that Village Clerk Pat Schad resign -- first at a recent board meeting and subsequently via ECW’s website.
Chatham resident Jewel Brant recently uncovered potential fraud and related misconduct in the village of Chatham and the South Sangamon Water Commission (SSWC), with both entities’ activities tied to tainted water delivery in the surrounding area.
Invoking an old wives’ tale referring to ambivalent, “average” amphibians, the Chicago Tribune recently created an analogy between disinterested Illinois taxpayers and a hypothetical pot of frog stew to illustrate the state’s simmering fiscal status.