House Speaker Mike Madigan and Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino continue to operate under a patronage system that rewards loyalty with employment, even when the job candidate lacks the skills for the work, according to a court-appointed investigator in a filing published April 25.
Gov. Bruce Rauner followed the rules when he named Deborah Simpson and Lenore "Elizabeth" Coppoletti to the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission (IWCC) recently, but a Chicago law firm decried what it sees as a "secret" process that leaves the public out of the picture.
The National Rifle Association is asking members to call the Illinois Senate Environment and Conservation Committee ahead of a hearing on a bill that would ban lead ammunition in state parks and protected natural areas.
Edgar County Watchdogs reported in a recent issue of Illinois Leaks that Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests triggered Illinois Law Enforcement Training & Standards Board (ILETSB) non-compliance letters to be sent to 30 sheriffs.
Within a day of announcing his bid for Illinois governor, Chris Kennedy -- whose name already carries a lot of weight -- got linked to another name with a lot of weight -- or baggage, depending on one's point of view: Mike Madigan.
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner cannot impose contract terms on the American
Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), so the union has no authorization to strike, a Springfield appellate court has ruled.
The Better Government Association (BGA) recently posted a scathing article regarding proposed legislation introduced by state Rep. Thaddeus Jones' (D-Calumet) to
revive a controversial tuition waiver program.
Illinois Leaks reported recently that the Edgar County Watchdogs (ECW) has floated one question to the Village of Chatham but can't seem to gain any footing: Can the contract with the South Sangamon Water Commission (SSWC) be breached for failure to comply with the law when it was created?