Illinois has an incredible abundance of redundant local government that is primarily focused on administrative salaries rather than benefiting taxpayers in any meaningful way, Jose Sanchez told a House Committee of the Whole before the end of the spring legislative session.
Republicans who stepped in to help Democrats pass Illinois' first full budget in two years only ended up hurting their party, Tom Morrison, (R-Palatine) told Dan Proft and guest host Kristen McQueary of "Chicago’s Morning Answer" radio show recently.
House Speaker Michael Madigan is already using his political muscle to manhandle the AFL-CIO into supporting billionaire J.B. Pritzker in the 2018 gubernatorial race, the Illinois Republican Party said recently.
Life insurers would be required to attempt to locate the beneficiaries of unclaimed policies from as far back as 1996 under a bill that passed the General Assembly at the conclusion of the spring legislative session and now awaits Gov. Bruce Rauner's approval.
Giving Auditor General Frank Mautino a slap on the wrist rather than handcuffs around them proves where the Illinois State Board of Elections (SBE) puts its priorities, a government oversight group argued recently.
Illinois’ economy will take decades to recover from the state’s current pension and workers’ compensation obligations, to say nothing of the debts continually being added because of a significant lack of reform, according to a blistering analysis from Chicago attorney Eugene Keefe.
Illinois has entered into a partnership with the Internet of Things Talent Consortium in the hopes of offering affordable technology job training, the Department of Innovation and Technology announced recently.
As the fiscal year started July 1 in Illinois without a full budget, the Better Government Association (BGA) offered an interactive timeline detailing how the budget impasse began and progressed from the beginning of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s term in January 2015.