A nonpartisan report on property taxes in the U.S. quantifies just how painful property taxes are in Illinois' collar state and has a direct correlation to the huge out-migration registered in those states, a Conservative pundit said during a recent radio talk show.
If Illinoisans have been on the edge of their seats waiting for the state government to come to an agreement on a balanced budget, an activist suggested a reason during a Chicago-based radio talk show recently: The situation is like something from a suspense movie.
Despite the aspirations of a billionaire, a state senator and a school superintendent, the Democratic Party will probably be backing the man with the political pedigree when the gubernatorial election takes place in 2018, a conservative radio host predicted recently.
lllinois failed to learn from a court-challenged Chicago ordinance when it tried to tax streaming services as part of the failed "grand bargain" in the Legislature, an attorney with a Libertarian justice advocacy group said recently.
Playing political football with the "grand bargain" budget is a Democratic strategy to keep Republicans in the General Assembly in a super-minority while at the same time not getting blamed for raising taxes, the CEO of a conservative think tank said.
Gov. Bruce Rauner, who recently donned a flannel shirt for a 2018 campaign ad, is badly off message, and he and his team need to regroup, the CEO of a Chicago-based think tank said on a radio broadcast recently.
Upset victories in Aurora and Algonquin Township may indicate a possible trend of unseating incumbents in state level and municipal elections, co-hosts of a Chicago-based radio talk show said during a recent episode.
As Illinoisans watch the ongoing tussle between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and the state's largest public employee union, some are considering what California's response was to a looming strike in December, a public policy official from that state said during a recent interview.
A failed proposal in the Illinois House to make former President Barack Obama's birthday a state holiday is another example of Springfield legislators wasting time when they have better things to do, a conservative pundit argued on a radio broadcast recently.
An Illinois Senate bill that proponents say would close a "dark money" loophole in political campaigns is actually intended to undermine constitutional freedoms for all IRS-designated nonprofit policy organizations, the co-founders of one such agency said during a recent radio broadcast.
Lawmakers in Springfield hammering out the so-called Grand Bargain need to restore the faith of business in Illinois, a former state senator turned technology and manufacturing advocate said during a recent Chicago-based radio talk show appearance.
A Democrat-proposed $1.5 million translation bill that was shot down after Republican
lawmakers pointed out the service can be done for free illustrates how casually state representatives spend money, the co-host of a Chicago-based radio talk show said during a recent broadcast.
Three conservative activists took to the airways recently to offer their support to Gov. Bruce Rauner's decision to seek replacement workers in advance of a possible strike by the state's largest public employee union.
For better or worse, Chicago informed former President Barack Obama at least as much as Obama informed Chicago, a communications director for a Chicago-area political group said during a radio broadcast.
While the vote on an apparently bipartisan proposed budget deal is expected in the Illinois State Senate next week, Illinois' Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner can't agree to it, the cofounder of a political group said during a recent radio broadcast.