Democratic legislators were not acting for the good of Illinois when they orchestrated the most recent failure to reach a balanced budget, Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) said on a Chicago radio show recently.
Illinois lawmakers betray their ignorance of the needs and opinions of taxpayers when they pass huge tax increases as a way out of the ongoing budget impasse, a policy expert said on a radio program recently.
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.
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.
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.
A communication director for a Chicago-based conservative political group has a wish list that includes scholarships for local kids, which she'd like to see in Illinois during President Donald Trump's first 100 days in office.
Illinois Democrats might have retained control of both chambers of the General Assembly in the general election, but a policy analyst is predicting that Illinois Republicans will pick up more legislative seats in 2018 and hold onto the governorship, possibly paving the way for reform measures.
Term limits are not a short-term solution to Illinois' financial problems, and when or if they are implemented, such limits must be done right or the result will be more of the same, co-founders of a conservative nonprofit said during a recent Chicago-based radio broadcast.