The "hold harmless" clause in the Senate's school funding measure is a sneaky way for legislators to shift more money into the Chicago Public School (CPS) system, Rep. Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) told Dan Proft and Amy Jacobson, hosts of "Chicago’s Morning Answer" radio show, recently.
The only thing occupational licenses do is give some businesses a license to try to prevent other businesses from existing, Dick Carpenter, the director for strategic research at the Institute for Justice, said on a Chicago radio program recently.
Direct support professionals who take care of people with disabilities in Illinois barely earn a living wage, but they won't see that change at least until fall, when the House is expected to again take up Senate Bill 955, which passed the Senate in May.
Illinois' Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner needs to get on TV and in the public eye with a new narrative to win re-election next year, a conservative pundit said during a recent conservative radio talk show.
It's time for fiscal notes -- effectively the price tag on new legislation introduced into the General Assembly -- to be required in Illinois as a common sense way for lawmakers to understand how much new laws will cost taxpayers, a conservative pundit said during a recent radio talk show.
GOP attempts to tie presumed Democrat 2018 gubernatorial front-runners J.B. Pritzker and Chris Kennedy to Illinois' powerful State House Speaker Mike Madigan and his high-tax programs will not help re-elect Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, a conservative pundit said during a recent radio talk show.
Charles Thomas, former political reporter for ABC 7 in Chicago is now the founder of a new website called the Chicago Drum which he hope will change the narrative regarding the black community in Illinois.
Illinois’ pension crisis is dire but will ultimately follow the precedent set by Pennsylvania, which has passed bipartisan legislation to deal with its own such crisis, a think tank analyst from that state said on a radio talk show recently.
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.